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2018 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 15 lbs (7 kg) bag; 22 x 15 x 8 in (55 x 38 x 20 cm). First and Business: One briefcase; 8 x 14 x 8 in (45 x 35 x 20 cm), plus one cabin bag; 22 x 15 x 8 in (55 x 38 x 20 cm).

OR the cabin bag can be replaced by a garment bag; max. 8 in (20 cm) thick. No item may exceed 15 lbs (7 kg).

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: 22 x 15 x 8 in (55 x 38 x 20 cm). A collapsible buggy or carry cot can also be brought on board, if you are not using a car 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:

‘Weight concept’ flights, Economy: 44 lbs (20 kg) – 77 lbs (35 kg), free of charge. Business: 88 lbs (40 kg). First: 110 lbs (50 kg). The weight can be distributed across up to ten bags. Items must not exceed total dimensions of 118 in (300 cm).

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 50 lbs (23 kg) each, free of charge; First and Business class passengers are allowed two bags up to 70 lbs (32 kg) each. The combined dimensions of both pieces must not exceed 118 in (300 cm).

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

On a flight from London to Dubai, for example, an Economy Saver passenger would expect to pay $120 for up to 11 lbs (5 kg) over the 66 lbs (30 kg) allowance on this flight. Up to 55 lbs (25 kg) additional weight would incur a steep charge of $600.

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 22 lbs (10 kg), on most Emirates flights, or one bag weighing no more than 50 lbs (23 kg) on flights that operate a 'piece concept'. This piece must not exceed 45 in (115 cm) 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 05/07/2018:

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