Booking and booking changes

The most frequently asked questions

What payment options are available?

Service is very important to us, so we offer a wide range of payment options. We ask for your understanding in the event that not all payment options are available to you.

Direct debit

You can pay via direct debit up to 5 days before departure as long as the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • You hold a current account in Germany.
  • Sufficient funds are available in your account.


Any charges incurred by cancelled payments or insufficient funds will be added to the flight price. In the event of a chargeback, please do not make any payments. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

 Note:
Direct debit arrangements may vary for flights booked with our partner airlines at germanwings.com

Credit cards

You can also pay with your credit card as long as you are entitled to use it to pay over the phone or online. For more information on this, please contact your bank.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Debit MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • VISA Card
  • VISA Electron
  • VISA Debit Card
  • AirPlus

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept Eurocheque cards.

 Note:
If you use your credit card as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

PayPal

You can either authorise PayPal to transfer the payment amount to us, or you can authorise us to withdraw the relevant amount from your PayPal account.

 Note:
If you use PayPal as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

Paying on invoice (RatePAY)

You can also pay for your flight and any charged additional services via RatePAY invoice if:

  • You book online and the amount payable is at least €20 but no more than €2,000
  • The flight price is given in euros
  • Your billing and contact address is your personal address and is within the Federal Republic of Germany or Austria
  • You have a positive credit check

Detailed information can be found in the RatePAY data protection declaration.

If you fulfil these criteria and we have accepted your request to pay via RatePAY invoice, the invoice amount will be due on the tenth bank working day after booking, or at the latest on the last bank working day before departure. Payment must arrive in the receiving account by this date. Please only transfer the payment to the bank account specified on the invoice.

If you are unable to use this payment method, we can offer you an alternative payment option.

 Note:
This payment method can only be used to pay for flight bookings and only for flights charged at the normal price.

Cash payments

You may only pay in cash if you book your ticket at one of our airport counters.

Vouchers

Paying for a booking with a voucher is quick and simple:

  1. In the "Payment" step of the online booking process, select the option to pay with a voucher.
  2. Enter your voucher code and then check the code entered and the travel services in your basket.
  3. Click on "Confirm booking" to complete your booking.

If the price of the flight exceeds the value of your voucher, you may pay the remaining amount either with another voucher or another payment method.

Validity
Vouchers may only be used to book Germanwings/Eurowings flight services and not partner offers (e.g. Rail&Fly, rental cars or hotels).

Please note that conditions of use vary for purchased and promotional vouchers.

 Note:
Vouchers may not be used to book flights with our partner airlines at germanwings.com. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What options are available to me if I am unable to take my flight?

If you are unable to take your flight, you have three options:

1. Change your booking to another date

Flight bookings can be changed to another available date up to 30 minutes before departure, provided that the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and is on our published flight schedule. You can change your booking online, via our mobile services or by phoning our call centre. If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you can change your flight free of charge up to 30 minutes before departure. For other bookings, a fixed charge per passenger and per journey leg will be applied. The applicable amount can be found in our table of charges (Article 17 "BKG" and "NC1"). The flight price is determined by the fare that applies to the route at the time you change the booking. If the new flight is more expensive, you must pay the difference in price as well as the booking change fee. However, refunds will not be given if the new flight that is lower in price.

Changing your booking online

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password.
  2. In the overview of your booked flights, select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

Changes to flights made online must be made within the same fare. If you wish to change your fare, you can do so up to 72 hours before departure by telephone or at the airport counter.

Charges
Booking changes will incur a fixed charge and, if appropriate, the fare difference. We will also charge an administration fee for changes made via telephone or in person. This does not apply to flights booked with the Flex option.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number rather than a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. These bookings may be subject to different conditions for making booking changes. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

2. Name change

You can transfer your flight to another person by telephone on payment of a charge, but only up to 30 minutes before departure (or in the case of bookings of multiple journey legs, up to 30 minutes before the first flight departs). Please have your booking number ready when you call.

Charges
If the current flight price is higher than the flight you originally booked, you will be required to pay the difference.

 Note:
If your booking has an etix® ticket number, it is not possible to change a name for a Germanwings/Eurowings flight.

3. Cancellation

If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you may cancel your flight up to 30 minutes before departure free of charge. Unfortunately, other bookings cannot be cancelled on account of their low prices. However, the flight dates can be changed online in the "My flight" area. Alternatively, you can call us to have the flights transferred to another person; a charge will apply.

There are four ways to cancel a flight booked with the SMART or BEST fare with the Flex option:

  • Here via our website
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters.

With the Flex option, bookings may also be cancelled after the original travel date has passed. This option is free of charge, but flights must be cancelled on the same day as the original scheduled departure date by phone or in person at our airport counters. If a booking is changed or cancelled after the original departure date, a fixed charge will apply.

Can I cancel my booking?

If you selected the Flex option when booking your SMART or BEST fare, you can cancel your flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure at no extra charge. There are four ways to do this:

  • Via our website under "My flight"
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters

With the Flex option, flights can also be cancelled after the time of the original departure has passed, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, either by telephone via the call centre or in person at the airport counter. If the flight is not cancelled until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

If you have selected another fare, your booking cannot be cancelled due to the low-cost price of the flight.

 

How does web check-in work?
  1. Enter your six-digit booking number or your etix® ticket number on the "Web check-in" page, and then enter your surname or the surname of one of the passengers on your booking.
  2. You can now check in all passengers in your booking at the same time, including infants.
  3. You can now also reserve a seat.
  4. To finish, simply print out your boarding pass.

You can use the web check-in function at the earliest 72 hours and at the latest 3 hours before departure, and at German departure airports up to 30 minutes before departure (exception: Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden and Heringsdorf on the island of Usedom). At London Heathrow, due to the size of this international airport, web check-in is only available up to 45 minutes prior to departure.

Luggage

As you already have a boarding pass, if you are only travelling with hand luggage you may go straight to the gate. If you have special luggage, excess baggage or luggage you wish to check in, please use the check-in counter. At the airports Berlin, Hanover, Cologne/Bonn, Munich and Stuttgart you can also use the baggage drop-off counter that we have set up exclusively for checking in luggage.

Other additional services

As soon as the web check-in process is complete, it is no longer possible to book other additional services online. However, you will be able to register additional luggage to be checked in for an extra charge at the airport counter.

 Note:
Please note that it is only possible to check in for Germanwings/Eurowings flights at germanwings.com. For flights operated by our partner airlines, please use the online check-in function for the relevant airline. The online check-in terms of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What charges apply for checking in luggage?

You will be charged for each item of luggage that you check in. If you check in more than one bag weighing 23 kg, an additional fixed charge for excess luggage applies.

If you register your first item of luggage before arriving for your flight, we will charge €15 per flight and passenger. If you don't do this, we will charge a higher rate of €30 for checking in your bag at the airport counter. If you check in more than one bag weighing 23 kg, an additional charge will apply.

Luggage can be registered at the time of booking the flight or at a later date.

SMART fare

Passengers who have booked the SMART fare can check in one item of luggage weighing 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) at no extra charge.

BEST fare

Passengers who have booked the BEST fare can check in two items of luggage weighing 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) at no extra charge.

Excess luggage

Excess luggage can either be registered online or via telephone at the time of booking or added at a later date via the "My flight" area. Excess luggage can also be added via our mobile services in the "Add services" area. If this is not done, a higher fixed charge will apply when checking in excess luggage at the airport.

Special luggage

Special luggage includes sports equipment, pushchairs and cots and is subject to special terms. Please label each item of luggage to be checked in with your name or another personal mark.

 Note:
Special terms apply for passengers travelling with sports equipment and special luggage.
If you don't have a booking number but instead have an etix® ticket number, or if you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, then luggage regulations may vary. Please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency. For flights operated by our partner airlines, the luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

 

Can I add luggage to an existing booking?

Yes, luggage can be added to a booking up to 30 minutes before departure. If this is done online via "Book add-ons", via mobile in the "Manage bookings" area, or via telephone, the usual additional charges apply. You will pay more if you register your luggage when you get to the airport counter.

Adding luggage to a booking online

  1. Log in on the page "Book add-ons".
  2. You will see an overview of your flights with all the services you have booked.
  3. Simply add your luggage or excess luggage.
  4. After clicking "Next" you just need to confirm your payment to complete the booking.
  5. We will then send you an updated booking confirmation.

 Note:
Registered luggage cannot be removed.
If you do not have a booking number, but instead have an etix® ticket number, or if you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, luggage regulations may vary. Please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency for more details.
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Can I change my flight booking?

You can change the date of your Germanwings/Eurowings flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure, as long as the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and within our published flight schedule. You can make the change online or using your mobile phone, via our call centre or at the airport counter.

If you decide to change your booking via telephone or in person, an additional processing charge will be incurred, unless you booked your flight with the Flex option.

Changing the date of your flight

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password. There you will find a summary of your booked flights.
  2. Select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

You can then change your flight on payment of a charge and, if necessary, on payment of the difference in fare for your new flight date.

If you booked your flight with the Flex option, you can change your flight at no extra charge up to 30 minutes prior to the planned departure time of the affected flight online, using your mobile, via telephone or in person at the airport counter. The Flex option also allows you to change the flight date after the planned departure time, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, via our call centre or in person at the airport counter. If you do not cancel your flight until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

Please note that if the flight date is changed online, this can only be done within the same fare. If you would like to upgrade your fare (e.g. from BASIC to SMART), you can do so up to 72 hours prior to departure via telephone or at the airport counter.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number instead of a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant partner airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Changing the passenger name

You can transfer your flight to another person up to 30 minutes prior to departure via telephone on payment of a charge and by giving the booking number. Please note that if multiple legs have been booked as part of the journey, the passenger name may only be changed up to ${Buchungsänderung Zeit vor Abflug} prior to the planned departure of the first flight.

