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Emirates

Airline tickets with Emirates

Emirates are known for having one of the worlds most generous baggage policies. Please note however that allowances vary depending on class of travel and subscribed membership tier.
HAND LUGGAGE

The passenger cabin baggage allowance depends on which service class has been booked. If flying First Class or Business Class you are permitted two pieces of carry-on luggage: one handbag plus either one briefcase or garment bag. The briefcase cannot exceed 45 x 35 x 20cm; the handbag cannot exceed 55 x 38 x 20cm; the garment bag can be no more than 20cm thick when folded. Each piece of baggage must not exceed 7kg in weight.

Economy Class customers are allowed one piece of carry-on baggage, either a handbag or laptop bag, that must not exceed the above mentioned dimensions and weight.

If you are travelling to India however the size of the carry-on baggage must not exceed 115cm (length + width + height).


As with many scheduled airlines, duty free products purchased at the airport, such as liquor, cigarettes and perfume can be admitted, obviously within reason obviously. Be careful however as liquid restrictions in effect in some airports may prevent you from getting the items past security screening points.


CHECKED LUGGAGE

Again the allowance for checked luggage with Emirates can vary depending on travel class purchased, destination, and flight ticket.


Economy Class customers can check in a maximum of 30kg, Business Class travellers area allowed 40kg and if you are flying First Class you have a maximum checked luggage total of 50kg. Note however, that these weights do not apply to itineraries involving North or South America. Should your itinerary include flights operated by another airline, note that different baggage rules may apply so be sure to check this information before departure.


Emirates check-in procedures

Passengers can check in online from 24 hours up until 90 minutes prior to flight departure. Log in with your last name and booking reference, choose your seat and print your boarding pass.


To check-in onlineclick here.

Check-in can also be done diretly at the airport at no extra cost.


Be sure not to miss your flight:
  • Get to the airport check in counters no later than 90 minutes before departure.
  • Go through security no later than 60 minutes before departure.
  • Boarding starts 45 minutes before your flight, and gates close 20 minutes before departure.

Please note that depending on the airport of departure/arrival we recommend you are well-informed on the check-in procedures.


Emirates history

The airline Emirates is a subsidiary airline of The Emirates Group owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporate, and flew their very first flight in October 1985. Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, operating almost 3,400 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport. Serving scheduled flights to more than 142 cities and 78 countries across six continents, Emirates ranks among the top ten carriers in the world in terms of passenger kilometres. Emirates operates four of the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston. A leading brand name in the aviation industry, in terms of service excellence, rapid growth and profitabilty, Emirates continues strong and was ranked 8th by Air Transport World for "Airline of the Year" in 2012. The company went on to win the same award for a consecutive year in 2013. The airline boasts a 25 year consecutive annual profit.


News

The airline Emirates is constantly evolving and developing its product offering. Stay updated with the latest news.


July 2014 - Emirates suspends Kiev routeAnnouncing the cancellation of its daily flight Dubai-Kiev was Dubai-based airline Emirates, which is with immediate effect. This decision is due to the on-going conflict in Ukraine between government and separatist, pro-Russian forces.


Last week Emirates already declared that it was going to cancel the service from August 1, but the ill-fated MH17’s demise appears to have led to the decision to terminate the service even earlier.


This Emirates route only began in January this year. It is said that the aircraft used on the route will be put on the carrier’s newly launched daily flight to Budapest from October instead.


April 2014 - Emirates opens Lounge in GlasgowIt has been announced that the airline Emirates is opening a lounge at Glasgow Airport this summer. The Lounge facility expects to open its doors in time for the Commonwealth Games taking place in the city in July and August.


Operating a trial run with flight A380 into Glasgow, next Thursday, Emirates marks its ten years since the Dubai-based carrier launched services in Scotland. Thanks to this facility, Emirates also creates 21 new jobs and increase business with local suppliers.

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