Sports equipment on Lufthansa flights
You can conveniently take your sports equipment with you on Lufthansa flights. You can find out more about our services and what you need to know here.
Up to 50% off sports equipment
When checking in sports equipment at the airport, save up to 50% on standard sports baggage and bulky sports baggage until 30 June 2021. The offer is valid for travel between 01 May and 31 October 2021.
Make sure each item of baggage is labelled (inside and outside) with your name and your (mobile) phone number before you check it in at the airport. You can get free bag tags and stickers for items of baggage you wish to check in at the check-in counter. You are also welcome to use your own bag tags.
Please note: the maximum length for sports equipment is 315 cm and the maximum weight is 32 kg. Baggage charges for your travel class and airport can be found here.
As a general rule, we collect data in order to fulfil the contract of carriage you have agreed with us. This includes passenger and baggage data. So that your baggage can also be carried by other airlines and transferred at airports, we pass on data to the relevant airlines and airports. In addition, we support the German customs authorities in the fulfilment of their legal obligations by allowing limited access to selected data.
Large sports equipment is not counted as part of your free baggage allowance and must always be paid for separately.
There is only limited storage space available for sports equipment. We therefore recommend that you make a reservation as early as possible for your sports equipment through your travel agency or the Lufthansa Service Center. Reservations are only accepted up to 24 hours before departure, and it may be that our limited storage space for sports equipment is already booked up. Please quote your booking code when making your reservation.
Please settle any flat rate payments that may arise directly at a Lufthansa Service counter at the airport. Sports equipment can be counted as part of your free baggage provided that the number of items and the weight do not exceed the free baggage allowance for your travel class. This does not, however, apply to the Economy Class Light fare.
Sports equipment that exceeds the free baggage allowance and the weight limit of the respective travel class, but does not exceed the maximum weight of 32 kg, will be charged in accordance with the flat rates for sports equipment. If your sports equipment is not listed under the Rules for Sports Equipment, the carriage of your baggage will be charged in accordance with the flat rates for excess baggage.
Sports equipment that is heavier than 32 kg and longer than 315 cm will not be accepted as travel baggage. You can, however, send these items as air freight.
For information about sending air freight from Germany, you can also contact Lufthansa Cargo in Germany.
Information about sending air freight to other destinations and from other locations is available at the respective local Lufthansa Cargo offices.