Costs

If the current flight price is higher than the price you originally paid, you must pay the difference in the fares.

 Note:
If your Germanwings/Eurowings flight booking has an etix® ticket number, it is unfortunately not possible to change the passenger name.

 

Can I carry musical instruments in the cabin as hand luggage?

Yes, musical instruments may be carried on board as hand luggage as long as they are no larger than a guitar and are packed in a soft case.

Larger musical instruments must be placed on an extra seat in the cabin.

The charges applicable for travelling with musical instruments can be found in this table.

Exception:
Double basses must be transported in a hard case and checked in as luggage. Due to their size, they may not be carried in the cabin.

Extra seat

If you book an extra seat via telephone before midnight on the same day as you book your flight, the extra seat will cost the same as your own seat and there will be no extra charge. If an extra seat is added later, it will be charged at the current flight price as shown on the Internet.

 Note:
Germanwings/Eurowings accepts no liability for musical instruments carried in the cabin. For flights operated by our partner airlines, the hand luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply.

What do I do if I lose my booking confirmation/number, or if I never received them?

If you booked your flight online, you can view the number by going to "My flight".

Didn't book online?
Not a problem. Please phone our call centre and we will send your booking confirmation to you again.  

As a last resort, you can also check in at our counters without a booking number by simply presenting your identification documents.

Tip: Do you have an etix® number but no booking number? Did you book your Germanwings/Eurowings flight through a travel agent or one of our partner airlines? If so, please contact the appropriate airline or your travel agent. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Can my child travel alone?

Children aged 12 or older may fly alone. Children under 12 may only fly accompanied by a responsible adult. Children between the age of five and eleven may also travel accompanied by a sibling aged sixteen years or older. The child's companion must be able to assist the child at all times in the case of any unusual event. If the responsible adult does not have parental authority, we must be provided with the following written permission from an adult with parental authority.  

Please note that special entry and exit conditions apply in some countries.

Unaccompanied minor service

On direct domestic flights and direct flights from Germany to Zurich or Vienna Germanwings/Eurowings offers an unaccompanied minor service (UM service) for children aged from five up to and including 11. Our friendly staff will not only ensure the well-being of your child during the flight, but will also make sure that your child arrives safely in the destination airport. In addition, we provide children travelling alone with a savoury snack and still water (0.2 l) and one other drink on board, free of charge.

Booking

The UM service and the corresponding flight can be booked via the call centre or at a Germanwings/Eurowings airport counter, but unfortunately not online or via mobile phone. If your booking has an etix® ticket number, you can only book the UM service at the airport.

Charges

A charge will be applied per journey leg and per child. This must be paid with the booking payment.


 Note:
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the conditions of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: General booking information

Can I add luggage to an existing booking?

Yes, luggage can be added to a booking up to 30 minutes before departure. If this is done online via "Book add-ons", via mobile in the "Manage bookings" area, or via telephone, the usual additional charges apply. You will pay more if you register your luggage when you get to the airport counter.

Adding luggage to a booking online

  1. Log in on the page "Book add-ons".
  2. You will see an overview of your flights with all the services you have booked.
  3. Simply add your luggage or excess luggage.
  4. After clicking "Next" you just need to confirm your payment to complete the booking.
  5. We will then send you an updated booking confirmation.

 Note:
Registered luggage cannot be removed.
If you do not have a booking number, but instead have an etix® ticket number, or if you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, luggage regulations may vary. Please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency for more details.
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Can I carry musical instruments in the cabin as hand luggage?

Yes, musical instruments may be carried on board as hand luggage as long as they are no larger than a guitar and are packed in a soft case.

Larger musical instruments must be placed on an extra seat in the cabin.

The charges applicable for travelling with musical instruments can be found in this table.

Exception:
Double basses must be transported in a hard case and checked in as luggage. Due to their size, they may not be carried in the cabin.

Extra seat

If you book an extra seat via telephone before midnight on the same day as you book your flight, the extra seat will cost the same as your own seat and there will be no extra charge. If an extra seat is added later, it will be charged at the current flight price as shown on the Internet.

 Note:
Germanwings/Eurowings accepts no liability for musical instruments carried in the cabin. For flights operated by our partner airlines, the hand luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply.

What do I do if I lose my booking confirmation/number, or if I never received them?

If you booked your flight online, you can view the number by going to "My flight".

Didn't book online?
Not a problem. Please phone our call centre and we will send your booking confirmation to you again.  

As a last resort, you can also check in at our counters without a booking number by simply presenting your identification documents.

Tip: Do you have an etix® number but no booking number? Did you book your Germanwings/Eurowings flight through a travel agent or one of our partner airlines? If so, please contact the appropriate airline or your travel agent. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Can my child travel alone?

Children aged 12 or older may fly alone. Children under 12 may only fly accompanied by a responsible adult. Children between the age of five and eleven may also travel accompanied by a sibling aged sixteen years or older. The child's companion must be able to assist the child at all times in the case of any unusual event. If the responsible adult does not have parental authority, we must be provided with the following written permission from an adult with parental authority.  

Please note that special entry and exit conditions apply in some countries.

Unaccompanied minor service

On direct domestic flights and direct flights from Germany to Zurich or Vienna Germanwings/Eurowings offers an unaccompanied minor service (UM service) for children aged from five up to and including 11. Our friendly staff will not only ensure the well-being of your child during the flight, but will also make sure that your child arrives safely in the destination airport. In addition, we provide children travelling alone with a savoury snack and still water (0.2 l) and one other drink on board, free of charge.

Booking

The UM service and the corresponding flight can be booked via the call centre or at a Germanwings/Eurowings airport counter, but unfortunately not online or via mobile phone. If your booking has an etix® ticket number, you can only book the UM service at the airport.

Charges

A charge will be applied per journey leg and per child. This must be paid with the booking payment.


 Note:
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the conditions of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What do I need for check-in?

You just need your booking number or your etix® ticket number and a valid ID.

Please make sure to find out well in advance of your flight about any visas or other entry documents you may require. The relevant consulate will be able to advise you on this matter.

 Note:
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the check-in regulations of the relevant airline apply.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Our fares

What charges apply for checking in luggage?

You will be charged for each item of luggage that you check in. If you check in more than one bag weighing 23 kg, an additional fixed charge for excess luggage applies.

If you register your first item of luggage before arriving for your flight, we will charge €15 per flight and passenger. If you don't do this, we will charge a higher rate of €30 for checking in your bag at the airport counter. If you check in more than one bag weighing 23 kg, an additional charge will apply.

Luggage can be registered at the time of booking the flight or at a later date.

SMART fare

Passengers who have booked the SMART fare can check in one item of luggage weighing 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) at no extra charge.

BEST fare

Passengers who have booked the BEST fare can check in two items of luggage weighing 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) at no extra charge.

Excess luggage

Excess luggage can either be registered online or via telephone at the time of booking or added at a later date via the "My flight" area. Excess luggage can also be added via our mobile services in the "Add services" area. If this is not done, a higher fixed charge will apply when checking in excess luggage at the airport.

Special luggage

Special luggage includes sports equipment, pushchairs and cots and is subject to special terms. Please label each item of luggage to be checked in with your name or another personal mark.

 Note:
Special terms apply for passengers travelling with sports equipment and special luggage.
If you don't have a booking number but instead have an etix® ticket number, or if you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, then luggage regulations may vary. Please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency. For flights operated by our partner airlines, the luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

 

Are food and drink available on Germanwings/Eurowings flights?

Yes, various food and drink options can be purchased at low prices on Germanwings/Eurowings flights. Fresh sandwiches, tasty snacks, hot and cold drinks – the choice is yours!

SMART fare

If you have booked the SMART fare or if you have an etix® ticket number, you will receive a complimentary savoury snack with still water (0.2 l) and one other soft drink (0.15 l Sprite, Coca Cola or Diet Coke; 0.2 l fruit juice, mineral water, coffee or tea).

BEST fare

The BEST fare allows you to enjoy our à la carte catering: choose a drink and a snack from our Sky Bistro menu, which includes fresh products and specials.

We ask for your understanding that we are unfortunately unable to cater for any special dietary requirements (such as gluten-free or lactose-free options) on board our flights.

You can find out more about our on-board services here.

 Note:
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the offers and terms of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What is the Flex option?

If you have opted for a SMART or BEST fare, you can add the Flex option during the booking process. It can be chosen separately for outgoing and return flights.

Changing bookings

Flights with the Flex option can be changed to another travel date at no extra cost up to 30 minutes before departure – provided the same passenger boards the same flight on the same route within our published flight schedule.

Cancellations

Can't make your flight? The Flex option lets you cancel your flight at no extra cost up to 30 minutes before departure – online, on your mobile phone, by telephone or in person at the airport counter.

Even after the flight departs, it is still possible to change or cancel it with the Flex option. However, this must be done by telephone or in person at the airport counter on the same day as the originally scheduled travel date. If the flight is changed or cancelled after it has already departed, we must unfortunately charge a flat fee.

Other Germanwings bookings cannot be cancelled due to their low fares.

Can I reserve a seat when I book my flight?

Yes, for a fee you can reserve a seat when you book your flight with Germanwings/Eurowings.

You can also reserve a seat later – up to 30 minutes before departure.

SMART fare

The SMART fare lets you reserve the seat you want at no extra charge.

BEST fare

The BEST fare lets you reserve a seat with more legroom in Rows 1–3 on any aircraft in our Airbus fleet. An empty adjacent seat will ensure more privacy.

Please note that seats in rows with emergency exits are subject to special regulations.

 Important:
In flights provided by our partner airlines, the regulations of the relevant airline will apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What benefits does the SMART fare offer?

Tailored to your specific needs – our SMART fare includes certain additional services and allows you to add others in yourself.

The SMART fare is our standard fare. Along with the benefits of the BASIC fare, it also includes one checked item of luggage, preferred seating and in-flight catering.

