Baggage and lost property

Baggage allowances

What are the weight and piece concepts?

In accordance with international regulations, your baggage allowances will be defined in terms of either the number of pieces of luggage or the total weight of luggage you can travel with. The rules depend on where you’re traveling to and from.

Piece concept:

If you’re traveling to or from Canada, North America, Central America, or South America or you’re traveling from Africa, you’ll need to follow the rules of the piece concept.

This determines how many pieces of luggage you can travel with and the maximum weight and dimensions of each piece.

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 with dimensions exceeding 150 cm (59 inches), up to a maximum of 300 cm (118 inches). Individual items with total dimensions greater than 300 cm (118 inches) can’t be checked as baggage and will need to be sent as cargo or freight.

When you fly with us to or from Canada or the Americas or from Africa, you enjoy the following checked baggage allowances:

Checked baggage allowances
First ClassBusiness ClassEconomy Class
Two pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 23 kg each

If you purchased a ticket for Economy Class travel to or from Brazil before August 1, 2017, you can take two bags of up to 32 kg each.

Weight concept:

The standard free baggage allowance for all other Emirates destinations is 50 kg for First Class and 40 kg for Business Class. For Economy Class passengers, baggage allowance depends on the type of fare purchased. Special Economy fares get 20 kg, Saver and Flex fares get 30 kg, and Flex Plus fares get 35 kg.

There may be different allowances depending on your exact itinerary and when you purchased your ticket. For more information, read the Checked Baggage page or learn about itineraries that include flights operated by other airlines.

There’s no limit on the amount of excess baggage you can take on a weight-concept journey. You can find out how much it will cost to take excess baggage using our baggage allowance calculator—and receive a 20% discount when you purchase excess baggage allowance online.