Economy Light

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.

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

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
Rebooking no
Refund no
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 52 hours before departure. 

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.

For HON Circle Members, Senators and Star Alliance Gold customers on intercontinental flights, the first item of baggage on the Economy Light fare is free of charge and can only be declared at the check-in counter. If the first item of baggage on the Economy Light fare is booked online, at the Service Center or via a travel agency, corresponding charges will apply.

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.