Sports baggage and special baggage

You can easily take your sports equipment with you on Lufthansa flights. You can find out more about our services and what you need to know here. Sports baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance will be charged at a flat rate.

Registration of sports equipment

There is only limited storage space available for sports equipment. Therefore, we recommend that you register the sports equipment you want to take with you as early as possible. You can register via your travel agency or the following online form.

You can only register up to 24 hours before departure, and our limited storage space for sports equipment may already be used 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 Light fare.

* Please note that registration of sports baggage is in English for some countries.

Prices and rules for the chargeable carriage of sports equipment

If your sports equipment exceeds the free baggage allowance and the weight limit of the respective travel class, but does not exceed the maximum weight of 32 kg, you will be charged the flat rates for sports equipment.

If your sports equipment is not listed under the Rules for Sports Equipment given below, the carriage of your baggage will be charged in accordance with the flat rates for excess baggage.

Baggage calculator

You can check your free baggage allowance in just a few steps with our baggage calculator – based on route, travel class and fare. It will also give you the prices and dimensions for the carriage of your sports equipment.

Additional sports baggage

The items listed below can be checked in as additional sports baggage. Please check the current prices for your flight by using our baggage calculator.

Further information about taking sports baggage with you

Taking musical instruments with you

You have the option of taking your musical instrument with you into the cabin. Depending on the weight and size, you can carry it with you as carry-on baggage or you must book an extra ticket. Furthermore, you can also take your musical instrument with you as an additional item of baggage and check it in.

Please ensure that your musical instrument is packed in a hard protective case with as little room for movement as possible and with good padding. Only in such a way can we ensure that it cannot be damaged by being carried in the cargo hold. This also applies to musical instruments that cannot be accepted as carry-on baggage in the cabin and have to be loaded at short notice. Traditional transport cases are not suitable for transporting.