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Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian increase baggage allowance between USA/Canada and India – Bangalore Aviation

Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian increase baggage allowance between USA/Canada and India

Member airlines of the “Lufthansa Group” — Deutsche Lufthansa Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, have increased their baggage allowance on trips between USA/Canada and India to TWO checked bags each weighing up to 23 Kgs.

As per the website

Free Baggage Allowance UPDATE

For tickets issued on or after February 17th, 2012, the free baggage allowance for Lufthansa origins and destinations in USA, Canada and India for economy class has been increased to 2 checked pieces.

Allowance: Economy Class, 2 checked pieces (each weighing upto 23 Kgs) permitted free of charge.

Origin: Chennai/Bangalore/Mumbai/New Delhi/Pune (not valid on feeder flights within India)

Destination: only Lufthansa US/Canada gateways (no connecting flights within US/Canada)

Travel must be via Europe

Valid for flights operated and Marketed by: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss Airlines.

Itineraries/tickets that include other carriers the free baggage allowance defaults to 1 free checked piece.

Quite clearly the competition from the three major Gulf carriers, Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad is forcing the European airline group to loosen its stringent policies.

It is important to note that this applies only to flights operated by group members. Lufthansa has significant code share flights operated by fellow Star Alliance members like United Airlines, and this liberal baggage allowance will not apply.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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