Can I change my flight on Lufthansa?

The Lufthansa flight change policy for COVID-19 ended on May 31, 2022. This means that the regular fare conditions will apply again from June 1, 2022. Your flight ticket can no longer be changed and rebooked free of charge—unless the fare conditions of your permit. 

Lufthansa’s flight change policy allows you to rebook most flights for a fee, depending on the fare conditions of your ticket. 

Lufthansa Change Fee 

The Lufthansa change fee for flights from the United States typically ranges between USD 300-750 per passenger, depending on your travel class. The change fees apply in addition to any difference between your original and new fare. 

Note. The Lufthansa ticket change policy allows you to cancel any flight booked online via Lufthansa.com within 24 hours of purchase, as long as the departure date is 7 or more days later.

Lufthansa Change/Rebooking Fee—Economy Class (Flights from the U.S.)
Economy SaverEconomy BasicEconomy Basic Plus IEconomy Flex II
Not permittedUSD 300USD 300Free
NoteEconomy Light fares are only available for flights originating from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark to the U.S.If you make a reservation through Lufthansa.com at least 7 days before departure, you can cancel and refund it within 24 hours of purchase without penalty. 
Lufthansa Change/Rebooking Fee—Premium Economy (Flights from the U.S.)
Premium Economy BasicPremium Economy Basic Plus IPremium Economy Flex 
USD 300USD 300Free
Note. If you book your ticket online through Lufthansa’s website at least 7 days before your flight’s departure, you can cancel and refund it within 24 hours without incurring any penalty. 
Lufthansa Change/Rebooking Fee—Business Class(Flights from the U.S.)
Business BasicBusiness Basic Plus IIBusiness Flex 
USD 450USD 450Free
Note. If you make an online booking through Lufthansa’s website at least 7 days before departure, you can cancel and refund it within 24 hours without paying any penalty. 
Lufthansa Change/Rebooking Fee—First Class(Flights from the U.S.)
First BasicFirst Basic Plus First Basic Plus II First Flex
USD 450USD 450USD 750Free
Note. Online bookings made through Lufthansa’s website at least 7 days before departure can be cancelled and refunded within 24 hours of purchase without penalty. 

Award Reservation Change Fee: Miles & More

Lufthansa allows you to redeposit your Miles from completely unused award tickets for up to 1 year from the issue date once you cancel your reservation. You will be charged USD 60/EUR 50/CHF 70 for rebooking your flight (the fee can be waived for certain flights). However, you’re only allowed to make changes to the date and time of your flight booking—route changes are not permitted. You’re not allowed to transfer, sell, or auction your flight awards, but you can give them to your friends and relatives without payment and without having to accompany them on the flight—provided you book the ticket(s) yourself. 

How to Change Your Lufthansa Flight 

The Lufthansa flight change policy allows you to modify your flight booking online, by phone, through the mobile app, or a ticket office. You can make changes to your flight’s departure date, destination, and travel class, depending on the fare conditions of your ticket.

To change your Lufthansa’s flight booking online:

Go to Lufthansa.com 

  1. Select My Bookings 
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and booking code 
  3. Click on the Find Bookings button
    (all refundable bookings will appear in your booking summary)
  4. Select the booking you want to change 
  5. Change your flight by following the prompts

You can also change your Lufthansa flight(s) via the mobile app. If you encounter any problems or want to rebook, call +1-866-399-0587.   

Other Ways to Change Your Lufthansa Flight Booking

You can also change your Lufthansa flight: 

  • By phone: +1-866-399-0587
  • With the mobile app 
  • Through a ticket office

Frequently Asked Questions on Lufthansa Flight Change Policy

The Lufthansa change fee ranges from USD 300-750 per passenger for flights from the United States, depending on your fare type. This applies in addition to the difference in the old and new fares.

Lufthansa’s change fee had been eliminated until May 31, 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, starting June 1, 2022, the regular fare conditions will apply.

Yes, Lufthansa’s change fee waiver ended on May 31, 2022.

Lufthansa’s change flight policy will depend on your route, fare type, and fare conditions. You’re allowed to make changes to most flights, except Economy Saver fares. The change flight fee will depend on the fare conditions of your ticket, and typically ranges from USD 300-750 per passenger on flights from the United States.

If your new (rebooked) Lufthansa flight is more expensive than your original flight, you will have to pay the fare difference when you rebook.

Yes, you can make changes to most flight tickets from the U.S, except Economy Saver.

You can’t change your name retroactively after booking your ticket, unless you’ve legally changed your name after booking your ticket and before your travel date. In such a scenario, you must present proper legal documentation, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, other legal documentation, etc.

The following types of name changes are permitted: 

  • Misspellings and typos of up to 2 characters in the first, middle, or last name. 
  • Correction of nick names (Bob to Robert, etc.). 
  • Correction of inverted name sequencing, i.e., first and last name transpositions (Peter William to Willian Peter.

However, a change of name resulting in a change of passengers is not allowed. 

If Lufthansa does not permit a name correction, the following options are available to you:

  • You can have your ticket voider or refunded within the 24-hour grace period, i.e., up to the next calendar day and have a new ticket issued with the correct name free of charge, subject to availability. 
  • Have a new ticket issued, based on availability, as long as the passenger remains unchanged. Although taxes will not be refunded, you will be charged a fee of USD 25/EUR 25 per ticket (or its equivalent in EUR). However, the fare price of the reissued ticket could be higher, equal, or lower, depending on the prevailing conditions at the time of re-ticketing.

You can change a Flex ticket (Economy or Business Class) to an earlier flight on the travel date and on the same day without paying any surcharge, subject to seat availability. You can rebook when you check- (online, through the mobile app, or at an airport check-in counter/machine), as long as you haven’t checked in your baggage or ordered a special service for your original flight.

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