Posted February 7th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Sometimes the restrictions are fleet wide and don't apply to the larger planes, which is what we'll be flying.
The restrictions are very clear about what happens on smaller aircraft. If these restrictions didn't apply to the mainline longhaul fleet, the website would have said so, and said what restrictions do apply to them. They are hardly unusual aircraft - these are the backbone of Lufthansa's operation.
The depth of 8" seems hardly "carry on" size.
The size restrictions are hardly unusual. The quoted size will
accommodate a small wheelie, such as the one that I take on weekend trips. One of the pleasures of flying on non-US airlines is not having to deal with a cabin full of suitcases that belong in the hold and not in the cabin.
You might want to look again at the website
to see exactly what you are allowed in addition to the one bag of the quoted size:-
Additional items which are allowed in the cabinIn addition to your hand baggage and technical appliances you may take the following items into the cabin:
- A handbag, wrist bag or small bag (or small laptop bag) and their content
- A coat, shawl or blanket
- A small camera or a pair of binoculars
- An appropriate amount of reading material for the journey
- A infant carrier and baby food for the flight
- Crutches or other orthopedic aids you are depending on