Emirates Airlines Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

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Emirates baggage policy can be a bit confusing when it comes to their allowance for carry-on items, using the word “handbag” instead of “standard carry-on bag” or “overhead bag”. These “handbags” however, carry the same size restrictions we usually find allotted for a standard carry-on bag.

Additionally, we have presented the information on maximum weight & size allowances for your baggage (which is highly variable depending on the base fare) but Emirates requires the use of their online Baggage Calculator Tool to find out your exact costs.

Emirates Carry-On Allowance

First & 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 45 x 35 x 20 cm (18 x 14 x 8 in.)
    • The handbag may not exceed 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in.)
    • The garment bag can be no more than 20 cm (8 in.) thick when folded.
    • The weight of each piece must not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs).


  • customers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage, either a handbag or laptop bag
    • either may not exceed 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in.)
    • must weigh no more than 7 kg (15 lbs)

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • customers traveling with infants are permitted to bring one carry-cot or 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

Stroller Check Policy

  • Emirates suggests checking your stroller in at the ticket counter and provides families with a complimentary baby stroller (or twin stroller), to help you travel through the airport.

Emirates Checked Baggage Allowance

Emirates utilizes an online baggage calculator tool in order to calculate baggage allowance.  You can find that tool here.

Max Weight per Bag
To/From the Americas or flights originating in Africa

  • Economy: 2 bags – 23kg each (1 bag – 23kg for Economy Special fare for bookings on or after 4 February 2019*)
  • Business & First: 2 bags – 32kg each

* 2 pieces are permitted in Economy Special if your flight originates in Africa. 

Outside of the Americas

  • Special: 20kg (15kg for bookings on or after 4 February 2019)
  • Saver: 30kg (25kg for bookings on or after 4 February 2019)
  • Flex: 30kg
  • Flex Plus: 35kg
  • Business (all fares): 40kg
  • First (all fares): 50kg

You can check as many pieces of baggage as you need, as long as the total weight is less than the maximum baggage allowance of your class. (not to exceed 32kg per piece)

Max Size per Bag
To/From North America/Canada/South America and from Africa:

  • The total max linear dimensions of each piece must not exceed 150 cm (59 inches).
  • If you check two pieces of luggage (in any of our three classes), the total combined dimensions of both pieces cannot exceed 300 cm (118 inches).

Outside of the Americas:

  • Each piece must not exceed max linear dimensions of 150 cm (59 inches) with the total max linear dimensions not exceeding 300 cm (118 inches) across all pieces.  If exceeding this size, it can’t be checked as baggage and will need to be sent as cargo or freight. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Lap Infant Checked Bag Policy:

  • Passengers traveling with infants (under two years of age) on any route not including North, Central, or South America may check up to 10 kg (22 lbs) of baggage for the infant. This baggage allowance will be shown on the infant’s ticket.
  • Passengers traveling with infants (under two years of age) on any route that includes North, Central, or South America may check one piece of baggage for the infant, regardless of cabin class. This baggage allowance will be shown on the infant’s ticket. This piece must weigh 23 kg (50 lbs) or less and have total dimensions (length + width + height) not exceeding 115 cm (45 in).

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

For all bookings before 4 February 2019

Please refer to their baggage calculator tool in order to calculate baggage allowance including fees for excess and overweight/ oversized baggage.

Overweight and oversized fees vary depending on class of travel, your fare type and Emirates Skywards and Qantas Frequent Flyer membership tier.

Additional baggage (for bookings on or after 4 February 2019 the following charges will apply)

Flights to/from the Americas and from Africa: $200 per piece (up to 10 pieces permitted)

If purchased online then a 50% fee reduction will apply for the first additional bag (excluding Africa) and 20% for any further additional baggage.

Flights outside of the Americas (per kg):

From/toMiddle East/South AsiaAfricaFar EastEuropeAustralia and New Zealand
Middle East/South Asia$20$30$30$30$40
Far East$30$40$15$40$30
Australia and New Zealand$40$50$30£50$15

If purchased online then a 50% fee reduction will apply for the first 5kg and 20% for any further weight.

Overweight/oversized baggage for flights to/from the Americas or originating in Africa

Within the baggage allowance: Overweight: $75, oversized: $250, overweight and oversized: $325

Outside of baggage allowance: Overweight: $275, oversized: $325, overweight and oversized: $400

For baggage fees related to sporting equipment, see Emirate’s policy here.
For baggage fees related to musical instruments, see Emirate’s policy here. 

For all other special baggage information, see Emirate’s policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Emirates does allow passengers the ability to pre-pay for luggage online or via the mobile app.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

If you are checking bags on an Emirates flight, one of the cards below can reimburse you for some, if not all, of those fees.

