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Lufthansa German Airlines, shortened to Lufthansa, serves as the flag carrier of Germany. It is the largest airline in Europe and runs non-stop to 215 destinations. 

According to 41663 reviews, Lufthansa Airlines has 3.5 stars out of 5 if we talk about rating the airline. It is very fundamental to know about the baggage allowance of the airline before traveling with it. Let's dive into it!

About the Lufthansa Baggage Allowance

As per the baggage policy of Lufthansa Airlines, a passenger’s free baggage allowance (i.e., the number of free bags you’re allowed to carry and their weight) will depend on the route, booking class, and membership status.

Below is all the information you need to know about luggage size, dimensions, overweight baggage policies, and other related topics before flying with Lufthansa Airlines.

What is the carry-on baggage allowance with Lufthansa Airlines?

As per Lufthansa baggage allowance policy, you can bring one piece of carry-on baggage, such as a trolley case, a small, foldable baby stroller, or a foldable clothing bag. Every carry-on bag needs to adhere to the Lufthansa carry-on luggage rules and fit either under the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartment. 

Depending on the specific travel class, HON Circle Members, Senators, frequent fliers, and passengers with Star Alliance Gold or Silver status are allowed a certain amount of carry-on luggage. Let's know about the Lufthansa carry-on luggage rules: 

—All Fares and Routes

According to the baggage policy of Lufthansa Airlines, you can take 1 or 2 carry-on bags, depending on your class of travel. You can also take additional small items of baggage whose size is not more than x = 30 cm, y = 40 cm, and z = 10 cm, e.g., a handbag and a laptop bag.

The dimensions for carry-on baggage are as follows: 

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

According to Lufthansa Airlines baggage policy, the number of items you can carry in the cabin is given below:

Class of travel

Number of piece


Economy class


8 kg

Premium economy class


8 kg

Business class


Each upto 8 kg

First class


Each upto 8 kg

—Non-European Fares

The carry-on baggage allowance for economy and premium economy classes is the same, i.e., you can carry 1 carry-on bag or 1 foldable garment bag in-cabin. 

Business and first-class passengers can bring two carry-on bags or one foldable garment bag.

The size and weight limitations are: 

  • Carry-on bag size should not exceed 55 x 40 x 23 cm (21.6 x 15.7 x 9in).
  • Foldable garment bag size should not exceed 57 x 54 x 15cm (22.4 x 21.2 x 5.9 in.). 
  • Additionally, you can carry a personal item bag, such as a laptop bag or handbag, of a size not more than 30 x 40 x 10cm for all the classes.
  • The maximum combined weight for economy and premium economy classes is 17.6 lb/8 kg and 35.2 lb/16 kg for business and first class.

—European Fares

 European fares have classes of travel, viz., economy light, economy classic, economy flex, and business class. The carry-on baggage allowance for economy light and economy classic class is the same, i.e., you can carry 1 carry-on bag or 1 foldable garment bag in-cabin. 

Economy Flex and business class passengers can bring two carry-on bags or one foldable garment bag. The size and weight limitations are the same as non-european fares.

—Liquids and powders

Aerosols, gels, and liquids must all be packed in clear quart-sized containers in a carry-on bag and should not weigh more than 100 ml (3.4 ounces). Larger bottles, such as hairsprays and insect repellents, should be included in checked baggage. 

What is the checked baggage allowance for Lufthansa flights? 

Lufthansa checked baggage size allowance on all international flights is mentioned below:

Travel class

Allowance (Number of bag and weight)

Economy Class

1 bag up to 23 kg

Premium Economy Class

2 bags up to 23 kg

Business Class

2 bags up to 32 kg

First Class

3 bags up to 32 kg


Lufthansa Additional/Excess Baggage Fees 

According to the Lufthansa checked baggage policy, if the quantity of checked baggage you have exceeds your allowance (depending on your class of travel) or if the number of checked goods exceeds the allowed weight and/or dimensions, you will be charged the flat fees for excess baggage.

