Founded in 1955, Lufthansa is the leading airline in Germany and one of the largest airlines in the world. With hub airports at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Munich Airport (MUC), Lufthansa links more than 300 destinations in over 100 countries every year.
Along with Air Canada, SAS, Thai Airways and United Airlines, Lufthansa is one of the founding members of the airline alliance, Star Alliance. Formed in 1997, Star Alliance is one of the biggest airline alliances in the world and has more than 25 different members.
Lufthansa owns a number of different subsidiary airlines. In affiliation with Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Ocean and Germanwings, Lufthansa offers varied services across four different continents.
Lufthansa's fleet is comprised of a mix of the latest generation of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline has over 280 aircraft within its fleet, with many more on order that will either expand on or replace its active aircraft.
Your baggage allowance will depend on whether your flying domestically or internationally and the cabin class you selected.
Passengers that are flying in Economy Class and Premium Economy Class on Lufthansa are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage free of charge, while passengers flying in Business Class and First Class are entitled to two items. Each piece of baggage must not weigh more than 8kg and have to fit within the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm. In addition to this, all passengers flying on Lufthansa are allowed to bring on one small item of baggage, a baby or travel cot when flying with a child or a mobility aid free of charge.
When flying in Economy Light, Lufthansa passengers are only entitled to one item of carry-on baggage free of charge. If passengers wish to check a bag, they must purchase additional baggage.
When flying in Economy Classic & Flex Class, passengers are entitled to one item of free checked baggage with a maximum weight allowance of 23kg.
When flying in Business Class within Europe, Lufthansa passengers are entitled to two items of checked baggage — baggage must weigh no heavier than 32kg per bag.
When flying in Economy Class, passengers are entitled to one item of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg.
When flying in Premium Economy Class, passengers are entitled to two items of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 23kg per bag.
When flying in Business Class, passengers are entitled to two items of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32kg per bag.
When flying in First Class, passengers are entitled to three items of checked baggage with a maximum weight of 32kg per bag.
When flying with large sports equipment it is important to check the airline's height and weight policy. Standard sports baggage (such as a regularly sized bicycle) can be checked onto your Lufthansa Airlines flight for a fee which will vary according to your flight's destination. If flying with a bicycle, please visit our "Flying with a Bike" FAQ page for more information. If you're flying with Lufthansa for your next ski holiday and need to fly with skiing equipment, take a look at our guide on adding ski equipment to Lufthansa flights for more information. We also have a guide on adding snowboarding equipment to Lufthansa flights.
Lufthansa passengers can choose to fly in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First Class.
Economy Class on Lufthansa is comfortable on all short, medium and long-haul flights. The facilities and seating varies from short to long-haul flights
On Short-haul Lufthansa flights in-flight meal services are not available on both meals and drinks, for example, on flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg). On Medium-haul Lufthansa flights, provisions of snack and beverages are available. On Long-haul Lufthansa Air flights, beverages will be served and on request. This includes alcoholic and nonalcoholic, coffee and tomato juice.
You are offered the opportunity to reserve your seats in Economy Class. Depending on your Economy fare, you can request to have a preferred seating zone or seat with additional legroom. You can reserve this with Alternative Airlines who will be happy to help with your seating arrangements.
Premium Economy Class passengers are able to check two items of baggage weighing 23kg each at no additional cost.
Passengers wishing to spend time at the Lufthansa lounge are able to do so at an additional cost.
Sit back and enjoy great legroom and room to stretch out on your Premium Economy Flight with more than 50% more room on all sides. Enjoy a complimentary amenity travel kit as well as an adjustable headrest to make sure that you arrive at your flight feeling refreshed and well rested.
Lufthansa Business Class passengers are granted priority check-in, more baggage and access to the Lufthansa loung services. Passengers can enjoy priority boarding as well as more personal space.
In Lufthansa's Business Class lounges passengers can relax and freshen up before their flight. Once onboard even short-haul passengers can enjoy a full meal. Lufthansa Business Class meals are of the highest quality, offering passengers a well-balanced and varied meal. Passengers an choose from an exclusive range of wines and beverages which are served in stylish wine glasses.
Lufthansa Business Class seats fully recline so passengers can get the sleep they need.
