Emirates has very strict policies for its cabin baggage rules much like every other airline in the world. Being able to carry sufficient cabin baggage is very important for some of us. Emirates cabin baggage rules are very simple and easy to understand. There are different kind of allowances for different kind of cabins. There are three cabins essentially, Economy, Business, and First. Let’s look at what and how much you can carry in each of the cabins.
Cabin Baggage Allowance
Starting with the Economy cabin, passengers are allowed a total of 7 Kg (15 Lb) carry-on baggage. The dimensions of your bag must not exceed 55 by 38 by 20 cm. Coming to the Business Class and First Class cabins of the airline, you are allowed to take in carry-on baggage of 7Kg (15 Lb) in addition with a briefcase or garment bag of 7 Kg (15 Lb). You must take care of the fact that the dimensions of your briefcase must not cross 45 by 35 by 20 cm, for the handbag the dimensions should not exceed 55 by 38 by 20 cm, and the garment bag should not be thicker than 20 cm when folded.
What happens when you are travelling with infants?
A carry-cot or a fully collapsible stroller is allowed inside the aircraft in case there is enough space. But if there is not enough space in the cabin, then you will have to check them separately with the check-in luggage.
Emirates Cabin Baggage has specific rules for transporting liquids. For the case of liquid containers, you cannot carry more than 100ml liquid. If you are carrying any of the following – gels, aerosols, pastes, lotions, creams, drinks, and other liquid items with the same consistency as the ones mentioned above, then you must not carry more than 100ml of it. You will need to pack the 100ml container into a plastic bag. The plastic bag should not be more than a 1-litre bag. If you bring any other kind of foldable bag to pack it in, it won’t be allowed. Your plastic bag of 1 litre must be completely transparent.
If you are carrying baby food or medicines which are vital for your health or in case you have special dietary requirements, you will be allowed to carry it to the cabin. But you will have to verify your condition before you can claim for special treatment from the airline.
Another thing which you will have to pay special attention to is carrying of powders. Emirates Cabin Baggage must not include powders in containers which are sized equal to or more than 350ml. It should be lesser than that to be allowed inside your cabin baggage or carry-on luggage. If you are carrying powders in a capacity of more than 350ml, you will have to separately check it in. Follow the rules very strictly with powders or your baggage can be confiscated at different airports in the world. There is additional screening for powders which are under 350ml.
At the same time, you can carry baby formula, prescribed medicines, and human remains with you. There are no restrictions on that by the airline. If you purchase anything from the duty-free shops at the airport, then you must place it in a sealed tamper-evident bag. Along with that, there should be a receipt of your purchase in the bag for evidence.