On board

On Board  

Healthy Flying

Smoking on Board

All flights operated by Condor and Lufthansa are non-smoking flights. Please understand that this is in response to our customers' wishes for a nicotine-free environment on the aircraft. We regret that the use of e-cigarettes on board is also banned.  


About 130,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest in Germany each year. The entire Condor fleet has been equipped with defibrillators so that we can provide the best possible response if such an emergency occurs on the plane.
The defibrillator, also known as an AED (automated external defibrillator), automatically checks a person's heart rhythm. If it recognizes life-threatening ventricular fibrillation, it advises the rescuer when an electric shock is needed, which the rescuer triggers with the push of a button. People have a good chance of survival if they are reanimated within three minutes. Condor cabin crew members have been taught how to use AEDs in regular training courses.  

Disinsection on Board

Health authorities in some countries require all airlines to spray the cabin both before and after landing with "Standard Reference Aerosol" (SRA), which is designated non-hazardous to health by the WHO (World Health Organization).
The active ingredient here is natural pyrethrum, a chrysanthemum extract that degrades within a few hours (concentration 0.3% at 1000 ml per 250 m³). This measure is intended to prevent animal or plant diseases being brought into the country.

The following countries require the cabin to be disinsected:
Barbados, Cuba, India, Jamaica, Madeira, Mauritius, Maldives, Mexico, Seychelles and Trinidad/Tobago.  

Passengers with a tree nut and/or peanut allergy

If you suffer from a tree nut and/or peanut allergy, we recommend taking the following steps to minimize potential exposure to tree nuts and peanuts on board our aircraft, and to prepare for the possibility of such exposure:

  • Wear a medical alert bracelet.
  • If you need a nut-free meal, bring your own food with you, that does not have to be chilled or re-heated on board. 
  • If you have been advised to carry prescribed anaphylactic medication (such as ready-for-use epinephrine/Epi pens), you must obtain a letter from your physician certifying that it is necessary for you to have this with you on-board the aircraft. Should treatment be required, you (or a family member/traveling companion) should be able to administer the medication prescribed by your physician.

For operational reasons, we unfortunately cannot guarantee a nut-free environment for our passengers either in our aircraft cabins or at the airport. Neither can we exclude the possibility that fellow passengers may bring their own tree nut or peanut products on board, and eat them there.

If you are concerned about your fitness to fly, we recommend that you discuss your travel plans and this information with your physician. To enable us to provide you with the best-possible support and assistance when you travel with Condor, tell us about your nut allergy in advance (no later than 72 hours before departure).

Other allergens

If you have a different allergy and are unsure of your fitness to fly, we also recommend that you discuss this with your physician and to get in touch with our special reservations.  

Health Care

Please find out which immunizations and vaccinations and other preventive measures are required in plenty of time before traveling. You should also ask your doctor about thrombosis and other health risks if you aren't sure. You can find general information from public health agencies, from doctors who specialize in travel-related health and disease issues (emporiatrics) or in tropical medicine, from travelers' health information services or from the German Federal Center for Health Education.