Lufthansa Cabin Baggage Allowance

Lufthansa Cabin Bag Economy Class Rules

Lufthansa has a cabin baggage allowance allowing you to take one piece of carry on luggage with maximum dimensions of 55 cm by 40 cm by 23 cm and there is a weight limit of 8kg.

Lufthansa Cabin Bag Rules - from the official Lufthansa website

Lufthansa Cabin Bag Rules – picture from the official Lufthansa website

Lufthansa Cabin Baggage Allowance Maximum Size

Dimensions of 55 cm by 40 cm by 23 cm are the maximum carry on size allowed with Lufthansa – make sure you fit within this allowance or you could face a fine or have to leave your bag at the airport!

Lufthansa Cabin Baggage Weight Limit

There is a weight limit of 8kg (this is quite a low weight limit, Ryanair offers 10kg but of course you get checked luggage free with Lufthansa e.t.c.)

See how this compares with other airlines with our handy comparison chart.

Suitable Cabin Bags for Lufthansa

Based on the Lufthansa cabin bag allowance both these cabin bags are suitable for their flights and fit the Lufthansa hand luggage dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm.

Recommended cabin bag for Lufthansa and other airlines hand luggage only flights and an EXCLUSIVE £5 DISCOUNT!

I currently recommend The Right Size Cabin Bag for hand luggage only flights which is a good quality unique cabin bag that has the dimensions  50 cm x 39cm x 19 cm which will save you hassle and stress as you just know it will be allowed on board.

I have an EXCLUSIVE £5 discount – enter cbwebsite at the Checkout to get it for £54 including £10 shipping!

This bag:

  • Fits over 95% of European carriers and is within the guaranteed easyJet cabin bag size, and fits other airlines like Ryanair, Jet2, Monarch, Lufthansa, BA, Thomas Cook, Thomson and more.
  • 50cm x 39cm x 19cm
  • Has unique features like a built in lock, excellent adjustable handle and more
  • Designed to save you money on baggage fees and they claim the label will give you less hassle (probably true but I cannot personally vouch for that.)
  • Lightweight
  • Comes with a 2 year warranty

I have a very detailed review of this bag here with the pros, cons and features of this great cabin bag.

Lufthansa Additional Items Allowed On Board Outside of Cabin Baggage

You are also allowed:

an additional small bag like a laptop or handbag of up to 30 cm x 40 cm x 10 cm.

Children`s equipment like pushchairs or car seats

Crutches/walking sticks

Lufthansa First Class and Business Class Cabin Baggage Allowance


2 bags of 55cm by 40 cm by 23cm.

You may be asked to put one of your cabin bags in the hold if the flight is busy but this will be free and at no extra cost though not ideal.

How to Pack the Hand Luggage for your Lufthansa Flight

See our excellent guide for travelling with just hand luggage for detailed advice about how to travel light and make sure you check out some of our other articles about travelling smart.

Before flying check out the Lufthansa official website for the latest rules and learn how to travel smarter.  Also, share this page with anyone flying with Lufthansa soon to help them and make sure they don`t have to pay for excess baggage.

Happy flying!

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  1. M,M. 19/03/2014

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