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Lufthansa German Airlines (IATA: LH) is the largest German airline. In terms of the number of passengers transported by Lufthansa, it is in addition the largest airline company in Europe. It is a part of Star Alliance. The hub of the airline is at Frankfurt Airport. The site of its secondary hub is Munich Airport.


Venloer Strasse 151-153, 50672, Cologne, Germany

Flight irregularity

Flight # From To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival
LH1483 Menorca Airport
Landing Frankfurt am Main Airport
EXPECTED 22.05.2021 20:30:00
ACTUAL 23.05.2021 14:58:00
LH577 Cape Town International
Landing Frankfurt am Main Airport
EXPECTED 21.05.2021 05:40:00
ACTUAL Cancelled
LH2257 Strasbourg Airport
Landing Franz Josef Strauss Airport
EXPECTED 18.05.2021 17:40:00
ACTUAL Cancelled
LH2257 Strasbourg Airport
Landing Franz Josef Strauss Airport
EXPECTED 17.05.2021 14:55:00
ACTUAL Cancelled
LH1177 Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport
Landing Frankfurt am Main Airport
EXPECTED 13.05.2021 15:50:00
ACTUAL Cancelled

Lufthansa subsidiary airlines are Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings (including Germanwings), Swiss International Air Lines (including Edelweiss Air), and part of SunExpress. The airline has 294 fleets and has flights to 220 destinations.

Lufthansa German Airlines has a frequent flyer programme, Miles & More. To register for the programme, follow the steps here. Lufthansa Service Centre contact details are here.

Lufthansa check-in

It is possible to check in with Lufthansa in a range of ways, online, on your mobile device, or in the airport with a check-in machine or at the airline check-in desk.

If you demand particular on-board services or are travelling with pets, make sure to check in directly at the check-in counter in the airport.

For more information on checking in with Lufthansa follow the link .

Lufthansa online check-in

Online check-in starts from 23 hours prior to scheduled departure and allows passengers to pick a seat and print out their boarding pass or get it on their mobile phone (check the possibility of mobile check-in in the airport you are departing from). To check in online for a Lufthansa flight, go here.

Lufthansa mobile check-in

Mobile check-in enables you to check in for your flight and download the boarding pass at your leisure. From 23 hours before departure, you can check in, select your seat, and get your boarding pass via your mobile phone. Be sure to check the possibility of mobile check-in in the airport you are departing from.

A paper boarding pass can be obtained at a check-in machine (if located in the departure airport) or at the airline check-in counter, in the event something malfunctions with your mobile boarding pass. In case you are experiencing troubles with your phone, or have inadvertently deleted your boarding pass, the above further applies.

Lufthansa airlines check-in machines

These are the screens you can use to check in at the airport. It is important to check the availability of check-in machines before getting to the airport you are departing from. You can usually check in at the machine either with your passport, or by entering your last name and booking reference, which is in your booking confirmation.

Lufthansa flight check-in deadlines

Check-in deadlines are in place so that flights depart on schedule. You must have checked in baggage and have your boarding pass – regardless of how you checked in – prior to the deadline.

For more detailed information respecting check-in deadlines for Lufthansa, click here.

Lufthansa baggage allowance

View more details regarding Lufthansa's baggage policy here.

Lufthansa carry-on baggage

Your flight ticket travel class influences the carry-on baggage allowance when flying with Lufthansa.

The carry-on baggage has to comply with the airline’s regulations.
If the carry-on baggage does not conform to regulations, it should be checked in at a Lufthansa counter or a self-service bag drop kiosk, when available. It is important to note that you might be required to pay charges if you have to check this baggage.

Dimensions of carry-on baggage – max. 55 x 40 x 23 cm
Dimensions of foldable garment bags – max. 57 x 54 x 15 cm

Economy Class – 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Premium Economy Class – 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Business Class – limited to 2 items of carry-on baggage, up to 8 kg each
First Class – limited to 2 items of carry-on baggage, up to 8 kg each

You can discover more details about carry-on baggage regulations here.