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 mile welcome bonus (worth $200) once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement! This is why we like this card.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne® with a larger 50,000 welcome bonus (worth $500) once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening and you'll earn 10X miles per $1 spent across thousands of hotels.

Exclusions & Waivers

Emirates Skywards members:

  • Silver members are entitled to a guaranteed excess baggage allowance of 12 kg above the ticketed limit for a particular cabin class.
  • Gold members are guaranteed 16 kg above the ticketed limit and Platinum members are guaranteed 20 kg above the ticketed limit.

However, please note the following:

  • The maximum weight per checked-in item of luggage is 32 kg on all cross-Atlantic flights
  • Economy Class baggage to the US cannot weigh more than 23 kg or 50 lb per item.
  • Maximum weight limits per bag may vary in accordance with differing international airport regulations.
  • Excess baggage privileges do not apply to cabin baggage or on flights in which the baggage allowance is given as ‘number of luggage items’, instead of kilograms.


To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.


How many bags are allowed with Emirates?

With Emirates, for flights to/from the Americas or flights originating in Africa, Economy passengers can bring 2 bags (23kg each). Business and First Class can bring 2 bags (32kg each). Other destinations have a weight allowance: Special: 20kg; Saver: 30kg; Flex: 30kg; Flex Plus: 35kg, Business: 40kg; First Class: 50kg. Bookings from 4 February are subject to some fare changes, see above for details.

Does Emirates charge for baggage?

All Emirates cabins and fare types come with free baggage allowance with the quantity depending on your specific cabin/fare type (detailed above). If you exceed that allowance then Emirates will charge for excess baggage fees only.

Can you carry a handbag as well as hand luggage Emirates?

You can if you’re flying Emirates in Business or First Class, which allows passengers to bring 2 carry-on items. Economy passengers are allowed only 1 piece of carry-on weighing up to 7 kg (15 lbs).

Can you buy extra baggage with Emirates?

Flying Emirates to/from the Americas and from Africa, you can purchase additional baggage for $200 per piece (up to 10 pieces). For flights outside of the Americas, extra baggage is charged per kg and ranges from $15 – $50 depending on the route. There are fee reductions of up to 50% for adding your baggage online in advance.

Is a laptop bag included in hand luggage Emirates?

A laptop bag would be included in hand luggage flying Emirates, if it adheres to the size restrictions of 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 in.) and does not exceed 7 kg (15 lbs).

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  1. Kenny lim · March 25, 2019 · Reply

    How much will it cost to for 4 pieces of sailing sports equipment 2.2m length and weigh about 7kg from Singapore to Europe and from Europe back to Singapore?

    • Hi Kenny, please be advised we are not Emirates Airline so cannot give you any information that is 100% verified. For any special luggage like sailing or other sporting equipment, we suggest you review Emirates’ policy here.

      They do note “Should your overall baggage weight or amount exceed the normal free allowance, excess baggage rates will apply.”

      If you still have questions after reviewing the special sporting equipment consideration page, we suggest calling their customer service line (this is the number if you are in Singapore: +65 6 622 1770).

      • ACHAKZAD · October 9, 2019 · Reply

        How can I purchase extra baggage after checking in from my flight?

        • Hi Achakzad,

          You should be able to enter your flight information on the Emirates website and add an extra checked bag.

          Thanks for reading!

  2. I want to carry a 50 inch LG LED TV from the USA to INDIA through Emarites. Will they allow this as checked baggage?

    • Per the Emirates FAQ page here:

      “Customers are allowed to carry TVs as checked baggage. However, as this is a fragile electronic device we require the TV to have appropriate packaging in order to withstand the normal rigours of air travel. When checking in your TV you will also need to sign a limited release.

      You can check in TVs up to 140cm (55 inches) with a total weight not exceeding 32kg (70lb). The TV may be subject to overweight or oversized baggage fees depending on your baggage allowance.

      Please note that acceptance of TVs as checked baggage will depend on the airport you are departing from or arriving to. We recommend contacting the airport directly before travel.”

      To note: this very well may be subject to extra charges as emirates states above, depending on the baggage allowance of the fare type you purchased.

      If you have any additional questions, we would suggest calling Emirates customer service; as we are not Emirates, we cannot 100% confirm what charges will apply or if the airport you’re flying from will allow the TV.

      • Benina Bayne · June 22, 2019 · Reply

        Please, I am travelling to Africa from England and would like to purchase an extra 20 kg of baggage. What can I do? Please, it’s urgent because am leaving on the 1st of August.

        • Hi Benina – I’m not sure what you’re asking here when you say “What can I do?”…

          Do you mean how can you purchase this? If this is your question, there are instructions and a link to pre-pay for your excess under the “Can I Pre-pay for Baggage” section above.

