Our Europe fares

With the Europe fares of the Lufthansa Group airlines (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and SWISS), you can choose exactly the fare that suits your needs.

"Light", "Classic" or "Flex": choose from the three Economy Class fares and only pay for the services and amenities you really want to use.

Of course, Business Class services are also available on all European flights. As before, these also include our top-quality services for the sophisticated requirements of business passengers and discerning private travellers.

Economy Light

This is the basic fare at the most affordable price.

The "Light" fare is the ideal choice if you’re only travelling with carry-on baggage and know when you plan to fly, as tickets can only be rebooked for a fee and cannot be refunded. You can add one item of baggage and an advance seat reservation at any time for an additional fee.*

* There may be an additional fare difference.

Economy Classic

You will receive the usual services on this standard fare.

The "Classic" fare is recommended if you don’t want to forego the usual services and amenities. Tickets on this fare can be rebooked for a fee.

Economy Flex

The flexible fare – because travel plans can change.

The "Flex" fare is aimed at passengers who need more flexibility when planning their trip. Tickets on this fare can be rebooked and even refunded for a fee.

Business Class

For a relaxed trip with the greatest degree of comfort.

Of course, the comprehensive comfort of our Business Class is also still available to you. Your adjacent seat is kept free, and you can enjoy plenty of Business Class benefits, from lounge access to two free items of baggage. As well as the fully flexible Business Flex fare, a restrictive Business Saver fare is also available on selected routes.

Our Europe fares at a glance

Services included Economy Light Economy Classic Economy
Business Class
Snacks and beverages yes1 yes1 yes1 yes (meals and beverages)
Award, status and select miles yes yes yes yes (incl. HON Circle miles)
Carry-on baggage yes (1 x 8 kg) yes (1 x 8 kg) yes (1 x 8 kg) yes (2 x 8 kg)
Item of baggage for a fee yes (1 x 23 kg) yes (1 x 23 kg) yes (2 x 32 kg)
Advance seat reservation for a fee yes yes yes
Preferred seating zone2 for a fee for a fee yes no
Seat with extra legroom3 for a fee for a fee for a fee no
Upgrade to Business Class4, 5 for a fee for a fee for a fee no
Earlier flight on day of travel6 no no yes yes
Priority check-in no no no yes
Lounge access no no no yes
Priority lane no no yes7 yes5
Priority boarding no no yes8 yes
Empty adjacent seat no no no yes
eJournals yes yes yes yes
Newspapers and magazines no no no yes

HON Circle Members, Senators, Frequent Travellers, and Star Alliance Gold Members travelling on the "Light" fare are not entitled to an advance seat reservation or a free extra item of baggage or a golf bag (the latter benefit is reserved for SWISS Golf Travellers).

1 On short flights of up to 30 minutes, we will welcome you with our Lufthansa chocolate. If you are on a flight longer than 30 minutes, you will also receive a free bottle of water.

2 Only on SWISS flights.

3 Free of charge for HON Circle Members and Senators on the "Classic" or “Flex” fares. Travelling companions of an HON Circle Member or Senator can book a seat with extra legroom for a fee (except on SWISS flights where it is free of charge).

4 On flights with upgrade the rebooking and refund conditions of the original ticket apply. In addition, the free baggage allowance of the originally booked Economy fare still applies. You can find your free baggage allowance on your passenger receipt. These conditions apply to HON Circle Members and Senators as well, regardless of frequent flyer status. Award, status, select and HON Circle miles in the context of the Miles & More frequent flyer programme are credited on the basis of the "Business Class" booking class.

5 Only available at selected airports.

6 Applies to "Economy Flex" and "Business Flex" fares. Rebooking free of charge is possible only on the day of departure during online check-in via lufthansa.com or the Lufthansa app, or at a check-in machine or check-in counter at the airport. Applies to direct flights only. A change of route or airline is not possible.

7 Only on flights from Germany that are operated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa or SWISS.

8 Only on flights that are operated by Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa. Not available on flights to/from Switzerland.

Rebooking and refund terms and conditions

Fare conditions Economy Light Economy Classic Economy Flex Business Saver9 Business Flex
Rebooking10 for a fee for a fee yes for a fee yes
Refund no no for a fee no yes11

9 Only available on certain routes and in particular booking classes.

10 A surcharge may apply when rebooking to a higher booking class. If the itinerary changes, the fare will be recalculated taking into account the new travel route.

11 The ticket can be refunded in full. If the ticket is only partially used, the route flown will be recalculated according to the booked fare.

Additional services that can be booked for a fee

Baggage, advance seat reservation and upgrade to Business Class can be booked easily as an additional service, depending on the chosen Europe fare for Economy Class.

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.

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.

Book additional baggage online

To the baggage calculator

Advance seat reservation and seat with extra legroomBook your preferred seat now up to 52 hours before departure and enjoy a relaxed start to your trip.

Reserve seat now

To the conditions for advance seat reservations

Upgrade to Business ClassBefore 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.

To fixed-price upgrade

To bid upgrade

You can also book all the additional options directly online.

FAQs on the Europe fares

Find out more about the scope and further details of our Europe fares.