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2019 Emirates Baggage Allowance & Excess Luggage Fees

Review Emirates baggage size restrictions and fees before you travel.

Emirates Baggage Allowance

Emirates Baggage Allowance

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Emirates Carry-on Allowance

Economy: one 7 kg (15 lb) bag; 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in). First and Business: One briefcase; 45 x 35 x 20 cm (18 x 14 x 8 in), plus one handbag; 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in). OR the handbag can be replaced by a garment bag; max. 20 cm (8 in) thick. No item may exceed 7 kg (15 lbs).

Emirates Hand Luggage for Infants

Passengers travelling with an infant are allowed one extra item of hand luggage for necessities and baby food. This bag must not exceed 5 kg (11 lbs) or the following dimensions: 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in). A collapsible stroller or carry cot can also be brought on board, if you are not using a child seat.

Emirates Hand Luggage and Musical Instruments

Musical instruments can be brought on board as hand luggage, or a seat can be purchased for larger instruments.

Emirates Hand Luggage and Prohibited Items

The following are examples of items that cannot be packed into your hand luggage:

Real or toy weapons, 

Metal cutlery,

Tradesmen's tools,



Emirates Checked Baggage Allowance:

For flights booked on/ after 4th February, 2019.

‘Weight concept’ flights, Economy Special: 15 kg (33 lbs), Economy Saver: 20 kg (44 lbs), Flex: 30 kg (66 lbs), Flex Plus: 35 kg (77 lbs), free of charge. Business: 40 kg (88 lbs). First: 50 kg (110 lbs). 

The weight can be distributed across as  many bags as you like. Items must not exceed 300 cm (118 in) in total dimensions. No single bag may weigh more than 32 kg (70 lbs).

On flights within the Americas and within the US and Europe, allowances are based on a ‘piece concept’. Economy Special and Saver passengers are permitted to check one bag up to 23 kg (50 lbs), free of charge; Flex and Flex Plus customers may check two pieces, weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs) each; First and Business class passengers are allowed two bags up to 32 kg (70 lbs) each. 

The total dimensions of bags on 'piece concept' flights must not exceed 150 cm (59 in). If they are oversized, up to 300 cm (118 in), a fee will be applied.

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

On a flight between Australia and Africa, for example, you would expect to pay USD50 for each kg over the allowance on this flight. On 'piece concept' flights, it would cost USD200 for an extra piece of luggage.

Emirates Checked Baggage for Children

Those travelling with an infant are permitted to check an extra piece of luggage free of charge, as long as it weighs no more than 10 kg (22 lbs), on most Emirates flights, or one bag weighing no more than 23 kg (50 lbs) on flights that operate a 'piece concept'. This piece must not exceed 150 cm (59 in) in total dimensions.

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

Emirates Checked Baggage and Exceptional Items

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 02/05/2019:

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