The basic fare for long-haul flights
Travel lighter and save: if you are flying with carry-on baggage only and don’t require any ticket flexibility, you can enjoy a great-value trip on our Economy Light fare. Apart from one item of carry-on baggage, the Light fare has no free-baggage allowance. However, you can add one piece of checked baggage to your booking for a fee. Meals and beverages on board are still free of charge.
All services and conditions at a glance
|Service||Included in the Light fare|
|1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg||yes|
|Snack and beverages
|Award, status and select miles||yes|
|Advance seat reservation||for a fee|
|1 piece of baggage up to 23 kg||for a fee
|Excess baggage||for a fee|
|Seat with more legroom||for a fee|
A preferred seat can be added to your booking up to 48 hours before departure. Of course, you can also continue to choose any seat that is still available at check-in free of charge.
Fees for one piece of checked baggage
On the Economy Light fare you can book an additional first piece of baggage for a fee. Please note that this is not refundable.
You can check your free baggage allowance in just a few steps with our baggage calculator – based on route, travel class and fare. There you can also find the prices and dimensions for additional pieces of baggage.
For flights with our partners United Airlines and Air Canada, you can only purchase checked baggage at the airport.
When booking the Economy Light fare, a fee for checked baggage also applies to Miles & More status customers and Star Alliance Gold members. As a gesture of goodwill, for the time being HON Circle Members, Senators and Star Alliance Gold members can, however, take one piece of baggage up to 23 kg free of charge. This goodwill gesture applies exclusively to Lufthansa flights at the airport check-in counter. If a piece of baggage is booked in advance, e.g. online or in a travel agency, a baggage fee applies.
For the time being, the Economy Light fare is only available in desktop view.
FAQs on the Economy Light fare
Find out more about the applicability of the Economy Light fare as well as more details.
The Economy Light fare is available on many long-haul flights. Please note that the fare is only available for journeys which start or end in a country to which Lufthansa flies.
The fare applies to flights with:
- Journey start in Europe and a destination in Africa (except for Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania), Asia (except for China, Japan and Singapore), the Middle East, North America and South America.
- Journey start in Africa (except for Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and Tanzania), Asia (except for China, Japan, Korea and Singapore), Canada, the Middle East (except for Iran), North America, South America and a destination in Europe.
You can earn award, status and select miles on all flights, and HON Circle miles in Business Class. With the Flex fare you can earn 50 per cent more award miles during a limited offer period.
Please note: For HON Circle Members, Senators, Frequent Travellers and Star Alliance Gold Members, the "Light" fare does not include a free advance seat reservation, extra items of baggage or a golf bag free of charge. So on the "Light" fare a charge will be levied for a checked item of baggage regardless of the passenger’s status.
Initially, the Economy Light fare will only be available in selected booking classes. If these booking classes are no longer available, the Economy Standard fare can still be booked.
A mileage upgrade is not possible in booking classes K, L and T.
European fares cannot be combined with the Economy Light fare on long-haul flights. For connecting flights within Europe, the Economy Light or Standard fare can be booked.
You can book the following additional services on the Light fare very easily.
|An additional piece of baggage on the Light fare||
On the Economy Light fare you can book the first additional piece of baggage for a fee. Please note that this is not refundable.
|Book additional baggage online|
|Advance seat reservation and seat with more legroom||Book your preferred seat now up to 52 hours before departure and enjoy a relaxed start to your trip.|
|Upgrade to Business Class||Before departure, make the most of the benefits of our lounges and save valuable time with priority check-in and priority boarding. On board you can look forward to more personal space and a nutritious meal.|
You can also book all the additional options directly online.
For flights with our partner airlines United and Air Canada, you can only pay for checked baggage at the airport. If you wish to check in a larger, heavier or wider baggage item, the Economy Light fare is subject to the flat fees for excess baggage.
If you are travelling on the Economy Light fare, you cannot take any sports baggage free of charge as your booked item of baggage or in addition to your booked item of baggage.
Suitable car seats, baby baskets or foldable pushchairs may be brought on board as carry-on baggage free of charge (pushchairs will be transported in the hold).