Baggage and lost property

Delayed and damaged baggage

How does Emirates find delayed baggage?

When baggage is delayed, our team does everything possible to locate it.

During the first seven days we undertake ‘primary tracing’ – where we liaise with all the stations involved on the journey, conduct physical checks, investigate with our Security and Lost and Found teams, and check the ramp and store areas, in order to have items back with passengers as soon as possible.

If the baggage hasn't been located within seven days, we conduct intensive 'secondary tracing'. During this stage, we carry out thorough checks within all airports and with all airlines. We begin this process as soon as the customer completes the Baggage Inventory form and provides us with all required documents. This final check will be completed within ten working days.

Your cooperation with us, and the timely submission of documents, will speed up the process.