Here you will find details of the changes to the free baggage allowance which will apply to tickets issued from 1 June 2012.


 
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Free baggage allowance for tickets issued from 1 June 2012

For the free baggage allowance Lufthansa uses the standard ‘piece’ concept. The permitted free baggage allowance is in accordance with the service class used and can vary in terms of the number of pieces of free baggage allowed as well as the weight of those pieces of baggage. For tickets purchased from 1 June 2012 the following allowances apply.

Miles & More status customers and Star Alliance Gold Members enjoy an additional free baggage allowance over and above this.

Please note the free baggage allowance shown on your ticket or Passenger Receipt.

 

Free baggage allowances at a glance:

General
Frequent Travellers
Senators/ HON
Circle Members/ Star Alliance Gold Members

SWISS Golf Club Members
Economy Class
1 bag up to 23 kg
2 bags up to 23 kg each
2 bags up to 23 kg each
1 bag up to 23 kg
Business Class
2 bags up to 32 kg each
2 bags up to 32 kg each
3 bags up to 32 kg each
2 bags up to 32 kg each
First Class
3 bags up to 32 kg each
3 bags up to 32 kg each
4 bags up to 32 kg each
3 bags up to 32 kg each
Additional
sports bag**

All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*:
+ 1 ski bag
All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*:
+ 1 ski bag
All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*:
+ 1 ski bag
+ 1 golf bag
+ 1 golf bag

All routes except from/to USA, Canada, Mexico and Central America*: + 1 ski bag
 

Please note that for tickets issued with effect from 15 July 2013 a maximum travel weight of 32 kg per bag applies, irrespective of travel class. For tickets which were issued before 15 July 2013, a maximum weight of 45 kg per bag still applies.*** The maximum dimensions per bag are 158 cm (width x height x depth). Below you will find an overview of excess baggage regulations and the flat fees for excess baggage:


For tickets issued with effect from 15 July 2013 (PDF)

For tickets issued from 15 January 2013 (PDF)

For tickets issued from 1 June 2012 (PDF)


The free baggage allowance for children under two years of age is one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg and one folding pushchair.

*Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
** The maximum weight of an extra piece of ski or snowboarding equipment must be within the relevant free baggage allowance for the respective booking class.
***To the destinations listed below, irrespective of class, the maximum weight per single piece of baggage is 32kg:
Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Astana, Australia, Basel, Billund, Bari, Bruessels, Cyprus, Donetsk, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Florence, France, Genoa, Johannesburg, Khartum, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Luanda, Malta, Muscat, Naples, New Zealand, Rostov, Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia, Sofia, Spain, South Africa, Stockholm, Turin, United Kingdom, Verona

Bags which exceed these weights will not be accepted as checked baggage. You can have them sent by cargo and at cargo rates.

Maximum weights and conditions for free baggage allowance are not affected by this regulation.

 
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Different free baggage allowance regulations for Economy Class

For Lufthansa Economy Class passengers, on certain routes or with particular products, there are separate free baggage allowances with regard to the number of baggage items, and in some cases the weight.

Economy Class
From/to West- and Central Africa (1/4)
2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Between South Africa and the United States, Canada(4)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Between the United States and Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran(2)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Between Canada and Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iran(3)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Journeys starting in the United States and flying to India(2)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Journeys starting in Japan, with destination Brazil. (2)
2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Journeys starting in Canada and flying to India(3)
2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Journeys starting in India and flying to the United States, Canada(3)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Journey Origin in Colombia(7)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
Journeys starting in Brazil(5)2 bags each weighing up to 32 kg
Star Alliance Around-the-World ticket(6)2 bags each weighing up to 23 kg
 

1= Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

2= Applies only to/from Lufthansa destinations in the United States (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami and Orlando) and only for routes via Europe. Applies to the whole journey regardless of stopovers.

3=Applies only to routes via Europe. Applies to the whole journey regardless of stopovers.

4=Does not apply to stopovers (i.e. if you take charge of your baggage again en route) – except from/to the United States (here, regardless of stopovers)

5=Applies to the whole journey regardless of stopovers.

6=Only applies to tariffs designated as follows: ' YRWSTAR1',' YRWSTAR2' and 'YRWSTAR3'.


7= Applicable for the entire journey irrespective of possible stop-over en-route but not applicable to Destinations in North/Central America

 
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Click here for information on free baggage allowance for children, the transportation of pushchairs, wheelchairs and foods of animal origin.

 
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Most Significant Carrier rule (MSC) effective since 1 April 2011

Effective since 1 April 2011: if the geographically longest or most significant stretch of your journey is not operated by Lufthansa, but by another airline, this airline’s rules may also apply to Lufthansa flights or Lufthansa flight numbers.

If Lufthansa operates the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey, then the rules and charges effective since 1 June 2011 apply.

The applicable free baggage allowance is shown on your ticket.

The MSC rule does not apply to journeys to/from the USA.

 
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Special baggage rules for travel to/from or across the USA:

Under a consumer protection law issued by the US Department of Transportation, the following baggage rules apply to flights to/from or across the USA:

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  • Consistent baggage rules apply to all parts of a journey to/from or across the USA. These include the free baggage allowance, the dimensions and weight of each of your bags, the level of any charges that may be incurred and hand luggage regulations.
  • The baggage rules set by the airline which is listed first on the ticket are those that usually apply here. If Lufthansa is listed on the first flight segment of your ticket, then Lufthansa’s baggage regulations will apply to your entire journey(1) — both your outbound and your return flight.
  • However, any airline which is listed as the first carrier on the ticket is at liberty to transfer the baggage rule stipulation to another airline in the itinerary (the so-called ‘Most Significant Carrier’). In such a case that other airline’s rules would then apply to the entire journey.
  • Lufthansa therefore cannot guarantee that, for a Lufthansa-issued ticket, the Lufthansa baggage rules will always apply in every case. Other airlines often have baggage rules which differ from those of Lufthansa.
 

For details of the free baggage allowance applying to your individual flight, please see your ticket and the e-mail confirmation which you receive from Lufthansa.

(1)Hand luggage rules may vary due to local laws.

 
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Excess- and special baggage

If you find that your luggage exceeds the free baggage allowance, you can still take it with you, as before, on payment of an excess baggage charge.

Excess and special baggage

 
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Free baggage allowance rules for tickets issued before 1 June 2012

Please note that for tickets issued before 1 June 2012, the old rules and charges for Lufthansa-operated flights still apply.

Free baggage allowance for tickets issued before 1 June 2012