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Emirates

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.

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Latest customer reviews on Emirates flights

4.2 /5
Total reviews based on: 39
Manchester
Dubai
Manchester International - Dubai International Airport ( MAN - DXB )
5.0 /5
Al
Date 2019-02-13 City LEEDS UK Age Under 30 Class Economy

Price of ticket went up between me pressing confirm transaction, and the transaction being confirmed. The transaction was then processed at the higher price without my prior knowledge.

5.0 /5
4 reviews
Newcastle
Dubai
Newcastle International - Dubai International Airport ( NCL - DXB )
5.0 /5
Scotto
Date 2019-02-10 City Newcastle Age 31-50 Class Business Class

Broke my leg in Thailand and was sent home business class on an a380 Airbus which was the best flight of my life. I was so happy I almost forgot my leg was broken. The Emirates staff were exceptional and the experience unforgettable.

4.5 /5
2 reviews
London
Dubai
Gatwick - Dubai International Airport ( LGW - DXB )
5.0 /5
Pete
Date 2019-02-07 City Leicester Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent as usual. Superb service by Emirates.

4.1 /5
7 reviews
Glasgow
Dubai
Glasgow Scotland - Dubai International Airport ( GLA - DXB )
2.0 /5
Sidiqi
Date 2019-01-30 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very poor service on Glasgow to Dubai flight I couldn't believe that was emirates

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham
Dubai
Birmingham Intl - Dubai International Airport ( BHX - DXB )
1.0 /5
jg
Date 2019-01-19

Cancelled my flight - still haven't received refund 2 weeks later and been sent this form to fill in!

3.8 /5
4 reviews
London
Bangkok
Heathrow - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( LHR - BKK )
5.0 /5
Desy
Date 2019-01-14 City Italy Age Under 30 Class Economy

Everything went smooth just an hour delay each flight

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester
Bangkok
Manchester International - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( MAN - BKK )
4.0 /5
Pauline
Date 2019-01-11 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Service was ok

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Kuwait
Dubai
Kuwait International - Dubai International Airport ( KWI - DXB )
3.0 /5
Me
Date 2019-01-10 Class Economy

London to Dubai Superb, Dubai to Kuwait with fly Dubai awful

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Nairobi
Manchester
Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal - Manchester International ( NBO - MAN )
5.0 /5
Winnie
Date 2018-12-17 City United kingdom Age Under 30 Class Economy

My flight was delayed for 5 hours which I would need to be compensated

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Dubai
Muscat
Dubai International Airport - Seeb ( DXB - MCT )
4.0 /5
Angie
Date 2018-11-29 City Sidmouth, England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Rushed refreshments

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Sydney
Heathrow - Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) ( LHR - SYD )
4.0 /5
AAAAA
Date 2018-11-22 Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent - very pleased

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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