Lufthansa (German Airline), when combined with its subsidiaries Swiss Airlines, Austrian Airlines or Germanwings, just to mention a few, is the largest airline in Europe.
How to check-in for a Lufthansa flight (online check-in)
Access to the service opens 23 hours before the departure of the plane. If you have contacted a Lufthansa subsidiary, make sure that you can check in online for your destination. You can get acquainted with routes for which a boarding pass is not provided.
How do I check in for a flight online? You need to follow a few simple steps:
- Log in to lufthansa.com;
- In the main menu, go to the “Preparing for your trip” section, then “Check-in”;
- Go through identification. You can provide your ticket or booking number, or use the Frequent Flyer or Lufthansa Vollcharter card;
- Select your seat of interest on board and print your boarding pass.
You can go through the procedure through your mobile phone by going to the Ih.com page or using the application, which is available for smartphones and tablets.
Do you need to make changes to your booked flight? Do it on the website of the Lufthansa airline. Go to the section “My reservations” and enter your personal code. You will get access to a page where you can:
- Reserve a seat in the cabin;
- Make changes to the ticket booking;
- Order special meals;
- Book a hotel room;
- Rent a car;
- Take out travel insurance;
- Cancel reservation.
The main condition is to log in to the system no later than 1 hour before departure. Remember that ticket refunds are possible when the fare conditions allow it.
Miles & More bonus program
Award or status miles are credited for booking air tickets, staying at hotels, contacting the company’s partners. Users assure that the Lufthansa program is especially beneficial if your friends or parents often make large purchases. You can pay with your card and later receive many award flights.
A fixed number of miles is granted on flights within Europe. For example, when flying in business class, it is credited from 500 to 1500 miles, in economy class – from 125 to 1000 miles.
Food and drink
Travelling in Economy Class, Lufthansa offers soft cocktails and alcoholic drinks free of charge. You can order a three-course lunch (main course, salad, dessert), tea, coffee or a digestif. Additional snacks are served on long routes.
Premium Economy Class offers a welcome non-alcoholic cocktail and mineral water. On short flights – drinks, chocolates, rolls. For flights from 6.5 to 9 hours – a light dinner or breakfast. On a longer trip, a hot meal, such as an omelette with fresh buns. Also served specially selected wine, fruit juice.
When you fly in Business Class, culinary delights, select wines and seasonal dishes await you. When compiling the menu, the company focuses on the preferences of passengers (even specially conducts surveys). For example, in July-August, the menu included a Venetian salad of rucolla and shrimp with vegetables.
Are you traveling first class? An integral part of the service is a free red rose and caviar. A variety of canapes will be served instead of the usual snacks. The menu includes seasonal items of regional cuisine. The attractive table setting will delight you. Different types of water are poured into decanters. The range of meals depends on the time of day and the duration of the flight.
Those who managed to buy a plane ticket from Lufthansa speak positively about the airline. They note the benefits of bonus programs, delicious food, value for money.
You can find the current Lufthansa schedule on the official website, or simply use the search form for flights and available tickets on this page.
Check-in for a Lufthansa flight
Online check-in starts 23 hours before flight departure. You can choose your boarding points, print your boarding pass or download an electronic version of it to your cell phone. You can go through the process online both on the website and using the mobile application.
Baggage with Lufthansa
Free baggage allowances differ on domestic and international flights.
Free baggage allowance on intercontinental flights:
- Economy class – 1 piece up to 23 kg;
- Economy class (premium) – 2 seats up to 23 kg;
- Business class – 2 seats up to 32 kg;
- First class – 3 seats up to 32 kg.
Free baggage allowance on flights within Europe:
- Economy class, Light – 1 piece of hand luggage up to 8 kg;
- Economy class, Classic – 1 piece of hand baggage up to 8 kg, 1 piece of baggage up to 23 kg;
- Economy class, Flex – 1 piece of hand luggage up to 8 kg; 1 piece of baggage up to 23 kg;
- Business class – 2 pieces of hand luggage up to 8 kg; 2 pieces of baggage up to 32 kg.
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