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Enjoy one of the most generous baggage allowances in the world. Your free baggage allowance is based on either the total amount of weight or on how many pieces of luggage you have. This is called the weight or piece concept.


The weight concept applies to most routes. The piece concept applies only on flights to and from the Americas and from Africa. Your allowance depends on where you’re travelling, your fare, and your travel class.


Go to Manage Your Booking to check the baggage rules for your journey and how much your extra baggage will cost. If you’re an Emirates Skywards Platinum, Gold, or Silver member, you could also enjoy extra baggage allowance on routes that use the weight concept.

Weight Concept

Your allowance is based on the total weight of all your baggage.


You can check in as many bags as you like up to the weight allowance for your travel class. Each individual bag must not weigh more than 32kg.


The weight concept applies to all routes, except when you travel to and from the Americas and from Africa.


Economy Class

Ticket issuedSpecialSaverFlexFlex Plus
Before February 4, 201920 kg30 kg30 kg35 kg
After February 4, 201915 kg**25 kg30 kg35 kg

**25 kg in Economy Special for flights between UAE and India.


Business Class

Ticket issuedAll fare types
Before February 4, 201940 kg
After February 4, 201940 kg

First Class

Ticket issuedAll fare types
Before February 4, 201950 kg
After February 4, 201950 kg

Checked Baggage Dimensions for weight concept

The total dimensions (length + width + height) of an individual bag should not exceed 300 cm (118 inches), bags exceeding this limit will not be accepted as check-in luggage.

Piece concept (the Americas and flights originating in Africa)

You can check in a certain number of bags, and each bag has a weight allowance. Your allowance depends on your fare or travel class.


The piece concept applies to flights to and from the Americas and flights originating in Africa.


Baggage allowances to and from the Americas and flights originating in Africa (except flights within the Americas and between US and Europe):

Ticket issuedBefore February 4, 2019On/After February 4, 2019
Economy ClassTwo pieces up to 23 kg eachOne piece up to 23 kg in Special*
Two pieces up to 23 kg each in Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus
Business ClassTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each
First ClassTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each

*If your journey originates from Africa you can check in two pieces of baggage weighing up to 23 kg each in Economy Special.


Baggage allowance for flights within the Americas and between US and Europe:

Ticket issuedBefore February 4, 2019On/After February 4, 2019
Economy ClassTwo pieces up to 23 kg eachOne piece up to 23 kg in Special and Saver
Two pieces up to 23 kg each in Flex and Flex Plus
Business ClassTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each
First ClassTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each

Travel from Australia, New Zealand, or Asia

If your trip from Australia, New Zealand, or Asia to North or South America includes a stopover in Dubai longer than 24 hours, or a sector in Europe or Africa, the weight concept will apply for the entire ticketed journey.

Checked Baggage Dimensions for piece concept

The total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150 cm (59 inches).

You’ll be charged an additional fee for any individual items exceeding dimensions of 150 cm (59 inches), up to a maximum of 300 cm (118 inches). If an individual item has total dimensions greater than 300 cm (118 inches), it can’t be checked in as baggage and will need to be sent as cargo or freight.

Interline baggage policy

If your travel starts in the United States and the first airline 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 are operated by another airline and do not have an Emirates flight number (Emirates flight numbers start with EK). These airlines may have different baggage allowances from Emirates. You can read the interline partner baggage allowances for information on allowances and charges for carry-on baggage and checked baggage.