Deutsche Lufthansa is the flag carrier of Germany and the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried. The name of the company is derived from Luft (German for ‘air’) and Hansa (after the Hanseatic League, a powerful medieval trading group). Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne, with their main operations base at Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, formed in 1997.

Why fly with Lufthansa

How to Check In

From as early as 23 hours before departure you can check-in online, select your seat and conveniently print out your online boarding pass or have it sent to your mobile phone. For traditional airport check-in, there are different rules for different classes and check-in times will vary according to your departure airport. In general, economy class passengers can check in between 90 and 120 minutes before their flight is scheduled to depart.

Baggage Allowance

As with all airlines, there are restrictions when it comes to how much baggage you are allowed to check-in or take on board the flight. Always check with the airline before you travel. For up to date information on baggage allowance and charges, go directly to the Lufthansa website.

Meals, Snacks and Drinks

Lufthansa takes prides in its on-board catering. All passengers can choose from the airline's 19 special menus. Even on domestic flights within Germany, you are offered drinks and a snack, while on longer flights you can enjoy a hot meal and a selection of the day’s newspapers. Business Class passengers, even on shorter routes, are served little gourmet treats and interesting and varied menus; these are created in collaboration with renowned chefs.


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