Economy Light

The basic fare for long-haul flights   

Privatreisende auf dem Weg zum Gate // Leisure travellers on their way to the gate

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 new 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.

Learn more here about fees for one piece of checked baggage.

All services and conditions at a glance

Included services, fare conditions and services that can be booked for a fee
The Economy Light fare – now bookable on many long-haul flights
1 piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Snack and beverages
Award, status and select miles
Advance seat reservation€ 
1 piece of baggage up to 23 kg€ 
Excess baggage
Seat with more legroom

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

You can add one piece of checked baggage (max. 23 kg) to your booking for a fee:

Routes between Europe and the USA/CanadaAll other long-haul routes
Online bookingEUR 60 / USD 70EUR 60 / USD 70
At the Lufthansa service counter at the airportEUR 60 / USD 70EUR 90 / USD 105

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 new Economy Light fare

Find out more about the applicability of the new Economy Light fare as well as more details.