For more information about the SMART fare on continental flights, click here.

For more information about the SMART fare on intercontinental flights, click here.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Low prices & flight offers

What payment options are available?

Service is very important to us, so we offer a wide range of payment options. We ask for your understanding in the event that not all payment options are available to you.

Direct debit

You can pay via direct debit up to 5 days before departure as long as the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • You hold a current account in Germany.
  • Sufficient funds are available in your account.


Any charges incurred by cancelled payments or insufficient funds will be added to the flight price. In the event of a chargeback, please do not make any payments. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

 Note:
Direct debit arrangements may vary for flights booked with our partner airlines at germanwings.com

Credit cards

You can also pay with your credit card as long as you are entitled to use it to pay over the phone or online. For more information on this, please contact your bank.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Debit MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • VISA Card
  • VISA Electron
  • VISA Debit Card
  • AirPlus

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept Eurocheque cards.

 Note:
If you use your credit card as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

PayPal

You can either authorise PayPal to transfer the payment amount to us, or you can authorise us to withdraw the relevant amount from your PayPal account.

 Note:
If you use PayPal as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

Paying on invoice (RatePAY)

You can also pay for your flight and any charged additional services via RatePAY invoice if:

  • You book online and the amount payable is at least €20 but no more than €2,000
  • The flight price is given in euros
  • Your billing and contact address is your personal address and is within the Federal Republic of Germany or Austria
  • You have a positive credit check

Detailed information can be found in the RatePAY data protection declaration.

If you fulfil these criteria and we have accepted your request to pay via RatePAY invoice, the invoice amount will be due on the tenth bank working day after booking, or at the latest on the last bank working day before departure. Payment must arrive in the receiving account by this date. Please only transfer the payment to the bank account specified on the invoice.

If you are unable to use this payment method, we can offer you an alternative payment option.

 Note:
This payment method can only be used to pay for flight bookings and only for flights charged at the normal price.

Cash payments

You may only pay in cash if you book your ticket at one of our airport counters.

Vouchers

Paying for a booking with a voucher is quick and simple:

  1. In the "Payment" step of the online booking process, select the option to pay with a voucher.
  2. Enter your voucher code and then check the code entered and the travel services in your basket.
  3. Click on "Confirm booking" to complete your booking.

If the price of the flight exceeds the value of your voucher, you may pay the remaining amount either with another voucher or another payment method.

Validity
Vouchers may only be used to book Germanwings/Eurowings flight services and not partner offers (e.g. Rail&Fly, rental cars or hotels).

Please note that conditions of use vary for purchased and promotional vouchers.

 Note:
Vouchers may not be used to book flights with our partner airlines at germanwings.com. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What options are available to me if I am unable to take my flight?

If you are unable to take your flight, you have three options:

1. Change your booking to another date

Flight bookings can be changed to another available date up to 30 minutes before departure, provided that the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and is on our published flight schedule. You can change your booking online, via our mobile services or by phoning our call centre. If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you can change your flight free of charge up to 30 minutes before departure. For other bookings, a fixed charge per passenger and per journey leg will be applied. The applicable amount can be found in our table of charges (Article 17 "BKG" and "NC1"). The flight price is determined by the fare that applies to the route at the time you change the booking. If the new flight is more expensive, you must pay the difference in price as well as the booking change fee. However, refunds will not be given if the new flight that is lower in price.

Changing your booking online

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password.
  2. In the overview of your booked flights, select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

Changes to flights made online must be made within the same fare. If you wish to change your fare, you can do so up to 72 hours before departure by telephone or at the airport counter.

Charges
Booking changes will incur a fixed charge and, if appropriate, the fare difference. We will also charge an administration fee for changes made via telephone or in person. This does not apply to flights booked with the Flex option.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number rather than a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. These bookings may be subject to different conditions for making booking changes. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

2. Name change

You can transfer your flight to another person by telephone on payment of a charge, but only up to 30 minutes before departure (or in the case of bookings of multiple journey legs, up to 30 minutes before the first flight departs). Please have your booking number ready when you call.

Charges
If the current flight price is higher than the flight you originally booked, you will be required to pay the difference.

 Note:
If your booking has an etix® ticket number, it is not possible to change a name for a Germanwings/Eurowings flight.

3. Cancellation

If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you may cancel your flight up to 30 minutes before departure free of charge. Unfortunately, other bookings cannot be cancelled on account of their low prices. However, the flight dates can be changed online in the "My flight" area. Alternatively, you can call us to have the flights transferred to another person; a charge will apply.

There are four ways to cancel a flight booked with the SMART or BEST fare with the Flex option:

  • Here via our website
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters.

With the Flex option, bookings may also be cancelled after the original travel date has passed. This option is free of charge, but flights must be cancelled on the same day as the original scheduled departure date by phone or in person at our airport counters. If a booking is changed or cancelled after the original departure date, a fixed charge will apply.

What charges apply for checking in luggage?

You will be charged for each item of luggage that you check in. If you check in more than one bag weighing 23 kg, an additional fixed charge for excess luggage applies.

If you register your first item of luggage before arriving for your flight, we will charge €15 per flight and passenger. If you don't do this, we will charge a higher rate of €30 for checking in your bag at the airport counter. If you check in more than one bag weighing 23 kg, an additional charge will apply.

Luggage can be registered at the time of booking the flight or at a later date.

SMART fare

Passengers who have booked the SMART fare can check in one item of luggage weighing 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) at no extra charge.

BEST fare

Passengers who have booked the BEST fare can check in two items of luggage weighing 23 kg (no special or excess luggage) at no extra charge.

Excess luggage

Excess luggage can either be registered online or via telephone at the time of booking or added at a later date via the "My flight" area. Excess luggage can also be added via our mobile services in the "Add services" area. If this is not done, a higher fixed charge will apply when checking in excess luggage at the airport.

Special luggage

Special luggage includes sports equipment, pushchairs and cots and is subject to special terms. Please label each item of luggage to be checked in with your name or another personal mark.

 Note:
Special terms apply for passengers travelling with sports equipment and special luggage.
If you don't have a booking number but instead have an etix® ticket number, or if you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, then luggage regulations may vary. Please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency. For flights operated by our partner airlines, the luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

 

Can I change my flight booking?

You can change the date of your Germanwings/Eurowings flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure, as long as the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and within our published flight schedule. You can make the change online or using your mobile phone, via our call centre or at the airport counter.

If you decide to change your booking via telephone or in person, an additional processing charge will be incurred, unless you booked your flight with the Flex option.

Changing the date of your flight

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password. There you will find a summary of your booked flights.
  2. Select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

You can then change your flight on payment of a charge and, if necessary, on payment of the difference in fare for your new flight date.

If you booked your flight with the Flex option, you can change your flight at no extra charge up to 30 minutes prior to the planned departure time of the affected flight online, using your mobile, via telephone or in person at the airport counter. The Flex option also allows you to change the flight date after the planned departure time, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, via our call centre or in person at the airport counter. If you do not cancel your flight until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

Please note that if the flight date is changed online, this can only be done within the same fare. If you would like to upgrade your fare (e.g. from BASIC to SMART), you can do so up to 72 hours prior to departure via telephone or at the airport counter.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number instead of a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant partner airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Changing the passenger name

You can transfer your flight to another person up to 30 minutes prior to departure via telephone on payment of a charge and by giving the booking number. Please note that if multiple legs have been booked as part of the journey, the passenger name may only be changed up to ${Buchungsänderung Zeit vor Abflug} prior to the planned departure of the first flight.

Costs

If the current flight price is higher than the price you originally paid, you must pay the difference in the fares.

 Note:
If your Germanwings/Eurowings flight booking has an etix® ticket number, it is unfortunately not possible to change the passenger name.

 

Can I carry musical instruments in the cabin as hand luggage?

Yes, musical instruments may be carried on board as hand luggage as long as they are no larger than a guitar and are packed in a soft case.

Larger musical instruments must be placed on an extra seat in the cabin.

The charges applicable for travelling with musical instruments can be found in this table.

Exception:
Double basses must be transported in a hard case and checked in as luggage. Due to their size, they may not be carried in the cabin.

Extra seat

If you book an extra seat via telephone before midnight on the same day as you book your flight, the extra seat will cost the same as your own seat and there will be no extra charge. If an extra seat is added later, it will be charged at the current flight price as shown on the Internet.

 Note:
Germanwings/Eurowings accepts no liability for musical instruments carried in the cabin. For flights operated by our partner airlines, the hand luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Booking additional services at a later date

How does web check-in work?
  1. Enter your six-digit booking number or your etix® ticket number on the "Web check-in" page, and then enter your surname or the surname of one of the passengers on your booking.
  2. You can now check in all passengers in your booking at the same time, including infants.
  3. You can now also reserve a seat.
  4. To finish, simply print out your boarding pass.

You can use the web check-in function at the earliest 72 hours and at the latest 3 hours before departure, and at German departure airports up to 30 minutes before departure (exception: Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden and Heringsdorf on the island of Usedom). At London Heathrow, due to the size of this international airport, web check-in is only available up to 45 minutes prior to departure.

Luggage

As you already have a boarding pass, if you are only travelling with hand luggage you may go straight to the gate. If you have special luggage, excess baggage or luggage you wish to check in, please use the check-in counter. At the airports Berlin, Hanover, Cologne/Bonn, Munich and Stuttgart you can also use the baggage drop-off counter that we have set up exclusively for checking in luggage.

Other additional services

As soon as the web check-in process is complete, it is no longer possible to book other additional services online. However, you will be able to register additional luggage to be checked in for an extra charge at the airport counter.

 Note:
Please note that it is only possible to check in for Germanwings/Eurowings flights at germanwings.com. For flights operated by our partner airlines, please use the online check-in function for the relevant airline. The online check-in terms of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Can I add luggage to an existing booking?

