From open aircrafts and flying goggles to world renowned airline, Lufthansa today flies millions of people around the globe every year. From humble beginnings in the 1920’s when journalists and politicians used to have to sit among mail bags and parcels Lufthansa now flies to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations across 78 countries around the world. A founding member of Star Alliance, Lufthansa and its other 27 members collectively fly to almost every destination in the world!

*Information on this page is correct as of May 2016

Why Fly with Lufthansa

How to Check In

Lufthansa offer an online check-in service as well as the choice of checking-in at the airport. To make the most of the online facilities, passengers should go to the My Booking section of Lufthansa’s website (up to 23 hours before flight departure), enter their trip details and a few clicks later will be all checked in. From here customers can print their boarding passes, have them sent to their mobile or saved for printing at the airport. If you have bags to check in you must take them to the ‘bag drop’ desk at the airport. Alternatively passengers can check-in at the airport from 2 hours before departure. There are fast check-in kiosks at the airport to avoid the queues, where you can also print your boarding pass.

Baggage Allowance and Fees

All Lufthansa customers are entitled to free hand and hold luggage. How much depends on the class of flight. If travelling economy entitlement is a generous 23kg hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 8kg. Two items of hand luggage and two hold bags of 32kg each are the maximum for Business class travellers while a whopping 3 hold bags at 32kg each are allowed in First Class. It is of course possible to purchase additional baggage if required. Costs vary depending on the destination.


With some of the most generous leg room around, Lufthansa make even short flights a pleasure. In Economy, long haul passengers can expect to enjoy a superior 40 cm width seat for a comfy flight while legroom tops out at around 35inches. Lucky Business class flyers can kick back with 60 inches of legroom. If you’re in First class, leg room turns into full body room with flat-bed seats that let you sleep through a night flight. Seats are allocated automatically at online or airport check-in online but they can be changed free of charge, either in person or on the ‘My Booking’ page of the Lufthansa website.

Booking Fees

As with nearly all airlines, Lufthansa are not alone in charging booking fees. If paying by debit card there is no fee, but if using Paypal or credit card there will be a charge of £4.50. Be aware, if booking through an agent as even debit cards will carry a booking fee so it’s always best passengers to book their own flights.


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