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At Emirates, it is our goal to provide each and every passenger with unparalleled convenience and comfort.
To achieve this level of service, we recognize that not all passengers are alike; many have unique needs that require additional consideration. One way we try to accommodate these travelers is by providing extra baggage allowances for those whose circumstances require it.
Generally, the amount of baggage you can check is defined by the weight or number of bags. If you go over this baggage allowance, you usually have to pay an excess baggage charge. Baggage allowances may vary depending on your route, class of travel, and Emirates Skywards membership tier. You can use our baggage allowance calculator to see exactly how much baggage you can check without charge.
In certain cases, however, extra baggage may be checked without incurring excess baggage charges.
For travel on Emirates to or from North, Central, or South America, the piece concept applies on the entire ticketed journey. Excess baggage allowances will be charged at the point of baggage acceptance through the tagged destination. If your trip involves a stopover, excess baggage allowances will be charged from the stopover point to the final destination at piece concept rates.
Passengers with disabilities are entitled to extra baggage allowances, free of charge, as follows:
Passengers traveling with infants (under two years of age) on any route not including North, Central, or South America may check up to 10 kg (22 lbs) of baggage for the infant. This baggage allowance will be shown on the infant’s ticket.
Passengers traveling with infants (under two years of age) on any route that includes North, Central, or South America may check one piece of baggage for the infant, regardless of cabin class. This baggage allowance will be shown on the infant’s ticket. This piece must weigh 23 kg (50 lbs) or less and have total dimensions (length + width + height) not exceeding 115 cm (45 in.).
You may also bring one bassinet or one fully collapsible stroller as a carry-on item (if cabin space is available) or as checked baggage at no extra charge.
See how Emirates makes traveling with infants safer, easier, and more comfortable.
Sports equipment is subject to normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds your baggage allowance. Some items, such as ski equipment, may be subject to additional charges. You can use our baggage allowance calculator to see exactly how much baggage you can check without charge and calculate your excess baggage charges.
All fireworks and any other items containing explosives—for example, Christmas crackers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, poppers, and sparklers—are forbidden to be carried on our flights either as carry-on baggage or as checked baggage.
For more details about transporting SCUBA diving equipment, golf clubs, sporting weapons, firearms, and ammunition, please read our FAQ on sports equipment.
Pets are not permitted in the cabin, with the exception of falcons between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan. Depending on the individual circumstances, pets must be carried either as cargo or as checked baggage in the hold. The charge for the animal and container will depend on the combined weight and size of the animal and its cage. These charges will apply in all cases, even when no other checked baggage is being carried.
Please take note of the following weight and size restrictions for animals traveling as checked baggage:
Please contact Emirates well before your flight to confirm any procedures (such as permits, tests, or vaccinations) required to allow your pet to travel; you must complete these before Emirates can make final arrangements for your pet. Note that this process can take a long time, especially in complex cases. Once your paperwork is complete, please submit it to Emirates at least one week prior to your flight.
Emirates is unable to provide a special free baggage allowance for the carriage of musical instruments. Musical instruments must be handled as normal checked or cabin baggage (subject to cabin baggage limitations) or be transported in a paid seat in the passenger cabin.
If you check your instrument, it will be subject to normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds your baggage allowance. You can use our baggage allowance calculator to see exactly how much baggage you can check on your flight without charge and to calculate your excess baggage charges.
Please note that certain conditions and limitations may apply when transporting musical instruments. To review these conditions or if you have any questions regarding musical instrument transport, please get in touch with us.
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