Lufthansa's First Class service takes care of the little things so you don't have to. From a personal assistant to guide to your gate to valet parking at the airport. From the moment you arrive your First Class experience with Lufthansa is made as stress-free as possible.
Passengers departing from Frankfurt Airport will have time to relax before their flight in the airline's First Class terminal and lounge. Enjoy food à la carte or from the buffet and choose from the luxurious range of cigars at the lounge's Cigar Bar. If you require privacy before your flight, you can make use of the airline's office units where you can make use of the complimentary WI-FI. Those who wish to freshen up before their flight can do so in one of the four shower rooms.
Expert design, high-quality materials and pleasant lighting mean that you can relax and enjoy your Lufhtansa flight in peace. First Class seats on Lufthansa flights convert into a two-metre-long bed with a comfortable mattress and temperature-regulating duvet. All passengers will also be equipped with an amenity kit and a selection of high-quality toiletries.
Lufthansa provides passengers with an expansive selection of TV and Movies to help them make the most of their inflight experience.
Lufthansa lets passengers choose from a range of Emmy-award winning TV shows as well as classic shows from a range of European countries. From comedies to documentaries, there's a TV show for every taste on board your Lufthansa flight.
Lufthansa offers a range of movies to help its passengers have the most enjoyable flight possible. Lufthansa regularly updates its selection of movies, adding new releases in a range of languages to keep passengers of every taste entertained. From award-winning classics to action-packed new releases, there's something for everyone on board your Lufthansa flight!
Available on both short and long-haul flights, Lufthansa WIFI 'Lufthansa FlyNet' allows you to stay connected inflight so you can enjoy using the internet just as if you were at home! Whether you're scrolling through your social networks or catching up with work, Lufthansa's high-speed WIFI has you covered!
Lufthansa WIFI is available at the following prices:
Fly Lufthansa and be offered a number of delicious meals and drinks depending on your cabin class. If you have any special dietary requirements please contact Lufthansa at least 24 hours before your flight departure. You can also view Lufthansa's in-flight menu via the airline's official site.
Lufthansa passengers receive free meals and snacks on board their flights, tailored to the region of the destination you are travelling to. Passengers in First, Business and Premium Economy can view the menu for their flights before departing. To view the menu, enter your flight number, flight class and date on the Lufthansa website.
In-flight food is offered on most flights, except on especially short routes where there is not sufficient time to provide this service, for example on the Frankfurt - Luxembourg routes. The route and duration of your flight will determine which meal, hot or cold, or snack you will receive.
Special meals for diabetics, vegetarians, and religious can be ordered up to 24 hours before departure at no extra cost. The following is a list of the special meals available for order with Lufthansa:
Vegetarian or wholefood
Vegetarian (lacto-ovo) meal
Vegetarian-Asian (Indian) meal
Light wholefood meal
Hindu Meal (non vegetarian)
No matter the class travelling in, passengers travelling with Lufthansa can expect a variety and choice of complimentary drinks on board. There will be a choice of hot and cold, non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
Scroll down to find out about Lufthansa's check-in policy, including check-in closing and opening times.
You can check-in for your Lufthansa reservation using our online check-in page. Click on the Lufthansa logo and enter your flight details on the following page to check-in. Lufthansa web check-in opens 23 hours before scheduled flight departure time. Online check-in is also available via the airline's official site.
Passengers flying on Lufthansa can check-in at the airport by either visiting the Lufthansa check-in desks or by using the self-service check-in machines. We recommend arriving in plenty of time if you're checking-in at the airport. Arrive at least 2 hours before for domestic flights and 3 hours for international flights.
Lufthansa flies to range of different destinations across Europe and the United States. Click below to see all the cities and airports that it flies to.
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Frankfurt International Airport is the main airport located in Frankfurt and the airport hub for Lufthansa. The airport is split into two terminals. Terminal 1 is the older airport of the two and the terminal in which Lufthansa and its subsidiaries operate all of their services within Frankfurt airport. Terminal 2 is estimated to hold around 50 million passengers each year.
Terminal 2 is smaller than Terminal 1, with around 15 million passengers passing through each year. This terminal is used by some of the world's biggest international airlines, such as American Airlines, British Airways, LATAM and China Eastern Airlines.
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