Accessible travel

For passengers with special needs

On the following pages we have provided some important information on accessible travel with Lufthansa. Find out here about our services for passengers with reduced mobility or sensory impairment.


We recommend that you arrive at the airport in good time. Be aware of busier travel times, such as the start of the school holidays.

Please report to the special assistance desk or a check-in counter no later than 60 minutes before departure. This also applies even if you have already checked in online. The assistance service is guaranteed for passengers who have registered their assistance needs in good time (48 hours before departure) and who arrive at the airport early. Carriage on the flight booked, including the assistance services, cannot be guaranteed for passengers who register their assistance needs later than 48 hours before departure or do not register them at all.Before you fly out it is also a good idea to find out about the exact conditions at the airport you will be flying back from.

Passengers with sensory impairment

Find out more about Lufthansa’s services for passengers with hearing or visual impairments or with cognitive disabilities.

Passengers requiring wheelchairs

Lufthansa provides special services for passengers who require a wheelchair before, during and after the flight.

Important information

Statutory guidelines

Passengers with reduced mobility are carried in accordance with EU Regulation No. 1107/2006 of 5 July 2006 on the rights of disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility. Any passengers travelling to/from the USA are carried in accordance with the U.S. DOT provisions, Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 382, effective as of 13 May 2009.

Lufthansa Medical Operation Centre

For questions and for further information, the Lufthansa Medical Operation Centre (MOC) will be pleased to assist you:

Fax: +49 69 696 83 677
(Monday to Friday: 08.30–20.00 hours; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 08.30–16.30 hours)

For travellers to and from the USA, the Medical Desk in the USA can be reached using the following contact details (Monday to Friday: 09.00–17.00 hours):
Tel.: +1-516-279-1768