I always fly from Seattle to India on Emirates, and I've checked in 2 big bags (62" each) without any trouble. I last flew in Dec 2012 with the same bags.
I booked a flight today and the baggage rules say that the first checked bag can be 62" but the total dimensions of the two checked bags should be 107", which is like a big check in bag plus a carry on bag.
Emirates customer rep tells me this policy has been there for many years, and I've been lucky I've gotten no extra fees. But I've seen all my flight companions check in 2 big bags. That has to be a flight full of lucky people.
What am I missing?
Can anyone who recently traveled on Emirates clarify their checked in baggage policy for flights originating from North America?