Hand luggage: number and weight of items

In First and Business Class you may take two items of hand luggage on board with you. Economy Class passengers are only permitted one piece of hand luggage. Please check for possible country-specific variations to this general rule.

The following limitations apply to items of hand luggage:
  • Maximum dimensions: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm
  • Maximum weight: 8 kg
  • Exception: foldable garment bags up to a maximum size of 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm

Items of hand luggage which exceed these limits will be carried free of charge in the cargo hold within your permitted free baggage allowance, as storage space on board is limited. This is in the interests of safety and comfort on board. Please remove any valuables, electronic equipment, documents and medicines from your hand luggage in advance if it has to be carried in the cargo hold.




Please note that certain items that you may take with you into the cabin in your hand luggage, cannot remain in your hand luggage if this is transported in the hold. This rule concerns the following items: fuel cell systems and spare fuel cartridges; portable oxygen concentrators; safety matches and lighters; spare lithium metal or spare lithium ion batteries.

Please always stow heavy hand luggage under the seat in front of you.

Differing rules


In certain cases we may ask our First and Business Class passengers to check in their second piece of hand baggage:

  • On flights with small aircraft, mainly on regional routes (Lufthansa Regional partners)
  • In countries with restrictive government regulations (such as Italy and the USA)

Due to the limited space on board we give you the opportunity on almost all Lufthansa Regional flights to keep your cabin baggage until boarding. You hand it over directly before entering the aircraft. When disembarking you will receive your cabin baggage directly at the aircraft. For that purpose, baggage carts are positioned next to the aircraft stairs.
On flights operated by one of our cooperation partners, the hand-luggage regulations of the respective partner apply.

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