Hand luggage on Lufthansa

The number of permitted items of hand luggage* is determined by the service class booked.


Number and weight of items of hand luggage: Economy Class one item up to 8 kg, Premium Economy Class one item up to 8 kg, Business Class two items up to 8 kg, First Class two items up to 8 kg.


Dimensions for hand luggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm; for foldable garment bags: 57 x 54 x 15 cm.

Lufthansa will transport larger items of hand luggage in the hold as part of your free baggage allowance. If the permitted free baggage allowance is exceed in terms of number, dimensions and/or weight, the flat fee for excess baggage will be charged. Personal documents, medicines, valuables, mobile phones and laptops should be carried in cabin hand luggage.

The following items may only be carried in the cabin and not in the cargo hold: fuel cell systems and spare fuel cell cartridges, portable oxygen concentrators, safety matches and lighters as well as spare batteries (lithium metal, lithium ion).

Heavy hand luggage must be stowed under the seat in front, except on seat rows on which there is an emergency exit.


Other hand luggage rules


Also allowed in the cabin: another item of hand luggage (max. 30 x 40 x 10 cm, e.g. handbag, laptop bag), one baby carrier per child or a child’s car seat or a foldable pushchair/buggy (may have to be transported in the cargo hold) and wheelchairs/orthopaedic aids (e.g. walking aids).


The following may not be taken into the cabin: weapons, potential weapons, imitation/replica weapons, pointed, sharp or blunt items (e.g. scissors, pocket knives, baseball bats) and all other dangerous goods.


Liquids in hand luggage

On flights within the EU and on connecting flights from the EU (as well as German domestic flights) consistent rules apply to the carrying of liquids in hand luggage.

Information about liquids in hand luggage


* = Differing regulations: on flights operated by a Lufthansa cooperation partner, the rules of the partner in question apply. On almost all flights with Lufthansa Regional, passengers can keep their hand luggage with them until they board and get it back immediately they disembark at the airport steps. In a few exceptional cases, passengers in First and Business Class must check in their second item of hand luggage: on flights with LH Regional or if country-specific variations arise (e.g. in Italy or the USA).

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