The free checked in baggage allowance of Lufthansa Airlines is based on booking class and the level of passenger. 1 bag of up to 23 kg, 2 bags of up to 23 kg each, 2 bags of up to 32 kgs each and 3 bags of up to 32 kg each are allowed free of cost on Economy, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class cabin booking classes. Each bag shall not exceed 158 cms in sum of dimensions.
A passenger classified as Frequent Traveler is allowed 1 more free bag of 23 kg in Economy.
Senator/Star Alliance gold Member and HON Circle Member are allowed 1 extra bag of respective weight (23 or 32 kg, as the case may be). Additional, 1 Golf bag is allowed free of charge.
SWISS Golf Club Members are allowed to carry one extra golf bag without any charge.
Children under 2 years of age are allowed 1 bag up to a maximum of 23 kg weight. Status or cabin class of travel is immaterial in their case.
Free baggage rules are further relaxed for Economy Class passengers traveling on certain routes.
The carry on luggage allowed free of charge on Lufthansa is directly related to cabin class booked. 1 bag of up to 8 kg for Economy and Premium Economy and 2 bags of 8 kg each for Business and First Class each are allowed as free luggage. However, there is a restriction on maximum dimensions of bags- 55, 40 and 23 cms (l,b,h) for hand luggage and 57, 54 and 15 cms (l,b,h respectively) for foldable garment bags.
A laptop, handbag or any other hand luggage (not more than 30,40,10cms in L, B and H) a baby carrier, child seat or wheelchairs are some of the other items which can be carried in the cabin.
Charges for excess checked-in baggage: If the checked in luggage exceeds the weight, dimensions or numbers that are allowed for free allowance, special charges are levied. These charges depend on whether your ticket was issued before or after 15-07-2013, on your route of travel and class of booking.
For tickets issued after this date,
the economy and premium economy class travelers -
( if the bag is larger in dimension but weight within free allowance) will have to pay 100 Euros and 150 USD/CAD for flights within Europe or third countries and, for intercontinental flights, the charge will be 200 Euros and 300 USD/CAD.
(if bags are heavier than freely allowed bags) will pay 50 Euros and 70 USD/CAD for flights within Europe or third countries and 100 Euros or 150 USD/CAD for Intercontinental flights.
(if bags are both heavy and over-sized) will have to pay 150 Euros and 220 USD/CAD for travel within Europe and third countries, or, 300 Euros or 450 USD/CAD for intercontinental travel.
the business and first class travelers -
are required to pay only for larger than the free baggage allowance (over-sized). For flights within Europe and between third countries, the charges are 100 Euros and 150 USD/CAD and 200 Euros and 300 USD/CAD for intercontinental flights.
In case there is a requirement to carry an additional baggage, which is more than the freely allowed number of pieces, then the charges are levied for such additional bag as well.
economy and premium economy class travelers-
(if it meets the dimension and weight restrictions normally applied for free allowance) will pay 75 Euro/100 USD/CAD for additional luggage on Europe and between third countries and 150 Euros/ 200 USD/CAD/15000 JPY.
(if it is only over-sized, but not over-weight) will pay 175 Euro/250USD/CAD for within Europe and third country flights and 350 Euros/500 USD/CAD for intercontinental flights.
(if luggage is overweight only, but not oversized), 125 Euros/170 USD/CAD for within Europe and between third countries and 250 Euros/ 350 USD/CAD.
(if luggage is both oversized and overweight), 225 Euros/320 USD/CAD for within Europe and between third countries and 450 Euros/650 USD/CAD.
business and first class travelers-
(if it meets the weight and dimension limitations of the free allowance), charges are same as that of the Economy and Premium Economy Class travelers.
(if it meets the weight limitations but is over-sized), charges are same as that of the Economy and Premium Economy travelers for this case of baggage.
For the Economy and Premium Economy Class travelers, Lufthansa also offers reduced allowances for certain routes. So, while flying to/from USA, Mexico, Canada and Central America, the intercontinental flight charges are 75 Euro/100 USD/CAD. From/to Japan, the charges for intercontinental flights are 75 Euro/ 100 USD/CAD/9000 JPY.