Emirates Air Carry On via Lusaka

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Jun 4th, 2013, 09:55 PM
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Emirates Air Carry On via Lusaka

Hi fellow travelers, I will be traveling Emirates Air, economy, from Lusaka (LUN) - Dubai (DXB) - Rome (FCO), where I will begin a 3 month trip around Europe. My carry on is a hiking backpack that weighs about 15Ibs (probably more like 16Ibs) with only my essentials (ie clothes, toiletries, etc). I also have a messenger bag which is carrying my laptop and camera (+lenses) and weighs about 10Ibs. I would prefer not to check my bag as I have traveled in India before and heard many horror stories of bags that have vanished and I cannot afford to buy all new clothing when I arrive in Italy. Based on my research some Emirate locations are very strick and some are lenient, but I haven't found anything specific to my itinerary. Has anyone boarded Emirates from Lusaka that might have some advice for me? Will they likely weigh my messenger bag?
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Jun 4th, 2013, 10:40 PM
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I don't see any harm in checking in luggage if its your hiking backpack and essentials.In the event of it being misplaces,the airline would reimburse it with cash compensation as per the airline rules.The check in limit is 20kgs.The carry on limit would be 15kgs.
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Jun 5th, 2013, 03:02 PM
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I've flown Emirates a few times and so far they seem to be the best with tagging bags, getting them to/from their destination. I'd check the bag, of course, verifying the tags are properly marked with airport codes. Take only the laptop with you as carryon.

Granted the overheads are large on Emirates, but not sure you'll get thru even if it only weighs 15/lbs.
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