lufthansa baggage allowance

Lufthansa 2019 Baggage Allowance

Travelling on a flight with Lufthansa soon? Find out everything you need to know about Lufthansa baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.

Lufthansa Free Baggage

When travelling with Lufthansa your free baggage allowance is based upon the ticket type you have purchased and the route you will be taking.

Fares on Intercontinental Flights:

Economy Class1 bag up to 23 kg
Premium Economy Class2 bags each up to 23 kg
Business Class2 bags each up to 32 kg
First Class3 bags each up to 32 kg

Fares on European Flights:

Economy Class1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Premium Economy Class1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Business Class2 pieces of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg each
First Class2 pieces of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg each

Lufthansa Carry-On Baggage

Note: The number of pieces of carry-on baggage permitted is determined by the travel class booked.

Economy Class1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Premium Economy Class1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Business Class2 pieces of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg each
First Class2 pieces of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg each

Dimensions for carry-on baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm

For foldable garment bags: 57 x 54 x 15 cm.

You can also bring another item as carry-on baggage (Max. 30 x 40 x 10 cm). This could be a small handbag, small laptop bag or a briefcase ect.

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Lufthansa Excess Baggage

If you’re travelling on Lufthansa airlines with excess baggage, flat fees will be charged. Changes can differ depending on your ticket type and route of flight Ect. For this reason it is recommended you check with the Lufthansa Service Centre if you can book excess baggage onto your chosen flights. Some routes offered by the airline offer the option of adding another bag for a discounted price.

Please note if your baggage is too large, you might be charged for another bag. Therefore, it is important to check before flying.

For a list of flat fees for excess baggage, please click here.


Special baggage and bulky items of baggage

Lufthansa Musical Instruments

Bulky items of baggage and other special baggage are on a special tariff. Further information about these can be obtained from the Lufthansa Service Centre.

Musical instruments which weigh more than 32 kg may only be taken on Lufthansa flights after registration and approval.

RouteMaximum Weight Maximum DimensionsEURUSD/CAD
Within Europe/ between third countries52 kg200 cm x 75 cm200300
Intercontinental 52 kg200 cm x 75 cm300400

Lufthansa Sports Baggage

Sports baggage is carried free of charge under the free baggage regulations (number/weight of bags). For those travelling on a light fare, this is not applicable.

You can register your sports baggage up to 24 hours before departure, via the Lufthansa Service Centre.

The maximum weigh for sports goods is 32 kg: If your sports baggage exceeds this then charges for cargo transport apply.

If you will be travelling with sports baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance but not the maximum weight that is specified, please click here for rules and prices.


Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

Instead of having to worry about collecting your baggage at the carousel and the stress of worrying about registering for your excess luggage prior to your flight and whether they exceed the regulations – use Uni Baggage instead! We can save you time and money.

Uni Baggage provides a great low cost alternative to airline baggage, with a low cost, fast and convenient luggage shipping service which allows you to travel hands-free! It means you’ll save yourself a lot of time at the airport when you don’t have to check-in your bags, no waiting around at luggage carousels on the other side and ultimately, one less thing to worry about whilst you travel. To give you that extra peace of mind, Uni Baggage offers £100 free compensation cover on every single shipment.

Book online and Uni Baggage will collect your luggage and deliver it quickly and safely to where it needs to go. As well as providing a reliable door to door service, Uni Baggage offers luggage tracking, SMS and email notifications the entire way through. Uni Baggage ships to 200+ countries worldwide. To find out more, visit our luggage shipping page.

Learn more:

Airline Baggage Information

Easyjet Baggage Allowance

Ryanair Baggage Allowance

Aer Lingus Baggage Allowance

Luggage Shipping

 

Up to date information collected from the following sites on 26/07/2018
https://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Carry-on-baggage
https://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Excess-baggage
https://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Excess-baggage-terms-before-18-04-2018
https://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Flat-Rates-for-Excess-Baggage