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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, EurowingsOcean 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.

Baggage Policy

Your baggage allowance will depend on whether your flying domestically or internationally and the cabin class you selected.

Carry-on Baggage

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.

Checked Baggage

Within Europe

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.

Across Continents

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.

Transporting Speciality Items and Sports Equipment

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.

Cabin Classes

Lufthansa passengers can choose to fly in Economy, Premium Economy, Business or First Class.

Economy 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

Economy Class Facilities

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.

What are Economy Class Seats like?

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

Premium Economy Class passengers are able to check two items of baggage weighing 23kg each at no additional cost.

Premium Economy Facilities

Passengers wishing to spend time at the Lufthansa lounge are able to do so at an additional cost.

What are Premium Economy Class Seats like?

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.

Business Class

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.

Lufthansa Business Class Facilities

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.

What are Lufthansa Business Class seats like?

Lufthansa Business Class seats fully recline so passengers can get the sleep they need.

First Class

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.

Lufthansa First Class Facilities

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.

What are Lufthansa First Class seats like?

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.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Lufthansa provides passengers with an expansive selection of TV and Movies to help them make the most of their inflight experience.

Lufthansa TV

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 Movies

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 Price

Lufthansa WIFI is available at the following prices:

  • €9 EUR/$10 USD for one hour
  • €14 EUR/$15.50 USD for four hours
  • €17 EUR/$19 USD for the whole flight

Food & Drink

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 Meal Options

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 Dietary Requirements

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:

Dietary Meals

Gluten-free Meal

Low-calorie Meal

Low-cholesterol Meal

Low-sodium Meal

Lactose-free Meal

Vegetarian or wholefood

Vegetarian (lacto-ovo) meal

Vegetarian-Asian (Indian) meal

Vegetarian-Oriental meal

Light wholefood meal

Religious Meals

Muslim Meal

Hindu Meal (non vegetarian)

Children’s Meals

Children’s Meal

Drinks & Alcohol

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.

Online Check-in

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.

Airport Check-in

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.

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Destinations that Lufthansa flies to

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.

Alternatives to Lufthansa

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Hub Airport

Frankfurt International Airport

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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With Alternative Airlines' promo codes and flight voucher codes, you can get Lufthansa ticket discounts. Save money with a PayPal promo code on your next Lufthansa Airlines flight ticket.

Spread the cost into flexible instalments when you book your next Lufthansa flight with Alternative Airlines. To learn more and find out which Buy Now, Pay Later options are available to you and your region please visit our Lufthansa - Fly Now, Pay Later page.

Seat Selection

You can now browse the remaining seats on your Lufthansa Air flights and select the seat of your choice with Alternative Airlines! Find out how to book your Lufthansa seats here.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use 'Pay When You Fly' with Alternative Airlines?

No. Pay when you fly is a payment method that Lufthansa currently only offers to its corporate customers and isn't available as a way to pay at Alternative Airlines. We do offer buy now pay later and financing options. This is a little different to pay when you fly in that you pay the cost in instalments over time. But, it still allows you to secure your flight now and pay it back at a later date.

How do I make a Lufthansa flight booking?

Through Alternative Airlines! You can book flights with hundreds of airlines, including Lufthansa. When you book flights through our site, you can pay the way you prefer. Checkout using PayPal, or one of our many payment instalment options, including Klarna, Affirm, Afterpay, and Zip.

Find out more about all our payment plan options.

Is Lufthansa still flying?

Despite having operated a reduced flight network during the Coronavirus pandemic, Lufthansa is eyeing a strong recovery as international travel continues to resume.

Is it easy to book Lufthansa flights?

It is quick, simple, and easy to book flights through Alternative Airlines. You can customise your booking to meet your needs, including easily choosing your cabin/ticket fare, and adding additional baggage to your booking. Our Seat Selection Tool also makes it easier to choose the flights you want.

Can I book multi-city flights with Lufthansa?

Yes! When you search for your Lufthansa Airlines flights through Alternative Airlines, you can use our multi-city search tool to organise your multi-city trip and select Lufthansa as your preferred airline! Multi-city flights with Lufthansa are usually between European cities/countries.

How do I manage my booking with Lufthansa?

You can manage your reservations online with Lufthansa right here at Alternative Airlines. If you purchased your Lufthansa tickets through our site, you can simply log in to your Alternative Airlines account and view all the details related to your Lufthansa booking including e-tickets and the itinerary.

How to add ski equipment to a Lufthansa flight?

When you reserve Lufthansa flights with Alternative Airlines you can add ski equipment at the time of booking or after via 'Manage my Booking'. Weight and size limits on ski equipment will change depending on the airline that you fly with e.g. Ski equipment mustn't exceed 32kg on flights with Lufthansa.

Here's how you can add ski equipment to your Lufthansa booking at Alternative Airlines:

  1. Use the search form at the top of the page and enter your departure/arrival destinations, travel dates, passenger count and cabin class. Click 'Search Flights.'
  2. Review the available flights on the next page. To narrow down your search by airline (e.g. Lufthansa), use the 'Airlines' filter. When you find your ideal flight, click 'Confirm Selection.'
  3. Enter passenger and contact details on the following page. Scroll to 'Special Baggage' and select 'View Special Baggage' to explore additional options.
  4. After selecting ski equipment, proceed to the payment section, where we offer 40+ payment options, including Buy Now Pay Later, cryptocurrencies and virtual wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  5. Once your booking is confirmed, expect your e-ticket via email. Keep in mind that it may take up to 24 hours in some cases.

Do my ski boots count as carry-on baggage?

We understand that you don't want to leave behind your ski boots when flying for a ski trip. Lucky for you, you can travel with your ski boots if they fit in your carry-on baggage without exceeding the airline's weight and size limitations. In most cases, your ski boots will have to be removed and scanned at the airport for security checks.

How to add snowboard equipment to my Lufthansa booking?

When booking flights through Alternative Airlines you can simply add snowboard equipment at the time of booking or after via 'Manage my Booking'. Weight restrictions on snowboard equipment will vary depending on the airline that you fly with e.g. Snowboard Equipment mustn't exceed 32kg on Lufthansa flights.

  1. Firstly, use the search form at the top of the page to enter your departure and arrival destinations, travel dates, passengers and fare class. Click 'Search Flights.'
  2. After the page loads, you'll see available flights based on your input. If you have a specific airline in mind (e.g., Lufthansa), use the 'Airlines' tab to filter the results. Select your preferred flight and click 'Confirm Selection.'
  3. On the passenger details page, navigate to the 'Special Baggage' section, and click 'View Special Baggage' to explore additional options. Choose 'Snowboard Equipment' by clicking the '+' button. It's recommended to weigh your equipment to select the appropriate weight option.
  4. Proceed to the payment section, where we offer 40+ payment options. Select your preferred payment method.
  5. Once your booking is confirmed, you'll receive your e-ticket via email. Please be aware that it may take up to 24 hours in some cases.

How to pack snowboard equipment?

Snowboard equipment can be heavy, making it a little difficult to travel with. We advise that you purchase a wheeled snowboard bag as this can significantly improve your travelling experience when transporting snowboard equipment through the airport. Wheeled snowboard baggage usually contains useful storage that makes it easy to store your snowboarding accessories such as boots and snow gear.

Does Lufthansa fly to Germany from the UK?

Yes, Lufthansa operates regular flights between the United Kingdom and Germany. You can book Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt and Munich from London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham. Take a look at other airlines that fly to Germany from the UK.