          Are you asking how much it will cost? If this is the case, I would need more information like which airports you are flying out of/into and which fare type (economy, business, etc) you have purchased in order to help answer that question…

      • Shravani · August 5, 2019 · Reply

        I want carry a 55 inch TV from USA to India, is it safe to carry?

        • Christine Krzyszton · August 5, 2019 · Reply

          Emirates does allow a 55 inch TV to be checked with proper packaging. You will pay the appropriate overweight, oversize fees, and you may want to purchase insurance. A bigger issue will be the high duty charged when you arrive in India. You may want to research those additional costs before transporting.

  3. Ranjithan · April 12, 2019 · Reply

    I’m going to travel to the USA from Sri Lanka in economy class on Emirates. My baggage allowance is 2 pieces with 23kg. But both my bags weigh 30kg + 30kg. How will Emirates charge for this? Then can I take another 23kg piece with me?

    Thank You.

    • Catherine Luther · April 12, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Ranjithan,

      You have two options here. Either you can pay $75 per bag, per one way route for extra weight up to a maximum weight of 32kg (per bag), or you can purchase another 23kg bag for $200 per one way route. You can save 50% on your first additional bag if booked online prior to your flight. These are the rates on the Emirates website for flights booked after 4 February 2019.

    • I am flying to Australia with Emirates. What is my checked baggage allowance? How many pieces?

  4. Yosief · April 18, 2019 · Reply

    I am going to travel to Uganda from USA. I am taking another bag 30 kg, how much will this cost?

    • Catherine Luther · April 18, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Yosief,

      What cabin are you traveling in? If you are traveling in Economy, did you purchase a standard Economy fare or an Economy Special fare?

  5. Andy · May 2, 2019 · Reply

    Good day, how much would an extra case weighing 25kg be with on emirates in rand or pounds please.

  6. Hari · May 3, 2019 · Reply

    I’m planning to take a speaker which is 50 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches. Hope this is fine… I’m travelling in Biz class

    • Hi Hari – are you planning on carrying this on the plane? If I were you, I’d call Etihad and inquire directly with them if this will be allowed since it’s technically outside their measurement limits.

      You can find your local Emirates office contact info here: https://www.emirates.com/uk/english/help/offices/

      • Cristalyn Magabo · June 9, 2019 · Reply

        Im going from Dubai to the Philippines and vice versa. My luggage allowance was 30kg only.
        What if i reach 40kg how much it cost me for both ways?

        • Catherine Luther · June 9, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Cristalyn,
          From Dubai to the Philippines, excess baggage is charged at $30 per kg. So for 10 extra kgs the cost would be $300 one way ($600 return) if you pay at the airport. Emirates offers discounted excess baggage if purchased online up to 4 hours before departure so it would be best for you to log in to your booking online and pre-pay for your luggage. You will receive 50% off the first 5 kgs and 20% off for any subsequent kgs.

      • Good day! How much is every 1 kilo baggage if my baggage overweight?

        • Catherine Luther · July 20, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Irene,

          This depends on where you are flying from and to. There is a table in the article showing the cost per kilogram depending on the region you are originating from and the destination region.

  7. geraldine ortaliza · May 8, 2019 · Reply

    I’m planning to buy 5 more kgs, how much will the charge be? I’m flying from Dubai to Cebu.

    • Catherine Luther · May 8, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Geraldine,

      According to Emirates’ excess baggage table, this route would cost USD30 per kg. So 5kg x USD30 would be USD150. Dubai is classed in the region Middle East and Cebu in the region Far East.

    • Hey, I am traveling from Oslo to Dar Es Salam with the transit destination in Dubai, I have an economy class ticket and I wanted to know what is the weight of the luggage and carry on that I can take. Thank you.

      • Hi Jossy,

        You may bring one carry-on bag that weighs no more than 7kgs. Your checked luggage allowance depends on what type of economy ticket you have purchased. Special allows for 15kg, Saver allows 25kg, Flex allows 30kg, and Flex Plus allows 35kg.

        Thanks for reading!

  8. Asmae · May 8, 2019 · Reply

    I have flight tomorrow and I want to know if I have more than the kg what i have, how much will be the kg?

    • Catherine Luther · May 8, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Asmae,

      If you are asking about excess baggage then we would require some more information in order to help here. Excess baggage charges depend on where you are traveling from and to. As your flight is so soon, (and we are not Emirates,) it would be best for you to log in to your booking with Emirates or call their Customer Service team directly to add excess luggage. You can reach them on livechat or by calling one of their contact numbers, depending on where you are based: https://www.emirates.com/english/help/

      Have a good flight!

