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 could 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 4 February 2019 20 30 kg 30 kg  35 kg
On/after 4 February 2019 15 kg  25 kg 30 kg  35 kg
Business Class
Ticket issued All fare types
Before 4 February 2019 40 kg
On/after 4 February 2019 40 kg
First Class
Ticket issued All fare types
Before 4 February 2019 50 kg
On/after 4 February 2019 50 kg

You can check in as many pieces of baggage as you need, as long as the total weight is less than the maximum baggage allowance of your class. However, each individual item must weigh less than 32  in total.

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 Issued Economy Class Business Class First Class
Before 4 February Two pieces up to 23kg each Two pieces up to 32kg each Two pieces up to 32kg each
On/after 4 February One piece up to 23kg in Special*

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

*If your journey originates from Africa you can enjoy two pieces up to 23kg in Economy Special.

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

Ticket Issued Economy Class Business Class First Class
Before 4 February Two pieces up to 23kg each Two pieces up to 32kg each Two pieces up to 32kg each
On/after 4 February One piece up to 23kg in Special and Saver 

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


Travel from Australia, New Zealand or Asia

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

Checked Baggage Dimensions

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 they are operated by another airline and do not have an 'Emirates' flight number (Emirates flight numbers start with EK). These airlines may have a different baggage allowance to 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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