Emirates announces increased free baggage allowance

Emirates Airbus A330-200 A6-EAP Bangalore Bengaluru International AirportDubai 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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A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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