Lufthansa Baggage

Carry-On Allowance

First and Business class passengers are allowed two carry-ons. Economy class and Premium Economy class passengers are permitted one carry-on. Assistive devices and outer garments do not count as personal items. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:

  • Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 55cm x 40cm x 23cm / 22in x 16in x 9in (length x width x height)
  • Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 8 Kg/18 lb

For more information, please consult Lufthansa's Carry-on baggage information page.

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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Checked Baggage Allowance

Intercontinental flights

The following basic regulations apply for the free baggage allowance on all intercontinental flights operated by Lufthansa:

  • Economy Class: 1 bag up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Premium Economy Class: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb) each
  • Business Class: 2 bags up to 32 kg (70 lb) each
  • First Class: 3 bags up to 32 kg (70 lb) each

Free baggage allowance for status customers on intercontinental flights

Frequent Traveller

  • Economy Class: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Premium Economy Class: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb) each
  • Business Class: 2 bags up to 32 kg (70 lb) each
  • First Class: 3 bags up to 32 kg (70 lb) each

Senator / HON Circle Member / Star Alliance Gold member

  • Economy Class: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Premium Economy Class: 3 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb) each
  • Business Class: 3 bags up to 32 kg (70 lb) each
  • First Class: 4 bags up to 32 kg (70 lb) each
  • Additional sports bag: + 1 golf bag

European flights

For flights within Europe the free baggage rules are determined by the new Europe fare options:

  • Economy Light: 1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg only
  • Economy Classic / Flex: 1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg; 1 bag up to 23 kg
  • Business Class: 2 pieces of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg; 2 bags up 32 kg

Free baggage allowance for status customers on intercontinental flights

Frequent Traveller

  • Economy Class Light: Carry-on baggage only
  • Economy Class Classic: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Economy Class Flex: Flex: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Business Class: 2 bags up to 32 kg. (70 lb)

Senator / HON Circle Member / Star Alliance Gold member

  • Economy Class Light: Carry-on baggage only
  • Economy Class Classic: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Economy Class Flex: Flex: 2 bags up to 23 kg (50 lb)
  • Business Class: 2 bags up to 32 kg. (70 lb)
  • Additional sports bag: + 1 golf bag

Free baggage dimensions

The maximum size per piece of baggage, regardless of class, is 158 cm (width + height + depth). Items of baggage that are larger or heavier than the permitted dimensions and weight or that are additional to the free baggage allowance will be carried as excess baggage for a flat fee. Items that weigh more than 32 kg will be transported by air freight for a charge.

For more information on baggage allowances for specific routes, visit Lufthansa's baggage site.

Additionally, Lufthansa allows for the free transport of a pushchair or baby basket. Disabled passengers are allowed free transport of two wheelchairs or other mobility aids in addition to their free baggage allowance.

Overweight Baggage Fees

Heavier than free baggage allowance (24 – 32 kg): 50 € / USD 70 within Europe / between third countries and 100 € / USD 150 on intercontinental flights

Excess and Oversize Baggage Fees

Economy and Premium Economy Class

Larger than free baggage allowance (from 159 cm): 100 € / USD 150 within Europe / between third countries and 200 € / USD 300 on intercontinental flights

Larger and heavier than free baggage allowance (24 – 32 kg and from 159 cm): 150 € / USD 220 within Europe / between third countries and 300 € / USD 450 on intercontinental flights.

Business and First Class

Larger than free baggage allowance (from 159 cm): 100 € / USD 150 within Europe / between third countries and 200 € / USD 300 on intercontinental flights.

Sports Equipment

Sports baggage is carried free of charge as part of your permitted free baggage allowance.

Sports baggage must be registered up to 24 hours before departure via the reservation hotline.

In addition to your free baggage allowance, you may take one piece of ski or snowboarding equipment free of charge on your Lufthansa flight. The maximum weight of an additional piece of ski or snowboarding equipment must be within the weight limits of the travel class you have booked. Please note that this rule only applies to flights operated by Lufthansa.

Because of limited capacities and differing rules on partner airlines, Lufthansa cannot guarantee when you book that your ski baggage will be accepted in every case. Please register your ski bag up to 24 hours before departure via the reservation hotline, regardless of whether your ski bag is within your free baggage allowance or is being checked in as excess baggage.