Your ski baggage on Lufthansa flights – fly to the slopes

 

 

Whether your preference is for the Tyrol, the Swiss Alps or the Valais Alps, Lufthansa flies you conveniently to many ski destinations worldwide and you can take your ski gear with you without problems. You will find all the important information about transporting your ski bags below:

 
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Registering your ski baggage

 

Because of limited capacities and differing rules on partner airlines, we cannot guarantee when you book that your ski baggage will be accepted in every case. Please note that you need to register sports baggage under the reservation hotline preferably within 24 hours after you have made your booking, irrespective of whether your ski bags are within your free baggage allowance or will be checked in as excess baggage.

If you are taking your ski bags with you as excess baggage, please pay the required flat fee directly at the Lufthansa counter at the airport.

 
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Ski bags as part of your free baggage allowance


You have the option of taking your ski bag with you as part of your free baggage allowance on almost all routes (for detailed information, please see the list below). Please note that this rule only applies to flights operated by Lufthansa.

General
Frequent Traveller
Senators/ HON Circle Members/ Star Alliance Gold Members
SWISS Golf Club Members
Economy Class
1 bag up to 23 kg2 bags up to 23 kg each
2 bags up to 23 kg each1 bag up to 23 kg
Business Class
2 bags up to 32 kg each
2 bags up to 32 kg each
3 bags up to 32 kg each2 bags up to 32 kg each
First Class
3 bags up to 32 kg each
3 bags up to 32 kg each4 bags up to 32 kg each3 bags up to 32 kg each
Additonal sports bag**
All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*:
+ 1 ski bag
All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*:
+ 1 ski bag
All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*:
+ 1 ski bag
+ 1 golf bag
All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*: + 1 ski bag
 

*Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
**The maximum weight of an additional piece of ski or snowboarding equipment must be within the relevant weight limits of the respective travel class.

 
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Flat fees for ski equipment as special baggage


If your ski baggage exceeds your free baggage allowance, you can of course check this in as excess baggage; you will find the corresponding flat fees for your ski bags below:

Type of Sporting EquipmentCharge (continental)Charge (intercontinental)Definition
Ski Equipment*50 EUR
70 USD
100 EUR
150 USD
a pair of ski, a pair of poles, a pair of boots (even in separate bag), a helmet
Snowboard Equipment50 EUR
70 USD
100 EUR
150 USD
a snowboard, a pair of boots (even in separate bag), a helmet
 

*The first piece of checked ski or snowboarding equipment is included in the free baggage allowance regulations on all flights except those to/from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) and is therefore free of charge. The maximum weight of the first piece of ski or snowboarding equipment must, however, be within the relevant free baggage limits of the respective booking class. Each further piece of ski or snowboarding equipment or the first and subsequent pieces of ski or snowboarding equipment on flights to/from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) is charged in line with the fees specified above.

 
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Checking in your ski baggage

 

Your ski bags will always be carried as bulky items. You can therefore leave it at the designated airport counters. Please make sure that you arrive at the airport with your bulky luggage in good time prior to departure. In Frankfurt you should be at check-in at least one hour before departure.