  9. Jacqueline kushion · May 11, 2019 · Reply

    I would like to know what is the baggage weight I can have to travel from Australia to Malta economy, and I booked my ticket last September 2018..and I’m flying June 2019.

    • Catherine Luther · May 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jacqueline,

      Flights between Malta and Australia work on the weight concept for checked baggage. The amount of weight depends on the type of fare you booked. For tickets booked before February 2019, the allowance would be 20kg for an economy special fare, 30kg for an economy saver or economy flex fare, and 35kg for a flex plus fare.

  10. Emenike Joe · May 15, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling from USA to Nigeria with Emirates and I have three pieces of luggage 23kg +23kg + 15kg. How much will I be charged?

    • Catherine Luther · May 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Emenike,

      That particular route works on the piece concept with 2 x 23kg bags being permitted for Economy passengers (unless you have booked an Economy Special fare that permits 1 x 23kg bag).

      Excess luggage is charged by each additional 23kg bag with a flat fee of USD200 per bag. If you are traveling on a Standard Economy ticket then you would pay for 1 extra bag (USD200) or if you have an Economy Special ticket, then you would pay 2 x USD200 = USD400.

      Hope that helps!

  11. Can I cancel my extra baggage which I booked through online before I fly? Can I get a full refund?

    • Catherine Luther · May 16, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Poja,

      Unfortunately, excess baggage is non-refundable in most circumstances, according to Emirates’ terms and conditions.

      • Even if i decide to cancel it before 15 or 20 days of travel, is it not allowed to get back my refund?

        • Catherine Luther · May 17, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Poja,

          Please be aware that we are UpgradedPoints.com, not Emirates. We try to assist our readers with information; however, we do not determine the airline’s refund policies. The link provided previously was to the terms and conditions page for Emirates’ excess baggage policy on refunds. If you need further clarification, it is best you contact their customer service department.

  12. Wayne · May 24, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling from the UK to Zimbabwe in economy class. In addition to permitted baggage I’d like to take a 50inch tv … what would be the extra cost?

    • Catherine Luther · May 24, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Wayne,

      This is the only information we can find in writing in regards to taking a TV as checked luggage. Emirates states that the acceptance of TVs as checked luggage will depend on the airports you’re traveling between so we recommend you contact Emirates directly to query this. They charge a $75 handling fee but should also be able to tell you the excess charges you’ll incur (have to hand the weight of the TV as excess baggage is charged per KG on your route).

  13. Baurhoo kamleshsingh · May 24, 2019 · Reply

    Hello, I am travelling from London to Mauritius eco class, and I have already reached my limit on baggage. But I want to bring my electric guitar in its hard case. Total weight around 10kgs…and dimension of the case is 113 by 35 by 11cm…oversized… so how much will I pay for this oversized baggage?? Thanks a lot!
    Note I can bring 2 * 23kg as eco class.

  14. How much would it cost me to add an extra luggage?
    My flight is from Houston, Texas to Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

    • Stephen Au · May 27, 2019 · Reply


      Since your flight is originating within the Americas, it will cost $200 per additional piece of baggage, up to 10 pieces. Thanks for reading.

  15. Marian · May 28, 2019 · Reply

    I want to buy extra luggage (17Kg) online, kindly help me process the payment.

    • Catherine Luther · May 28, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Marian,

      Please be aware that we are not Emirates, we are UpgradedPoints.com. If you are having issues pre-paying your excess luggage, then we advise you contact Emirates directly using these contact details depending on where you are based.

  16. edison · May 31, 2019 · Reply

    Does Emirates charge for luggage handled with special care like a TV?

  17. Chris hedges · June 1, 2019 · Reply

    I am going to be working in an orphanage/school in Africa this summer. I am going to be able to get all of my personal items into my carry-on bag but I need to take additional items to the school. Does your airline offer a baggage fee waiver for charitable organizations?

    • Catherine Luther · June 3, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Chris,

      Please be aware that we are not Emirates, we’re UpgradedPoints.com. You can find contact details for Emirates depending on where you’re based on this page.

    • Hi there! I am flying Emirates from the US to the Philippines. I already know my checked baggage allowances and dimensions as an Economy Flex passenger (Emirates is not very generous with the dimensions since most standard 28 inch luggage will end up being oversized by a half inch – I will have to use the 25 in. or find a 28 in. that’s just right). I’m confused about their carry on allowance. Emirates says one handbag or laptop bag. Does this mean that I cannot carry those standard wheeled carry on luggage with me into the plane even if I find one that fits their specified dimensions? I was planning on buying those 20 in. or 18 in. wheelies. Please help!

