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Emirates Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Review Emirates baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.


The amount of cabin baggage allowed per passenger depends on the fare type, route travelled and Emirates Skywards membership.

Economy customers are allowed one piece of cabin baggage with maximum dimensions of 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) and a maximum weight of 15 lbs (7 kg).

First and Business class customers are permitted two pieces: a larger item measuring no more than 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20 cm) and a smaller item with maximum dimensions of 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) (or a garment bag that is no more than 8 inches (20 cm) thick when folded). The weight of each must not exceed 15 lbs (7 kg).


On all Emirates flights, except those to / from Canada and North/ South America, checked baggage allowances are calculated according to a ‘weight concept’. This simply means that passengers in Economy are allowed to check 50lbs (23kg) free of chargeBusiness class is allowed 88lbs (40 kg) and First class is allowed 110lbs (50 kg). Items must not exceed 118 inches (300 cm) in total dimensions

On flights to/ from Canada and North America, allowances are based on a ‘piece concept’. Economy passengers are permitted to check two bags up to 50lbs (23 kg) each, free of chargeFirst and Business class passengers are allowed two bags up to 71lbs (32 kg) each. For flights to /from South America, customers are allowed two bags up to 71lbs (32 kg) each in all classes. Total dimensions of each piece must not exceed 59 inches (150 cm) in total.

If you wish to purchase additional baggage allowances, substantial fees must be paid.  These vary according to route and fare type.

Below are some examples for an ECONOMY fare without Emirates Skywards membership. 

New York to Auckland; New York to Dubai, etc

$158 per additional piece of luggage, online

$174 per additional piece, at airport.

If excess baggage is paid for at the airport, it will cost $50 per bag.

London to Singapore

To add 5kg or less: £189 (approx $297)

10 kg or less: £378 (approx $595)

15 kg or less: £567 (approx $892)

20 kg or less: £756  (approx $1190)

25 kgs or less: £945 (approx $1488)

If excess baggage is paid for at the airport, it will cost £42 per kilo  (approx $66), plus applicable taxes.


Those travelling with an infant are permitted to check an extra piece of luggage free of charge, as long as it has maximum dimensions of 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) and a maximum weight of 22 lbs (10 kg) on most Emirates flights, or 50 lbs (23 kg) on flights to or from Canada, North or South America. On flights to/ from Canada and North/ South America, dimensions must not exceed 45 inches (115 cm) in total.

A carry-cot or pushchair may also be carried as a carry-on item, or checked, free of charge.


Exceptional items such as sports equipment and musical instruments can normally be carried as standard luggage, depending on weight and size.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 24/08/2015:

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