If you are flying with Lufthansa, you should inform yourself about the baggage policy in advance.

You can find out which regulations apply to hand baggage, free baggage, excess baggage and special baggage on this page.

Hand luggage at Lufthansa

Number & Weight

Economy & Premium Economy Class – 1 carry-on baggage up to 8 kg

Business Class & First Class – 2 hand luggage up to 8 kg each


For all classes there is a max. Hand luggage size of
55 x 40 x 23 cm

Austrian Airlines carry-on baggage

Free baggage allowance at Lufthansa

The free baggage allowance refers to a certain amount, size and weight of checked baggage that a passenger is allowed to check in free of charge at the airport.

The rules on how much baggage allowance you are allowed to take with you vary depending on the class of flight and other factors. If a passenger wants to carry more baggage than the baggage allowance includes, they may have to pay additional excess baggage fees.

It is important to check Lufthansa’s baggage allowance before your flight to avoid any negative surprises at check-in at the airport.

Excess baggage at Lufthansa

Baggage that exceeds the free baggage allowance is referred to as excess baggage .

If excess baggage is incurred, additional fees may be charged by Lufthansa.

These may vary depending on the flight, fare or departure airport, as well as the weight and size of excess baggage.

Baggage policy airline

Special baggage at Lufthansa

Special baggage, also known as bulky baggage, is heavier and larger than ordinary luggage. Most airlines speak of special baggage if the height, length and width of the baggage is more than 158 centimeters or if the permissible weight of 23 kilograms is exceeded. This can include, but is not limited to, sports equipment such as skis, surfboards or musical instruments, but also larger items such as strollers or wheelchairs.

Different regulations and fees apply to special baggage. For this reason, you should specify the special baggage when booking your flight or at the latest at check-in. You can find out more about the specific regulations for special baggage on Lufthansa flights by clicking on the button below.

Dog or cat on board?

Depending on the flight, you can also take pets with you on the trip. You can find out what you need to consider in this article.