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Emirates Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance7/10
Checked Baggage Allowance8/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade7.3/10

Emirates Carry-On Allowance 2017 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

Economy passengers on Emirates Airlines are generally allowed one carry-on bag, weighing up to a maximum of 7kg/15lbs. The dimensions are limited to 55x38x20cm (22x15x8 inches).

First and Business class passengers flying with Emirates are allowed a second piece of carry-on, limited in size to 45x35x20cm (18x14x8 inches). The weight of each piece is not allowed to be more than 7 kg (15 lbs).

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

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Checked Baggage Summary

On all Emirates flights to/from Canada, the USA, South America, and Brazil, a piece concept applies. This means that all economy passengers on these flights are allowed 2 bags of 23kg/50lbs each (32kg/70lbs for South America). Business and First Class passengers may bring 2 bags of 32kg/70lbs each.

On all other routes, a weight concept applies. Economy passengers are limited to a total of 30kg/66lbs, whereas Emirates Business and First Class passengers are allowed 40kg and 50kg, respectively.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

An excess baggage/overweight fee will be applied if you exceed the free baggage allowance. The fee depends on the route, class, as well as frequent flyer membership, so it is quite a complex structure. Fortunately, Emirates provides an online calculator to view your baggage allowance and any extra fees that may be added on:


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