An item of baggage is considered to be excess baggage if it weighs more than 23 kg (up to a maximum of 32 kg) and/or is larger than 158 cm (the total of width X + height Y + depth Z up to a maximum of 292 cm). 

Lufthansa’s baggage policy states that for larger or heavier or larger and heavier bags that exceed the standard baggage allowance, you will have to pay a flat fee. The fee falls between 46 and 450 dollars depending on your route, irrespective of your class of travel.

Lufthansa Baggage Policy for Sports Bags

You should inform or fill out the form earlier that you are taking sports equipment with you so that you get the space. In accordance with Lufthansa baggage policy, any excess sports luggage exceeding the free baggage allowance will be subject to a fixed price. 

Lufthansa baggage fees for different kinds of sports equipment are as follows:

According to the Lufthansa baggage allowance policy, standard sports equipment includes fishing equipment, shortboards, cycling, golf, hockey (ice), winter sports, sports weapons, and diving gear. And bulgy sports equipment includes hang gliders, longboards, and non-motorized tandems.


Sports equipment

within Germany

Within Europe

North America, Central Asia, and East Mediterranean

Short Intercontinental Routes 

Standard sports bag

USD 80/EUR 70

USD 92/EUR 80

USD 115/EUR 100

USD 172/EUR 150

Bulky Sports Equipment

USD 126/EUR 110

USD 149/EUR 130

USD 201/EUR 175

USD 287/EUR 250


Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs)

In accordance with Lufthansa's medical equipment baggage rules, travelers who need to utilize portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) on flights must fulfill the following requirements: 

  • A doctor's note is necessary while traveling with a POC.
  • Batteries that won't leak are OK.
  • To power your device, you will need to provide your own supply of batteries.
  • POCs need to have enough battery life to last for at least 1.5 times the duration of the trip. 

Lufthansa Musical Instruments Policy 

According to the Lufthansa baggage allowance, you can bring your musical instruments as carry-on luggage, or you may need to purchase an additional ticket, depending on their weight and size. It is also possible to check in and bring your musical instrument as an extra piece of luggage.

Oversized Musical Instruments and equipment 

According to the Lufthansa baggage allowance policy, if your musical instrument exceeds the standard baggage limitations, it will fall under the excess baggage allowance policy. 

Lost or delayed baggage on Lufthansa

Like any other airline, Lufthansa Airlines also has a lost and found counter at the airport. You can also report your lost or delayed baggage online on their website. They will revert back as soon as possible.

How do I check the status of a missing bag on Lufthansa? 

Using your reference number (PIR number., such as FRALH12345), you can track the status of your luggage online. You can also call the phone number provided on the written confirmation receipt of your missing baggage report. 

Damaged Baggage

If you find that your baggage is damaged, you can report it online or at the airport. Dolfi1920GmbH, their service provider, will review your damage report and evaluate the damage in compliance with their policies. Your baggage may be replaced or repaired; if not, you will receive compensation.

Lufthansa Baggage Claim

Long-term-use items are subject to an up to 50% reimbursement limit. It includes outer clothing, shoes, etc. Other items, like underwear cosmetics, are fully reimbursable.

In order to get compensated, you have to submit a claim with valid documentation like sales receipts to Lufthansa Customer Relations.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I take my violin with me on Lufthansa Airlines?

Ans. According to Lufthansa Airlines baggage allowance policy, you can either buy a seat for your instrument or check it in as checked baggage. If size doesn't permit it, then in the cargo hold.

2. How many bags can I carry in-cabin in business class?

Ans. According to Lufthansa Airlines baggage allowance policy, you can carry two carry-on baggage and one handbag or laptop bag.

3. What are the excess baggage fees on Lufthansa?

Ans. You can use the Lufthansa Airlines baggage calculator which is available on their website and will give a clear idea of the baggage allowed and fees on your class of travel.



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