Yes, luggage can be added to a booking up to 30 minutes before departure. If this is done online via "Book add-ons", via mobile in the "Manage bookings" area, or via telephone, the usual additional charges apply. You will pay more if you register your luggage when you get to the airport counter.

Adding luggage to a booking online

  1. Log in on the page "Book add-ons".
  2. You will see an overview of your flights with all the services you have booked.
  3. Simply add your luggage or excess luggage.
  4. After clicking "Next" you just need to confirm your payment to complete the booking.
  5. We will then send you an updated booking confirmation.

 Note:
Registered luggage cannot be removed.
If you do not have a booking number, but instead have an etix® ticket number, or if you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, luggage regulations may vary. Please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency for more details.
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the luggage regulations of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Will I be charged for booking additional services at a later date?

No. You can book additional services at a later date at no extra cost. If you add services for which surcharges apply, you will have to pay these surcharges only.

If you pay by credit card or PayPal, a transaction fee applies, but payment by VISA Electron or VISA Debit Card or direct debit is free of charge. Please note, however, that such direct debit payments are only possible up until 5 days before departure.

Our tip:
If you book your checked luggage or excess luggage before checking in for your flight, you will save up to 50% on the charge for booking checked luggage at the airport counter.

 Note:
Special conditions may apply to additional services booked at a later date via our partner airline websites. Please check with the relevant airline for more information. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

 

Can I add services to my booking later?

Yes, you can edit your booking and add the following extra services up to 30 minutes before departure, whether you do it online, on your mobile phone, by phone or at one of our airport counters:

  • Regular, excess and special luggage (golfing equipment, bicycles and sports equipment such as surfboards, snowboards, bodyboards, diving gear, and sail and hang gliders)
  • Transport of pets
  • Seat reservations
  • Boarding and disembarking assistance for hearing or visually impaired passengers and travellers with restricted mobility
  • Boarding with a wheelchair
  • Assistance for passengers with restricted mobility from check-in to the aircraft, including assistance with steps to aircraft
  • Train connections to airport

Please be aware that space restrictions prevent us from transporting unlimited amounts of special baggage. Once our space is used up, you will no longer be able to select this service.

Fare upgrade

Up to 72 hours before departure, you can still upgrade your fare by telephone or at our counters. There will be no processing charge if you do this by phone.

  Note: Do you have an etix® ticket number instead of a booking number? Did you book your Germanwings/Eurowings flight through a travel agent or one of our partner airlines? Did you book a flight with a partner airline at germanwings.com? If so, please contact the relevant airline or your travel agent. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.
 

How do I book extra services?

Need assistance boarding? Want to bring along your golf gear, skis or a bodyboard? No problem: you can add "extras" to flights with Germanwings/Eurowings during the flight booking process.

How it works:

  • Under "More services“ you can choose the services you want for your outbound and return flights
  • Click here to see an overview of extras, including prices and fees

Already completed your booking, but still want to purchase some extras? You can add them under "Book add-ons". Click here for more information.

Naturally, our call centre is happy to help you with telephone reservations: +44 (0) 330 365 1918 (5.00 a.m. – 12.00 midnight CET)1
 
1 €0.20 per call from landlines  – €0.60 per call from mobiles


 Important:
Extras on flights with our partner airlines can only be added through the relevant airline. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Flight awards

Can I change the name of a passenger when I book an award flight?

You have the option of transferring your booking to another person. Until 2 hours before departure at the latest, you can have the name changed for a charge via our call centre by stating the booking code.

If you have booked a flight involving several legs, please note that it is only possible to change passengers up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time of the first (initial) leg of the flight.

Can I book a flight award for an unaccompanied child (UM service)?

Unfortunately, flight awards may not be booked for unaccompanied children with Germanwings/Eurowings.

How many Boomerang Club miles do I need to book an award flight?
  Germany/Europe incl. Northafrica Intercontinental
Fare one-way round-trip one-way round-trip
BASIC  10,000 20,000 40,000 80,000
SMART 15,000 30,000 60,000 120,000
BEST 40,000 80,000 80,000 160,000
Can I cancel my Miles & More award flight?

Generally you can cancel your Miles & More award flight, unless it is a Fly Smart ticket or a mileage bargain. Boomerang Club award flights can unfortunately not be cancelled.

If you are unable to make your flight, you must cancel it no later than 30 minutes before departure via our call centre or at the airport counter. Please note that we charge €65 for this service.

How do I redeem my Boomerang Club miles?

You can book any available award flight at the BASIC, SMART or BEST fare level very simply online. To do this, click on "Redeem" and log in with your Boomerang Club details. You can then select and book the flight you want using the "Book award flight" function.

Your award flight must be booked no later than two days before the desired departure date and is subject to availability. You can also transfer your award flight to someone else or add bookings for companions.

Please note that Boomerang Club miles can only be redeemed for Germanwings/Eurowings award flights.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Booking changes

What options are available to me if I am unable to take my flight?

If you are unable to take your flight, you have three options:

1. Change your booking to another date

Flight bookings can be changed to another available date up to 30 minutes before departure, provided that the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and is on our published flight schedule. You can change your booking online, via our mobile services or by phoning our call centre. If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you can change your flight free of charge up to 30 minutes before departure. For other bookings, a fixed charge per passenger and per journey leg will be applied. The applicable amount can be found in our table of charges (Article 17 "BKG" and "NC1"). The flight price is determined by the fare that applies to the route at the time you change the booking. If the new flight is more expensive, you must pay the difference in price as well as the booking change fee. However, refunds will not be given if the new flight that is lower in price.

Changing your booking online

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password.
  2. In the overview of your booked flights, select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

Changes to flights made online must be made within the same fare. If you wish to change your fare, you can do so up to 72 hours before departure by telephone or at the airport counter.

Charges
Booking changes will incur a fixed charge and, if appropriate, the fare difference. We will also charge an administration fee for changes made via telephone or in person. This does not apply to flights booked with the Flex option.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number rather than a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. These bookings may be subject to different conditions for making booking changes. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

2. Name change

You can transfer your flight to another person by telephone on payment of a charge, but only up to 30 minutes before departure (or in the case of bookings of multiple journey legs, up to 30 minutes before the first flight departs). Please have your booking number ready when you call.

Charges
If the current flight price is higher than the flight you originally booked, you will be required to pay the difference.

 Note:
If your booking has an etix® ticket number, it is not possible to change a name for a Germanwings/Eurowings flight.

3. Cancellation

If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you may cancel your flight up to 30 minutes before departure free of charge. Unfortunately, other bookings cannot be cancelled on account of their low prices. However, the flight dates can be changed online in the "My flight" area. Alternatively, you can call us to have the flights transferred to another person; a charge will apply.

There are four ways to cancel a flight booked with the SMART or BEST fare with the Flex option:

  • Here via our website
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters.

With the Flex option, bookings may also be cancelled after the original travel date has passed. This option is free of charge, but flights must be cancelled on the same day as the original scheduled departure date by phone or in person at our airport counters. If a booking is changed or cancelled after the original departure date, a fixed charge will apply.

Can I cancel my booking?

If you selected the Flex option when booking your SMART or BEST fare, you can cancel your flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure at no extra charge. There are four ways to do this:

  • Via our website under "My flight"
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters

With the Flex option, flights can also be cancelled after the time of the original departure has passed, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, either by telephone via the call centre or in person at the airport counter. If the flight is not cancelled until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

If you have selected another fare, your booking cannot be cancelled due to the low-cost price of the flight.

 

Can I change my flight booking?

You can change the date of your Germanwings/Eurowings flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure, as long as the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and within our published flight schedule. You can make the change online or using your mobile phone, via our call centre or at the airport counter.

If you decide to change your booking via telephone or in person, an additional processing charge will be incurred, unless you booked your flight with the Flex option.

Changing the date of your flight

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password. There you will find a summary of your booked flights.
  2. Select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

You can then change your flight on payment of a charge and, if necessary, on payment of the difference in fare for your new flight date.

If you booked your flight with the Flex option, you can change your flight at no extra charge up to 30 minutes prior to the planned departure time of the affected flight online, using your mobile, via telephone or in person at the airport counter. The Flex option also allows you to change the flight date after the planned departure time, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, via our call centre or in person at the airport counter. If you do not cancel your flight until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

Please note that if the flight date is changed online, this can only be done within the same fare. If you would like to upgrade your fare (e.g. from BASIC to SMART), you can do so up to 72 hours prior to departure via telephone or at the airport counter.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number instead of a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant partner airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Changing the passenger name

You can transfer your flight to another person up to 30 minutes prior to departure via telephone on payment of a charge and by giving the booking number. Please note that if multiple legs have been booked as part of the journey, the passenger name may only be changed up to ${Buchungsänderung Zeit vor Abflug} prior to the planned departure of the first flight.

Costs

If the current flight price is higher than the price you originally paid, you must pay the difference in the fares.

 Note:
If your Germanwings/Eurowings flight booking has an etix® ticket number, it is unfortunately not possible to change the passenger name.

 

Can I change or cancel my Blind Booking flight?

You can change the travel dates and the names in your booking, but only via our call centre. You will have to pay the call centre charge, the booking change fee and the price difference for the new flight. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the route you have booked.

Please note that Blind Booking flights may not be cancelled.

More information on the applicable charges can be found here.

What is the Flex option?

If you have opted for a SMART or BEST fare, you can add the Flex option during the booking process. It can be chosen separately for outgoing and return flights.

Changing bookings

Flights with the Flex option can be changed to another travel date at no extra cost up to 30 minutes before departure – provided the same passenger boards the same flight on the same route within our published flight schedule.

Cancellations

Can't make your flight? The Flex option lets you cancel your flight at no extra cost up to 30 minutes before departure – online, on your mobile phone, by telephone or in person at the airport counter.