Lufthansa checked baggage

Free baggage allowance depends on your ticket fare and travel class.

Dimension regulations for checked-in baggage – max. 158 cm (width + height + depth)

Lufthansa checked-in baggage allowance

Economy Class – 1 baggage item, up to 23 kg
Premium Economy Class – 2 items of baggage, up to 23 kg
Business Class – 2 items of baggage, each up to 32 kg
First Class – 3 items of baggage, each up to 32 kg

Lufthansa excess baggage

There are certain regulations concerning excess and special baggage.

You can read additional information concerning this and flat rates here.

Baggage considered to be excess
Business / First Class – above 158 cm (width + height + depth, a maximum limit of 292 cm)

Lufthansa baggage policy: Sports equipment

You will find all the information you need about travelling with sports baggage here.
It is a good idea to make a reservation for your sports baggage before travelling – no less than 24 hours before your flight – because there is a limitation on the amount of space available for these items.

More detailed information on sports baggage and equipment regulations can be found here.

Lufthansa luggage problems

Damaged baggage, or baggage failing to get to the destination, can be a result of a variety of factors. A lost baggage tag, unfavourable weather conditions, or technical problems in the baggage handling area can cause baggage difficulties.
For information on claiming for damaged baggage, or baggage tracing, click here.

Delayed / damaged baggage claim

A statement must be made straight away to the Lufthansa baggage tracing desk or service counter when your baggage is damaged or is delayed at the arrival airport. Every flight document should be kept, most importantly your baggage claim tag and boarding pass.

You must always supply the reference number for your claim and confirmation in writing. Make sure you have this until your baggage is delivered or your claim is settled.

A different method to claim for problems with baggage is to process the claim by employing the services of MYFLYRIGHT, more details can be found here.

Lufthansa flight travel classes

A travel class sets out the calibre of accommodation aboard the plane. The choice of classes the passenger can select from varies depending on the airline. Passengers may select from Lufthansa's 4 travel classes – Economy, Premium Economy, Business, and First Class. Each cabin class is moreover separated into invisible booking classes. You can read more detailed information regarding Lufthansa travel classes here.

Lufthansa Economy Class

This is the most affordable travel class of plane accommodation. Passengers can fly Economy Class on any Lufthansa flights.

Seats – 31-inch seat pitch, except the Airbus A380s which has a 33-inch seat pitch
On-board entertainment – films, TV, audiobooks, and music, available on long-haul flights
On-board meal – available on long-haul flights

Lufthansa Premium Economy Class

Premium Economy Class is between Economy and Business Class and offers more services in a more relaxing setting before and in the course of the flight. To discover further details in relation to travelling with Lufthansa Premium Economy Class, go here.

Passenger benefits

Seats – up to 50% more room on all sides with a personal seatback entertainment screen and a larger separating armrest
Baggage – 2 items of checked-in baggage up to 23 kg each
Lounges – access to select Lufthansa lounges with an additional charge
On-board extras – a practical travel kit and a bottle of water at your seat

Lufthansa Business Class

A class which gives passengers more comfort. The calibre of seating, food and beverages, service while on the ground, as well as on-board perks, distinguish Business Class from other travel classes.

Lufthansa Business Class: Short & mid-haul routes

Passenger benefits

Priority check-in – passengers can use the priority check-in counter in the airport of departure
Additional baggage – 2 items of carry-on baggage
Lounges – a choice of lounges at all major international airports where you can take a rest or catch up on work before your flight
Priority boarding – on all European flights which have a gate position
Seats – empty middle seat for extended personal space on board
On-board meal – a full meal served on china

You can discover more regarding short and medium-haul flights with Lufthansa Business Class here.

