Baggage Allowance for Emirates

Baggage Allowance for Emirates

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About Emirates

Emirates Airlines is one of the leading airlines in the world, with a long and prestigious history that spans more than three decades. The airline was established in 1985, with its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It currently operates over 3,000 flights per week to over 150 destinations across six continents.

Emirates Baggage Allowance

Check out your baggage allowance with Emirates 

  • Carry on baggages (Hand carry bag)

There are two types of carry-on baggages - personal and cabin. Personal baggages are allowed in the cabin, but cabin bags cannot exceed 7kg. Cabin bags can only be taken on board if there is space available. The weight may vary depending on your route, and class.

Class

carry-on

Briefcase or garment bag

Economy

7kg

-

Business & First

7kg

7kg

Carry-on baggage notes 

  • Carry-on dimensions should not exceed 55 by 38 by 20 cm
  • briefcase may not exceed 45 by 35 by 20 cm
  • Fully collapsible stroller for infants 
  • Passengers from India are allowed to have one carry-on baggage
  • Passengers from Brazil are not allowed to carry more than 10kg in the carry baggage 
  • Liquid containers should not exceed 100ml 
  • For more details to travel with Liquids, please visit Emirates airline’s website 

Transporting powder in the Carry-on baggage 

  • US, Australia and New Zealand prohibited to have powder container over 350ml in passenger cabin 
  • If the powder container is 350ml or more, should be checked in 
  • Powder containers less than 350ml may be asked for screening 
  • Baby formula, prescription medicines and human remains are exempt
  • Powder purchased from the duty-free, should be in the duty-free bag and sealed 

Checked baggage 

Checked baggage has other alternative names which are common, such as cargo baggage, and hold baggage. Each airline has its own weight and dimension policies. You can find a free baggage allowance which is varied between airlines.

Weight policy for all flights except for America and Africa

 

Baggage allowance

Class of travel

Special

Saver

Flex

Flex Plus

Economy Class

20 kg

25 kg

30 kg

35 kg

Business Class

40 kg

First Class

50 kg

America and Africa Flights 

Class of travel

Baggage allowance

Economy Class

One piece up to 23 kg for Special

Two pieces up to 23 kg each for Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus

Business Class

Two pieces up to 32 kg each

First Class

Two pieces up to 32 kg each

Checked baggage notes

  • The piece concept applies to flights to and from the Americas and flights originating in Africa.
  • The total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150 cm (59 inches).
  • If you will Fly with Emirates in your transit Flight, different rules may be applied

Unusual baggage and special allowances

Check the unusual baggage and special allowance in case you are traveling with one of the below baggage: 

  • Passengers with disabilities

You can check the official website of Emirates airlines to be aware of the latest updates

  • Passengers travelling with infants

You are allowed to carry one cabin bag not exceeding 55 by 38 by 20 cm maximum of 5 kg.

You can ask for there is space on board for your collapsible stroller/pushchair, Infant's carrycot, and Infant’s car seat

  • Sports equipment

Travel with your sports equipment as a part of your standard checked baggage allowance 

The baggage should not exceed 300cm in dimension, in case of exceeding the dimensions it will be considered as cargo or freight.

The total weight of your baggage should not exceed the free allowance, in case of exceeding extra weight, fees may be applied 

Please check the official website of Emirates airline if you have one of the following equipment:

  • Self‑Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus – SCUBA
  • Sporting weapons and ammunition
  • Ski equipment
  • Other sports equipment

Pets

Emirates airline doesn’t accept pets on board, except for Falcons between Dubai and certain places in Pakistan. Animal could be carried as cargo or checked baggage. Extra fees will be applied according to the cage size and weight. You can contact Emirates airline prior to the flight. 

Animal and cage

Price

When the animal and cage combined do not exceed 23kg and 59 inches(150 cm)

USD 500

When the animal and cage combined weight between 24 and 32kg and dimensions between 59 inches(150cm) and 118 inches(300cm)

USD 650

When the animal and cage combined weight over 32kg and dimensions between 59 inches(150cm) and 118 inches(300cm)

USD 800

When the cage dimensions exceed dimensions 118 inches(300cm)

Cargo

Musical instruments

There is no free allowance for the carriage of musical instruments. It will be considered as carry-on or checked baggage. Musical instruments could be transported by booking an extra seat in the passenger cabin. 

Extra baggage allowance 

You can add extra baggage allowance to your free allowance on adult and child tickets, yet extra baggage will not allow on infants tickets 

You can pay the excess baggage fees, either cash or credit card at the airport with the below prices in USD

For all flights except for America, Africa, and Canada

From / To

Middle East / South Asia

Africa

Far East

Europe

Australia and New Zealand

Middle East / South Asia:

$15

$25

$40

Far East:

$25

$30

$15

$30

Europe:

$30

$50

Australia and New Zealand:

$40

$50

$50

$15

For all flights from/to America, Africa, and Canada

From / To

Middle East / South Asia

Africa

Far East

Europe

Australia and New Zealand

Americas

From/to Africa:

$200

$200

$250

$200

$250

$200

From/to Americas:

$225

$200

$250

$100

$250

$100

From/to Canada:

CAD 280

CAD 250

CAD 300

CAD 125

CAD 300

CAD 125

  • Extra fees may be applied per piece, or per each extra kilo, depends on your departure and arrival destinations 
  • Please check the official website if you want to purchase extra weight or extra piece 

 Delayed or damaged baggage

You can track your lost or damaged baggage from the official website for Emirates airline, you have to give them your PIR 

*All of the above information is updated according to the official website of Emirates airline.

*The content of this page is professionally articulated and accurately reviewed by Almosafer's editorial team to ensure that the content is always up to date and accurate.

FAQs for Emirates

  • Does Emirates allow web check-in?

    Yes, Emirates allows web check-in.

  • Does Emirates provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Emirates offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Emirates service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Emirates is 421.

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