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Purchasing additional baggage allowance

Baggage allowance varies depending on your route, class of travel, fare type, and Emirates Skywards membership tier. Excess baggage allowance fees are displayed in US dollars. You can pay online in most cases, at check-in desks in local currency, or pay through Emirates offices in advance as per the exchange rate on the day of purchase.

Purchase online before check-in

We offer special discounts when you purchase additional baggage allowance online using your credit card up to 4 hours before departure. Purchasing online saves you money and time at the airport. To purchase baggage online, log in to Manage your Booking using your booking reference number. Excess baggage allowance fees will be displayed and charged in your ticketed currency.

Purchase is only available for adult and child tickets, infant tickets are not eligible. Tickets must be issued by Emirates (our ticket numbers start with 176...) and flights must be operated and marketed by Emirates.

Additional baggage is subject to availability, Terms and Conditions apply.
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Purchase at the airport or through Emirates offices

Your baggage will be weighed at check-in and you will be able to purchase additional allowance there, if required. If you believe your baggage may exceed your base allowance, please allow for additional time and cost at check-in on the day of your flight. Alternatively, you can purchase excess baggage through your local Emirates office.
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Adding additional weight

Where the baggage allowance on your ticket is based on weight (known as the weight concept), you can purchase additional kilos (kg).


With the weight concept, you can check in as many bags as you like as long as the total weight does not exceed the maximum weight for your class of travel. Each individual bag must weigh less than 32kg and the total dimensions (length + width + height) of an individual bag should not exceed 300 cm (118 inches).


Prices shown in USD per additional kg:


From / ToMiddle East / South AsiaAfricaFar EastEuropeAustralia and New Zealand
Middle East / South Asia:$20$30$30$30$40
Far East:$30$40$15$40$30
Europe:$30$40$40$15$50
Australia and New Zealand:$40$50$30$50$15

If purchasing online:

You can purchase additional baggage online at discounted rates, in blocks of 5kg, up to a maximum of 25kg. Current online discount rates per passenger are:

  • 50% for the first 5kg;
  • 20% for any subsequent amount.

Regional Classification

Middle EastSouth AsiaAfricaEuropeFar EastAU/NZAmericas
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAEAfghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, TurkmenistanAlgeria, Angola, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, South SudanAustria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Rep. of Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, FinlandCambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, VietnamAustralia, New ZealandArgentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, USA

Adding additional pieces

Where the baggage allowance on your ticket is based on number of pieces, you can purchase additional pieces so long as the total number you travel with does not exceed 10. To find the number of pieces already included in your allowance please check your ticket or visit Manage your booking. The weight allowance for each additional piece purchased is 23kg in Economy Class, and 32kg in Business Class and First Class.


Prices shown in USD per additional piece.


  • $200 for tickets from or to the Americas;
  • $200 for tickets with journeys originating from Africa.

If purchasing online:

Up to 3 of the additional pieces can be purchased online. These are also available at discounted rates. Online discounts per passenger are:

  • 50% for the first additional piece if you are travelling in Economy.
  • 20% for any other additional piece.

Charges for oversized and overweight pieces

Prices shown in USD per additional piece.


If you are travelling within the allowed number of pieces, but these pieces exceed the total size and weight restrictions, the following charges apply:

OverweightOversizedOverweight and Oversized
Flights to/from the Americas, and flights originating in Africa$75$250$325

Prices shown in USD per additional piece.


If you have purchased additional pieces of baggage but these exceed the size and weight restrictions, the following additional charge must be paid in addition to the cost per additional piece:

OverweightOversizedOverweight and Oversized
Flights to/from the Americas, and flights originating in Africa$275$325$400

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