I'm about to travel from ORD to DXB using emirates economy class. According to the website I am only allowed one carry-on bag weighing 15 lbs.
My first question is, do they actually weigh carry-on bags? I know on domestic flights I can take one carry-on and one personal bag which ends up being my laptop bag. Edit: From everyone's replies and doing a google search, yes they do weigh the carry-on.
However, with them explicitly stipulating I can only have one bag I'm not sure what to do. My carry-on itself weighs 10lbs! If i just add my laptop and camera im already over the limit.
Should I just try to fit as much as I can in backpack? Ideally I would want a carry-on for a jacket and camera and other things and then backpack for easy access to laptop/phone, etc.
On a side note: For checked baggage, is being over by 0.4kg going to cost me?
Edit: My main concern is, can I have a laptop backpack with just the laptop and a carry-on bag within weight limits with me?