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What is Emirates’ policy on cabin baggage?

To ensure a safe and comfortable and safe travel for all customers, it is important that cabin baggage comply with a set of rules and allowances. Cabin baggage allowances vary depending on class of travel.

What is Emirates’ policy on checked baggage?

Checked baggage allowances may vary depending on your class of travel, route and your Emirates Skywards membership tier. Depending on the route, the baggage allowance may be calculated by piece or weight:

  • On routes to/from/via North or South America and itineraries originating in Africa, baggage allowances will be calculated by piece. You will be allowed a number of pieces, each of which must comply with a weight restriction.
  • For all other routes, your baggage allowance will be calculated by weight. You will be permitted to take any number of pieces with a combined total weight under a certain amount.

No matter how the allowance is calculated, Dubai Civil Aviation prohibits the acceptance of any one piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kg (70 lbs) to/from/via Dubai International Airport.

Any piece of baggage with total dimensions exceeding 300 cm (118 in) cannot be transported as checked baggage and must be sent as cargo.

Cabin Baggage

The cabin baggage allowance, the amount of cabin baggage you may bring, depends on the class of travel:

  • First & Business Class2 pieces of cabin baggage:
    • 1st piecea briefcase with maximum dimensions of 45 x 35 x 20 cm (18 x 14 x 8 in).
    • 2nd piecea handbag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in) OR a garment bag no more than 20 cm (8 in) thick when folded.
  • Economy Class1 piece of cabin baggage:
    • A handbag OR a laptop bag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in).

When departing from India, one piece of carry-on baggage is permitted, and the size may not exceed 115 cm (45.3 inches, length + width + height).

When departing from Brazil with tickets purchased in Brazil, passengers may take up to 10 kg of cabin baggage.

Each piece of hand baggage must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs) in weight. Duty free purchases (liquor, cigarettes and perfume in reasonable quantities) are permitted in addition to the allowance above.

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

Checked Baggage

Standard baggage allowances may vary depending on route and class of travel. Depending on the Emirates Skywards and Qantas Frequent Flyer membership tier, additional allowances may apply.

The Weight Concept applies for all Emirates flights, except itineraries involving North or South America and itineraries originating in Africa. The standard baggage allowance is:

  • Economy Class – fares:
    • Special – 15 kg.
    • Saver  – 25 kg.
    • Flex – 30 kg.
    • Flex Plus – 35 kg.
  • Business Class – 40 kg.
  • First Class – 50 kg.

For itineraries including any destinations in North or South America and itineraries originating in Africa, the Piece Concept applies when calculating the free baggage allowance:

  • Economy Class:
    • Special fare:
      • To/from the Americas – 1 bag up to 23 kg and 150 cm (59 in).
      • From Africa –  2 bags up to 23 kg and 150 cm (59 in) each.
    • Saver, Flex, Flex Plus fares – 2 bags up to 23 kg and 150 cm (59 in) each.
  • Business & First Class: 2 bags up to 32 kg and 150 cm (59 in) each.

For Emirates flights to/from North and South America, the Piece Concept will apply on the entire ticketed journey. Excess baggage fees will be charged at the point of baggage acceptance up to the tagged destination. If the journey involves a stopover, the excess baggage fees will be charged from the stopover point to the final destination at piece concept rates. However, the Weight Concept will apply for the entire ticketed journey 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.

Passengers with disabilities are entitled, free of charge, to extra baggage allowances consisting of:

  • A fully collapsible wheelchair.
  • Braces or crutches.
  • One portable dialysis machine and all its associated equipment.
  • Assistance Dogs – are not permitted in the cabin and must be loaded into the kennels in the aircraft hold.
  • One sleep apnea device, either CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) or PAP (Positive Airway Pressure), subject to IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Excess Baggage

Emirates offers discounts when you purchase additional baggage allowance online with your credit card. Purchasing additional baggage allowance with the online discount saves you money and time at the airport and is subject to the following conditions:

  • Available to passengers with ticketed reservations for Emirates-marketed and operated flights only, between 96 hours and 90 minutes prior to flight departure.
  • Limited to only one online purchase per eligible passenger (adults and children only) per continuous journey.
  • When the Weight Concept applies, available in blocks of 5 kg up to a maximum of 25 kg with the following discounts:
    • 50% for the first 5 kg.
    • 20% for any subsequent block of 5 kg.
  • When the Piece Concept applies, available for up to a maximum of 3 additional pieces (up to 23 kg each in Economy class and up to 32 kg in Business and First classes) with the following discounts:
    • 50% for the first additional piece if you are traveling in Economy class to/from the Americas.
    • 20% for any other additional piece.

Any additional excess baggage over your online purchased amount will be charged at the standard airport rate upon presentation of baggage at departure airport. Your baggage will be weighed at check-in and you will be able to purchase additional allowance there, if required. Excess baggage purchased at the airport of departure or at any Emirates office is charged at standard excess baggage rates.

Airport Standard Excess Baggage Rates* – Weight System

Route To Middle East &
South Asia
To Far East To Africa To Europe To Australia &
New Zealand
From Middle East & South Asia USD 20 per kg USD 30 per kg USD 30 per kg USD 30 per kg USD 40 per kg
From Far East USD 30 per kg USD 15 per kg USD 40 per kg USD 40 per kg USD 30 per kg
From Europe USD 30 per kg USD 40 per kg USD 40 per kg USD 15 per kg USD 50 per kg
From Australia & New Zealand USD 40 per kg USD 30 per kg USD 50 per kg USD 50 per kg USD 15 per kg
*Excess baggage rates are provided for your information only. The excess baggage charge, including applicable taxes, determined by Emirates check-in staff may be different. You may calculate your excess baggage fees online here.
Airport Standard Excess Baggage Rates* – Piece System
Excess Baggage Economy Class Business & First Class
Overweight free piece (24-32 kg) USD 75 Not applicable
Oversized free piece (151-300 cm) USD 250 USD 250
Overweight AND oversized free piece USD 325 Not applicable
Additional piece USD 200 USD 200
Additional overweight piece USD 275 Not applicable
Additional oversized piece USD 325 USD 325
Additional overweight AND oversized piece USD 400 Not applicable
*Excess baggage rates are provided for your information only. The excess baggage charge, including applicable taxes, determined by Emirates check-in staff may be different. You may calculate your excess baggage fees online here.

Sporting Equipment

Sporting equipment is accepted as part of the standard baggage allowance and is subject to normal excess baggage charges if it exceeds your baggage allowance.

Emirates offers passengers traveling on itineraries that include the Americas with snow and water ski equipment as excess baggage (i.e., over the free baggage allowance) a 33% discount on the standard excess baggage charge for the first set of equipment. The normal charges apply for additional sets.

Baggage Services

A range of baggage services offered at Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai can make your journey easier. Emirates Baggage Services make traveling through Dubai Airport as easy and comfortable as possible:

  • Concierge Service – with a cost of AED 30 per regular trolley and AED 70 per flat-bed trolley, dedicated porters can help you with your bags when checking in at Departures, or with picking up your baggage from the baggage belt on arrival and taking it to your car, bus or taxi.
  • Baggage Wrapping – at Departures in Emirates Terminal 3, your luggage can be wrapped in strong transparent plastic for AED 30 per bag.
  • Left Luggage – depositing your luggage at the Left Luggage facility, in the Arrivals area of Emirates Terminal 3, is available for both arriving and departing passenger for a cost of AED 25 per 12 hours for a standard bag (maximum 21 x 24 x 11 in) and AED 30 per 12 hours for a larger, non-standard bag.

If your baggage doesn’t show up at the baggage claim, you need to approach the baggage services desk at the airport, which is usually found in the customs hall, near the baggage claim area, where you will fill out a Property Irregularity Report. If your baggage has arrived damaged, you need to file a claim before leaving the airport, but if you have left the airport before noticing the damage, you must contact your local Emirates office within 7 days.

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