Lufthansa Business Class: Long-haul routes

Passenger benefits

Priority check-in – passengers can use the priority check-in counter in the airport of departure
Additional baggage – 2 items of carry-on baggage
Lounges – a variety of dedicated Business Class lounges at all major international airports that give you the space to refresh, unwind or work
Priority boarding – on all European flights with a gate position
Seats – empty middle seat for extended personal space on board
On-board meal – a full meal served on china
On-board entertainment – Lufthansa onboard entertainment offers films, TV series, music or audiobooks on a personal screen

Additional detailed information concerning travelling with Lufthansa Business Class for long-haul routes can be read here.

Lufthansa First Class

First Class is the highest calibre of travel class passengers can choose. There are normally a smaller number of seats available for purchase, with a superior quality of comfort and service, and more privacy and space.

Lufthansa First Class is available on most long-haul planes such as Airbus A330-300, A340-600, Airbus A380s, and Boeing 747–8s.
Go here for more detailed information about Lufthansa First Class.

Priority check-in – dedicated First Class check-in counters at most airports and the First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport
Personal assistant – for every passenger in First Class
First Class Lounges – special lounges for First Class passengers
Limousine service – the passengers are transferred to the aircraft by limousine or exclusive people carrier
Seats – seat changes into a 2-metre-long bed with mattress and a temperature-regulating duvet
On-board meal – a meal prepared and served specially for First Class passengers available on demand

Lufthansa lounges

Four varieties of lounges are available with Lufthansa – First Class, Senator, Business and Welcome Lounge, as well as the First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport.c

Travelling with children on Lufthansa flights

Children who are aged two (2) and above must have individual seats.

Be aware that some countries have particular regulations regarding minors entering or exiting that country, who are travelling on their own, with a parent, or with an adult who is not the parent.

You must always be aware of all necessary documents ahead of travelling, if not you could be refused entry or exit in a country.

Carrycots – reservation possible for long-haul flights, restricted to babies less than 11 kg and less than 67 cm in length. In order to get a carrycot for your child, you need to make a reservation up to 52 hours before flight departure. The seat for the carrycot could need an additional seat reservation fee.

Children’s menu – available on board. Reservation required up to 24 hours before departure. To find out more, go here.

Further details on travelling with children with Lufthansa can be found by the link.

Lufthansa pet policy

Travelling with pets with Lufthansa is allowed. Requires registration and confirmation from the airline no later than 24 hours before departure.

In the event that the weight, size, as well as country and other airline rules are met, you are permitted to travel with your pet with an additional fee either as additional carry-on baggage or it can be transported within the cargo hold of the airplane.

Additional detailed information on flying with pets with Lufthansa is available on this page.

MYFLYRIGHT On-Time-Ranking for airports and airlines

The On-Time-Ranking is a dynamic ranking and evaluation system developed by MYFLYRIGHT.

In this ranking we are currently monitoring and analyzing 114 airports and 65 airlines. Airport and airlines were selected based on three main criteria:

fly in Europe

Relevant to European travel

We have selected airports and airlines that have a significant contribution to the European travel. Therefore, all airports that have been selected are from the EU and airlines with significant traffic within or from/ to the European Union.

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Data quality

We are focusing only on airports and airlines where we have enough data points to make adequate analyses and evaluations.

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We do not track the performance of micro airports with only a few flights per day. Instead, we only focus on airports and airlines with a moderate to high traffic.

If you would like to learn more about MYFLYRIGHT On-Time-Ranking for airports and airlines please click here.


MYFLYRIGHT is a legal tech company, specialized in the support of airline passengers affected by flight delays, flight cancellations, denied boarding, delayed or lost luggage and the refund of unused airline tickets. MYFLYRIGHT was founded 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. The company operates out of 3 offices, its headquarter in Hamburg and its branches in Prague, Czech Republic and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Currently, MYFLYRIGHT employs a team of around 25 people working in Marketing, Operations, Legal, Customer Support and IT. The organization operates across 5 markets – Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland.

MYFLYRIGHT’s goal is to provide access to justice for all aviation passengers who experience irregularities in their flight transportation. Notably, 75% of all compensation requests submitted by passengers get rejected. Whereas, MYFLYRIGHT is able to successfully execute the applicable customer claims in more than 98% of cases at court.

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