Size does matter. The new check-in baggage rules for Emirates passengers came into effect on November 15 Image Credit: GN Archive

Dubai: UAE residents who will be flying out via Emirates anytime this month until early December could benefit from higher free baggage allowance of up to 45 to 50 kilos.

The Dubai-based carrier confirmed with Gulf News on Monday that it is again extending the weight limits for checked bags by ten to 20 kilos on flights from Dubai to at least 40 destinations.

Travellers who can avail themselves of the extra baggage allowance are those who are heading to select countries in India, Philippines, Pakistan, China and the Middle East.

The airline had earlier extended the baggage limits on select flights in June 2018.

In the recently announced incentive, flyers to Colombo, Beijing, Shanghai, Manila, Cebu, Clark, Jakarta, Dhaka, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Peshawar, Karachi, Amman and Kabul, among many others, can benefit from increased baggage limits.

Tickets need to be purchased by October 31, 2018, according to the airline. The extra baggage allowance is applicable to trips until December 13, 2018 or earlier, depending on the destination.

The extra baggage benefits, however, are offered only online, hence they don't apply to tickets purchased outside Emirates' online booking portal. Blackout dates and restrictions may also apply.

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Travellers bound for Manila, Cebu and Clark are also advised that the higher baggage limits are not valid for travel between December 5 and December 13, 2018.

For Colombo-bound passengers, the 50-kilo baggage allowance is not valid for travel from December 1 to December 13 and they’re valid on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The 40-kilo allowance is valid on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Free 40 to 50 kilos:

Colombo

Free 45 kilos:

Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Cairo, Casablanca, Dar Es Salam, Nairobi, Dakar, Entebbe, Harare, Luanda, Lagos, Lusaka, Tunis, Manila, Guangzhou, Beijing

Free 40 kilos:

Amman, Zhengzhou, Yinchuan, Sialkot, Kabul, Multan, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi , Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dhaka, Jakarta, Cebu, Clark, Shanghai, Khartoum 

Baggage allowance limits for various destinations and when they're valid for:

Destination Extra Checked Baggage Allowance Total Baggage Allowance Applicable Flights Offer valid for Travel
Abidjan, Accra, Addis
Ababa, Algiers, Cairo, Casablanca, Dar Es Salam, Nairobi, Dakar, Entebbe, Harare, Luanda, Lagos, Lusaka and Tunis.
15 KG 45 KG All Emirates flights 
(Outbound & Inbound)
Until 13
December 2018
Manila* 15 KG 45 KG All Emirates flights 
(Outbound & Inbound)
Until 4
December 2018
Guangzhou 15 KG 45 KG All Emirates flights 
(Outbound & Inbound)
Until 13
December 2018
Beijing 15 KG 45 KG EK308/309
Shanghai 10 KG 40 KG EK304/305
Khartoum 10 KG 40 KG EK733/734
Amman, Zhengzhou
Yinchuan, Sialkot, Kabul and Multan*
10 KG 40 KG All EK flights 
(Outbound)
Until 13
December 2018
*Multan: until 27
October 2018 *
Zhengzhou & 
Yinchuan: 
until 15 November 2018
Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar and Karachi 10 KG 40 KG All EK flights 
(Outbound)
Until 30
November 2018  
Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Hyderabad and Chennai* 10 KG 40 KG All EK flights 
(Outbound)
Until 31
October 2018
Dhaka 10 KG 40 KG EK584/586 Until 13
December 2018
Jakarta 10 KG 40 KG EK357/35a8
Cebu & Clark* 10 KG 40 KG EK338 
(Outbound & Inbound)
Until 4
December 2018
Colombo* 10 KG 40 KG EK654 Until 13
December 2018
20 KG 50 KG Until 30
November 2018