Table of Contents
1. Check-in Baggage (Weight and Piece concept)
2. Infant baggage allowance
3. Cabin Baggage Allowance
4. Excess Baggage Charges
5. Carriage of Powders
6. Left Luggage Service (Luggage Deposit service)
7. Baggage Delivery Service
Depending on the sectors to which Emirates flies and the fare type purchased, 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)
Weight Concept Routes
|On or After 4 Feb, 2019||Before 4 Feb, 2019|
|Economy Special||15 kg (25 kg for UAE India flights)||20 kgs|
|Economy Saver||25 kg||30 kgs|
|Economy Flex||30 kg||30 kg|
|Economy Flex Plus||35 kg||35 kg|
|Business class||40 kg||40 kg|
|First class||50 kg||50 kg|
Any single item of dimensions more than 300cm in L+B+H is not allowed as check-in baggage. It has to be sent through cargo route.
Max. weight of a check-in baggage shall not be more than 32 kg. If weight of check-in bag to be carried is more, please break the weight into two or more bags.
A) For Americas (north, south, central america) and flights originating in Africa, except flights operating within Americas and between USA and Europe
|Ticket Issued||Before February 4, 2019||On/after February 4, 2019|
|Economy Class||2 pcs up to 23 kg each||1 pcs up to 23 kg in Special (1 extra from Africa), 2 pcs in others|
|Business Class||2 pcs up to 32 kg each||2 pcs up to 32 kg each|
|First Class||2 pcs up to 32 kg each||2 pcs up to 32 kg each|
B) Flights within Americas and between USA and Europe
|Before February 4, 2019||On/after February 4, 2019|
|Economy||2 pcs up to 23 kg each||1 pc up to 23 kg in Special and Saver; 2 pcs up to 23 kg each in Flex and Flex Plus|
|Business||2 pcs up to 32 kg each||2 pcs up to 32 kg each|
|First||2 pcs up to 32 kg each||2 pcs up to 32 kg each|
L+B+H 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 linear dimension is not allowed in check in baggage.
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.
If an airline has interline or codeshare agreement with Emirates, the baggage allowance rules might vary. If the baggage policy of another airline applies, then excess baggage has to be bought with that airline only.
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).
If child seat has not been bought for an infant, one carry-cot or fully collapsible stroller is allowed in cabin provided there is space in the cabin. If there is no space, then it will be checked in without any extra cost and in addition to your checkin allowance.
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.
On flights to, from or through USA, and, on flights from or through Australia or New Zealand, powder substances in upto 350 ml containers can be taken in hand baggage. More than this quantity will have to be checked in, otherwise it will be confiscated. If these are bought at airport duty free shop, these must be placed in separate tamper evident bag and you must have its invoice. Carriage of powders will require additional screening even when these are within 350 ml limit, so you must come a little early for check in at airport.
Only medicines with prescription, baby formula and human remains are exempt from this rule, meaning that these items can be taken in containers of more than 350 ml.
Passengers can avail Left Luggage service of Emirates for depositing their baggage at airport as they venture out to explore Dubai city on a short stopover in Dubai. Airlines provides a facility at the Arrivals area of Terminal 3 where both arriving or departing passengers can deposit their luggage.
Charge for Left Luggage service are:
Emirates provides baggage delivery service to your doorstep anywhere in UAE on arrival in Dubai.
Charges for this service are:
|Delivery Area||Delivery Rate||Number of pieces|
|Dubai, Ajman, and Sharjah||AED 200||Up to 4 pcs|
|Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah||AED 250||Up to 4 pcs|
Additional bags can be delivered for additional fee of AED 10 per bag.
Please note that when using this service, the Contract of Carriage provisions of Emirates do not apply to this service.
Emirates shall not be liable for delayed delivery of baggage under this service.
Liability of Emirates for loss or damage to baggage shall not exceed AED 70 per kg.
Delivery of baggage is subject to clearance by Customs.
If delivery of baggage is to be taken by representative of passenger, then delivery receipt shall be produced or shall have satisfactory identification proof.
Unclaimed baggage will remain with Emirates for 90 days, after which these can be auctioned.