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You need to be extra diligent when it comes to hand baggage and checked bags, the last thing you need before you board your flight is an unwanted fine or penalty for not adhering to the airline’s baggage regulations strictly enough. Liligo.com provides you with all the numbers you need to know to avoid any weighty charges.

If the dimension or weight of the baggage exceeds Lufthansa policy then there will be an additional fee, in some cases you could pay up to $450 so be sure to adhere to the rules.

Read below for the updated baggage allowances for Lufthansa airlines.

Free baggage allowance on all transatlantic flights:

The permitted free baggage allowance is determined by the service class booked and the status of the passenger (shown on the ticket/ Passenger receipt).

  • Economy Class – one carry-on bag and one checked bag up to 50 lbs)
  • Premium Economy Class – one carry-on bag and two checked bags (up to 50 lbs)
  • Business Class – two carry-on bags and two checked bags (up to 70 lbs)
  • First Class – two carry-on bags and three checked bags (up to 70 lbs)

Plus one small item of carry-on baggage (max. 12 x 16 x 4 in)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions for carry-on bags: Maximum weight is 17 lbs and it should measure no more than 22 x 14 x 9 in including handles and wheels
  • Dimensions for checked bags: Maximum weight of checked baggage depends on the fare option and it should measure no more than 62 in (Length + Width + Height)

Lufthansa transatlantic baggage infographic

 

Free baggage allowance on  European flights

  • Economy Light – one piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
  • Economy Classic – one piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg and one checked bag (up to 50 lbs)
  • Economy Flex – one piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg and one checked bag up to 50 lbs
  • Business Class – two carry-on bags and two checked bags (up to 70 lbs)

Plus one small item of carry-on baggage (max. 12 x 16 x 4 in)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions for carry-on bags: Maximum weight is 17 lbs and it should measure no more than 22 x 14 x 9 in including handles and wheels
  • Dimensions for checked bags: Maximum weight depends on the fare option and it should measure 62 in (Length + Width + Height)

With the new Light fare, one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg can be booked for a fee. With the Classic and Flex fares, as usual, one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg is free.LuggageInfoGraphic-_US-lufthansa-1Find luggage information for other airlines:

Ryanair

United Airlines

American Airlines

Spirit

24 responses to “Luggage with Lufthansa: prices, weights and dimensions

  1. Hi.

    I am flying from South Africa to Germany. I saw on a website that they have changed the checked baggage allowance to 2 pieces (when flying from SA). Is this correct? If so, is it then 23kg combined weight or per piece?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Nika,
      Many thanks for your interest in our blog. To the best of our knowledge and judging from the information given on the Lufthansa website and Conditions of Carriage, there is no special arrangement for South Africa. Like on all intercontinental flights, the allowance for Economy passengers is one bag weighing no more than 23 kg. Premium Economy, Business and First Class passengers can take up to three bags (see above). The weight limits are always per piece of luggage.
      Have a good flight!
      Felix from the liligo.com team

  2. I plan to travel from San Diego to Frankfurt. I’ve reading the questions and answers but still confuses me.
    to make this straight, can I check in one luggage wt 23 kgs and carry on bag wt 8 kg and a small bag???
    or I have to pay for 1 check in luggage???
    thank you very much!
    Happy T Belicina

    1. Dear Happy,
      Thanks for your interest in our blog. Yes, on intercontinental flights in Economy you can take one checked bag weighing up to 23 kg, one carry-on bag weighing up to 8 kg and one small bag.
      Hope this helps!
      Have a good flight,
      Felix from the liligo.com team

  3. Hello! I‘m flying with the Economy class flight. What is the maximum luggage allowance and how much it will cost if My baggage exceeded the allowed weight? I‘m travelling from Philippines to Bremen. Thanks

  4. All US airlines allow up to 80″ for l+w+h and up to 100 lbs. how can you limit to 70 lbs. and 62″. What if I am flying from USA? I am am member of the media, filmmaker, and need to bring my gear.

  5. I am taking a transatlantic flight to go on an AMA river cruise. My bag is 62.25 linear inches and my carry on is 23.25″ x 15.25″ x 9.75″. Will I have to pay extra charges? I am flying economy class. Thank you

    1. Hello,

      Lufthansa allows a maximum checked bag size of 158 cm. This translates to exactly 62.2 linear inches – therefore, we think you will be fine with your bag 🙂 Your carry on bag is a little larger than Lufthansa’s allowance. If it was us, we’d go for it anyway as it’s only a small amount larger and it’s unlikely to cause an issue. However ultimately, that’s a call you’ll have to make.

      We hope this helps – happy travels!

  6. We soon plan to fly from San Diego to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to Budapest.
    My problem is that one of my luggage is 70″ linear. I’m wondering about the extra charges, in addition I will have two more luggage . I’am moving back to Hungary and I need to take personal things with me.
    Will the airline allow me to check in 3 luggages ? And if I can what are the estimated charges ?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment. Regarding extra charges for oversized baggage, if your bag is still within the 23kg weight limit the extra fee for the additional size will be $300 (we’d recommned buying a new bag, as this will certainly be a cheaper option!). (more info here: http://bit.ly/2rRpqF7)

      Lufthansa’s guidlines on the number of additional bags you can check in are unclear, so we’d recommend getting in touch with them to be sure. However, it seems likely that you will only be able to check in one additional item of luggage and this should cost $100. (more info here: http://bit.ly/2iJXP12)

      We hope this helps – happy travels!

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment. We’ve checked on the Lufthansa website, and the airline states that “Sports baggage is carried free of charge** under the free baggage regulations (number/weight of bags).” (you can find the info here: http://bit.ly/2qRDoUY). However, we would strongly recommend double checking with Lufthansa to be sure!

      We hope this helps – happy travels!

      Best,
      The liligo.com team

  7. Hello, I am a Eurobonus gold card holder. And traveling in light. Do I have to pay for a checked in bag?

  8. I am traveling on Lufthansa from Kahului International Airport. But i travelled on South African Airways, then connected on Lufthansa powered by South African Airline. The checked buggage for South African Airways is 2Bags by 23kkg, but on Lufthansa its 1x23kg. Kindly advise which one is applicable to me please.

  9. Hello,

    I will fly with Lufthansa later this week,and I would like to add an extra check in baggage. But I was wondering if I can add it during the check in online process? because right now,at “manage my booking” I don’t have this option.

    Do you have any idea?

    Thank you,

  10. I would like to mark, that while you say for transatlantic premium economy there is TWO check in bags are allowed for free on the drowing about the same thing it says ONE for the same premium economy. So whick one is it in reality?

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for your comment. The correct baggage allowance for premium economy passengers with Lufthansa is two checked bags (you can find more information here: http://bit.ly/2dFY6zu). We apologise for the misunderstanding and have updated our graphic to reflect the correct information – thank you for letting us know!

      The liligo.com team

  11. i just want to say, i need 2 ticket to athens living from chicago may 22 and returnig oct 9, i like lufthansa airline there service is wonderfull except for last year the service washen up to par as my privious flight, hoppefully this time it will be as my axpertice and you can find me a lower fare.

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