Baggage

Checked bags

Emirates has one of the most generous baggage policies in the world.

We offer different baggage allowances based on either the weight concept or the piece concept, depending on your specific route. This is in line with international regulations.

You can visit Manage Your Booking to check the baggage policies and the excess baggage rates for your journey. If you’re an Emirates Skywards Platinum, Gold, or Silver member, you may also enjoy extra baggage allowances.


Weight concept

The weight concept applies to all routes, excluding travel to and from destinations in the Americas and travel originating in Africa:

Economy Class
Ticket issued Special Saver Flex Flex Plus
Before February 4, 2019 20 30 kg 30 kg  35 kg
On/after February 4, 2019 15 kg**  25 kg 30 kg  35 kg

**25 kg in Economy Special for flights between UAE and India.

Business Class
Ticket issued All fare types
Before February 4, 2019 40 kg
On/after February 4, 2019 40 kg
First Class
Ticket issued All fare types
Before February 4, 2019 50 kg
On/after February 4, 2019 50 kg


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. However, each individual bag must weigh less than 32 kg.


Checked Baggage Dimensions for weight concept

The total dimensions (length + width + height) of an individual bag should not exceed 300 cm (118 inches), bags exceeding this limit will not be accepted as check-in luggage.


Piece concept (the Americas and flights originating in Africa)

The piece concept applies to all routes to and from the Americas and flights originating in Africa.

Baggage allowances to and from the Americas and flights originating in Africa (except flights within the Americas and between US and Europe):

Ticket IssuedEconomy ClassBusiness ClassFirst Class
Before February 4, 2019Two pieces up to 23 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each
On/after February 4, 2019One piece up to 23 kg in Special*

Two pieces up to 23 kg each in Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus
Two pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each

*If your journey originates from Africa you can check in two pieces of baggage weighing up to 23 kg each in Economy Special.

Baggage allowance for flights within the Americas and between US and Europe:

Ticket IssuedEconomy ClassBusiness ClassFirst Class
Before February 4, 2019Two pieces up to 23 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each
On/after February 4, 2019One piece up to 23 kg in Special and Saver 

Two pieces up to 23 kg each in Flex and Flex Plus
Two pieces up to 32 kg eachTwo pieces up to 32 kg each

Travel from Australia, New Zealand, or Asia

If your trip from Australia, New Zealand, or Asia to North or South America includes a stopover in Dubai longer than 24 hours, or a sector in Europe or Africa, the weight concept will apply for the entire ticketed journey.

Checked Baggage Dimensions for piece concept

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 exceeding dimensions of 150 cm (59 inches), up to a maximum of 300 cm (118 inches). If an individual item has total dimensions greater than 300 cm (118 inches), it can’t be checked in as baggage and will need to be sent as cargo or freight.


Interline baggage policy

If your travel starts in the United States and the first airline on your booking is not Emirates, different rules may apply.

Interline flights are flights that are on the same ticket as your Emirates flights but are operated by another airline and do not have an Emirates flight number (Emirates flight numbers start with EK). These airlines may have different baggage allowances from Emirates. You can read the interline partner baggage allowances for information on allowances and charges for carry-on baggage and checked bag.

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