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Baggage


It is important to be aware of what you can and cannot take with you when you fly

Emirates has one of the world’s most generous baggage policies. When flying with Emirates you can enjoy the following checked baggage allowances:

Weight concept

  • 30kg in Economy Class
  • 40kg in Business Class
  • 50kg in First Class

For tickets issued on or after 15th November 2014
Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage, and must be sent as cargo or freight. There are no exceptions to this rule.

For tickets issued prior to 15th November 2014
Items beyond 300cm (118 inches) and up to 400cm (157 inches) in length may be accepted in exceptional cases. Please contact your local Emirates office for details at least seven working days prior to travelling with such items. Items exceeding this limit must be referred to Emirates SkyCargo. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, normal excess charges apply.

Baggage Policy for Canada, North America or Central and South America

For itineraries including any destinations in Canada, North or Central and South America, different baggage rules apply. For Canada and North America, customers are allowed two bags of up to 23kg each in Economy Class, and two bags of up to 32kg each in First Class or Business Class. For Central and South America, customers are allowed two bags of up to 32kg each in all classes.

For travel on Emirates from Australia, New Zealand or Asia to Canada, North or Central and South America which includes a stopover in Dubai greater than 24 hours, or a sector in Europe or Africa, the weight concept will apply for the entire ticketed journey.

Piece concept

For tickets issued on or after 15th November 2014
Total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150cm (59 inches). Customers with individual items exceeding above dimensions up to 300cm (118 inches) will be charged an additional fee. Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage, and must be sent as cargo or freight.

For customers with two pieces of luggage in all three classesthe total combined dimensions of both pieces should not exceed 300cm (118 inches).

For tickets issued prior to 15th November 2014
Total dimensions (length+ width+ height) of each piece must not exceed 158 cm (62 inches).

For Economy Class customers with two pieces of luggage, the total combined dimensions of both pieces must not exceed 273 cm (107 inches). Customers with baggage exceeding these dimensions will be charged an additional fee.

To see details of the baggage policies and the excess baggage rates for your journey, please use our baggage allowance calculator.

If you are an Emirates Skywards Platinum, Gold or Silver member, you may also be entitled to additional allowances.

Interline Baggage Policy

If your travel starts in the United States and the first carrier on your booking is not Emirates, different rules may apply.

Interline flights are flights that are on the same ticket as your Emirates flights, but operated by another airline and do not have an 'Emirates' flight number. These airlines may have a different baggage allowance to Emirates. Refer to the interline partner baggage allowances for information on allowances and charges for carry-on baggage and the first and second checked bag.