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LH / OS New Baggage Rules  
User currently offlinetolmachevo From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 5785 times:

New rules for LH & OS, not sure if it will effect SN, LX & BD?

1 piece max 23kg for Y

2 pieces max 64kg for J

3 pieces max 96kg for C

Standard fees for overweight baggage



http://presse.lufthansa.com/en/news-...hive/2011/may/16/article/1926.html

http://www.austrianairlines.ag/Press...s/Press/2011/05/99.aspx?sc_lang=en

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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

Oh shucks - they've gone and reduced the allowance for *A Gold customers  . Now only "2 bags up to 23 kg" when traveling in Y - earlier used to be 3 bags of up to 32 kgs...


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User currently offlinejiminyman From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5206 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 1):

Oh shucks - they've gone and reduced the allowance for *A Gold customers  . Now only "2 bags up to 23 kg" when traveling in Y - earlier used to be 3 bags of up to 32 kgs...

LH rules for *G currently for piece concept flight in Y is 3 piece at 23kgs, with the new rules *G will be allowed 2 at 23kgs.

So only a drop of 1 piece of baggage.

The new policy will cause confusion for the first few weeks as will apply to tkts on or after of the 1st June but there is a goodwill period.


User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

Except for those trips where I am smuggling bars of gold I think 46 kg is more than enough.

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

Quoting jiminyman (Reply 2):

LH rules for *G currently for piece concept flight in Y is 3 piece at 23kgs, with the new rules *G will be allowed 2 at 23kgs.

While true in letter, most of the LH check in staff tends to be pretty lenient and I've checked in bags heavier than 23kgs as a *A gold - up to 30 kilos. I think there was confusion since UA/ CO allowed 3*32kgs in the past, while LH was 3*23kgs.

Quoting aklrno (Reply 3):
Except for those trips where I am smuggling bars of gold I think 46 kg is more than enough.

Really? Thanks for being so judgmental - NOT.



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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26495 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4827 times:

Quoting jiminyman (Reply 2):
with the new rules *G will be allowed 2 at 23kgs.

Thats pretty good as a Star Gold Im happy with that  



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User currently offlineBHD From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Hey all

Was hoping that someone more knowledable than me could clarify this for me, so I hope that you don't mind me hijacking
this thread to ask this.

Travelling in business on Lufthansa DUB-FRA-TPA and then in First MCO-FRA-DUB.

I have tried to read through the baggage allowance posted above, which I think entitles me to 2 and 3 pieces of 32kg EACH for my respective legs. However upon further reading it states that for tickets issues before 1st June 2011 (mine was issued Jan 2011) the old piece concept still applies - so willI actually be entitled to 2 pieces of 32kg both legs? To be honest if its 2 or 3 pieces doesnt both me too much, but just wanted to clarify either way that each piece (either 2 or 3) can weight 32kg EACH and its not 2 or 3 pieces weighing 32kg in total?

Thanks for your help, it is much appreciated

ps if anyone is feeling particularily helpful you can advise on best lounges at FRA also as I have never travelled in Business or First before so want to make the most of it.

Cheers

Woody


User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

The real news is that the baggage allowance changes to piece concept on all flights, including intra-Europe. Many flights before were handled according to the weight concept with a 20 kg allowance in Y without any restriction to the amount of bags (you could check 10 bags with 2 kg each if you wanted). So for most customers it's actually an increase in free baggage allowed. A second bag costs 50 Euro to all destinations, so for more than 5 kg extra within Europe (so far, 10 EUR/kg fee), or even more than 1.25 kg extra for two consecutive long-haul flights via FRA/MUC/VIE (so far, 40 EUR/kg), excess baggage gets way cheaper!


WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineferminbrif From Venezuela, joined Dec 2010, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week ago) and read 3883 times:

as a "Class Y" pax I feel it´s pretty unfair. usually, people traveling first class don´t have to much baggage. I remember traveling IB/UX: I could carried 2 pieces (32kg each)= 64kg. On AA: 2 pieces (23kg each)= 46kg. On 7I: 2 pieces (23kg each)= 46kg or 1 pieces 32kg.

User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

The US has a lower weight requirement right? Otherwise, this should be more than enough to travel with. I've traveled with more in those classes and there was no difference whatsoever. I think there should be a universal weight requirement.


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User currently offlineEWRkid1990 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

What the h*ll does everyone need so many bags for?? Pack light for Christ sakes!! I'm going travelling for 3 months, going to a different place every 2 nights or so, and still managed to pack everything in one suitcase!!

User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Quoting EWRkid1990 (Reply 10):
What the h*ll does everyone need so many bags for?? Pack light for Christ sakes!! I'm going travelling for 3 months, going to a different place every 2 nights or so, and still managed to pack everything in one suitcase!!

People sometimes carry gifts for relatives in countries that do not have similar products for sale. I suppose the wise consumer will just have to avoid Lufthansa's draconian baggage policies. It's not a big loss since their service was never anything to write home about.



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