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New baggage policy for Lufthansa & Austrian Airlines

 23 May 2011

Lufthansa logoFor all tickets issued on/after 1 June 2011 the free baggage allowance on all Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights will be defined according to the Piece Concept (see below) and from 1 July 2011 on all Brussels Airlines flights.

The free baggage allowances, which are composed of the number and weight of the baggage items, vary according to the booked travel class:

Passenger category Economy Class Business Class
Adults and children aged 2 years and older except tickets issued to/from Japan 1 bag max. 23kg 2 bags max. 32kg each
Adults and children aged 2 years and older for tickets issued to/from Japan 2 bags max. 23kg each 2 bags max. 32kg each
Children up to 2 years of age 1 bag max. 23kg plus 1 fully collapsible buggy (up to 10kg) 1 bag max. 23kg plus 1 fully collapsible buggy (up to 10kg)
HON-Circle members
Senators
STAR Gold Card holders
3 bags max. 23kg each plus 1 golf equipment, except on flights to/from/via USA, Canada 3 bags max. 32kg each plus 1 golf equipment, except on flights to/from/via USA, Canada
Frequent Travelers (FTL card) 2 bags max. 23kg each 2 bags max. 32kg each

One of the free pieces may be 1 piece of sports equipment in the ‘small’ category and passengers may also check in one additional ski baggage item free of charge*. Please also note that specific additional conditions apply to selected destinations**.

SWISS is currently evaluating the introduction of the piece concept. For the time being no changes are planned and the same baggage rules as today will be in effect after 1 June for bmi and SWISS.

* Not valid on North Atlantic routes
** On flights to Japan, Western/Eastern and Central Africa two pieces up to 23 kg can be taken free of charge in Economy Class. For journeys beginning in Brazil two pieces up to 32 kg are permitted in Economy Class.

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