carry on bag question...Lufthansa

Old Aug 14th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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carry on bag question...Lufthansa

I'm flying from LAX to Frankfurt and on to Morocco via Lufthansa. Can I take a small suitcase on board, or must all suitcases be checked? I want to have a change of clothes in case my luggage gets lost. I'm not going to have a camera or other electronic stuff...only personal items like meds, make up, etc..........
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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 09:44 AM
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Lufthansa has a rule about both the weight and size of carryon bags. At the gate they normally make an announcment about both, encouraging people with 'large' or 'heavy' carryon bags to bring them to the desk for checking.

Some people comply, others ignore. At the gate for boarding, any obviously large bags (i.e. stuffed full 21" or 22" roller bags) that would require a shoehorn to fit overhead are not usually not allowed. Bags that will fit into an overhead without any effort, squishing, squeezing, pushing or pulling seem to be let on ok, in my experience.

If the size of your 'small' suitcase could be considered marginal in the eyes of the airline, I recommend you be prepared to check that bag if they tell you to. That means pack a small duffel bag inside with anything you consider essential.
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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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"A shoehorn to fit" --I like that!
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 03:20 AM
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In economy class, one piece of carryon luggage is allowed with a maximum size of 55x40x20 cm and a maximum weight of 8 kg. This fits in the overhead bin and under your seat as well. Make sure to be not the last to board the plane, so that you are able to find some space in the overhead bins. They are not very strict about the rule, especially regarding the weight. So, you will be able to take clothes for a week on board.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 05:43 AM
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As long as it meets size and weight requirements noted above you shouldn've have a problem. We've flown them several times in the past couple of years and in our experience they've inspected the carry ons at check in and put tags on them that say "cabin bag approved".
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