Because Emirates' luggage policy isn't the friendliest, you'll need to pack your belongings carefully. If you're traveling economy, you may bring one piece of carry-on luggage, which can be a purse, a laptop bag, or a wheelie bag. The maximum allowable weight is 7 kg, and the maximum dimensions for a purse is 55 x 38 x 20 cm. For those who can afford it, there are premium check-in desks where you can check in two pieces of baggage.
Back in 2008, a British woman named Liz Goodwin was able to fly with only her backpack on board by showing up at the airport without checking any bags (Emirates offers a special service that allows passengers to check in without having their baggage arrive at the counter). Her trick was to use a wheelchair as carry-on luggage. Since then, others have managed to do the same thing, so it's certainly possible! But because this practice violates airline policies, some countries might deny you entry if you try it here. It's best to avoid trouble and let your baggage arrive safely at its destination.
The most important thing is to pack wisely so you don't exceed the weight limit set by Emirates. If you do end up carrying too much luggage, you can buy additional seats for half price after you check in online or at the airport.
Emirates is relatively rigorous, requiring that your carry-on luggage not exceed 55 by 38 by 20 cm, thus it must be compact enough to fit in the overhead compartment or below the seat in front of you. There is also a weight limit of 7 kg. Anything over this can cause excess fees to be applied by the airline.
Getting away with carrying on board with extra baggage is almost impossible. The staff will usually spot heavy bags immediately upon arrival at the airport and if there are any doubts they will be asked to open them up fully for inspection. Sometimes passengers attempt to hide their extra baggage by hiding it under their seats but this cannot be done with liquids, which must be declared at the counter before entering the security check.
The only way around this rule is to join one of the frequent flyer programs offered by Emirates - these include Emirates Skywards, Enrich Miles, GOL Airlines Gold Card and Avia Morena. By joining one of these programs you get 10% off your next flight purchase (or two free baggage allowances). However, even with these schemes it's still worth checking the baggage limits for your destination to avoid any problems when you arrive there.
Flights departing or arriving on or after February 4, 2019. 'Weight concept' flights are free of charge. Economy Special: 15 kilogram (33 lbs), Economy Saver: 20 kg (44 lbs), Flex: 30 kg (66 lbs), and Flex Plus: 35 kg (77 lbs). 40 kilogram for business (88 lbs). Checked baggage not included in your ticket price.
For all other flights, including premium cabin tickets, the maximum allowed weight is 7kg (15lbs) per passenger. If you check more than one bag, the total weight cannot exceed 23kg (50lbs).
Excess luggage can be left in the car park until your next flight. If you do not board your final flight, any remaining luggage will be sent to the cargo area at no charge.
In case of damage, you must report it to airport security immediately. There is a help line with operators around the clock at 0900-900(local time in different countries). You can also contact them via email at [email protected]
Laptop computers are frequently permitted as hand baggage on Emirates flights. However, this is not in addition to, but rather as part of, the free hand baggage allowance, which is commonly referred to as a little piece of luggage (or personal item). Hand baggage must be able to be sealed in its original packaging and should not contain any liquids or aerosols.
People often ask if they can take laptops on board Emirates flights. The answer is yes, provided that it is within the limits of our baggage policy. Here are some other things to note when checking out bags at the airport:
Large items such as surfboards, large toys, bike trailers, and car parts are not allowed on board. However, if you have a reasonable excuse for having these items with you (for example, if you are traveling with them), then we will make an exception to this rule.
Emirates requires that all hand baggage be packed in hard-sided containers or protective cases. We recommend that you pack your computer in a case or container so it does not experience any damage during transport.
It is important to remember that everything in your bag counts as baggage. This includes books, clothes, shoes, and anything else you might need for a comfortable trip. So make sure that you don't bring too much stuff with you on board.
7 kilograms (15 lbs.) Customers in Economy class are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage, either a purse or a laptop bag, with dimensions of 55 x 38 x 20 cm and a weight of no more than 7 kg (or 15 lbs). Customers in First and Business Class are permitted two pieces of carry-on baggage: one briefcase and either one handbag or one garment bag. Each piece of luggage must not exceed the maximum size or weigh more than 7 kg (15 lbs).
The heaviest thing that I have ever checked into an airplane was 33 pounds. The average weight of an adult is about 100 pounds, so most people could comfortably check two bags worth of clothes. But even if you end up with only one bag to check in, you should be able to fit around 2kg (4 lb) of items.
Checking bags is convenient because it allows us to travel with more clothing. However, over-packing leads to excess baggage fees that can really add up. If you decide to pack too many items, consider checking or dividing your load between two flights.