Some ticket holders will have their luggage allowance reduced by up to 5kg…
Dubai-based airline Emirates are known for their generous baggage allowances, but next month certain fare types will have their checked baggage allowance reduced by 5kg.
As of February 4, the allowances are dropping on two of Emirates’ four economy ticket types: Special and Saver tickets.
Special tickets will drop from a 20kg allowance to 15kg, and anyone travelling on Saver tickets will have their luggage allowance reduced to 25kg from 30kg.
Flex and Flex Plus ticket baggage allowances will remain the same, at 30kg and 35kg respectively. Hand luggage will also remain the same, at 7kg.
First Class and Business Class baggage allowances will remain the same at 40kg for Business, and 50kg for First.
The new weight allowances will apply to all fights, except routes to and from the Americas, and flights originating from Africa.
So, what is the difference in the ticket types?
Well, all four (Special, Saver, Flex and Flex Plus) are economy, so you get the exact same seat style and leg room on the plane, the major difference is the flexibility of the ticket. Typically Special and Saver are the lowest price tickets, but also mean they cannot be refunded, or changing the flight details is more expensive.
It’s worth noting that the new rates only apply to tickets booked after February 4, so if you’ve already booked your Special or Saver tickets for flights after those dates, you’ll still be able to take advantage of the higher luggage allowance.
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