Free baggage rules on Lufthansa
The following basic regulations apply for the free baggage allowance on all intercontinental flights operated by Lufthansa:
New fares on European flights
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.
The new fares on European routes and the related baggage regulations apply for tickets issued starting 28 July 2015 and departures starting 1 October 2015. For departures up to 30 September, the previous free baggage allowance regulations apply for Economy Class and Business Class, which are identical to the regulations for intercontinental flights.
More information on the new European fares
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 further information, please visit the Excess and Special Baggage page.
Ski or snowboarding equipment as free baggage
Please register your ski baggage without fail no later than 23 hours before departure with the Lufthansa Service Centre. This is only necessary so that Lufthansa can ensure that your ski baggage is carried.
Further information on taking ski baggage with you
Extended free baggage rules for:
Further information for status customers
Passengers with sports baggage
Further information for passengers with sports baggage
Passengers with children
Free baggage rules for children
Exceptions for Economy Class
Most Significant Carrier Rule (MSC)
This rule states that on flights which are operated by several airlines, the baggage regulations of the airline that operates the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey apply.
Specific rules apply to US and Canadian flights:
Special regulations USA and Canada
**All routes except for those to/from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).
*** This does not apply for the new Economy Class Light fare on European flights for bookings starting 28 July 2015 and departure starting 1 October 2015.