Carry-on baggage on Lufthansa

The number of permitted items of carry-on baggage* is determined by the service class booked.


Number and weight of items of hand luggage: Economy Class one item up to 8 kg, Premium Economy Class one item up to 8 kg, Business Class two items up to 8 kg, First Class two items up to 8 kg.


Dimensions for carry-on baggage: 55 x 40 x 23 cm; for foldable garment bags: 57 x 54 x 15 cm.

Lufthansa will transport larger items of carry-on baggage in the hold as part of your free baggage allowance. If the permitted free baggage allowance is exceed in terms of number, dimensions and/or weight, the flat fee for excess baggage will be charged. Personal documents, medicines, valuables, mobile phones and laptops should be carried in cabin carry-on baggage.

The following items may only be carried in the cabin and not in the cargo hold: fuel cell systems and spare fuel cell cartridges, portable oxygen concentrators, safety matches and lighters as well as spare batteries (lithium metal, lithium ion) and electronic cigarettes.

To stow your carry-on baggage please also use the space under the seat in front of you. This does not apply to seats on the emergency exit rows.


Other carry-on baggage rules


Also allowed in the cabin: another item of carry-on baggage (max. 30 x 40 x 10 cm, e.g. handbag, laptop bag), one baby carrier per child or a child’s car seat or a foldable pushchair/buggy (may have to be transported in the cargo hold) and wheelchairs/orthopaedic aids (e.g. walking aids).


The following may not be taken into the cabin: weapons, potential weapons, imitation/replica weapons, pointed, sharp or blunt items (e.g. scissors, pocket knives, baseball bats) and all other dangerous goods.


Liquids in carry-on baggage

On flights within the EU and on connecting flights from the EU (as well as German domestic flights) consistent rules apply to the carrying of liquids in carry-on baggage.

Information about liquids in carry-on baggage


* = Differing regulations: on flights operated by a Lufthansa cooperation partner, the rules of the partner in question apply. On almost all flights with Lufthansa Regional, passengers can keep their carry-on baggage with them until they board and get it back immediately they disembark at the airport steps. In a few exceptional cases, passengers in First and Business Class must check in their second item of carry-on baggage: on flights with LH Regional or if country-specific variations arise (e.g. in Italy or the USA).

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