For excess and special baggage, flat rates apply. This is also the case for sports baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance.
Information about and registration of your excess baggage
Due to limited capacity and varying regulations at our partner airlines, we recommend making an early reservation for your excess baggage, either
In Economy/Premium Economy Class, a piece of baggage is considered to be excess baggage when it weighs more than 23 kg (up to a maximum of 32 kg) and/or is larger than 158 cm (the sum of width X + height Y + depth Z up to a maximum of 292 cm).
In Business/First Class a piece of baggage is considered to be excess baggage when its total dimensions are greater than 158 cm up to a maximum of 292 cm.
Make sure you have attached your name and (mobile) telephone number to each piece of baggage (on the inside and outside) before checking it in at the airport. Bag tags and/or stickers for baggage items to be checked in can be obtained free of charge at the check-in counter. You are also welcome to use your own bag tags.
Baggage check-in deadlines for your travel class and airport can be found here.
As a general rule, the data we collect is used to fulfil the contract of carriage you have taken out with us. It includes both passenger and baggage data. To ensure the onward transportation of your baggage with other airlines, as well as its timely processing at airports, we pass data on to the airlines and airports concerned. In addition, we support the German customs authorities in the fulfilment of their legal duties by allowing limited access to selected data.
Lufthansa passengers will be charged flat rates1 when their checked baggage corresponds to the allowed number of items but exceeds the permitted weight and/or dimensions, or when the number of checked pieces of baggage exceeds the allowance.
On certain routes, Lufthansa also offers its Economy Class passengers discounted flat rates for the second piece of checked baggage (up to 23 kg / up to 158 cm).
If you are travelling with another airline, please contact the operating airline directly for information about their excess baggage charges.
1 Please note: depending upon the departure airport, local taxes may apply in addition to the Lufthansa flat rates stated.
If you are travelling on an Economy Class Light fare, you have the option of booking one baggage item weighing up to 23 kg (no sports baggage) for an extra charge.
Items of baggage weighing more than 32 kg will not be accepted as travel baggage. They can be sent as air freight. Please note that the maximum permitted weight per item of baggage can vary on flights with other airlines. Information about this can be obtained from the airline in question.
You can also find information about air freight originating in Germany by contacting Lufthansa Cargo in Germany.
Information on sending air cargo to and from other destinations is available from the respective local Lufthansa Cargo Sales Office.