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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.

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Latest customer reviews on Emirates flights

4.1 /5
Total reviews based on: 132
Manchester International - Dubai International Airport ( MAN - DXB )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-04-24 City England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Enjoyable flight

4.5 /5
20 reviews
Heathrow - Dubai International Airport ( LHR - DXB )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-04-24 City Norfolk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Stewardess very rude to some passengers, on the return flight

3.9 /5
18 reviews
Gatwick - Dubai International Airport ( LGW - DXB )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-04-18 City U.K. Age 51-70 Class Economy

I would have rated 5 stars but toilets weren’t checked or kept clean

4.0 /5
28 reviews
Glasgow Scotland - Dubai International Airport ( GLA - DXB )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-12 City Aberdeen Scotland Age 51-70 Class Economy

We travelled with a 7 month old baby and we couldn’t have had a better experience. The attendants on the flight were very helpfull.

3.6 /5
7 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Dubai International Airport ( BHX - DXB )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-11 City Leicester Age 31-50 Class Economy

Very Good

4.3 /5
12 reviews
Stansted - Dubai International Airport ( STN - DXB )
1.0 /5
Date 2019-04-06 City London Age 51-70 Class Economy

First and last time I will fly with Emirates. The service and crew are disinterested and very poor lazy service. I fly to Asia 6 or 7 times a year via Middle East and will seek alternative companies. Quatar and Malaysian airlines a lot better and Emirates staff should check out Quatar airlines to learn good service.

4.6 /5
13 reviews
Carthage - Dubai International Airport ( TUN - DXB )
1.0 /5
Date 2019-04-02 City London Age 51-70 Class Economy

Overly packed flight. Took 2 hours to check in

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Phuket International Airport ( MAN - HKT )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-02 City Sheffield Age 31-50 Class Economy


5.0 /5
1 reviews
Dyce - Gatwick ( ABZ - LGW )
2.0 /5
Date 2019-03-22 City Scotland Age 51-70 Class Economy

was given seat near the front and had to endure 2 flights and 13 hours off screaming crying children

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Kuala Lumpur
Gatwick - Kuala Lumpur INTL ( LGW - KUL )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-14 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Highly recommended web

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali International Airport) - Gatwick ( DPS - LGW )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-03-14 City UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

First time on Emirates and wasn't that impressed. Flight from Bali to Dubai the on board staff were moody, unhelpful, and didn't even offer me food for my infant. Improved from Dubai to London with British staff but my breakfast was forgotten (I wasn't asleep). All in all not impressed with either flights (to Bali and return) and probably won't fly Emirates again.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport - Heathrow ( BOM - LHR )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-03-09 City London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Staff was good.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Dubai International Airport - King Abdulaziz Int ( DXB - JED )
2.0 /5
Date 2019-03-09 City UK Age 31-50 Class Business Class

Flight was late staff at gate were very rude and unhelpful.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Indira Gandhi International Airport ( MAN - DEL )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-07 City knaresborough Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight was fine. What I thought was unfair, when I bought my tickets my name went on the confirmation as Michael crossman crossman. My surname twice. I noticed this , it too me ages to be able to get in touch with you. I was on hold for a very long time over 40 minutes , I do not know how much this will cost. I was then charged 60 pounds to have it changed to enable me to fly. I am not sure how the error occurred no doubt my fault. You insist on everything thing being done on line not everyone finds this easy. I just felt this was unfair. I have used your service many times but this will make me think again

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Bengaluru International Airport - Gatwick ( BLR - LGW )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-02 City Bangladesh Age 31-50 Class Economy

It was really so great! But change of any ticket may be more easier. Thanks

5.0 /5
1 reviews
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