Lufthansa 2024 Baggage Allowance

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

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Lufthansa 2024 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with Lufthansa on an upcoming flight, here’s everything you need to know about your baggage allowance and fees.

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. You can calculate your baggage allowance based off your ticket here or refer to the tables below.

Lufthansa Baggage Allowance

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Fares on Intercontinental Flights:

Economy Class1 bag up to 23 kg
Economy Classic & Flex2 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
Economy Classic & Flex1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
1 item of baggage up to 23 kg
Business Class2 items of carry-on baggage, each up to 8 kg
2 items of baggage, each up to 32 kg

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 each up to 8 kg
First Class 2 pieces of carry-on baggage each up to 8 kg

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

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

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 countries32 kg292 cm200300
Intercontinental 32 kg292 cm300400

Lufthansa Sports Baggage

Standard sports equipment

Routes Within EUNorth Africa, Central Asia and countries of the eastern Mediterranean coastShort intercontinental routesMedium intercontinental routesLong intercontinental routes

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

The maximum weight 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.

Lufthansa At-a-glance

Lufthansa is one of Europe’s largest airlines, and Germany’s flag carrier. Operating an extensive network across Europe, and the World, Lufthansa operates a modern fleet of over 260 aircrafts consisting of Airbus, Bombardier, Boeing, and Embraer.

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Customs & Entry Requirements

When travelling internationally, it’s a requirement that you pass through customs. However, for domestic travel, or travel within the EU, customs is not usually required. In all cases, you will pass through security checks, to which it’s likely your ID and Documents will be checked, so it’s a good idea to have these documents ready and available throughout your journey.

Entry requirements vary from country to country. It’s very important that you research the exact requirements specific to you before you travel, as certain countries may require a visa, proof of insurance, and possibly bank statements. Your passport must also be valid for the full duration of your stay, with some countries requiring at least 6 months validity. However, all requirements will differ and are subject to your specific circumstances, such as duration of stay, purpose of travel, and the regulations that the country has set.

We recommend sourcing information about entry requirements from the country’s official websites.

Connecting Flights

Connecting flights refer to you taking multiple flights in order to reach your destination. This results in having a longer journey time, however, it’s quite common when direct services are not available.

If you have a connecting flight booked on the same ticket, typically your baggage will be checked through to your final destination. However, with potential flight delays, busy airports, and tight connections, you might make the connection, but often your baggage does not. This is why more and more travellers are travelling light by shipping their luggage ahead.

Many low-cost airlines don't offer connecting flights. This means it's your responsibility to manage your onward connections, and collect your baggage after each flight.

If you’re unsure, we recommend that you contact your airline directly.

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