      • Andrew Kunesh · August 8, 2019 · Reply

        Hey Lele, Emirates’ website notes that economy passengers are allowed one 22-inch x 15-inch x 8-inch cabin bag. Nothing specifically excludes roller bags, so you should be OK so long as your bag fits the stated dimensions. Thanks!

  18. Kenneth Low · June 4, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling with my wife on the same booking. Can we combine our luggage allowance as a total figure? Our individual allowance is 25kg. Can we use 50kg as our combined total?

    • Hi Kenneth, as a general rule, airlines usually don’t let you do this. They’re pretty strict on each bag having its own weight allowance. We’ve had to re-adjust multiple times to move a couple of pounds out of one bag and into another so the one in question was still within the limit. You can always call Emirates customer service directly and inquire with them, but I’m pretty positive they won’t allow this.

      • Aranya close · June 8, 2019 · Reply

        I booked a ticket in June 2019 traveling from Bangkok to Newcastle. My allowance is 15kg. How much do I have to pay if I have an item 23 kgs. Thank you

        • Catherine Luther · June 9, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Aranya,

          For your specific route, excess baggage is charged at $40 per kg. So for 8 extra kgs the cost would be $320 if you pay at the airport. Emirates offers discounted excess baggage if purchased online up to 4 hours before departure so it would be best for you to log in to your booking online and pre-pay for your luggage. You will receive 50% off the first 5 kgs and 20% off for any subsequent kgs.

          • Anita. · July 19, 2019

            Want extra baggage flights coming from India to uk. Price for one way going from uk back to india for extra bag

          • Catherine Luther · July 19, 2019

            Hi Anita,

            That route works on the weight concept so excess luggage is charged by kilogram not by additional pieces. So the cost would depend on how heavy your excess luggage is – for your route, the charge is $30 per kilogram.

  19. Hello,
    I’m flying from the US to Botswana. I purchased 2 separate flights – one from DC to London and one from London to Kasane because it was the most economic way to get there. My Emirates flight is from London to Kasane. Since my journey began in the US and I’m carrying a US passport, will I be allowed the 2 baggage allowance for people traveling from the US, or will I only be granted 1 bag since my Emirates flight begins in the UK?

    • Catherine Luther · June 10, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jenn,

      Your allowance would be different to your flight from the United States as it’s a separate flight originating in the UK. So the 1 bag allowance with Emirates would apply.

  20. Jerome · June 15, 2019 · Reply

    Can i carry my piano as a cabin luggage/ hand carry, with dimension 88x27x9 and weighs around 4kg?

    • Jerome · June 15, 2019 · Reply

      By the way ill be flying from Cyprus to Philippines in economy class, and dimensions are in cm.

    • Catherine Luther · June 16, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jerome,

      Emirates states “Sports equipment and musical instruments are subject to the same size and weight restrictions as other forms of cabin baggage”. The size restrictions for carry-on are 22 x 15 x 8 inches (55 x 38 x 20 cm) so it is unlikely your piano would be accepted by Emirates.

  21. baba Mohammed · June 18, 2019 · Reply

    Am flying from Saudi Arabia to Ghana and I have two bags. The extra bag 25kg how much will cost me from Saudi Arabia Riyadh to Ghana Accra. Thanks economy class

    • Catherine Luther · June 19, 2019 · Reply


      What type of economy ticket do you hold? Special, saver, flex, flex plus?

  22. Hi Catherine!

    Thanks for your post. I just want to know as I am being confused of the new May 1, 2019 policy of Emirates Airlines. I am planning to bring 42″ TV to Philippines from Dubai, is there a 75 USD fee either way you exceed your check in baggage allowance or not? I mean what if i only have the TV as checked in and then my carry on bag.

    Thanks for your response in advance!

    • Catherine Luther · June 25, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jolly,

      It looks like the fee is in place regardless of whether you have a checked bag or not. We are not Emirates so we cannot confirm this and advise you contact the airline directly for any further information.

  23. Zainab Imam · June 26, 2019 · Reply

    I have Economy class Emirates tickets from Manchester to Lagos, Nigeria that include 35kgs per traveller (3 travellers). My questions;
    1. Does 35kgs refer to 1 piece of luggage or more pieces (but not exceeding that weight)?
    2. How much will it cost me for an additional piece of luggage weighing about 20kg?

    Thank you

    • Catherine Luther · June 26, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Zainab,

      You can check as many pieces of baggage as you need, as long as the total weight is less than the maximum baggage allowance of your class (35kg). No single piece should exceed 32kg.

      For your specific route, excess baggage is charged at $40 per kg. So for 20 extra kgs the cost would be $800 if you pay at the airport. Emirates offers discounted excess baggage if purchased online up to 4 hours before departure so it would be best for you to log in to your booking online and pre-pay for your luggage. You will receive 50% off the first 5 kgs and 20% off for any subsequent kgs.