Even after the flight departs, it is still possible to change or cancel it with the Flex option. However, this must be done by telephone or in person at the airport counter on the same day as the originally scheduled travel date. If the flight is changed or cancelled after it has already departed, we must unfortunately charge a flat fee.

Other Germanwings bookings cannot be cancelled due to their low fares.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Cancellation

What options are available to me if I am unable to take my flight?

If you are unable to take your flight, you have three options:

1. Change your booking to another date

Flight bookings can be changed to another available date up to 30 minutes before departure, provided that the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and is on our published flight schedule. You can change your booking online, via our mobile services or by phoning our call centre. If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you can change your flight free of charge up to 30 minutes before departure. For other bookings, a fixed charge per passenger and per journey leg will be applied. The applicable amount can be found in our table of charges (Article 17 "BKG" and "NC1"). The flight price is determined by the fare that applies to the route at the time you change the booking. If the new flight is more expensive, you must pay the difference in price as well as the booking change fee. However, refunds will not be given if the new flight that is lower in price.

Changing your booking online

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password.
  2. In the overview of your booked flights, select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

Changes to flights made online must be made within the same fare. If you wish to change your fare, you can do so up to 72 hours before departure by telephone or at the airport counter.

Charges
Booking changes will incur a fixed charge and, if appropriate, the fare difference. We will also charge an administration fee for changes made via telephone or in person. This does not apply to flights booked with the Flex option.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number rather than a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. These bookings may be subject to different conditions for making booking changes. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

2. Name change

You can transfer your flight to another person by telephone on payment of a charge, but only up to 30 minutes before departure (or in the case of bookings of multiple journey legs, up to 30 minutes before the first flight departs). Please have your booking number ready when you call.

Charges
If the current flight price is higher than the flight you originally booked, you will be required to pay the difference.

 Note:
If your booking has an etix® ticket number, it is not possible to change a name for a Germanwings/Eurowings flight.

3. Cancellation

If you have added the Flex option to your SMART or BEST fare booking, you may cancel your flight up to 30 minutes before departure free of charge. Unfortunately, other bookings cannot be cancelled on account of their low prices. However, the flight dates can be changed online in the "My flight" area. Alternatively, you can call us to have the flights transferred to another person; a charge will apply.

There are four ways to cancel a flight booked with the SMART or BEST fare with the Flex option:

  • Here via our website
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters.

With the Flex option, bookings may also be cancelled after the original travel date has passed. This option is free of charge, but flights must be cancelled on the same day as the original scheduled departure date by phone or in person at our airport counters. If a booking is changed or cancelled after the original departure date, a fixed charge will apply.

Can I cancel my booking?

If you selected the Flex option when booking your SMART or BEST fare, you can cancel your flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure at no extra charge. There are four ways to do this:

  • Via our website under "My flight"
  • Via our mobile services under "Manage flights"
  • Via our call centre
  • At our airport counters

With the Flex option, flights can also be cancelled after the time of the original departure has passed, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, either by telephone via the call centre or in person at the airport counter. If the flight is not cancelled until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

If you have selected another fare, your booking cannot be cancelled due to the low-cost price of the flight.

 

Can I change my flight booking?

You can change the date of your Germanwings/Eurowings flight up to 30 minutes prior to departure, as long as the flight will be taken by the same person on the same route and within our published flight schedule. You can make the change online or using your mobile phone, via our call centre or at the airport counter.

If you decide to change your booking via telephone or in person, an additional processing charge will be incurred, unless you booked your flight with the Flex option.

Changing the date of your flight

  1. Log in to "My flight" using your username and password. There you will find a summary of your booked flights.
  2. Select the flight you wish to change.
  3. Enter the new flight date.

You can then change your flight on payment of a charge and, if necessary, on payment of the difference in fare for your new flight date.

If you booked your flight with the Flex option, you can change your flight at no extra charge up to 30 minutes prior to the planned departure time of the affected flight online, using your mobile, via telephone or in person at the airport counter. The Flex option also allows you to change the flight date after the planned departure time, as long as this is done on the same calendar day as the departure of the original flight, via our call centre or in person at the airport counter. If you do not cancel your flight until after the original departure date, a charge will be incurred.

Please note that if the flight date is changed online, this can only be done within the same fare. If you would like to upgrade your fare (e.g. from BASIC to SMART), you can do so up to 72 hours prior to departure via telephone or at the airport counter.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number instead of a booking number, or if you have booked a flight operated by one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or you have booked a Germanwings/Eurowings flight with one of our partner airlines or in a travel agency, please contact the relevant partner airline or your travel agency regarding this matter. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Changing the passenger name

You can transfer your flight to another person up to 30 minutes prior to departure via telephone on payment of a charge and by giving the booking number. Please note that if multiple legs have been booked as part of the journey, the passenger name may only be changed up to ${Buchungsänderung Zeit vor Abflug} prior to the planned departure of the first flight.

Costs

If the current flight price is higher than the price you originally paid, you must pay the difference in the fares.

 Note:
If your Germanwings/Eurowings flight booking has an etix® ticket number, it is unfortunately not possible to change the passenger name.

 

Can I change or cancel my Blind Booking flight?

You can change the travel dates and the names in your booking, but only via our call centre. You will have to pay the call centre charge, the booking change fee and the price difference for the new flight. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the route you have booked.

Please note that Blind Booking flights may not be cancelled.

More information on the applicable charges can be found here.

What is the Flex option?

If you have opted for a SMART or BEST fare, you can add the Flex option during the booking process. It can be chosen separately for outgoing and return flights.

Changing bookings

Flights with the Flex option can be changed to another travel date at no extra cost up to 30 minutes before departure – provided the same passenger boards the same flight on the same route within our published flight schedule.

Cancellations

Can't make your flight? The Flex option lets you cancel your flight at no extra cost up to 30 minutes before departure – online, on your mobile phone, by telephone or in person at the airport counter.

Even after the flight departs, it is still possible to change or cancel it with the Flex option. However, this must be done by telephone or in person at the airport counter on the same day as the originally scheduled travel date. If the flight is changed or cancelled after it has already departed, we must unfortunately charge a flat fee.

Other Germanwings bookings cannot be cancelled due to their low fares.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Blind Booking

How does Blind Booking work?

This option requires a bit of spontaneity as you don't initially know where you'll be heading. In return, we guarantee you our attractive low prices – even for last-minute bookings!

How it works:

  1. On the "Blind Booking" page, select your departure airport and the theme of your trip, e.g. "Party" or "Culture". Each category contains various destinations, one of which will be allotted to you at the end of the booking process.
  2. For a small fee you can rule out certain destinations.
  3. Enter your desired travel dates and the number of travellers.
  4. When the booking is complete you will be told your destination so you can prepare for your trip.

Click here for more information on Blind Booking.

 Note:
Blind Booking flights can also be paid for with a voucher.

Can I change or cancel my Blind Booking flight?

You can change the travel dates and the names in your booking, but only via our call centre. You will have to pay the call centre charge, the booking change fee and the price difference for the new flight. Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the route you have booked.

Please note that Blind Booking flights may not be cancelled.

More information on the applicable charges can be found here.

What does the Blind Booking price include?

The price shown applies per person per journey and includes all taxes and charges. Further costs are only incurred if you choose to rule out certain destinations or add other services.

How far in advance can I book a Blind Booking flight?

Blind Booking flights can be booked up to 45 days days before departure.

How many people can I book flights for with Blind Booking?

Blind Booking flights can be booked for a maximum of 9 passengers.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Flight vouchers

What payment options are available?

Service is very important to us, so we offer a wide range of payment options. We ask for your understanding in the event that not all payment options are available to you.

Direct debit

You can pay via direct debit up to 5 days before departure as long as the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • You hold a current account in Germany.
  • Sufficient funds are available in your account.


Any charges incurred by cancelled payments or insufficient funds will be added to the flight price. In the event of a chargeback, please do not make any payments. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

 Note:
Direct debit arrangements may vary for flights booked with our partner airlines at germanwings.com

Credit cards

You can also pay with your credit card as long as you are entitled to use it to pay over the phone or online. For more information on this, please contact your bank.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Debit MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • VISA Card
  • VISA Electron
  • VISA Debit Card
  • AirPlus

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept Eurocheque cards.

 Note:
If you use your credit card as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

PayPal

You can either authorise PayPal to transfer the payment amount to us, or you can authorise us to withdraw the relevant amount from your PayPal account.

 Note:
If you use PayPal as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

Paying on invoice (RatePAY)

You can also pay for your flight and any charged additional services via RatePAY invoice if:

  • You book online and the amount payable is at least €20 but no more than €2,000
  • The flight price is given in euros
  • Your billing and contact address is your personal address and is within the Federal Republic of Germany or Austria
  • You have a positive credit check

Detailed information can be found in the RatePAY data protection declaration.

If you fulfil these criteria and we have accepted your request to pay via RatePAY invoice, the invoice amount will be due on the tenth bank working day after booking, or at the latest on the last bank working day before departure. Payment must arrive in the receiving account by this date. Please only transfer the payment to the bank account specified on the invoice.

If you are unable to use this payment method, we can offer you an alternative payment option.

 Note:
This payment method can only be used to pay for flight bookings and only for flights charged at the normal price.

Cash payments

You may only pay in cash if you book your ticket at one of our airport counters.

Vouchers

Paying for a booking with a voucher is quick and simple:

  1. In the "Payment" step of the online booking process, select the option to pay with a voucher.
  2. Enter your voucher code and then check the code entered and the travel services in your basket.
  3. Click on "Confirm booking" to complete your booking.

If the price of the flight exceeds the value of your voucher, you may pay the remaining amount either with another voucher or another payment method.

Validity
Vouchers may only be used to book Germanwings/Eurowings flight services and not partner offers (e.g. Rail&Fly, rental cars or hotels).

