Frequently asked questions

What costs are there to pay when I hand in baggage?


Germanwings levies a baggage surcharge if you hand in baggage at the check-in desk.

You can register baggage both during and after the flight booking process on our website or using our mobile services.

Please note that if you register your first item of luggage online before the flight, you will save a considerable amount on the supplement you would pay at the airport desk!

The surcharge per person and leg is 12.50 € / £11 for the first item of checked luggage. If you register baggage at the airport, the surcharge rises to 25 € / £23 per item.

SMART fare customers can check in one item of luggage weighin no more than 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) free of charge.

BEST fare customers can check in two items of luggage weighin no more than 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) free of charge.

If you check in more than one item of luggage weighing no more than 23 kg per passenger, an additional excess luggage fee is levied.

There are specific provisions for the transport of sporting equipment and special baggage.

If your booking consists of an etix® ticket number and/or a Germanwings flight booked with one of our partner airlines or at a travel agency, luggage provisions may differ. Please contact the airline or travel agency for more information.

For flights operated by our partner airlines their luggage provisions apply.

Further questions regarding "Checked Baggage"