  24. I’m flying from the USA. One of my bags will be overweight. Is there a way to get discount on overweight baggage?

    • Catherine Luther · June 27, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Naz,

      The cheapest option is to make sure you pay for your excess bag online before your flight as you receive a 50% discount rather than paying at the airport. Just log in to your booking on the Emirates website to do this.

  25. Eunice · June 27, 2019 · Reply

    Hello, I am flying from Hungary to Ghana and my government booked the flight for me. I know the kg per baggage is 23 each. If I have extra baggage of 10kg, how much will it cost? Thanks.

    • Catherine Luther · June 28, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Eunice,

      Does your ticket state that you have 2 x 23 kg? As the Emirates baggage policy states that this only applies to flights originating in Africa and you mentioned you were flying from Hungary to Ghana.

      If your flight works on the piece concept, then you would need to purchase an extra bag for $200 (50% off if you pre-book online). If your flight does work on the weight concept as the policy states, then the fee is $40 per kg ($400 total) but again a discount is offered if you purchase your excess luggage online in advance (50% off for the first 5kgs and 20% off any subsequent kgs).

  26. Raviraj Acharya · July 1, 2019 · Reply


    I am planning to travel from Bengaluru, India to Stuttgart, Germany.
    My luggage weighs close to 45 kg.
    Is it possible to avail 2*23 kg baggage?

    As far as I could understand from the above article, 2*23 kg allowance in economy class is allowed only for US and Africa.

    I happened to hear from some fellow students that I can apply for student coupon to avail extra capacity to avail service for carrying 2*23 kg?

    • Catherine Luther · July 1, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Raviraj,

      There looks like there may have been a previous offer booking through an online travel agent that gave students additional baggage allowance, but nothing recently. You would need to give Emirates a call directly to query whether there is anything they can offer students.

      Good luck!

  27. prabakaran · July 5, 2019 · Reply

    Am flying from DUBAI to CHENNAI and I have two bags. For the extra bag 25kg, how much will cost me from DUBAI to CHENNAI? My ticket is economy class. Thanks

    • Catherine Luther · July 5, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Prabakran,

      For that route, excess baggage is charged at $20 per kg, so for 23 extra kgs the cost would be $460. Emirates offers discounted excess baggage if purchased online up to 4 hours before departure, so it would be best for you to log in to your booking online and pre-pay for your luggage. You will receive 50% off the first 5 kgs and 20% off for any subsequent kgs.

  28. Swayamprabha · July 8, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling to Bangalore, India and my baggage is 10 pounds overweight, how much will I pay?

  29. Swayamprabha · July 8, 2019 · Reply

    Travelling from Washington DC Dallas airport to Bangalore

    • Catherine Luther · July 9, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Swayamprabha,

      As you’re flying from the United States your allowance should be 2 x 23 kg checked bags. Emirates charges passengers $75 for overweight baggage that is within the free allowance (i.e. if your 2 free pieces are too heavy;) however, you say that 1 piece is 10 kg overweight. That would mean the bag weighs 33 kg which exceeds the maximum allowance Emirates will transport as checked luggage. So you would need to cut down your bag by a kg or purchase an additional 23 kg bag for $200.

  30. Ganesh · July 11, 2019 · Reply

    Request for your help. I am purchasing extra baggage with 50% discount and it is 100 USD from North america to Asia (Chennai). Question is, is the purchased baggage for 23 kg limit or 32 kg limit?

    • Catherine Luther · July 12, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Ganesh,

      This depends on which cabin you’re flying in – if this is Economy then the allowance would be 23 kg, and if flying in Business or First Class then the allowance would be 32 kg.

  31. Hi
    Can I carry carton baggage with Emirates airlines?
    And what is the flex plus baggage?

    • Hi Sagar,

      If you carton baggage fits the weight and size requirements for Emirates then yes you can. Flex Plus baggage allowance refers to the type of ticket purchased. If you refer our article, you’ll notice that the baggage allowance increases the higher fare you purchase, capping out at first-class. Thanks for reading!

  32. Rekha Kudligi · August 3, 2019 · Reply

    I am flying from Frankfurt to Bangalore on August 14th.
    Since I am relocating, I have 3 boxes weighing 25 kgs each.
    Can you please let me know the cheapest way to send them?
    How much does it cost?

    • Hi Rekha,

      Just to clarify, are you asking for information on parcel shipping prices? Or are you planning to bring these boxes with you when you fly from Frankfort to Bangalore?

