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Lufthansa Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance8/10
Checked Baggage Allowance7/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade7.3/10

Lufthansa Carry-On Allowance 2017 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

One bag of up to 8kg can be taken as hand luggage on Lufthansa flights. It's limited in size to 55x40x23cm. You're also allowed a small personal item such as a purse or laptop case.

First and Business Class passengers can usually bring a second 8kg piece of hand luggage on board.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

Lufthansa Checked Baggage Allowance 2017 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

In general, Lufthansa allows one free bag of up to 23kg/50lbs for all Economy class passengers. Business class passengers are allowed 2 bags of 32kg/70lbs each, whereas First Class passengers are allowed 3 bags weighing up to 32kg each.

Some exceptions apply, mainly for flights to/from Africa, Japan and Brazil. If in doubt, be sure to check the full checked baggage policy to find the parts that correspond to your itinerary. You can also contact Lufthansa directly for clarification.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Lufthansa Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2017 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Bags over the 23kg/50lbs limit are considered overweight, and are charged 50 EUR/$70. If the bag weighs between 32-45kg (70-100lbs), this fee is increased to 100 EUR/$140.

An additional 50EUR/$70 is charged if bags are oversized, meaning more than 158cm (l+w+h).

Overweight and Oversized Bagggage fees are doubled on all Intercontinental flights.

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