Free baggage rules on Lufthansa

The permitted free baggage allowance is determined by the service class booked and the status of the passenger and is shown on the ticket/Passenger Receipt.

On all Lufthansa-operated flights the following basic rules apply to free baggage:


Basic rules for free baggage per person: in Economy Class one bag weighing up to 23 kg, in Premium Economy Class two bags each up to 23 kg, in Business Class two bags each up to 32 kg, in First Class three bags each up to 32 kg. The maximum dimensions per item of baggage are 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.

Information on the carrying of carry-on baggage


Ski or snowboarding equipment as free baggage

In addition to your free baggage allowance, you may take one piece of ski or snowboarding equipment free of charge on your Lufthansa flight*. The maximum weight of an additional piece of ski or snowboarding equipment must be within the weight limits of the travel class you have booked.

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


Extended free baggage rules for:

Status customers

A higher free baggage allowance applies to Frequent Travellers, Senators, HON Circle Members and Star Alliance Gold members.

Further information for status customers

Passengers with sports baggage

Sports bags can be checked in free of charge as part of your permitted free baggage allowance.

Further information for passengers with sports baggage

Passengers with children

Children under two years of age generally have a free baggage allowance of one bag up to 23 kg. Children aged two and over enjoy the same free baggage allowance as adults.

Free baggage rules for children

Certain routes

Specific free baggage allowances apply to Economy Class passengers on certain routes. New: Economy Class passengers flying to/from Japan on a ticket issued since 8 January may take two bags with them, each up to 23 kg.

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

Star Alliance