Lufthansa Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

Lufthansa baggage fees

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Lufthansa actually has a pretty standard baggage fee policy, you just have to tediously sift through all the various differences in fares and routes.  This has been made more difficult by the introduction of the new European base fares.

We should note that excess fees on Lufthansa are pretty standard as well.

Lufthansa Carry-On Allowance:

1 personal item: FREE
Standard carry-on bags:

  • Economy & Premium Economy: 1 FREE (up to 8kg)
  • Business & First: 2 FREE (up to 8kg)

Carry-on allowances in the new European fare

  • Economy Light: 1 FREE (up to 8kg)
  • Economy Classic: 1 FREE (up to 8kg)
  • Economy Flex: 1 FREE (up to 8kg)
  • Business Class: 2 FREE (up to 8kg)

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 30cm x 40cm x 10cm
  • Standard: 55cm x 40cm x 23cm
  • (for foldable garment bags: 57cm x 54cm x 15cm)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • At Lufthansa children under two have a free baggage allowance of one piece up to 23 kg.
  • This does not apply to the Light fare in Economy Class on European flights. In this case, only the accompanying adult can add one piece of baggage for a fee of €15 per direction. Additional pieces of baggage must be checked in as excess baggage.
  • A car seat or folding buggy or pram or a baby carrier may be carried as carry-on baggage free of charge.

Stroller Check Policy:

  • Strollers are allowed to be used throughout the airport and will be checked before the flight and handed back immediately after arrival to your destination.

Lufthansa Checked Baggage Allowance:

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (50lb) for Economy & Premium Economy fares and 32kg (70lb) for Business & First Class fares; must adhere to max linear dimensions per bag up to 158cm

Economy Class: 1 FREE (23 kg)
Premium Economy Class: 2 FREE (23 kg)
Business Class: 2 FREE (32 kg)
First Class: 3 FREE (32 kg)

The following flat rates are incurred for a second bag in Economy (23 kg). The flat rates are dependent on the country where the journey begins and apply per route:

  • €75 / $100 for journeys solely within Europe
  • €75 / $100 for journeys to/from North and Central America
  • €150 / $200 for all other journeys

Free baggage allowances in the new European fare

  • Economy Light: 0 FREE*
  • Economy Classic: 1 FREE (23kg)
  • Economy Flex: 1 FREE (23kg)
  • Business Class: 2 FREE (32kg)

*If you are traveling on the ‘Economy Light’ fare, you can book one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg for a fee ranging from €15-€50 (USD$16-$60) outbound or return flight online under ‘My Bookings’. If you book at the last minute at the airport ticket counter or check-in counter, an increased fee range of €30-€50 (USD $35-60) applies and if you book at the gate, the fee range is is €50-€55 (USD $60).

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

Per Additional Piece
Economy (2nd bag, Special Routes*): €75 / $100
Economy & Premium Economy (within Europe): €75 / $100
Economy & Premium Economy (International): €150 / $200 / 200CAD
Business & First Class (within Europe): €75 / $100
Business & First Class (International):  €150 / $200 / 200CAD

*Lufthansa offers reduced fares on the 2nd piece of baggage for Economy on routes to/from USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America (excl. Belize Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)

Overweight / Oversized

FareOverweight
(up to 32kg)
OversizedBoth Overweight
& Oversized
Economy & Premium Economy
(within Europe)
€50 / $70€100 / $150€150 / $220
Economy & Premium Economy
(International)
€200 / $300€100 / $150€300 / $450
Business & First Class
(within Europe)
not permitted over 32kg allowance€100 / $150n/a
Business & First Class
(International)
not permitted over 32kg allowance€200 / $350n/a

For baggage fees related to Sporting Goods, please refer to Lufthansa’s policy here. 

For fees related to other special baggage, please refer to Lufthansa’s policy here.

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

If you need to cover some checked bag fees on Lufthansa, give the cards below a look.

Exclusions & Waivers:

Free baggage allowances for Frequent Travellers, Senators / HON Circle Members / Star Alliance Gold Members*

First Class:
Frequent Travellers: 3 pieces (32kg)
Senators, HON Circle Members, Star Alliance Gold Card Members: 4 pieces (32kg)

Business Class:
Frequent Travellers: 2 pieces (32kg) each
Senators, HON Circle Members, Star Alliance Gold Card Members: 3 pieces (32kg)

Premium Economy Class:
Frequent Travellers: 2 pieces (23kg)
Senators, HON Circle Members, Star Alliance Gold Card Members: 3 pieces(23kg)

Economy Class: Special baggage regulations for Economy LIGHT on selected routes.

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2 comments

  1. I am traveling to Delhi from fort lauderdale in business class…how much will i have to pay if i book a third bag? Also how many carry on bags are allowed??

    • Hi Avnit – you’re allowed to take 2 carry-on’s with you but I cannot confirm with 100% accuracy how much you’d pay for the third bag, but I believe that it would be an extra $200 USD.

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