  33. Surendra Rao · August 12, 2019 · Reply

    Sir, I am traveling on 18th from Mumbai to Amsterdam by economy class and can carry maximum 30 kg as per my ticket type.
    I am travelling to join University. Is there any concession for my extra baggage? If not how much charges I will have to pay per kg on line or off line?

    • Catherine Luther · August 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Surendra,

      As we’re not Emirates, we cannot confirm this for you 100% but we are not aware of any student concessions booking with Emirates.

      Additional baggage can be purchased for $30 per kilogram for your specific route and if purchased online up to 4 hours before your flight then Emirates offers 50% off the first 5 kg and 20% off any subsequent kilograms.

  34. Nicholas Chan · August 14, 2019 · Reply

    I am traveling from NYC to Dubai. I will be bringing a laptop with me. Will I need to check it in on the way back?

    • Andrew Kunesh · August 14, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Nicholas, you will not be required to check your laptop from NYC to Dubai or Dubai to NYC. This restriction was repealed in mid-2017. Thanks!

  35. I am travelling From Sri Lanka to London (CMB to LHR). With 35kg, does this mean multiple pieces? On the Return journey we have 25Kg so planning to purchase baggage online its 50% Off so it should be around 225 USD right.
    In the hand luggage 7kg does it include the Laptop weight as well or it’s excluded?

    • Catherine Luther · August 21, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Paul,

      An allowance of 35kg would mean you could split this across multiple bags but the combined weight must not exceed 35kgs. Excess luggage is charged per kilogram so the charge would depend on how overweight your luggage is.

      Economy passengers are only permitted to bring 1 piece of carry-on luggage so a laptop would be included in this allowance.

  36. vijay spall · August 25, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling from Delhi (India) to Toronto via Dubai on Emirates by economy class in October 2019. I booked my ticket in July 2019, as per airlines they need check-in luggage to be 150cm per piece with 23 kg weight. If I take 158cm size or 170 cm and weight still 23 kg is it allowed by airlines or will they charge extra for that?
    Little bit of variation in cm is allowed, please confirm?

    • Catherine Luther · August 26, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Vijay,

      If an airline states a maximum size for checked luggage then this is the size that you must adhere to if you wish to avoid paying excess baggage charges. For a flight to/from the Americas, oversized luggage is charged at $250.

  37. Hi, my fiancé is traveling from Amsterdam to Dubai on standard economy class with her wedding dress in a garment bag:
    1) will they handle it free of charge or must it be checked as an extra piece of luggage?
    2) she wants to check two additional pieces of 25kg bags. How much will this cost? I looked at their calculator but was still confused. Thanks!

    • Catherine Luther · September 2, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Ima,

      Your fiancé could take the wedding dress as carry-on to be stored in the closet (subject to space) but this would count towards the carry-on allowance. If the dress is checked then this would count towards the checked luggage allowance – Emirates wouldn’t transport this free of charge unfortunately.

      For excess luggage, Emirates charges by the kilogram for weight concept routes. For this particular route, the fee would be $30 per kilogram so $1500 for an additional 50 kilograms of luggage. If purchased online, then a 50% fee reduction will apply for the first 5kg and 20% for any further weight.

  38. Tariq Bin Sarwar · September 5, 2019 · Reply


    I am travelling from Manchester to Bangladesh via Dubai. My allowance is 40 kg in economy class. I have two questions:
    1. How much can I carry in a single checked baggage?
    2. Can I carry my laptop bag separately from hand luggage or it should be included in hand luggage? Plz let me know. Thanks.

    • Catherine Luther · September 6, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Tariq,

      A single checked bag cannot weigh more than 32 kg.

      If you are flying in business class then you are permitted to bring a separate laptop bag, if you are traveling in economy then you are only permitted 1 piece of carry-on so your laptop would need to fit inside this.

  39. Narasimha Prakash · September 12, 2019 · Reply

    I am travelling from Bangalore to Washington on Emirates. We are two with three check in suitcases within 23 kgs limit each. One of the suitcases seem to be oversize by a few centimetres. Will the airlines allow this as we are carrying only three suitcases of 23 each against the permissible four of 23 kgs.

    • Catherine Luther · September 14, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Narasimha,

      The maximum dimensions are usually for individual pieces not combined measurements. As we’re not Emirates we can’t advise whether this would be permitted. If you choose to take the bag then you must be prepared to pay oversize charges if they do not allow this.

  40. Hello…
    Would like to ask, for Economy flying from SIN to FLL (transit at DXB) in mid Oct, for carry-on cabin baggage, does it mean 1 cabin size plus 1 more cross body bag (for my passport, wallet, etc important items to be carried by the side with me)?
    As for the checked in baggage, understand that will be 2 x 23Kg each. But for the size of each baggage cannot be 150cm (in total size). I have to go back measure. Anyone know if the “wheels” under the baggage count as the “height measurement”? Please assist. Thank you! Vodkaz.

