Eurowings is a German budget airline owned by the Lufthansa Group. Founded in 1996, the carrier operates hops throughout Europe. In 2019, it announced plans to add several long-haul flights, but the new program never came to fruition. So, for now, Eurowings is a carrier to consider if you’re in search of low-cost flights around Germany and western Europe.
Eurowings Carry-On Cabin Baggage
Eurowings’ carry-on luggage allowance is determined by class and fare. SMART ticket holders are guaranteed one carry-one space, BIZclass and BEST flyers get two, and passengers with BASIC tickets are allowed one piece of cabin baggage…if the flight isn’t full.
So let’s say you have a BASIC ticket on a Eurowings flight. At boarding, everyone with BIZclass and SMART fares brings their maximum allotment. Ultimately, the overhead and under-seat storage spaces fill up. In such situations, flight attendants would force you, a BASIC flyer, to check your carry-on. The good news is that Eurowings doesn’t charge for the extra piece of checked luggage.
When there’s room in the cabin, in addition to their allotted allowances, passengers with SMART, BIZclass, and BEST tickets can also bring one folding garment bag that doesn’t exceed 57 x 54 x 15 cm.
Parents traveling with infants: make note that Eurowings doesn’t allow strollers in the cabin. The only allowable baby carry-on apparatus is a booster seat. However, children are allotted the same carry-on luggage requirements as adults. So, in practice, babies can bring their own diaper bags if they weigh less than 8 kilograms and conform to size standards.
Laptops and purses — or anything smaller than 40 X 30 X 10 cm — are considered personal items and can almost always be carried on in addition to your cabin baggage allowance.
|Cabin Class||Number of Bags||Weight Allowance||Size Restrictions|
|BASIC||0 or 1||8 kg||55 x 40 x 23 cm|
|SMART||1||8 kg||55 x 40 x 23 cm|
|BEST / BIZ||2||8 kg||55 x 40 x 23 cm|
The following items are not allowed in carry-on baggage under any circumstances on Eurowings’ flights:
- Billiard, snooker or pool cues
- Knitting needles
- Nail files (paper files are OK)
- Knives with blades of any length
- Petrol lighters
- Razor blades
- Sports rackets
- Toy or dummy weapons (plastic or metal)
Eurowings Checked Baggage
Like the airline’s carry-on luggage policy, Eurowings’ checked baggage allowance is based on fare and cabin class. There’s no checked baggage allowance for BASIC ticket holders. Instead, they must buy luggage space starting at €15 a pop. SMART travelers can check one bag up to 23 kilograms at no extra charge. People flying BEST have two checked, 23-kilogram bags included in their ticket price, and BIZclass passengers can check two bags weighing up to 32 kilograms without incurring extra fees.
Eurowings Excess Baggage Policy
Ticket holders who need to bring more baggage than allotted will pay between €50 and €125 per excess item. However, flyers cannot purchase more than five extra baggage slots — and cheaper rates, which vary from flight to flight, are secured through advanced online booking.
The bottom line to remember about Eurowings’ excess baggage policy is this: you cannot check anything that weighs more than 32 kilograms. Period.
Eurowings Sports Equipment
Eurowings’ sports baggage policy is straightforward.
As is the case with most airlines, people transporting sports guns must call ahead and secure a special reservation. If the firearm’s carry case exceeds size, weight, or baggage allowance limits, you’ll pay excess baggage fees.
Bicycles can be checked, but they must be dismantled and properly packed. You can’t just roll up to the ticket counter with a fully functioning bike and tell them to throw it in the hold. You must set the handlebars parallel to the frame, remove protruding parts — including pedals — and deflate the tires. After you — or the expert at the local shop — preps the cycle for travel, it must be packed in a protective box or bag specifically designed for bike shipping. To play it safe, call ahead and make sure there is room for your bike.
E-bikes are prohibited because of their battery systems.
Surfboards and bodyboards can be checked on Eurowings flights. But again, they must be in a protective bag or box. Loose boards aren’t allowed.
Ski equipment is allowed. However, call ahead to ensure there’s room. Ski-equipment baggage is treated as regular luggage and subject to the same excess and oversize fees.
Eurowings Musical Instruments
You can carry smaller instruments — like flutes, clarinets, oboes, violins, violas, french horns, and trumpets — onto the flight as cabin luggage, so long as it doesn’t exceed the 55 x 40 x 23 cm size limit or 8-kilogram weight limit.
If you need to transport a tuba or upright bass, you may be able to check it if it’s packed protectively. However, as is the case with all out-sized items, if they don’t fall within the carrier’s size and weight limits, you must find another option — like a luggage shipper.
Eurowings’ call center is open daily from 6.00 a.m. through midnight (CET)
Eurowings’ Customer Service Center: +49 (0)221 599 882 02
Eurowings’ Online Help Center: https://www.eurowings.com/us/information/about-us/company/contact.html
Alternative to Excess Baggage Fees
We’ve outlined Eurowings’ baggage allowance limits, and now you may be wondering: Is there an alternative?
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