One bag is permitted, not exceeding 7kg weight or dimensions 55 x 38 x 20cm. The hand baggage you may take on the plane depends on which class you’re flying.
Both First and Business Class customers can bring two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase and either a handbag or one garment bag. The briefcase can’t exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20cm), the handbag must be 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20cm) maximum, and the garment bag may not exceed 8 inches (20cm) thick when folded.
The maximum total combined weight of both pieces of hand luggage can’t exceed 30Ib (14kg).
Those in economy class can bring one piece of carry-on baggage, which must not exceed 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20cm), and must weigh a maximum of 15Ib (7kg).
For those boarding a flight from India, carry-on baggage cannot exceed 45.3 total inches or 115cm (length + width + height).
Luckily for those flying on Emirates Airlines, you can enjoy one of the world’s most generous baggage policies, with allowances of:
- 30kg in Economy Class
- 40kg in Business Class
- 50kg in First Class
Those with Emirates Skywards Platinum Gold or Silver membership may be entitled to additional allowances.
If you are flying to North America you’re allowed two bags with a weight of up to 23kg each in economy, and 32kg each in Business or First Class. Whereas Flights to South America allow two bags weighing up to 32kg each in all classes.
Passengers who are dependent on a wheelchair may travel with a fully collapsible wheelchair stored in the aircraft hold. Passengers who are dependent on braces or crutches may also travel with these items stored in the aircraft hold. Assistance dogs may be brought, but must be stored in the aircraft hold kennels during the flight. One portable dialysis machine and equipment can be check on by those that require one.
Passengers with small children may also check in up to 10kg of additional baggage (excluding North and South America). In regards to North or South America, you may bring an additional piece of luggage weighing no more than 23kg, with dimensions not exceeding 115 cm or 45 inches (length + width + height), regardless of flight class.
One carry cot or one fully collapsible buggy may also be brought as a carry-on item, if cabin space is available with no additional fees.
In addition to your baggage allowance you may bring one set of golf clubs and one pair of golf shoes, free of charge regardless of flight class.
Other sports equipment is subject to excess baggage charges if you exceed your baggage allowance. Items like ski equipment may also be subject to extra charges.
Musical instruments are also treated as part of normal checked in luggage or cabin baggage. Aside from this it can also be transported on a paid for seat in the cabin if it is too large to be treated as hand luggage.
Air miles and alliances
Emirates’ aircraft are renowned for innovative technology, including becoming the first airline to introduce individual seat back videos and to enable passengers to make authorised onboard mobile phone calls.
Emirates air miles are called Skywards Miles and can be collected whenever a passenger flies with Emirates, one of the Emirates partner airlines, or if they’re a customer of an Emirates leisure and lifestyle partner.
Passengers will also earn 150% bonus miles whenever they fly First Class and 75% bonus miles when they fly Business Class. You can also earn miles dependant on your membership tier with Silver earning 25% bonus miles, Gold members earning 50% bonus miles and Platinum members getting 75% bonus miles.
You also get 50% skywards miles with a Skywards Saver Fare and 100% with a Skywards Flex Fare. Quote your Skywards membership number when booking your flight.
Emirates ensures that the dining experience within the economy cabin is of the best possible standard by using high quality ingredients and ensuring all meals are carefully planned and prepared. Drinks (including some alcoholic beverages) are complimentary while on long haul flights, and main meals consist of smoked tuna, a salad, a choice of two main courses, dessert, chocolates and tea or coffee.
Business class also includes a wonderful dining experience where all meals are served on china tableware, and tray tables are laid with fine linen and decorated with flowers. Main meals consist of five courses and business travellers enjoy a range of complimentary in flight drinks – including cocktails and champagnes – as well as usual teas and coffees.
Emirates First Class dining can be tailored to the customer, with a dine-on-demand service available, with regionally inspired meals. Main meals consist of seven courses, including local dishes, fresh fruit and a selection of desserts, cheeses and hot drinks. There is also the option of ordering meals or snacks at any time simply by contacting a member of crew. All first class passengers receive a full range of complimentary drinks – from vintage wines to accompany meals, to Horlicks served before you sleep. All meals in first class are served on fine bone china, with tables set with fine linen and flowers.
Other useful information
Children seated on an adult’s lap will travel at a discounted rate - child rates can be as low as 10% of an adult fare. Children over the age of five can travel unaccompanied via the Unaccompanied Minors scheme.
Disabled passengers can request additional assistance either at the time of booking or up to 48 hours before their flight. Additional services include on board wheelchairs, facilities for sensory impaired passengers and an allowance of guide dogs.