In a clarification to their UK customers, Emirates said that the amount of baggage a passenger carry depends on the service class the flyer opt to fly. The international airline also claimed to have the world’s most generous baggage policies among the airlines operating to and from the UK.
According to Emirates, the first class and business class passengers can carry two types of baggage – briefcase and a handbag/garment bag. The size of the briefcase may not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches, and the size of the handbag may not cross 22 x 15 x 8 inches. If it is a garment bag instead of a handbag, the size should be limited to eight inches thick when folded. The weight of each piece cannot exceed seven kilograms.
The passengers travelling for other cheaper tickets can carry one piece of baggage, the size of which is limited to 22 x 13 x 8 inches. The baggage cannot weigh more than seven kilograms. The customers boarding in India are allowed with one piece of carry-on baggage, of which the size must be limited to 115cm.
Emirates has made it easier for the passengers by integrating a baggage calculator online. The passengers can calculate beforehand using the calculator and pack accordingly.
The Emirates passengers bound for the US will have some additional benefits soon, including Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and Live TV broadcast. Such connectivity services will be available even when flying 40K feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle. Inmarsat, the British satellite telecommunications company, has partnered with Emirates to provide the connectivity provisions. The coverage over the North Pole will be available by 2022.
“We are very pleased with this development, which will ensure Emirates continues to lead the industry in providing our customers with a seamless inflight connectivity experience across geographies, on all of our flight routes,” Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer told www.express.co.uk.
“Over the years, we have worked closely with Inmarsat and our supply partners to raise the bar on inflight connectivity continually, and we look forward to further enhancing that experience, taking advantage of new technologies and infrastructure,” Adel Al Redha added.