Emirates: Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowance

Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East and is able to operate more than 3,500 flights per week to 154 cities. In 2016 it was crowned as “Best Airline in the World” by Skytrax, which makes it the fourth time that Emirates has won this prestigious award.

If you’re flying with Emirates soon to an exciting Asian country such as Thailand, Vietnam, India, or to any other destination for that matter, keep reading below to know all the information related to their checked baggage and hand baggage allowances.

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Emirates Hand Luggage Allowance

In Economy class every passenger of Emirates is allowed to carry for free in the cabin a carry-on baggage that shouldn’t weight more than 7kg and the maximum dimension is 55 x 38 x 20 cm.

If you’re travelling in First Class or Business Class, you can have two pieces of carry-on baggage such as: a briefcase that shouldn’t exceed 45 x 35 x 20cm plus a handbag.

Emirates Checked Luggage Allowance

The allowance for checked baggage depends on your route and class of travel:

Economy Class: 30 kg
Business Class: 40 kg
First Class: 50 kg

Each item should not exceed 23 kg and the total dimensions (length + width + height) of each bag must not exceed 150 cm.

As we mentioned previously there are special allowances depending on the route:

  • if you’re travelling to and from North America and Canada: 2 bags of 23 kg each in Economy Class, and 2 bags of 32 kg each in Business or First Class.
  • if you’re travelling to and from South America: 2 bags of 32 kg each in all classes.

Special Baggage Allowance

Sports equipment can be transported as checked-in baggage and it will count for your standard allowance if it doesn’t exceed 150cm, otherwise you’ll have to pay an additional fee.

Passengers that are travelling with an infant – under two years of age – can carry an additional 10kg of luggage plus a stroller for free.

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