Baggage Allowances and Rules

Find out what you can bring before you fly

Allowances may vary depending on route, class of travel, Emirates Skywards® and Qantas Frequent Flyer membership tier and the operators of any codeshare flights on your itinerary.

Flight Summary
Number of bags allowedtwo (2)
Standard allowance per bag32 kgs
Maximum allowance per passenger2 bag(s) of 32 kgs each

Purchase additional baggage allowance online.

Passengers may purchase additional checked baggage allowance online at a 10% discount when managing an existing booking.

When purchasing online:USD 158 per additional piece(plus applicable taxes)
When purchasing at the airport:USD 175 per additional piece(plus applicable taxes)

Excess baggage rates at the airport


Price per piece: USD 175 (plus applicable taxes)

Determine the cost of increasing your baggage allowance using our baggage allowance calculator. You will need to pay the excess baggage charges at the airport check-in counter.


  • Piece concept

For tickets issued on or after November 15, 2014

Total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150 cm (59 in.). Customers with individual items exceeding these dimensions up to 300 cm (118 in.) will be charged an additional fee. Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300 cm (118 in.) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo or freight.

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

For tickets issued prior to November 15, 2014

Total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 158 cm (62 in.).

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

Baggage policy for Africa

For tickets issued on or after April 15, 2016
For itineraries beginning from any destination in Africa, the piece concept applies. Customers beginning their journey in Africa are allowed two bags of up to 23 kg each in Economy Class, and two bags of up to 32 kg each in First Class or Business Class. This will apply regardless of the country in which the ticket was purchased. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, excess charges apply.

For tickets issued before April 15, 2016
The baggage allowance for passengers with tickets issued before this date on journeys originating in Africa will continue to be based on the weight concept. This applies regardless of the date of travel. If the free baggage allowance is exceeded, excess charges apply.

For more details about baggage policies and excess baggage rates specific to Africa, please visit our baggage policy for Africa FAQs.

  • These allowances apply to adults and children over two years old. Find out more about additional allowances for passengers traveling with infants.
  • Dubai Civil Aviation prohibits the acceptance of any one piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg (70 lbs) into, out of, or via Dubai International Airport.
  • Please note these excess baggage rates apply to Emirates flights only.
  • The Emirates baggage allowance applies to Emirates-operated flights only. If your trip includes travel on an airline other than Emirates, including an Emirates codeshare flight operated by another airline, that operating airline may offer a lower baggage allowance. You are advised to check with that airline on its allowance.


**The checked baggage allowance and excess baggage rates calculator is for your information only. Overweight and oversize charges might apply. Please contact your local Emirates office for more information.

Cabin baggage allowance

You may board with two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase plus either one handbag or one garment bag, all subject to the following size and weight limitations:

BriefcaseHandbagGarment bag
Briefcase: 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm (18" x 14" x 8")Handbag: 55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm (22" x 15" x 8")Garment bag: 20 cm (8") thick when folded.

The weight of each piece must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs). While duty-free purchases of liquor, cigarettes, and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above, exceptions apply with new liquid restrictions in place.

Wheelie Bags

Please note that rolling bags with built-in wheels and retractable handles will be permitted as carry-on baggage only if the total dimensions (length, width, and height) add up to less than 114 cm (45 in.). The larger, overnight models of this type of bag will not be permitted in the cabin.

Traveling with Infants

For infant food and other in-flight necessities, passengers in any class of service who are traveling with an infant are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage in addition to the above, subject to the following size and weight limitations:

Handbag
Handbag: 55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm (22" x 15" x 8")

Weight must not exceed 5 kg (11 lbs).

Passengers traveling with infants are also permitted one carry-cot or one fully collapsible stroller as a carry-on item, if cabin space is available, or else as checked baggage in the hold.


Please Note: The checked baggage allowance and excess baggage rates calculator are provided for your information only. While Emirates makes every effort to ensure that the standard checked baggage allowances, additional Emirates Skywards and Qantas Frequent Flyer allowances, and excess baggage rates shown are as accurate as possible, we reserve the right to change these allowances and rates at any time without notice, and we are not liable for any discrepancies between the allowances and charges determined by the calculator and the amounts determined by our check-in staff and agents.