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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

23 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

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