Lufthansa Baggage Allowance, Size, Weight & Fees 2022

You can book Lufthansa airline from any airport to enjoy travelling around the world in just a few hours. There are several policies for luggage and baggage restrictions.

Lufthansa airlines allows its economy class passengers to carry a single standard complimentary carry-on bag, which has maximum dimensions of width within 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 inches (55 x 40 x 23 cm), and length between

Carry-on baggage allowance

Lufthansa airlines make passenger safety its first priority. They provide a lot of restrictions and policies to follow, but they do so to keep you safe from all potential harm. The airline authorizes travel with a certain luggage allowance that is different for each class. It’s called Economy, Premium, Business and First class.

The airlines offer different baggage allowances on each flight. Here are the guidelines to know what baggage you can take with you on your next trip.

ClassNumber of BagsWeight
Premium Economy18kg
Business28 kg/ bag
First-class28 kg/ bag

The size restriction for all classes is 21.6 x 15.7 x 9 inches, and you can take a small laptop bag or a foldable garment bag of your preference. The size allocation for the laptop bag is 11.8 x 15.7 x 3.9 inches and 11.8 x 15.7 x 3.9 inches for the garment bag

For infants, Lufthansa airline has the following policies. When an infant travels with an adult, a single fare is paid for the infant and one free seat for the person accompanying the infant on the same flight.

  • Children under the age of two are allowed a single carry-on baggage allowance. Remember to count your infant’s weight when determining your total allowance–it must not be over 23 kg! You may still fly Economy within Europe with a child as small as a toddler.
  • You may help parents get through the day with a car seat or buggy by carrying it free of charge.
  • To help speed up the airport, we provide a stroller on every flight. It’s just one of the many things we make our flying experience more efficient.

Checked-in baggage allowance

Lufthansa Airlines requires a check-in baggage allowance for all of its passengers. For seat classes A or B, your bag can be up to 62 inches by 158 cm; for seat classes C and D, the bag is allowed to be up to 71 inches long by 35 inches wide and 35 inches deep; for seat class E, the bag allowed is at 63 inches by 103.6 cm. Regardless of your seat class, if you have one more than ABM – which can go up to 110 kg and 98 cm – you must pay a $45 fee every time ValuJet

VIP cardholders can take more bags than other passengers. Discount only applies to their luggage. Check the tables below for a full list of restrictions based on class

GeneralFrequent travellerSenators/ HON Circle Members/ Star Alliance Gold MembersSWISS Golf Club Members
Economy Class1 bag up to 23 kg2 bags up to 23 kg each2 bags up to 23 kg each1 bag up to 23 kg
Business Class 2 bags up to 32 kg each2 bags up to 32 kg each3 bags up to 32 kg each2 bags up to 32 kg each
First Class3 bags up to 32 kg each3 bags up to 32 kg each4 bags up to 32 kg each3 bags up to 32 kg each

Excess baggage fees

You need to pay extra if your bag(s) are not within the weight or size limit that has been imposed on them. The rate will be determined by the route you’re taking. You can only go up to a maximum of 32 kg and 159 cm in each bag.

RouteEconomy and Premium Economy FaresEconomy and Premium Economy FaresBusiness and First Class Fares
 Larger or HeavierLarger and heavierLarger
Domestic (within Germany)€40 (~$46)€80 (~$92)€40 (~$46)
Within Europe€50 (~$57)€100 (~$114)€50 (~$57)
To/from North Africa, Central Asia, and eastern Mediterranean Coast€75 (~$86)€150 (~$173)€75 (~$86)
Short intercontinental routes€100 (~$115)€200 (~$230)€100 (~$115)
Long intercontinental routes€150 (~$173)€300 (~$345)€150 (~$173)
Medium intercontinental routes€120 (~$138)€240 (~$276)€120 (~$138)
To/from JapanHeavier: €100 (~$150)
Larger: €200 (~$300)
€300 (~$400)€200 (~$300)

If you have the money to spend, you can purchase a few extra bags that come with your ticket. The size, number of bags and the weight of each bag don’t change the price.

Our international flights offer discounts for more baggage. But, you will get the best deal if you notify your travel agent (Passport help) in advance and they know to tell airport security as well.

Pet transportation policies

Lufthansa airline charges some people extra if they want to travel with their pet with them. They decide the amount of the charge based on total weight of the pet and crate and how well the animal has been vaccinated.

Rates per animalWithin GermanyWithin Europe and third-world countriesIntercontinental
Small: Animals in the cabin. Max. 8 kg35 EUR, 50 USD50 EUR, 70 USD70 EUR, 100 USD
Medium: Animals in the hold.70 EUR, 100 USD1000 EUR, 150 USD150 EUR, 200 USD
Large: Animals in the hold.150 EUR, 200 USD200 EUR, 300 USD300 EUR, 400 USD

Restricted items

  • “Sometimes” sharp items like knives and harpoons might be needed.
  • Chemicals that are dangerous or toxic. Chemicals like pesticides, harmful to people and the earth.
  • If you are not paying with the right prescription, you will not be able to buy medicine from anywhere.
  • Firearms and fire hazard objects.
  • Lighters and matchsticks.
  • Batteries can be removed from the batteries powered battery operated machines depending on the machine in question.


Does Lufthansa charge for baggage?

Our complimentary luggage allows you to transport what you need on your trip without worrying about restrictions. If a bag you’re traveling with is larger than the baggage allowance, we negotiate payment plans upon check-in.

Can you take a handbag along with carry-on luggage onboard?

Yes, a small handbag that won’t carry all your belongings is allowed on board. Your carry-on bag should only contain important documents that you might need or printer, laptop and baby food if required.

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