    • Catherine Luther · September 14, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Vodkaz,

      Emirates have a strict carry-on policy of 1 piece of carry-on only for economy passengers. This does not include a personal item, so any additional items would need to fit inside your standard carry-on (and you could remove whatever you need when you get on the plane).

      Measurements for baggage would include all handles and wheels.

      • Hi Cat

        Thank you for your reply for both the Carry-on and the Checked Baggage details. However, I would like to confirm once again on the Checked – Piece Concept. As I understand it will be 2 x 23kg each AND no more than size of 150cm per piece. But the Emirates website does not mention that the total dimension for 2 pieces can be combined to be no more than 300cm. They state each piece. Thanks again.

        • Catherine Luther · September 16, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Vodkaz,

          I don’t really understand what your question is. Here is a screen shot from the Emirates website that references the size restrictions. For any further questions you will need to contact Emirates directly. Emirates baggage

  41. I am flying to India – Kolkata from Washington Dulles airport. Emirates.
    I will have:
    Cabin luggage one laptop backpack around 7 kgs.
    Checking luggage 2×23 Kgs (50 lbs) > Free
    Checking luggage 2×23 kgs (50 lbs)
    And I am planning to take a 40” old TV (not new), hope max linear dimensions would be 150 cm (59 inches)
    What would be my extra charges as per the detail mentioned ..

    For extra 2 Luggage $100×2 ( if I buy extra luggage online)
    For TV it would another extra luggage correct, it should not be oversize luggage so the cost would $100 (if I buy extra luggage online)

    So is that all correct or am I missing something here.

    • Catherine Luther · September 14, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Goutam,

      You only save 50% on the first additional bag when pre-paying luggage online. Any subsequent luggage is 20% off. That’s correct – you would receive additional baggage charges regardless of whether the item is a TV or not.

  42. I’m boarding Emirates (India to Germany) with 40+7 kg (student fare) but my checked in allowance is 44 kg will I have to pay for the extra allowance? If so, how much?
    Thanks for your reply.

    • Catherine Luther · September 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Adil,

      According to the Emirates website, your checked allowance would be 40 kg and your carry-on would be 7 kg. If you mean that you will be bringing an extra 4 kgs as checked luggage then you would pay $30 per kilogram ($120 for an extra 4 kgs).

      If you pre-book your excess luggage online then you would save 50% (this applies to the first 5 kgs booked).

  43. Tony bassil · September 29, 2019 · Reply

    I’m traveling from Lebanon to Argentina via Emirates. I want to add a third pack to my luggage, can you tell me how much it will cost?
    Thank you

    • Catherine Luther · September 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Tony,

      An additional checked piece for this route would be $200. The weight would be the same as the standard allowance for your cabin (23kg in Economy Class and 32kg in Business Class and First Class).

  44. NIZAMUDDIN · September 30, 2019 · Reply

    Good morning,

    I am traveling from Kuwait to Hyderabad with 55″ Television excluding other luggage.

    So I want to know the extra charges on television.

    • Hi Nizamuddin,

      The charges will depend on what ticket type you have purchased, as well as how much other baggage you are bringing. If you can provide those details we can give you a more accurate figure.

      Thanks for reading!

  45. Michellyn Abata · October 9, 2019 · Reply

    I’m traveling from Kuwait to the Philippines. My luggage allowance was 40kg, but my checked bag is 44kg. Will I have to pay for the extra allowance? If so, how much? Thank you.

  46. Hello I am traveling Dallas to Bombay. I have two checked bags 1×23 allowances but one bag weighing 32 kg. How much I will need to pay for extra 9 kg. Weight. I want to carry two checked bag and not 3 bags of each 23 kg.

    • Hi Gatu,

      Unfortunately, we can’t actually calculate it for you. You need to retrieve your booking on the Emirates website and use the calculator after inputting information such as your confirmation number and name.

  47. Ashima Jain · October 28, 2019 · Reply

    I’m travelling from Delhi, India to Amsterdam. Wanted to check about the student fare and hence the baggage allowance. Also, would a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai be sufficient?

    • Catherine Luther · October 30, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Ashima,

      There looks like there may have been a previous offer booking through an online travel agent that gave students additional baggage allowance, but nothing recently. You would need to give Emirates a call directly to query whether there is anything they can offer students.

      If Emirates has booked you for a 1.5 hour layover in Dubai then they must be confident that this is a suitable connection time between their flights. Again, we advise you contact Emirates to confirm this.

  48. Adonis salarzon tecson · November 4, 2019 · Reply

    How many kg for baggages in airlines going to the Philippines?

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