Please note that conditions of use vary for purchased and promotional vouchers.

 Note:
Vouchers may not be used to book flights with our partner airlines at germanwings.com. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

How can I buy flight vouchers?

You can only buy flight vouchers online on our "Flight vouchers" page. Here's how it works:

  1. Select a voucher theme and enter the desired voucher value.
  2. You can also choose to write a personal message for the voucher recipient.
  3. After entering your contact details, you will proceed to payment. Depending on your chosen method of payment, a transaction fee may apply.
  4. Your voucher will then be sent via email either to you or to the voucher recipient.

 Note:
Flight vouchers may only be purchased in euros, but may also be redeemed for flights paid for in a different currency.

How do I redeem flight vouchers?

Do you wish to redeem a flight voucher? Flight vouchers can be redeemed online or via your mobile phone.

How it works:

  1. Select your desired flight and then the "Voucher" payment method.
  2. If the amount due exceeds the value of the voucher, you can pay the remaining balance via another payment method
  3. If the value of the voucher exceeds the amount due, the remaining credit will still be valid and can be redeemed on another booking. This only applies to purchased vouchers, however. We will not make cash payments for the value of the voucher or any remaining credit.

Validity

  • Vouchers may only be redeemed against Germanwings/Eurowings flights, including Blind Booking flights. Bookings may be changed in accordance with the GCC.
  • Vouchers may also be used to pay for additional services that are directly related to the flight either at the time of the initial booking or at a later date.

Exceptions

Vouchers may not be used to book any package deals (e.g. flight and hotel) or partner offers (e.g. Rail&Fly, hotels, rental cars and insurance).

Promotional vouchers

Separate conditions apply for promotional vouchers given away in competitions or as part of marketing campaigns.
 
Terms of use for promotional vouchers

What conditions apply for flight vouchers?
  • Germanwings/Eurowings accepts no liability for loss of vouchers or voucher codes and will not issue replacements.
  • Vouchers may only be used for private purposes. Other uses such as selling vouchers on the Internet for commercial purposes, either yourself or through third parties, are not permitted without prior authorisation from Germanwings/Eurowings.

Further information can be found in the Terms of Use.

Click here to view the GCC, which apply for the purchase and redemption of vouchers.

Promotional vouchers

Separate Terms of use apply for promotional vouchers given away in competitions or as part of marketing campaigns.

How long are flight vouchers valid for?

You can redeem our Germanwings/Eurowings flight vouchers any time before the end of the third year after purchase. Vouchers may not be extended or exchanged for cash.

Please note that vouchers may not be used until we have received payment, or at the very least 24 hours day after purchase. If payment is made via direct debit, the voucher may only be used 5 days after payment.

Promotional vouchers

Separate terms of use apply for promotional vouchers given away in competitions or as part of marketing campaigns:

Terms of use for promotional vouchers

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Group bookings

How do I make a group booking?
  1. If you would like to book a Germanwings/Eurowings flight for more than 9 people, please first fill out our group enquiry form in full.
  2. After you have submitted the form, we will send you a personalised, non-binding quotation via email.
  3. If you accept the quotation, please email us a request to conclude a binding contract of air carriage on the basis of the quotation.
  4. We will send you a booking confirmation via email within two working days.

Click here to proceed to group booking.

Providing the names of group members

The names of the group members must be provided to us at the latest 4 working days before the scheduled outbound departure date, excluding the date of travel. If names are provided later or are changed, additional charges will be applied.

Cancellation for more than 12 travellers

You may cancel the booking for 10% of the group members (rounded down to the nearest individual) up to a month before departure and you will receive reimbursement for the travel payment in full, provided that the original group contained 12 or more travellers.

The full terms are available in our General Conditions of Carriage.

Our employees are available to answer any questions you may have relating to group bookings. Contact us daily between 9.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. and between 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. (CET).
 
Travellers within Germany may phone us on +49 (0) 180 6 122 345 (Calls are charged at €0.20 per call from a landline – calls from mobile phones will cost no more than €0.60 per call.).
If you are outside of Germany please email us at gruppen@germanwings.com.

 Note:
If you would like to make a group booking with one of our partner airlines, please contact the relevant airline. The corresponding terms of this airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

How many people can I book flights for with Blind Booking?

Blind Booking flights can be booked for a maximum of 9 passengers.

What are the General Conditions for Group Bookings?
  1. Validity
    The Germanwings/Eurowings General Conditions for Group Bookings apply to each carriage of passengers and luggage advertised and booked via Germanwings/Eurowings GmbH (hereinafter "Germanwings/Eurowings") for groups of more than 9 people ("Group Booking").
  2. Contract of Carriage/booking
    The Contract of Carriage comes into effect when the contact person returns the booking quotation (Offer) and Germanwings/Eurowings issues the booking confirmation (Acceptance).
    Unless the booking is for a family, the contact person acts as the group representative. In this case, the contact person concludes the Contract of Carriage in his or her own name on behalf of the individual group members.
  3. Processing via a contact person
    The entire booking process, including payment, is carried out via the contact person named in the quotation. Essential information, such as the Germanwings/Eurowings General Conditions of Carriage (GCC), flight schedules, flight changes, etc. is to be provided to the group members by the contact person in good time and in full. Information given to the contact person will be assumed to have been passed on to the remaining group members.
  4. List of names
    A complete list of names of all group members must be provided to Germanwings/Eurowings at the latest 4 working days before departure.
  5. Booking changes/cancellation
    Bookings may be changed (flight times or dates) before departure and will incur an additional charge (per person and journey leg) plus the difference in the new flight price, if applicable. After the scheduled departure time, changes may no longer be made. For groups of 12 travellers or more, 10% of the group (rounded down to the nearest individual) may cancel up to a month before departure and will receive a full reimbursement. Additional passengers (1–9 people) may only be added separately online or via the call centre at the current Germanwings/Eurowings flight price (subject to availability).
  6. Refusal of carriage for a group member
    If a group member is refused carriage for good cause, the remaining group members do not have the right to cancel the booking. The obligation to pay the Group Booking price still stands.
    In addition, the General Conditions of Carriage (GCC) apply, insofar as no contradictory clause exists in the General Conditions for Group Bookings.

 Note:
If you would like to make a group booking for flights operated by our partner airlines, please contact the relevant airline. The conditions of the airline in question apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

How many people must travel together to qualify as a group?

If more than 9 people are travelling together, they qualify as a group for Germanwings/Eurowings.

What is the maximum number of people for whom I can book online?

Under "Booking" you can book a flight for up to 9 people. You must provide the first name and surname of each person.

If you would like to book flights for more than 9  people, you will find more information here.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Payment process

What payment options are available?

Service is very important to us, so we offer a wide range of payment options. We ask for your understanding in the event that not all payment options are available to you.

Direct debit

You can pay via direct debit up to 5 days before departure as long as the following requirements are fulfilled:

  • You hold a current account in Germany.
  • Sufficient funds are available in your account.


Any charges incurred by cancelled payments or insufficient funds will be added to the flight price. In the event of a chargeback, please do not make any payments. We will contact you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

 Note:
Direct debit arrangements may vary for flights booked with our partner airlines at germanwings.com

Credit cards

You can also pay with your credit card as long as you are entitled to use it to pay over the phone or online. For more information on this, please contact your bank.

We accept the following credit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Debit MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • VISA Card
  • VISA Electron
  • VISA Debit Card
  • AirPlus

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept Eurocheque cards.

 Note:
If you use your credit card as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

PayPal

You can either authorise PayPal to transfer the payment amount to us, or you can authorise us to withdraw the relevant amount from your PayPal account.

 Note:
If you use PayPal as a payment method when adding additional services to your booking or when purchasing vouchers, a transaction fee will be applied.

Paying on invoice (RatePAY)

You can also pay for your flight and any charged additional services via RatePAY invoice if:

  • You book online and the amount payable is at least €20 but no more than €2,000
  • The flight price is given in euros
  • Your billing and contact address is your personal address and is within the Federal Republic of Germany or Austria
  • You have a positive credit check

Detailed information can be found in the RatePAY data protection declaration.

If you fulfil these criteria and we have accepted your request to pay via RatePAY invoice, the invoice amount will be due on the tenth bank working day after booking, or at the latest on the last bank working day before departure. Payment must arrive in the receiving account by this date. Please only transfer the payment to the bank account specified on the invoice.

If you are unable to use this payment method, we can offer you an alternative payment option.

 Note:
This payment method can only be used to pay for flight bookings and only for flights charged at the normal price.

Cash payments

You may only pay in cash if you book your ticket at one of our airport counters.

Vouchers

Paying for a booking with a voucher is quick and simple:

  1. In the "Payment" step of the online booking process, select the option to pay with a voucher.
  2. Enter your voucher code and then check the code entered and the travel services in your basket.
  3. Click on "Confirm booking" to complete your booking.

If the price of the flight exceeds the value of your voucher, you may pay the remaining amount either with another voucher or another payment method.

Validity
Vouchers may only be used to book Germanwings/Eurowings flight services and not partner offers (e.g. Rail&Fly, rental cars or hotels).

Please note that conditions of use vary for purchased and promotional vouchers.

 Note:
Vouchers may not be used to book flights with our partner airlines at germanwings.com. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Do payment surcharges apply?

No payment surcharges apply when you book a flight. The affordable discounted price is only available if you pay with VISA Electron, VISA Debit Card or direct debit.

Other payments (for example, if you add luggage later or purchase a flight voucher) incur a transaction fee – but if you pay with VISA Electron, VISA Debit Card or direct debit this does not apply.

 Note:
Charges may vary if you book a flight with one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or if you book a Germanwings/Eurowings flight on one of our partner airline websites. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

When will the payment be debited from my account?

Payment for your trip is due as soon as your booking is confirmed. Debiting can take up to a few days depending on your bank, so you must ensure there are sufficient funds in your account until the payment has been debited.

