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Lufthansa Baggage Restriction Guide

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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees for Lufthansa

When planning your trip with Lufthansa, it's important to be aware of the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Lufthansa has specific guidelines for carry-on bags, checked baggage, and extra, oversized, and special items. Additionally, there are special considerations for members of frequent flyer programs, as well as different limits and fees for domestic and international flights. Let's explore the details below.

Carry-On Bags

Lufthansa allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The carry-on bag should not exceed the dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 23cm (21.7in x 15.7in x 9.1in) and must weigh no more than 8kg (17.6lbs). The personal item, such as a laptop bag or handbag, should fit under the seat in front of you. It's important to note that these limits apply to all classes of travel.

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Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance for Lufthansa varies depending on the class of travel and the route. For most intercontinental flights, Economy Class passengers are allowed one free checked bag weighing up to 23kg (50lbs), while Business and First Class passengers can bring two free checked bags with a maximum weight of 32kg (70lbs) each. On domestic and European flights, Economy Class passengers are generally allowed one free checked bag up to 23kg (50lbs), and Business Class passengers can bring two free checked bags with the same weight limit. However, it's advisable to check the specific limits for your route as they may vary.

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

If you plan to travel with extra, oversized, or special items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, Lufthansa has guidelines and fees in place. Depending on the item, additional fees may apply, and it's recommended to contact Lufthansa directly to inquire about the specific rules and requirements for your particular item. Lufthansa aims to accommodate passengers' needs but also ensures the safety and smooth handling of all baggage.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with Lufthansa on the day you are flying for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Lufthansa's website or customer service can provide you with the necessary information to avoid any surprises or inconveniences during your journey.

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