Recently, the media have reported a number of funny incidents were passengers have resorted to wearing layers and layers of clothing in order to dodge additional luggage fees.
Although the photos are hilarious, one passenger passed on mid-flight due to heat. In order to prevent passing out, and luggage fees, follow our luggage policy guide for Lufthansa.
Free luggage allowance on all transatlantic flights:
The permitted free baggage allowance is determined by the service class booked and the status of the passenger (shown on the ticket/ Passenger receipt). In addition to the below you are also entitled to one small item of carry-on baggage (max 30 x 40 x 10 cm).
- Economy Class – one carry-on bag and one checked bag (up to 23 kg)
- Premium Economy Class – one carry-on bag and two checked bags (up to 23kg)
- Business Class – two carry-on bags and two checked bags (up to 23 kg)
- First Class – two carry-on bags and three checked bags (up to 32 kg)
Free luggage allowance on European flights
- Economy Light – one piece of carry-on luggage
- Economy Classic – one piece of carry-on baggage and one checked bag (up to 23kg)
- Economy Flex – one piece of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg and one checked bag (up to 23kg)
- Business Class – two carry-on bags and two checked bags (up to 32kg)
Dimensions you need to know
Dimensions for carry-on bags: Maximum weight is 8 kg and it should measure no more than 55 x 40 x 23 cm including handles and wheels.
Dimensions for checked bags: Maximum weight of checked baggage depends on the fare option and it shouldn’t measure more than 158 cm (Length + Width + Height)