What does "Payment status: declined/pending" mean on the pages "My bookings" or "Booking changes"?

The status display under "My flight" or "View booking" allows you to track the status of your payment and see when your payment has been debited successfully.

Declined

The status "Declined" is displayed if the payment could not be completed for some reason or if your direct debit has been returned.

Please note that if payment is unsuccessful, reservations may be cancelled without warning in accordance with the Conditions of Carriage (item 4.5).

Pending

The status "Pending" means that authorisation is still in progress, but your seat is reserved. If payment is unsuccessful, the status will change to "Declined".

Confirmed

If the status "Confirmed" is displayed, both your payment and reservation have been successfully completed and your flight booking has been confirmed.

If you have any questions about your payment status, our competent employees at our call centre will be happy to advise you.

You can check the status of your payment here.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Invoicing

How will I receive my invoice?

You will receive your Germanwings/Eurowings invoice via email. This is your electronic plane ticket. Article 34 of the German Turnover Tax Implementing Regulation (UStDV) recognises transport tickets as invoices and the German Ministry of Finance (BMF) statement of 29 January 2004, Ref. IV B 7 – S 7280 – 19/04, recognises transport tickets as invoices (without electronic signature) entitling the purchaser to input tax deduction.

Lost your booking confirmation?
No problem: just phone our call centre and we will be happy to send you a new booking confirmation.

 Note:
If you have an etix® ticket number or if you have booked a flight with one of our partner airlines at germanwings.com or a Germanwings/Eurowings flight at one of our partner airline websites or at a travel agency, please contact the relevant airline or your travel agency to request an invoice.

Does my booking confirmation/invoice entitle me to input tax deduction?

Germanwings/Eurowings invoices are electronic plane tickets. Article 34 of the German Turnover Tax Implementing Regulation (UStDV) recognises transport tickets as invoices and the statement of the German Ministry of Finance (BMF) of 29 January 2004, Ref. IV B 7 – S 7280 – 19/04, recognises transport tickets as invoices (without electronic signature) entitling the purchaser to input tax deduction.

 Note:
For questions relating to invoices issued by our partner airlines, please contact the relevant airline. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Why does VAT not appear on my invoice?

Only Germanwings/Eurowings flights within Germany are subject to VAT. Invoices for international flights therefore do not show VAT. 

 Note:
This may vary with our partner airlines. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Can billing addresses or bank details be changed after booking?

No, after a booking has been completed it is no longer possible to change your details.

Frequently asked questions relating to the topic: Data protection & technical questions

How do I make a group booking?
  1. If you would like to book a Germanwings/Eurowings flight for more than 9 people, please first fill out our group enquiry form in full.
  2. After you have submitted the form, we will send you a personalised, non-binding quotation via email.
  3. If you accept the quotation, please email us a request to conclude a binding contract of air carriage on the basis of the quotation.
  4. We will send you a booking confirmation via email within two working days.

Click here to proceed to group booking.

Providing the names of group members

The names of the group members must be provided to us at the latest 4 working days before the scheduled outbound departure date, excluding the date of travel. If names are provided later or are changed, additional charges will be applied.

Cancellation for more than 12 travellers

You may cancel the booking for 10% of the group members (rounded down to the nearest individual) up to a month before departure and you will receive reimbursement for the travel payment in full, provided that the original group contained 12 or more travellers.

The full terms are available in our General Conditions of Carriage.

Our employees are available to answer any questions you may have relating to group bookings. Contact us daily between 9.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. and between 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. (CET).
 
Travellers within Germany may phone us on +49 (0) 180 6 122 345 (Calls are charged at €0.20 per call from a landline – calls from mobile phones will cost no more than €0.60 per call.).
If you are outside of Germany please email us at gruppen@germanwings.com.

 Note:
If you would like to make a group booking with one of our partner airlines, please contact the relevant airline. The corresponding terms of this airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What may I pack in my luggage and what is prohibited?

For security reasons, your luggage must comply with certain regulations and restrictions. There are also measures and guidelines which must be observed.

More information can be found in the GCC (General Conditions of Carriage).

 Note:
For flights operated by our partner airlines, the conditions of the relevant airline apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

What are the General Conditions for Group Bookings?
  1. Validity
    The Germanwings/Eurowings General Conditions for Group Bookings apply to each carriage of passengers and luggage advertised and booked via Germanwings/Eurowings GmbH (hereinafter "Germanwings/Eurowings") for groups of more than 9 people ("Group Booking").
  2. Contract of Carriage/booking
    The Contract of Carriage comes into effect when the contact person returns the booking quotation (Offer) and Germanwings/Eurowings issues the booking confirmation (Acceptance).
    Unless the booking is for a family, the contact person acts as the group representative. In this case, the contact person concludes the Contract of Carriage in his or her own name on behalf of the individual group members.
  3. Processing via a contact person
    The entire booking process, including payment, is carried out via the contact person named in the quotation. Essential information, such as the Germanwings/Eurowings General Conditions of Carriage (GCC), flight schedules, flight changes, etc. is to be provided to the group members by the contact person in good time and in full. Information given to the contact person will be assumed to have been passed on to the remaining group members.
  4. List of names
    A complete list of names of all group members must be provided to Germanwings/Eurowings at the latest 4 working days before departure.
  5. Booking changes/cancellation
    Bookings may be changed (flight times or dates) before departure and will incur an additional charge (per person and journey leg) plus the difference in the new flight price, if applicable. After the scheduled departure time, changes may no longer be made. For groups of 12 travellers or more, 10% of the group (rounded down to the nearest individual) may cancel up to a month before departure and will receive a full reimbursement. Additional passengers (1–9 people) may only be added separately online or via the call centre at the current Germanwings/Eurowings flight price (subject to availability).
  6. Refusal of carriage for a group member
    If a group member is refused carriage for good cause, the remaining group members do not have the right to cancel the booking. The obligation to pay the Group Booking price still stands.
    In addition, the General Conditions of Carriage (GCC) apply, insofar as no contradictory clause exists in the General Conditions for Group Bookings.

 Note:
If you would like to make a group booking for flights operated by our partner airlines, please contact the relevant airline. The conditions of the airline in question apply. Our current partner airlines are Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Condor, United Airlines, Air Canada and All Nippon Airways.

Are my credit card details safe when I book online?

To ensure that your credit cards and personal information are kept as secure as possible, we use the most up-to-date Secure Sockets Layer technology (SSL with 128-bit encryption). This is the most secure method of transferring sensitive data over the Internet. We also meet the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

The common certification standard of international payment systems ensures secure processing and storage of all payment card details. At the beginning of 2010, Germanwings was one of the first European airlines to achieve conformity with the PCI DSS and prove this in an audit by the independent accredited auditing firm SRC Security Research & Consulting GmbH.

 Note:
We recommend that you use the latest version of your browser to ensure that your transactions are processed securely.

What conditions apply for flight vouchers?
  • Germanwings/Eurowings accepts no liability for loss of vouchers or voucher codes and will not issue replacements.
  • Vouchers may only be used for private purposes. Other uses such as selling vouchers on the Internet for commercial purposes, either yourself or through third parties, are not permitted without prior authorisation from Germanwings/Eurowings.

Further information can be found in the Terms of Use.

Click here to view the GCC, which apply for the purchase and redemption of vouchers.

Promotional vouchers

Separate Terms of use apply for promotional vouchers given away in competitions or as part of marketing campaigns.

Type of service

Description

Short and medium-haul route

(Charges per person and flight segment)

Long-haul route

(Charges per person and flight segment)
 

Service for disabled passengers

   
BLND Boarding and disembarking assistance for visually impaired passengers no charge no charge
DEAF Boarding and disembarking assistance for deaf passengers and sign language users no charge no charge
WCHR Assistance for passengers with impaired mobility on airport apron no charge no charge
WCHS Assistance for passengers with impaired mobility on aircraft steps no charge no charge
WCHC Carrying passengers with impaired mobility to seat on aircraft no charge no charge
WCMP Transport of manually operated wheelchair no charge no charge
WCBD Transport of a motorised wheelchair operating on dry batteries no charge no charge
Guide dog Transport of a guide dog no charge no charge
       
 

Carriage of baggage

   
BAG Reduced baggage surcharge for a maximum of one item of checked luggage €15 / £14 / CHF 20 / $21 / CZK 420 / SEK 150 / NOK 123 / PLN 63 / HUF 4,950 €30 / £27 / CHF 40 / $42 / CZK 840 / SEK 300 / NOK 246 / PLN 126 / HUF 9,900 / AED 151 / THB 1,351
BAG (BM) Baggage surcharge for a maximum of one item of checked luggage €30 / £27 / CHF 40 / $42 / CZK 840 / SEK 300 / NOK 246 / PLN 126 / HUF 9,900 €60 / £54 / CHF 79 / $83 / CZK 1,680 / SEK 600 / NOK 492 / PLN 252 / HUF 19,800 HUF / AED 303 / THB 2,701
BAG 2 - 5 Baggage surcharge per additional item of checked luggage €75 / £68 / CHF 99 / $104 / CZK 2,100 / SEK 750 / NOK 615 / PLN 345 / HUF 24,750 €150 / £135 / CHF 198 / $209 / CZK 4,200 / SEK 1,500 / NOK 1,230 / PLN 630 / HUF 49,500 / AED 756 / THB 6,753
XBA/XMA Excess luggage surcharge for the first item of luggage of up to 9 kg of excess weight €50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 230 / HUF 16,500 €100 / £90 / CHF 132 / $139 / CZK 2,800 / SEK 1,000 / NOK 820 / PLN 420 / HUF 33,000 / AED 504 / THB 4,502
XBB-XBE/MBXME Excess luggage surcharge for additional items of excess luggage of up to 9 kg of excess weight €50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 230 / HUF 16,500 €100 / £90 / CHF 132 / $139 / CZK 2,800 / SEK 1,000 / NOK 820 / PLN 420 / HUF 33,000 / AED 504 / THB 4,502
SKI Transport of ski equipment weighing up to max. 30 kg (skis/snowboards – max. 3 pairs/boards per person) incl. accessories such as sticks and ski/snowboarding boots (depending on availability) no charge no charge
WEA Transport of sports weapons per item (incl. ammunition) €50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 230 / HUF 16,500 €100 / £90 / CHF 132 / $139 / CZK 2,800 / SEK 1,000 / NOK 820 / PLN 420 / HUF 33,000 / AED 504 / THB 4,502
GOLF Transport of golf equipment per set €50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 230 / HUF 16,500 €100 / £90 / CHF 132 / $139 / CZK 2,800 / SEK 1,000 / NOK 820 / PLN 420 / HUF 33,000 / AED 504 / THB 4,502
BIKE Transport of bicycle (packed securely for transport) per bike
Packing material is not provided by Germanwings/Eurowings (depending on availability)
€50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 230 / HUF 16,500 €100 / £90 / CHF 132 / $139 / CZK 2,800 CZK / SEK 1,000 / NOK 820 / PLN 420 / HUF 33,000 / AED 504 / THB 4,502
SPEQ Transport of the following specialised equipment: bodyboard, surfboard, sailboard/hang-glider, diving equipment (depending on availability) €50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 230 / HUF 16,500 €100 / £90 / CHF 132 / $139 / CZK 2,800 / SEK 1,000 / NOK 820 / PLN 420 / HUF 33,000 / AED 504 / THB 4,502
 

