Depending on the sectors to which Emirates flies and the cabin class of travel, there are different baggage allowances. For some sectors, these allowances are calculated on the basis of weight system while for some other sectors, the allowances also take into account the piece system. Further, if you are holding any one of the membership cards of this carrier, there are further benefits and additional allowances provided.
There has been an introduction of 4 fare classes for Economy cabin class and weight-based baggage allowance rules have changed according to these choices. (Check these fare classes)
Any single item of dimensions more than 300cm in sum of length, breadth and height is not allowed as check-in baggage. It has to be sent through cargo route.
In the Emirates flights to/from North America, South America and Central America, customers can take 2 bags in all three classes of travel. However, each baggage shall not weigh more than 23 kgs for Economy and 32 kgs for Business and First Class.
For flight to/from Brazil, passengers are allowed to take 2 bags of 32 kg each in Economy class if tickets have been bought before 1 August, 2017.
For flights from Africa (boarding has to be from African cities)- If tickets are booked on or after 15 April 2016, the piece concept of baggage allowance is applicable. Economy travellers are allowed 2 bags of 23 kg each and the Business and First class passengers are allowed 2 bags of 32 kg each. For round-trips, if first boarding is from Africa, then return journey will also have piece-based system of baggage allowance.
Sum of dimensions of check in baggage shall not be more than 150 cm. If it is more than 150 cm but less than 300 cm, then fee needs to be paid. More than 300cm in sum of dimension is not allowed in check in baggage.
If there is more than one bag to be carried, sum of dimensions of two together shall not be more than 300 cms.
a) When flying from Australia, NZ or Asia to North or South America, and when there is a stopover in Dubai for more than 24 hours, or a sector of flight in Europe or Africa, then weight concept baggage allowance would be applicable.
b) Flights with other Airlines:
Infants Baggage Allowance
Passengers traveling with infants are allowed to carry an additional checked in baggage which shall not exceed 55, 38, 20 cms of dimensions or 10 kgs (if weight concept rules) and 23 kgs (where piece concept prevails).
Additional Baggage allowance is also allowed as per the membership status of the passengers. Platinum, Gold and Silver members are allowed 20, 16 and 12 kgs of additional baggage
First and Business class
Emirates allows passengers to carry 2 pieces of cabin or carry on luggage of specified weight and dimensions. One can be briefcase and the other can either be a garment bag or a handbag. Length, Width and Height of Briefcase shall be 45, 35, 20 cms; of Handbag shall be 55, 38 and 20 cms; and, the garment bag shall be 20 cms thick. Weight of each shall not be more than 7 kg.
Allowed only 1 bag of up to 7kgs and dimension limit of 55 x 38 x 20cm. This can be either a laptop bag or a hand bag.
Exception to general cabin baggage rule:
Passengers boarding India are alllowed 1 piece of cabin baggage whose sum of dimensions shall not exceed 115 cms.
For travel starting Brazil and tickets bought in Brazil, allowance is 10 kg for cabin.
Wheeled bags are also permitted as cabin baggage but on one condition that the sum of their three dimensions shall not exceed 114 cms. Further, each of these shall not be more than 7 kgs in weight.
Also, if travelling with an infant, passengers are allowed one additional piece of baggage of dimension 55, 38, 30 cms and weight up to 5 kgs.
This fee varies according to sector of travel, class of travel and the membership level of the passenger. You will have to make use of the calculators provided on the site to find the excess fee. Do let us know how much of excess or oversized cabin or check in luggage are you carrying and we will do the needful for you.