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How to buy extra baggage allowance

Your standard baggage allowance depends on your route, class of travel, fare type, and Emirates Skywards membership tier. You can buy extra baggage allowance online for less than you would pay at the airport. Otherwise in most cases you can pay for extra baggage allowance at the check-in desk in the local currency, or through your local Emirates office at current exchange rates.

You can buy extra baggage allowance on adult and child tickets, but not on infant tickets. Tickets must be issued by Emirates (our ticket numbers start with 176) and flights must be operated and marketed by Emirates. You can check the terms and conditions here.

Save when you buy extra baggage allowance before you check in

We offer special discounts when you buy additional baggage allowance online or at any of our Retail or Contact Centers. To buy your extra baggage allowance online, log in to Manage Your Booking using your booking reference number. You can check the fees and pay by credit card up to four hours before your flight in the same currency you used to buy your ticket.

Buying allowance at the airport or through Emirates offices

You may need to give yourself some extra time at the airport if you think your baggage may be over your standard allowance.

Adding additional weight

If the baggage allowance on your ticket is based on weight (known as the weight concept), you can purchase additional kilograms (kg).

With the weight concept, 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. Each individual bag must weigh less than 32 kg and the total dimensions (length + width + height) of an individual bag should not exceed 300 cm (118 inches).

Buying additional weight before you check in

Get a discount of 50% to 60% on the check-in amount if you buy baggage in advance. The more you buy the greater the discount.

  • Discounts are only available up to 4 hours before departure online or at our Retail and Contact Centers.
  • You can buy extra baggage allowance in blocks of 5 kgs, up to a maximum of 50 kg.

For example:

If you travel from London to India, you would get a 50% discount on the fee for an extra 5 kg, and a 60% discount for an extra 20 kg.

Buying additional weight at the airport

All rates are in US Dollars per kilogram.

From / ToMiddle East / South AsiaAfricaFar EastEuropeAustralia and New Zealand
Middle East / South Asia:USD 15USD 25USD 25USD 25$40
Far East:USD 25USD 30USD 15$30USD 30
Europe:USD 25USD 30USD 30USD 15$50
Australia and New Zealand:$40$50$30$50USD 15

Regional Classification

Middle EastSouth AsiaAfricaEuropeFar EastAU/NZThe Americas
Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, IsraelAfghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, TurkmenistanAlgeria, Angola, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, South SudanAustria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Rep. of Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, FinlandCambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, VietnamAustralia, New ZealandArgentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, USA

Adding additional pieces

If the baggage allowance on your ticket is based on the number of pieces, you can purchase additional pieces as long as the total number does not exceed 10. To find the number of pieces already included in your allowance please check your ticket or got to Manage Your Booking. The weight allowance for each additional piece is 23 kg in Economy Class, and 32 kg in Business Class and First Class.

Prices shown in USD per additional piece if you purchased your ticket on or after December 21, 2020.

Buy extra pieces before you check in

Get a discount of 35% to 50% on the check-in amount if you buy baggage in advance. The more you buy the greater the discount.

  • Discounts are only available up to 4 hours before departure online or at our Retail and Contact Centers.
  • You can purchase up to five additional pieces of baggage on top of the standard allowance for your ticket.

For example:

If you travel from Nigeria to Sydney you would get a 50% discount on the previous fee for an extra five pieces of luggage.

If you travel from North America to Cape Town you would get a 35% discount on the fee for an extra two pieces of luggage.

Buying additional pieces at the airport

These are the prices in USD for each additional piece if you purchased your ticket on or after December 21, 2020.

From / ToMiddle East / South AsiaAfricaFar EastEuropeAustralia and New ZealandAmericas
Originating Africa:USD 200USD 200USD 250USD 200USD 250USD 200
From/to Americas:USD 225USD 200USD 250$100USD 250$100

Charges for oversized and overweight pieces

If you’re traveling with the allowed number of pieces, but these pieces exceed the total size and weight limits, the following fees apply:

OverweightOversizedOverweight and Oversized
Flights to/from the Americas, and flights originating in AfricaUSD 75USD 75USD 150

The prices shown are in USD per additional piece.

If you have purchased additional pieces of baggage on top of your standard allowance, and these exceed the size and weight limits, the following would be the cost per additional piece:

OverweightOversizedOverweight and Oversized
Flights to/from the Americas, and flights originating in AfricaThe cost of the additional piece +USD 75The cost of the additional piece +USD 75The cost of the additional piece +USD 150

If you purchased your ticket before December 21, 2020

The prices before December 21, 2020 are:

  • USD 200 for tickets from or to the Americas
  • USD 200 for tickets with journeys originating from Africa.

Buying extra baggage online

Up to five of the additional pieces can be purchased online at discounted rates. Online discounts per passenger are:

  • 50% for the first additional piece if you are traveling in Economy Class
  • 20% for any other additional piece

Charges for oversized and overweight pieces

If you are traveling with the allowed number of pieces, but these pieces exceed the total size and weight restrictions, the following fees apply:

OverweightOversizedOverweight and Oversized
Flights to/from the Americas, and journey originating in Africa$75$250USD 325

Prices are shown in USD per additional piece.

If you have purchased additional pieces of baggage on top of your standard allowance, and these exceed the size and weight limits, the following would be the cost per additional piece:

OverweightOversizedOverweight and Oversized
Flights to/from the Americas, and journey originating in Africa$275$325USD 400

Terms and Conditions

Emirates reserves the right to deny acceptance of any additional excess baggage purchase at check-in, for safety and operational reasons.

Read more about our excess baggage Terms and Conditions.