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Baggage Allowance - Emirates

Hand baggage

One bag is permitted, not exceeding 7kg weight or dimensions 55 x 38 x 20cm.

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Hand Baggage
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).

Hold Baggage

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.

Sports Equipment

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

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.


Emirates fly to a huge number of global destinations, including:

The information above is subject to change at any time, therefore we recommend you also check with the Airline directly prior to travelling.