Emirates luggage allowance


Emirates Airline offers its passengers some baggage allowance. Baggage allowance is based on either the total amount of weight or on how many pieces of luggage travellers carry onboard. With Emirates, the weight concept applies to most routes whereas the piece concept applies only on flights to and from the Americas, and from Africa.


Emirates Luggage allowance depends on destination, travel fare and class. With the weight concept, allowance is based on the total weight of all your baggage.

Suitcases on the airport luggage conveyor belt. Baggage claim. Airport terminal. 3d illustration

Passengers can check-in as many bags as possible provided it does not exceed the weight limit for luggage allowance of patronized class. Each individual bag must not weigh more than 32kg for economy, 40kg for Business class, 50kg for First Class.

Below is a list of other packages for baggage allowance.

  1. 25 kg in Economy Special for flights between UAE and India.
  2. 30 kg in Economy Saver for journeys originating Australia and New Zealand for tickets issued on or after 26 November 2019.

How to purchase extra luggage on Emirates

Purchasing extra baggage is when passengers are made to pay for additional luggage that exceeds the luggage allowance that is allocated to the patronized class. With Emirates Airlines, baggage allowance varies depending on passengers’ route, class of travel, fare type, and Emirates Skywards membership tier. Cost of extra baggage allowance fees is charged in US dollars. Payment can be made online, or at check-in desks in the local currency, or paid through local Emirates offices.


Here is a list of the cost of extra baggage in Emirates Airlines based on weight concept for any additional kilogram (kg);

From / To Middle East / South Asia Africa Far East Europe Australia and New Zealand
Middle East / South Asia: $20 $30 $30 $30 $40
Far East: $30 $40 $15 $40 $30
Europe: $30 $40 $40 $15 $50
Australia and New Zealand: $40 $50 $30 $50 $15

Purchasing extra baggage online comes with specific discounts depending on the weight of baggage. The discounted rates are calculated in blocks of 5kg, up to a maximum of 25kg. Current online discount rates per passenger are:

50% for the first 5kg;

20% for any subsequent amount.

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