 Please note:

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

Specific services

   
ADD Service surcharge levied on a booking or booking change (flight date) in line with Article 5.2.3 of the GCC, as booked via the call centre, at a Germanwings/Eurowings airport sales desk or through a commercial agent €20 / £18 / CHF 26 / $28 / CZK 560 / SEK 200 / NOK 164 / PLN 92 / HUF 6,600 (per booking, not per person and per journey) €20 / £18 / CHF 26 / $28 / CZK 560 / SEK 200 / NOK 164 / PLN 92 / HUF 6.600 / AED 101 / THB 900 plus difference in current flight price
RBK Charge for a change to the flight date up to 30 minutes before departure €65 / £59 / CHF 86 / $90 / CZK 1,820 / SEK 650 / NOK 533 / PLN 273 / HUF 21,450 plus difference in current flight price €90 / £81 / CHF 119 / $125 / CZK 2.520 / SEK 900 / NOK 738 / PLN 378 / HUF 29.700 / AED 454 / THB 4.052 zzgl. Differenz zum aktuellen Flugpreis plus difference in current flight price
NC1 Change of name per person and per booking €65 / £59 / CHF 86 / $90 / CZK 1,820 / SEK 650 / NOK 533 / PLN 273 / HUF 21,450 plus difference in current flight price €120 / £108 / CHF 158 / $167 / CZK 3,360 / SEK 1,200 / NOK 984 / PLN 504 / HUF 39,600 / AED 605 / THB 5,403 plus difference in current flight price
PETC Transport of pets up to 8 kg in an appropriate container (Containers for transporting pets are not provided by Germanwings/Eurowings) €40 / £36 / CHF 53 / $56 / CZK 1,120 / SEK 400 / NOK 328 / PLN 184 / HUF 13,200 (no additional charge for guide dogs) €70 / £63 / CHF 92 / $97 / CZK 1,960 / SEK 700 / NOK 574 / PLN 294 / HUF 23,100 / AED 353 / THB 3,152 (no additional charge for guide dogs)
TAFR Surcharge per payment by credit card or Paypal (e.g. in the case of adding luggage or purchasing flight vouchers) 2% of the payment amount (for domestic German flights plus VAT) 2% of the payment amount
TAFG Surcharge for payments by credit card for group bookings per person and leg 2% of the payment amount (for domestic German flights plus VAT) 2% of the payment amount
INF Service charge per leg for children up to 2 years of age €15 / £14 / CHF 20 / $21 / CZK 420 / SEK 150 / NOK 123 / PLN 69 / HUF 4,950 €75 / £68 / CHF 99 / $104 / CZK 2,100 / SEK 750 / NOK 615 / PLN 315 / HUF 24,750 / AED 378 / THB 3,377
UM Supervision of children between 5 and 11 travelling alone (unaccompanied minor service in accordance with Article 21) only within Germany and on flights from Germany to Zurich and Vienna €50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1,400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 210 / HUF 16,500 not available
Pushchairs Transport of pushchairs on airport apron, on aircraft steps, in the airport no charge no charge
SEF Seat reservation – standard (Middle seat) €8 / £7 / CHF 11 / $11 / CZK 224 / SEK 80 / NOK 66 / PLN 34 / HUF 2,640 €10 / £9 / CHF 13 / $14 / CZK 280 / SEK 100 / NOK 82 / PLN 46 / HUF 3.300 / AED 50 / THB 450
SEF Seat reservation – standard (Aisle or window) €12 / £11 / CHF 16 / $17 / CZK 336 / SEK 120 / NOK 98 / PLN 50 / HUF 3,960 €20 / £18 / CHF 26 / $28 / CZK 560 / SEK 200 / NOK 164 / PLN 84 / HUF 6,600 / AED 101 / THB 900
SEF Seat reservation with more legroom (in BASIC fare) €20 / £18 / CHF 26 / $28 / CZK 560 / SEK 200 / NOK 164 / PLN 84 / HUF 6,600
(including snack & drink)
€90 / £81 / CHF 119 / $125 / CZK 2.520 / SEK 900 / NOK 738 / PLN 378 / HUF 29.700 / AED 454 / THB 4.052
SEF Seat reservation with more legroom (in SMART fare) no charge
(including snack & drink)
€50 / £45 / CHF 66 / $70 / CZK 1.400 / SEK 500 / NOK 410 / PLN 210 / HUF 16.500 / AED 252 / THB 2.251
  Extra seat: empty middle seat (valid for the transport of musical instruments larger than a guitar) Extra ticket (same price as existing ticket if booked by midnight on the same day; otherwise the flight fare on the day the private seat is booked) Extra ticket (same price as existing ticket if booked by midnight on the same day; otherwise the flight fare on the day the private seat is booked)
       
 

Other charges

   
CBF Flat-rate compensation per returned direct debit €7.65 / £7 / CHF 10 / $11 / CZK 214 / SEK 77 / NOK 63 / PLN 35 / HUF 2,525 €7,65 / £7 / CHF 10 / $11 / CZK 214 / SEK 77 / NOK 63 / PLN 35 / HUF 2.525 / AED 39 / THB 344
CXL/RBK
flex
Charge-incurring booking change and cancellation in fares with the Flex option in line with Article 19.4.3 €75 / £68 / CHF 99 / $104 / CZK 2,100 / SEK 750 / NOK 615 / PLN 345 / HUF 24,750 €90 / £81 / CHF 119 / $125 / CZK 2,520 / SEK 900 / NOK 738 / PLN 378 / HUF 29,700 / AED 454 / THB 4,052

ERRORS & OMISSIONS EXCEPTED.

For further information please consult our General Conditions of Carriage.

Our fares at a glance

   

BASIC

Our budget fare

SMART

Our standard fare

BEST

Our comfort fare
  Collect miles - Boomerang Club or Miles & More
          Increased mileage credit, including HON Circle miles
  Snack & drink From €6       À la carte catering
  1 bag up to 23 kg €15
if booked online
       
  2nd bag up to 23 kg €75
if booked online
€75
if booked online
   
  Preferred seating
(Middle Seat)
€8       In rows 1-3
  Preferred seating
(Aisle or window)
€12       In rows 1-3
  Seat with more legroom
Snack & drink included
€20
where available
Where available
  Throughout the 
Airbus fleet
  Adjacent seat free            
  Lounge access Lounge access at select airports for HON and SEN Lounge access at select airports for HON, SEN and FTL
Lounge access at select airports
  Reserved
hand luggage compartment
           
  Priority check-in
and boarding
           
  Access to security fast lane           At select airports
  Booking changes Surcharge Free with Flex option * Free with Flex option *
  Cancellation     Free with Flex option * Free with Flex option *
  Extras
Special luggage and sport equipment
Surcharge **
(price depends on service)
Surcharge **
(price depends on service)
Surcharge **
(price depends on service)
   

BASIC

Our budget fare

SMART

Our standard fare

BEST

Our Premium fare
  Collect miles - Boomerang Club or Miles & More
          Mileage credit, including HON Circle miles
  SMART-Meals       One warm and one cold meal incl.     À la carte catering
  Sky-Meals
(Six meals to chose from)
Sky-Meal from €7,90
  Can be added to SMART-Meals     À la carte catering
  À la carte catering            
  1 bag up to 23 kg €30
if booked online
       
  2nd bag up to 23 kg €150
if booked online
€150
if booked online
   
  Preferred seating
(Middle seat)
€10       In rows 1-3
  Preferred seating
(Aisle or window)
€20       In rows 1-3
  Seat with more legroom
€90
where available
€50
where available
   
  Premium seating in the exclusive area        
  More legroom and a comfortably adjustable backrest included        
  Lounge access   Lounge access at select airports for HON, SEN and FTL
Lounge access at select airports
  Reserved
hand luggage compartment
           
  Priority check-in
and boarding
           
  Access to security fast lane           At select airports
  Booking changes Surcharge Free with Flex option * Free with Flex option *
  Cancellation     Free with Flex option * Free with Flex option *
  Extras
Special luggage and sport equipment
Surcharge **
(price depends on service)
Surcharge **
(price depends on service)
Surcharge **
(price depends on service)

     Included           
 
     Cannot be added

* Can be added for a surcharge; free booking changes and cancellation possible until the end of the departure date
** Where available

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