Emirates Airlines Baggage Allowance | Rules | Fees 2023

Emirates Airlines baggage allowance – baggage rules 2023

Check Emirates Airlines baggage allowance for hand (cabin) and checked-in luggage for 2023. See what the extra baggage allowance is and how much you will need to pay for excess baggage charges when flying with Emirates Airlines. If you have too many bags or your luggage is too heavy to take with you on the plane, ship it with Eurosender instead. Make the most of our shipping solutions for door-to-door deliveries at competitive prices and enjoy a hassle-free journey.


Emirates Airlines checked baggage rules for 2023

In 2023, Emirates Airlines baggage allowance differs for class of travel and chosen destinations, with some routes calculating luggage allowance based on the number of pieces rather than weight. Check the Emirates Airlines checked baggage rules for 2023 in the table below:

Economy SpecialEconomy SaverEconomy FlexEconomy Flex PlusBusiness ClassFirst Class
Routes including the Americas and Africa1 piece of up to 23kg2 pieces of up to 23kg2 pieces of up to 23kg2 pieces of up to 23kg2 pieces of up to 32kg2 pieces of up to 32kg
All other routesTotal weight of 20kg (44lb)Total weight of 25kg (55lb)Total weight of 30kg (66lb)Total weight of 35kg (77lb)Total weight of 40kg (88lb)Total weight of 50 kg (110lb)

All passengers flying Economy can take on board one piece of hand luggage measuring up to 55 x 38 x 20cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches). Passengers from Business and First Class are allowed to take two pieces of cabin baggage on board, being one briefcase or laptop bag plus either one handbag or one garment bag.


Emirates Airlines excess baggage charges 2023

Extra charges for baggage exceeding the Emirates Airlines luggage allowance differ depending on origin and destination of the flight. Check what charges you will have to pay for excess baggage when flying Emirates Airlines.

↓ From / To →Europe:Middle East / South Asia:Africa:Americas:Far East:Australia and New Zealand:
Europe:$15 /kg (approx. €12 /kg)$25 /kg (approx. €20 /kg)$30 /kg (approx. €25 /kg)$100 /piece (approx. €82 /piece)$30 /kg (approx. €25 /kg)$50 /kg (approx. €41 /kg)
Middle East / South Asia:$25 /kg (approx. €20 /kg)$15 /kg (approx. €12 /kg)$25 /kg (approx. €20 /kg)$225 /piece (approx. €184 /piece)$25 /kg (approx. €20 /kg)$40 /kg (approx. €33 /kg)
Africa:$200 /piece$200 /piece (approx. €163 /piece)$200 /piece (approx. €163 /piece)$200 /piece (approx. €163 /piece)$250 /piece (approx. €204 /piece)$250 /piece (approx. €204 /piece)
Americas:$100 /piece$225 /piece (approx. €184 /piece)$200 /piece (approx. €163 /piece)$100 /piece (approx. €82 /piece)$250 /piece (approx. €204 /piece)$250 /piece (approx. €204 /piece)
Far East:$30 /kg$25 /kg (approx. €20 /kg)$30 /kg (approx. €25 /kg)$250 /piece (approx. €204 /piece)$15 /kg (approx. €12 /kg)$30 /kg (approx. €25 /kg)
Australia and New Zealand:$50 /kg$40 /kg (approx. €33 /kg)$50 /kg (approx. €41 /kg)$250 /piece (approx. €204 /piece)$30 /kg (approx. €25 /kg)$15 /kg (approx. €12 /kg)
The information above is the result of online research and currency conversion rates in May 2021. For more information, we strongly recommend checking Emirates Airlines’ official website.


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FAQ about Emirates Airlines luggage allowance

Can I bring a guitar or other musical instruments as hand luggage on an Emirates Airlines flight?
According to Emirates Airlines policy, m can be carried in three different ways; as normal checked baggage (subject to the usual limitations), as normal cabin baggage (subject to the usual limitations) or as cabin baggage on an unoccupied seat (if the instrument is within the usual size and weight limits for carry-on items) or on a paid-for seat in the passenger cabin if the instrument exceeds those limits. If you are checking in your musical instrument, such as a guitar, as baggage on an Emirates Airlines flight, make sure it is suitably packed to avoid damage during transit. Alternatively, consider shipping it as a parcel with Eurosender.
Can I travel with sports equipment as baggage on Emirates Airlines flights?
Emirates Airlines accepts most sports equipment such as golf clubs and ski equipment as checked baggage. You will need to contact Emirates 24h in advance if you intend to take a bicycle as checked luggage. Items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) must be sent as cargo or freight for an additional charge.
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Is travelling with pets permitted by Emirates Airlines?
Emirates Airlines pet policy clarifies that no animals are permitted in the cabin, however, this does not apply to guide dogs and falcons on flights between Dubai and certain destinations in Pakistan. Please note the total journey time (including any transit time) must be less than 17 hours.
Depending on the individual circumstances, pets must be carried either as cargo or as checked baggage in the hold. Emirates requires certain documents (such as permits, tests, vaccinations, etc) to allow a pet to travel and can take a long time to check all the info, so it is advised to contact Emirates in advance. Additional charges apply to transporting animals.
Can I bring additional baggage on an Emirates Airlines flight when traveling with a baby?
Emirates Airlines permits one piece of baggage up to 10 kg (in some cases 23 kg) for infants without a separate seat. Passengers travelling with infants on Emirates Airlines flights are also permitted one additional piece of hand luggage up to 5 kg and one collapsible buggy or carry-cot. The Emirates Airlines baggage allowance for children over 2 years old is the same as for an adult passenger.
What happens if my luggage is overweight when flying with Emirates Airlines?
If you exceed your baggage allowance when flying with Emirates Airlines, you are likely to be charged excess baggage fees, which vary depending on your flight’s origin and destination. You will need to pay for the additional luggage based on weight (additional kilograms) or pieces of luggage during airport check-in or purchase it online in advance. You can also ship your luggage with a reputable courier company to avoid excess baggage charges imposed by Emirates Airlines.
Is it safe to send luggage ahead via courier?
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Disclaimer: The information above is the result of online research conducted in April 2021. For more information about Emirates Airlines baggage allowance and excess baggage charges, we strongly recommend checking the airline’s official website.