Emirates increases baggage allowance

May 11, 2009
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, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 – Emirates has announced an increase to its free baggage allowances provided to passengers. 

All Emirates passengers travelling on or after May 4 can avail of the new baggage allowances.
 
This will be implemented across the airline\’s extensive network. Economy Class passengers will now be allowed to carry up to 30kg, Business Class 40kg and 50kg for First Class. This new allowance will give Emirates\’ passengers the flexibility to carry significantly more baggage.

“Emirates has moved to these new free baggage levels to further demonstrate our commitment to putting the passenger first. By offering travellers the flexibility to carry significantly more baggage we will be allowing them to take more gifts for family and friends or take advantage of the outstanding shopping in Dubai and across the extensive network of Emirates destinations,” said Essa Ahmad, Emirates Regional Manager for East Africa.
 
Gold and Silver Members of Skywards, Emirates frequent flyer programme are entitled to an additional baggage allowance of 16 kgs over their ticketed allowance for Gold members and additional 12 kgs for Silver. Codeshare passengers travelling on Emirates operated flights are also eligible for the revised free baggage allowances.
 
Emirates\’ regular rates will be applied to baggage in excess of the new allowances. The new baggage allowance, however, does not apply to those travelling to or from countries which apply a piece concept for check-in luggage.

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