Free baggage rules at Lufthansa
The following basic regulations apply for the free baggage allowance on all intercontinental flights operated by Lufthansa:
New fares on European flights
Booking an extra piece of baggage
Please note: once paid, the baggage fee is not refundable.
Add a first piece of baggage
With the Classic and Flex fares, you can take one bag up to 23 kg per person free of charge, as usual.
The new fares on European routes and the related baggage regulations apply for tickets issued starting 28 July 2015 and departures starting 1 October 2015.
More information on the new European fares
Free baggage dimensions
The maximum size per piece of baggage, regardless of class, is 158 cm (width + height + depth).
Items of baggage that are larger or heavier than the permitted dimensions and weight or that are additional to the free baggage allowance will be carried as excess baggage for a flat fee.*/*** Items that weigh more than 32 kg will be transported by air freight for a charge. For further information, please visit the Excess and Special Baggage page.
Ski or snowboarding equipment as free baggage
Please register your ski baggage without fail no later than 23 hours before departure with the Lufthansa Service Centre. This is only necessary so that Lufthansa can ensure that your ski baggage is carried.
Further information on taking ski baggage with you
Free baggage rules for children
- Children under two have a free baggage allowance of one piece up to 23 kg. */****
- Children aged two or over have the same free baggage allowance as adults.
- Additionally, a car seat or folding buggy or pram or a baby carrier may be carried as carry-on baggage free of charge. Further information is provided on the Carry-on Baggage page.
- Further information about taking child seats and Moses baskets on board with you is listed on our ‘Safety for infants on board’ page.
Extended free baggage rules for:
Further information for status customers
Passengers with sports baggage
Further information for passengers with sports baggage
Exceptions for Economy Class
Most Significant Carrier Rule (MSC)
This rule states that on flights which are operated by several airlines, the baggage regulations of the airline that operates the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey apply.
Specific rules apply to US and Canadian flights:
Special regulations USA and Canada
**All routes except for those to/from the USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama).
***Here, a regular piece of baggage of up to 23 kg can be booked for a fee
****In this case only the accompanying adult can check in one piece of baggage. Additional pieces of baggage must be checked in as excess baggage.