Airline Group Cuts Checked Baggage Allowance in Half for Flights Between the US and India

Travel light or pay for checked baggage on international flights these days. In order to maintain their international operations, airlines pass the burden of exorbitant airfares onto passengers and come up with policies to maximize revenue from travel-related services or amenities. One of them being checked baggage; airlines are restricting the freedom of economy class travelers traveling with two free checked bags in view of the rising price of kerosene and its impact on general operating costs.

If you book Lufthansa flights between India and USA/Canada, you will need to pay for multiple checked bags in economy class. As of August 2022, Lufthansa’s checked baggage policy for economy flights between India and USA / Canada is limited to one bag of 23 kg maximum. To be specific, the German carrier will charge economy class travelers for a second checked bag from August 1.

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According to reports, checking a second piece of baggage up to 23 kg on Lufthansa economy flights between North America and India will cost €200 (206 USD) if booked in advance or online. line.. It is 250 € (257 US$) if you pay for additional baggage in the hold at the airport. This means that from now on, the cost of the economy class flight between Canada / USA and India increases from 206 to 260 USD if you need to check a second bag for a round trip on Lufthansa.

“Lufthansa’s new checked baggage allowance for economy flights applies to other airlines of the Lufthansa Group, such as Swiss International Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. However, your travel on any route between India and North America (USA, Canada, Mexico) is not subject to the revised baggage rules if your Lufthansa flight tickets or flights with any other Lufthansa Group airline have been booked no later than July 31,” Indian Eagle’s chief travel economist said.

Lufthansa’s checked baggage policy for business class flights between India and USA / Canada remains unchanged. The latest economy class baggage allowance review compares Lufthansa Group airlines to North American carriers, including United Airlines, American Airlines and Air Canada, which allow economy class travelers to check one piece of baggage for free. This gives a competitive edge to Air India’s non-stop flights and Middle Eastern airlines which are known and preferred for their generous checked baggage allowance on routes between North America and India.

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