LOT Polish Airlines flights

LOT Polish Airlines is the flag carrier for Poland. Its full name is PolskieLinieLotnicze LOT S.A., but it trades under the name LOT Polish Airlines. It is based in Warsaw and has its hub at Warsaw Chopin Airport. Founded in 1929, LOT is one of the world’s oldest airlines still in operation. LOT has won numerous awards including “Best Airline in Eastern Europe” by Global Traveler magazine in 2008, 2009, and 2010. It is frequently rated as one of the safest airlines in the world. LOT flies to 60 different destinations worldwide, primarily in Europe but also in The Middle East, Asia, and North America. Popular destinations include Beijing, New York, Minsk, Krakow, and Wroclaw. LOT offer direct flights from London Heathrow to Warsaw.

Lot’s loyalty program, Miles & More, allows passengers to earn and spend points when flying with LOT. Registration for the Miles & More program is free and miles can be earned immediately. Points can be used against LOT flights and against flights from other Star Alliance members. Points can also be earned and redeemed when using LOT’s partners which include hotels, car hire companies, and shops.

Read on to discover more about LOT Polish Airlines, or read our travel guide to Warsaw.

Information correct as of March 2017

Why fly LOT Polish Airlines

How to check in

There are several ways to check in for your LOT Polish Airlines flight. If you’re flying from Warsaw Chopin Airport, you can check in using a LOT self-service kiosk. Alternatively, or if you’re not flying from Warsaw, you can check in online using a computer or LOT’s mobile app. If you check in using a laptop or desktop computer, your boarding pass will either need to be printed or it can be sent to you by text message. Web check-in is available from 24 hours before your flight is due to depart until 2 hours before. You can check in the old fashioned way at the airport desks.


LOT typically use Boeing 737-400 aircraft for the London Heathrow to Warsaw flight. In Economy and Economy Plus, the seats have a seat pitch (the distance between your seat and the seat in front) of 32 inches and a seat width of 18 inches. In Business Class, the pitch is 37 inches and the seat width is 18 inches.

Booking fees

Tickets purchased online at are not subject to a booking fee.

Service on board

LOT flights include on-board entertainment, allowing you to relax and enjoy a movie en-route to your destination. Food is also offered on-board LOT flights. In Economy, a small snack is offered on flights that are 6 hours or shorter and a larger meal is offered on longer flights. It’s also possible to order food from LOT’s paid menu, LOT Gourmet. This menu offers crisps, chocolates, meals, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, teas, and coffees. The meals provided in Premium Economy and Business Class are usually based on the destination that you’re flying to.


According to OAG, LOT Polish Airlines were one of the world's most punctual carriers in 2016 with 88.88% of flights arriving on time.

Baggage allowances and fees

LOT hand luggage allowance: size, weight and fees

Cabin bag size: 55cm x 40cm x 23cm.

Hand luggage weight nd number of pieces allowance:LOT Business Class: 2 pieces each up to 9 kg. LOT Premium Economy(intercontinental flights): 2 pieces, combined up to 12 kg (1 piece max. 8 kg). LOT Premium Economy (international flights): 1 piece, up to 8 kg. LOT Economy Class: 1 piece, up to 8 kg. LOT Economy Simple: 1 piece, up to 8 kg.

Cost to check in oversized luggage: For an additional piece (max. 23 kg and max dimensions 158 cm) - Domestic: €40. International: €70. Intercontinental: €105.

LOT hold luggage allowance: size, weight and fees

Hold baggage size: 158 cm in total.

Hold luggage weight allowance:LOT Business Class: 32 kg. All other classes: 23 kg.

Number of hold bags allowed:LOT Economy Saver: 1-2 pieces. LOT Economy Simple: n/a. LOT Economy Class: 1-2 pieces. LOT Premium Economy: 2 pieces. LOT Business Class: 2-3 pieces.

Cost of LOT hold luggage: (max. 23 kg and max dimensions 158 cm) Domestic: €40. International: €70. Intercontinental: €105.


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