Dubai based Emirates airlines has announced an increase in its free baggage allowances provided to passengers travelling on or after May 4.
30kg for Economy Class passengers, 40kg for Business and 50kg for First. This excludes countries like in North America where a piece concept applies.
Gold and Silver Members of Skywards, Emirates frequent flyer programme are entitled to an additional baggage allowance of 16 kgs for Gold members and 12 kgs for Silver.
Unlike North American carriers who charge for checked baggage, airlines in other parts of the world are increasingly using baggage allowance as a means to draw customers. Indian value carrier SpiceJet has implemented a two piece concept for passengers connecting from international flights.
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