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What is the baggage policy for itineraries beginning in Africa?

For tickets issued on or after 15 April 2016 
For itineraries commencing in any destination in Africa, the piece concept applies. Customers beginning their journey in Africa are allowed two bags of up to 23kg each in Economy Class, and two bags of up to 32kg 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, normal excess charges apply.

For tickets issued before 15 April 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, normal excess charges apply.

To see details of the baggage policies and the excess baggage rates for your journey, please use our baggage allowance calculator.

The Piece Concept will apply for tickets issued on or after 15 April 2016 as follows:

1. Free baggage allowance (FBA)


PassengerCabin
First ClassBusiness ClassEconomy Class
Adult/Child2 pieces at 32kg each2 pieces at 32kg each2 pieces at 23kg each
Infant1 piece at 23kg1 piece at 23kg1 piece at 23kg

2. Excess baggage rates (EB)


DescriptionEmirates Network
1Overweight charge.
Charge in Economy Class, first 2 pieces (FBA). Each piece of baggage weighing between 24kg – 32kg and not exceeding 59IN/150CMS.
USD 75
2Oversize charge.
Charge in all classes, first 2 pieces (FBA). Each piece of baggage exceeding dimensions 59IN/150CMS but less than 118IN/300CMS.
USD 250
3Overweight and oversize charge.
Charge in Economy Class, first 2 pieces (FBA). Each piece of baggage weighing between 24kg – 32kg and exceeding dimensions 59IN/150CMS but less than 118IN/300CMS.
USD 325
Additional piece rates
4Additional piece.
Each piece not exceeding weight 23kg or dimensions 59IN/150CMS. Maximum number of pieces 10 per passenger.
USD 250
5Additional piece and overweight charge.
Each piece weighing between 24-32kg and not exceeding dimensions 59IN/150CMS. Maximum number of pieces 10 per passenger.
USD 325
6Additional piece and oversize charge.
Each piece exceeding dimensions 59IN/150CMS but less than 118IN/300CMS. Maximum number of pieces 10 per passenger.
USD 325
7Additional piece, oversize and overweight.
Each piece weighing between 24-32kg and exceeding dimensions 59IN/150CMS but less than 118IN/300CM Maximum number of pieces 10 per passenger.
USD 400
8Any piece exceeding 118IN/ 300cms and/or exceeding 32kg to be carried as cargo.-

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