Germanwings will be more generous with luggage allowances: as of now, the discount airline is raising the maximum weight for first luggage items from 20 to 23 kilograms. In “Best” and “Flex” tariffs, one suitcase will even be free of charge. Customers with “Basic” tariff tickets will simply pay 10 euro for one piece of luggage if they check in online.
Each additional item of luggage of up to 23 kg will cost 70 euro. This means a clear reduction in price, compared to previous conditions.
Passengers travelling with small children are particularly better off: the same conditions will apply to small children as to adults. And Germanwings will also carry one pram, buggy or travel cot, completely free of charge.
For heavier suitcases, new, simplified conditions will also apply. Up to the absolute maximum weight per piece of 32 kilograms, the first suitcase will be charged an extra 50 euro, and for each additional piece, a supplementary charge of 30 euro will apply.
As always, Germanwings will also allow each passenger one free piece of hand luggage on top of any checked-in items. This should not be bigger than 55 x 40 x 20 cm and no heavier than 8 kg.
The simplified charges are part of a far-reaching harmonisation of airlines within the Lufthansa group.