Carry-on baggage on Lufthansa

The number of permitted items of carry-on baggage* 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 carry-on baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm; for foldable garment bags: 57 x 54 x 15 cm.

Lufthansa will transport larger items of carry-on baggage 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 carry-on baggage.

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) and electronic cigarettes.


Other carry-on baggage rules


Also allowed in the cabin: another item of carry-on baggage (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.


To stow your carry-on baggage please also use the space under the seat in front of you. This does not apply to seats on the emergency exit rows.


Liquids in carry-on baggage

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 carry-on baggage.

Information about liquids in carry-on baggage


* = 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 carry-on baggage 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 carry-on baggage: on flights with LH Regional or if country-specific variations arise (e.g. in Italy or the USA).

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