Cabin baggage allowances
Generally, the amount of cabin baggage you may bring depends on which service class you are flying.
First Class and Business Class customers are permitted two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase plus either one handbag or one garment bag. The briefcase may not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20cm); the handbag may not exceed 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20cm); the garment bag can be no more than 8 inches (20cm) thick when folded. The weight of each piece must not exceed 7kg (15lb).
Economy Class customers are permitted one (1) piece of carry-on baggage that should not exceed 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20cm) and must weigh no more than 7kg (15lb).
Note: For customers boarding in India, you are allowed one piece of carry-on baggage. The size of the carry-on baggage may not exceed 115cmcentimeter or 45.3 inches (length + width + height).
Note: For all flights departing from Brazil customers can carry up to 10kg of cabin baggage.
Duty free purchases such as liquor, cigarettes and perfume are also permitted in reasonable quantities for all service classes. However, liquid restrictions in effect in many airports may prevent these items from getting past security screening points. More about liquid restrictions
Customers travelling with infants
Customers in any class of service who are travelling with an infant
are permitted one extra piece of checked-in baggage that may not exceed 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20cm) in size or 22lb (10kg) where the weight concept applies and 50lb (23kg) where the piece concept applies.
In addition, customers travelling with infants (and without a child seat) are permitted to bring one carry-cot or one fully collapsible stroller into the cabin if there is room. If there is no space for these items in the cabin, they will have to be checked. However, if checked, they will not count against your baggage allowance.
Infant baggage allowances vary depending on whether the Weight Concept or Piece Concept applies
Up to 10kgkilograms (22lbpounds) additional baggage, in addition to your usual baggage allowance.
One extra piece of baggage in addition to your usual baggage allowance, regardless of cabin class. This extra piece must be 23kgkilograms (50lbpounds) or less, with total dimensions (length +plus width +plus height) not exceeding 115cmcentimeters (45 inches).
Passengers travelling with infants in any class are also permitted one (1) handbag for inflight necessities and infant food (weight must not exceed 5 kg/11lb) and one (1) fully collapsible stroller or carry-cot as a carry-on item, as long as cabin space is available and you are not bringing a child seat. If no space is available in the cabin, the stroller/carry-cot must be transported as checked baggage in the hold.
Handbag: 55 xby 38 xby 20cmcentimeters (22 xby 15 xby 8 inches).
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Emirates has one of the most generous baggage policies in the world.
You can use our baggage allowance calculator
to check the baggage policies and the excess baggage rates for your journey. If you’re an Emirates Skywards Platinum, Gold or Silver member, you could also enjoy extra baggage allowances.
The weight concept applies to all routes, excluding travel to or from destinations in Canada, North America and South America. For travellers in Emirates Economy Class, your baggage allowance depends on the type of fare you’ve purchased.
When you fly with Emirates to and from destinations outside the Americas, you can enjoy the following checked baggage allowances:
|Economy Fare Brand||Business Class||First Class|
|Ticket issued||Special||Saver||Flex||Flex Plus||All fare types||All fare types|
|Before 20 June 16||30kg||30kg||30kg||30kg||40kg||50kg|
|On/after 20 June 16||20kg||30kg||30kg||35kg||40kg||50kg|
If your allowance has increased after having a ticket reissued, we strongly recommend that you carry proof of your original baggage allowance (a print out or screenshot of the original ticket).
You can check in as many pieces of baggage as you need, as long as the total weight is less than the maximum baggage allowance of your class. However, each individual item must weigh less than 32kg in total.
If an individual item has total dimensions (length + width + height) greater than 300cm (118 inches), it can’t be checked in as baggage and will need to be sent as cargo or freight. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Piece concept (for Canada, North America, South America and flights from Africa)
If your journey includes any destinations in Canada, North America or South America, or you are flying from Africa, different baggage rules apply.
The total dimensions (length + width + height) of each piece must not exceed 150cm (59 inches). You’ll be charged an additional fee for any individual items exceeding dimensions of 150cm (59 inches), up to a maximum of 300cm (118 inches). If an individual item has total dimensions greater than 300cm (118 inches), it can’t be checked in as baggage and will need to be sent as cargo or freight.
If you check in two pieces of luggage (in any of our three classes), the total combined dimensions of both pieces should not exceed 300cm (118 inches).
For travel to and from Canada, North America and South America, and for travel from Africa, you can check in two bags of up to 23kg each in Economy Class, and two bags of up to 32kg each in First Class or Business Class.
Please note if you purchased a ticket before 1 August 2017 with a flight to or from Brazil, you can take two bags of up to 32kg each in Economy Class.
Travel from Australia, New Zealand or Asia
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, the weight concept will apply for the entire ticketed journey.
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