With increasing travel demand, Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt are nearly full for Easter
- More than 225,000 travelers the first holiday weekend
- Popular destinations: Spain, Greece and Portugal
- Significantly expanded online check-in options
- Longer waiting times are possible at checkpoints
Lufthansa has made extensive preparations for the first major travel period of 2022 and is increasing the staff deployed at counters and gates to handle this. Lufthansa Group Airlines expects up to 225,000 passengers in Frankfurt in the first holiday weekend and more than 1,500 departures. Most of the destinations are in the Mediterranean region (Portugal, Spain, Greece, etc.) and on the west and east coasts of the United States.
Since longer waiting times at many checkpoints are expected in Frankfurt, airport staff recommend arriving at least two and a half hours before the scheduled departure time. Fraport also points out that waiting times can be longer when retrieving baggage on the return trip.
Lufthansa also recommends using its wide range of online services to check the documents required by the current travel regulations. Lufthansa offers the option of digitally uploading and checking documents on its website 72 hours before departure. From 23 hours before departure, it is also possible to check in online. After a successful self-service check-in, travelers can simply check in their bags at a baggage machine. The required documentation is available at: lufthansa.travel-regulations.com.
Travelers arriving at the airport’s long-distance rail station can check in their baggage directly when transferring to the main airport building. Lufthansa recommends that customers check in their hand baggage at check-in counters within their baggage allowance. This ensures a smooth process at checkpoints when boarding and facilitates a punctual departure. Further information on hand luggage can be found at: www.lufthansa.com/gb/en/baggage-overview
Lufthansa offers special services for families with children to ensure a relaxed start to the holiday: parents with children up to seven years old can use the Family Check-in area in Frankfurt (Hall A, counters 60-65). There are playgrounds at the airport designed for children to reduce waiting time until departure.
When boarding, families with children up to 6 years old can board before other passengers. Lufthansa also offers plenty of on-board entertainment for children, such as toys developed for the airline or the child-friendly entertainment programme.
In addition, special children’s menus and baby food are offered, which can be pre-ordered at no extra cost up to 24 hours before departure. In line with the Easter holidays, “cuddly chicks” will be available for children on all flights from Germany from April 1. And there will be no shortage of adult Lufthansa guests either. From April 11 to 18, they will also be entitled to chocolate bunnies and eggs.
Important note: Masks must always be worn on board.