Baggage allowance and rules

Find out how much baggage you can bring on board

Allowances may vary depending on route, class of travel, Emirates Skywards and Qantas Frequent Flyer membership tier and the operators of any codeshare flights on your itinerary.

Flight Summary
Number of bags allowedTwo (2)
Standard allowance per bag23 kgs
Maximum allowance per passenger2 bag(s) of 23 kgs each

Purchase additional baggage allowance online

Passengers may purchase additional checked baggage allowance online at a 10% discount when managing an existing booking. Prices are subject to applicable taxes.

Purchase online:USD 158 per piece of 23kgs (all cabin classes)
Purchase at the airport:USD 175 per piece of 23kgs (all cabin classes)

Excess baggage rates at the airport


Price per piece: USD 175 

Use our baggage allowance calculator to check the fees for bringing excess baggage. You can pay these fees at the airport check-in counter.


  • Piece concept

Total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150cm (59 inches). Customers with individual items exceeding above dimensions up to 300cm (118 inches) will be charged an additional fee. Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage, and must be sent as cargo or freight.

For customers with two pieces of luggage in all three classes, the total combined dimensions of both pieces should not exceed 300cm (118 inches).

Baggage policy for Africa

The policy for itineraries beginning in Africa changed on April 15 2016. For more details, please visit our baggage policy for Africa FAQ page.

  • These allowances apply for adults and children over two years old. Find out more about additional allowances for passengers travelling with infants.
  • Dubai Civil Aviation prohibits the acceptance of any one piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kgs (70 lbs), into, out of or via Dubai International Airport.
  • Please note the excess baggage rates apply to Emirates flights only.
  • The Emirates baggage allowance applies to Emirates operated flights only. If your journey includes travel on an airline other than Emirates, including an Emirates codeshare flight operated by another airline, that operating airline may offer you a lower baggage allowance. You are advised to check with that airline on their allowance.


**The checked baggage allowance and excess baggage rates calculator is for your information only. Overweight and oversize charges might apply. Please contact your local Emirates office for more information.

Cabin baggage allowance

You may board with one piece of carry-on baggage, subject to the following size and weight limitations:

Handbag
Handbag: length 55 centimeters by 38 height centimeters by width 20 centimeters (length 22 inches by height 15 inches by width 8 inches)

Weight must not exceed 15 lbs (7 kg). Duty free purchases of liquor, cigarettes and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above.

Wheelie Bags

Please note that rolling bags with built-in wheels and retractable handles will be permitted as cabin baggage only if the total dimensions (length, width and height) add up to less than 45 inches (114 cm). The larger, overnight models of this type of bag will not be permitted in the cabin.

Travelling with Infants

For infant food and other in-flight necessities, passengers in any class of service who are traveling with an infant are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage in addition to the above, subject to the following size and weight limitations:

Handbag
Handbag: length 55 centimeters by height 38 centimeters by width 20 centimeters (length 22 inches by height 15 inches by width 8 inches)

Weight must not exceed 11 lbs (5 kg).

Passengers traveling with infants are also permitted one carry-cot or one fully collapsible stroller, as a carry-on item if cabin space is available or else as checked baggage in the hold.


Please Note: The checked baggage allowance and excess baggage rates calculator is provided for your information only. Whilst Emirates takes every effort to ensure that the standard checked baggage allowances, additional Emirates Skywards and Qantas Frequent Flyer allowances and excess baggage rates shown are as accurate as possible, we reserve the right to change these allowances and rates at any time without notice and we shall not be liable for any discrepancies between the allowances and charges determined by the calculator and the amounts determined by our check-in staff and agents.