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About Emirates

Emirates boasts a fleet of more than 265 aircraft, including Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s, and operates flights to more than 155 international destinations. It's the Middle East's largest airline, ahead of Saudi Arabian Airlines.

Established in 1985, it's part of the Emirates Group, which is owned by the state-owned Investment Corporation of Dubai. The airline isn't a member of any alliance but has codeshare agreements with other airlines, including Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines.

Emirates flights frequently feature economy class, business class and first class cabins, and an in-flight dining service is available on some routes. Emirates has received many travel industry accolades over the years, and won the Airline of the Year category at the 2018 Air Travel Awards. It has a rewards programme called Emirates Skywards.

How do I check in online with Emirates?

Emirates offers an online check-in service for flights departing from 110 airports, including Dubai, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. However, you can't check in online if your first flight is being operated by another airline, even if it's a codeshare flight. If the first flight on your itinerary is with Qantas Airways, however, you can use the Qantas online check-in service instead.

To use the Emirates online check-in service, you'll need your booking reference/PNR and the surnames of anyone you want to check in. You can check in up to nine passengers if they're on the same booking and you can change your seats at this stage. Anyone aged under 16 who is travelling without an adult cannot check in online.

Once you've checked in, unless further checks are required, you'll be sent an e-boarding pass. If you can't print this, you can take your passport and ticket to the Emirates desk at the airport and inform the staff that you've checked in online. If further document checks are necessary, you'll need to collect your boarding pass from the airport's Emirates desk.

The online check-in system will be open from 48 hours until 90 minutes before your flight's departure time. You'll need to arrive at the airport at least an hour before your flight departs if you aren't checking baggage in, and at least 90 minutes before departure time if you are. Once there, follow the instructions on your boarding pass.

What is my checked baggage allowance on Emirates?

The amount of checked luggage you can take depends on your ticket class and route. For passengers on routes that don't depart from or arrive in Canada, North America, South America or Africa, the maximum total luggage weights per person for each ticket class are usually:

  • Economy special – 20 kg
  • Economy saver or flex – 30 kg
  • Economy flex plus – 35 kg
  • Business – 40 kg
  • First Class – 50 kg

The Emirates baggage policy states that you can use this allowance to take multiple pieces of luggage but the total dimensions of any piece (its length, height and width added together) must not be more than 300 cm. Pieces measuring more than this will not be allowed on the plane. No single piece should weigh more than 32 kg, either

However, if you're flying to or from North America, South America or Canada, or from Africa, different check-in baggage allowances and restrictions apply.

If you're travelling with an infant, you can check in either an additional 10 kg of luggage or one extra piece of luggage, with total dimensions of no more than 115 cm and weighing up to 23 kg, depending on whether the allowance on your flight is calculated by weight or by piece.

What hand luggage can I take on Emirates?

The Emirates hand luggage allowance regulations state that passengers who are flying in economy class are allowed a single piece of carry-on baggage. This can measure up to 55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm and weigh up to 7 kg.

Those flying in first class or business class can take two pieces (a briefcase plus either a handbag or a garment bag). Each piece should weigh no more than 7 kg and the maximum dimensions allowable are:

  • Briefcase – 45 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm
  • Handbag – 55 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm
  • Garment bag – Maximum thickness of 20 cm when folded

There are some exceptions to this. Passengers flying from India can only have one piece of carry-on baggage (with total dimensions of no more than 115 cm), while those travelling from Brazil have a cabin baggage allowance of 10 kg.

If you are travelling with an infant and don't have a child seat, you can bring a carry-cot or collapsible pushchair into the cabin, subject to space availability.

Latest customer reviews on Emirates flights

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4.0 /5
Total reviews based on: 420
Stansted - Dubai International Airport ( STN - DXB )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-23 Location Nigeria Age 31-50 Class Economy

I enjoy the fight it was okay and they are good in Custmer service .

4.6 /5
19 reviews
Charles De Gaulle - Katunayake International ( CDG - CMB )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-23 Location france Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very good experience, it's not the first time with Emirates, I really appreciate this company.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Koh Samui
Manchester International - Ko Samui Airport ( MAN - USM )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-22 Location Manchester Age 31-50 Class Economy

Comfy flights, lovely polite air hostesses

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Auckland Airport ( LHR - AKL )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-21 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

I received a great Emirates flight at a good price after hours of playing around with dates, flights, times, stops, etc. I was lucky that I had the chance to alter these parameters. The experience on Emirates was superb: the process at the airport, the flight attendants, pilots, safety, comfort. I would recommend the airline to others.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Singapore Changi Airport ( MAN - SIN )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-21 Location Manchester Age 51-70 Class Economy

2nd flight not as comfortable or friendly

4.7 /5
6 reviews
Manchester International - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( MAN - BKK )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-20 Location Stoke on trent Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very pleasant flight staff excellent food good entertainment good will fly with them again for sure

4.6 /5
5 reviews
Adolfo Suárez Madrid - Barajas - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( MAD - BKK )
5.0 /5
World traveller
Date 2020-01-19 Location Age Class Economy

Very good service and everything was on time both ways.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin ( BHX - DRW )
3.0 /5
Date 2020-01-19 Location Europe Age 31-50 Class Economy

This airline is not as good by far, as Qatar airlines or Qantas doing the same route !

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Gatwick - Ile Maurice Sir Seewoosagur ( LGW - MRU )
3.0 /5
Deepcoomarjee Kejiou
Date 2020-01-15 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Return flight from Dubai to LGW was delayed for 0ver 3 hours , the reasons given was not really valid as i observed other flights to London leaving on time. The delays lead to missing my coach trip back to Portsmouth. I had to purchase a train ticket to Portsmouth. All together flights from MRU via Dubai to LGW was 25 hours

4.0 /5
3 reviews
Heathrow - Durban International Airport ( LHR - DUR )
5.0 /5
Date 2020-01-15 Location South Africa Age 51-70 Class Economy

Had a great trip. Pity the return journey was not the same.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ( LHR - BOM )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-01-10 Location London Age Under 30 Class Economy

Could not board the flight as the Emirates staff received some new rule for a visa on that day. The best is that only Emirates had the rule all other airlines were fine

2.5 /5
2 reviews
Canberra International Airport - Stansted ( CBR - STN )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-01-09 Location London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Failed to provide better customer experience.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Glasgow Scotland - Dubai International Airport ( GLA - DXB )
1.0 /5
Betty Sollo
Date 2020-01-08 Location Glasgow Age 31-50 Class Economy

I had insurance and try to call in several occasions kept saying we will send ecrlaim up now nothing has been done yet.

3.2 /5
15 reviews
Gatwick - Dubai International Airport ( LGW - DXB )
5.0 /5
Hamida kadiri
Date 2020-01-03 Location London uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

It was very nice travelling with emirates they were very helpful throughout our journey as I had a disabled mother with me

4.1 /5
51 reviews
Gatwick - Tribhuvan ( LGW - KTM )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-12-27 Location uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

not too bad

4.0 /5
1 reviews

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