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Emirates hand luggage explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowance

What is Emirates' luggage allowance and how can you and avoid any last-minute hand baggage charges? Here's everything you need to know...

Emirates baggage allowance:

Economy passengers can take one piece of cabin baggage on board, while first class and business class passengers can take on two pieces of carry-on baggage – one briefcase plus either one handbag or one garment ban. For checked baggage, the weight limitations differ depending on which class of ticket you hold, but all ticket carriers are allowed up to 10 items of luggage in the hold. Here are the specific weight and size limitations for Emirates Airlines.

Emirates hand luggage allowance: weight, size and fees

Emirates cabin bag size Emirates hand luggage weight allowance Number of bags allowed onboard
55x38x20cm maximum cabin baggage dimensions 7kg maximum weight One hand luggage bag per passenger in Economy Class; two hand luggage items for passengers in First Class and Business Class, as long as one is a briefcase, handbag or garment bag

Emirates hold luggage allowance: weight, size and fees

Emirates hold baggage size Emirates hold luggage weight allowance Number of hold bags allowed
150cm maximum dimensions in total, if checking in one bag. For two the maximum dimensions must not exceed 200cm 20-35kg maximum weight for Economy Class passengers, depending on your fare type

40kg maximum weight for Business Class passengers, for all fare types

50kg maximum weight for First Class passengers, for all fare types

Passengers in all classes can check in up to 10 pieces of baggage as long as it stays within the weight limit for their cabin class.

Are additional items allowed if travelling with infants?

Baby on board? No problem. If travelling with an infant, passengers are allowed to 10kg (22 lb) additional baggage, in addition to their usual baggage allowance. Passengers may also bring an additional bag (55x38x20cm) for baby supplies, and a fully collapsible stroller/carry-cot, as a carry-on item if cabin space is available. It can also be checked into the hold if you don’t fancy the faff of folding it up on board.

Are additional allowances made for passengers with disabilities?

Yes. Passengers with special requirements are subject to additional allowances, but there are limitations in place. See the Emirates website for further advice.

What are the baggage allowances for sports equipment?

Sporty types can check in their equipment into the hold as part of the standard baggage allowance, so if you’ve got a set of skis you’d like to test out on some sweet slopes, fear not. As with other hold luggage items, the total dimensions must not exceed 150cm.

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