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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.

Latest customer reviews on Emirates flights

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3.9 /5
Total reviews based on: 531
Manchester
Sydney
Manchester International - Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) ( MAN - SYD )
3.0 /5
Donnamc
Date 2020-03-19 Location Preston Age 51-70 Class Economy

The flight attendents was not friendly or to helpful

3.5 /5
2 reviews
London
Nairobi
Gatwick - Jomo Kenyatta Internatonal ( LGW - NBO )
3.0 /5
Chill
Date 2020-03-19 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

I had asked for vegetarian meal but none was available.

2.0 /5
2 reviews
Manchester
Auckland
Manchester International - Auckland Airport ( MAN - AKL )
4.0 /5
CGDfE
Date 2020-03-17 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

When I first started using emirates to fly to New Zealand about 15 years ago, the on-board meals were reasonably palatable. The last two years I have flown with you I have found the meals largely inedible. I think you need to address this issue.

3.7 /5
3 reviews
Manchester
Thiruvananthapuram (Tivandrum), Kerala
Manchester International - Trivandrum International Airport ( MAN - TRV )
5.0 /5
Lynne-Marie
Date 2020-03-17 Location Warrington Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent flight, very comfortable with great inflight entertainment

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham
Delhi
Birmingham Intl - Indira Gandhi International Airport ( BHX - DEL )
4.0 /5
Ravi
Date 2020-03-15 Location Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Very good flight , food could be better but sufficient

4.5 /5
2 reviews
Newcastle
Perth
Newcastle International - Perth Airport ( NCL - PER )
5.0 /5
TJ
Date 2020-03-15 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Everything went really smooth,that was the first time I have flew on my own,so I was really pleased, bit over priced.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Bangkok
Gatwick - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( LGW - BKK )
4.0 /5
Albert
Date 2020-03-14 Location England Age 51-70 Class Economy

It’s such a shame that they charge you for seating,and the meal are a little small

3.7 /5
10 reviews
Birmingham
Jakarta
Birmingham Intl - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport ( BHX - CGK )
1.0 /5
Aman
Date 2020-03-10 Location Birmingham Age Under 30 Class Economy

I will never buy a ticket from agency anymore, all they do is ripping people off. Changing date on tickets cost you big amount of money. You rather buy another ticket than extending it.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Edinburgh
Mauritius
Turnhouse - Ile Maurice Sir Seewoosagur ( EDI - MRU )
5.0 /5
G
Date 2020-03-09 Location Edinburgh Age 51-70 Class Economy

Flight was good plenty leg room. Would fly with emmirates again.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Christchurch
Heathrow - Christchurch International Airport ( LHR - CHC )
4.0 /5
Rav
Date 2020-03-08 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

My wife is vegetarian and when booking the holiday we made a note of this for the meal request but none of the flights had record of this so this made it awkward as none of the flights had spare meals

4.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Sylhet
Gatwick - CIVIL ( LGW - ZYL )
5.0 /5
Sid
Date 2020-03-08 Location London Age 31-50 Class Economy

Everything was excellent. Only disappoint was the first flight was cancelled and we were not offered any accommodation or enough time to sort accommodation. Airline was not willing to help.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
London
Sydney
Gatwick - Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) ( LGW - SYD )
1.0 /5
No nickname
Date 2020-03-07 Location Essex Age Over 70 Class Economy

For a long journey the seats were extremely hard I really don’t feel I would like to travel with Emirates again

2.5 /5
2 reviews
London
Dubai
Gatwick - Dubai International Airport ( LGW - DXB )
4.0 /5
David
Date 2020-03-06 Location Maidstone Age Over 70 Class Economy

Both flights on Airbus A380 which is the best aircraft for long haul. Just a bit more space and stability. ICE system for entertainment very good.

4.0 /5
55 reviews
London
Bangalore
Heathrow - Bengaluru International Airport ( LHR - BLR )
5.0 /5
Stringy
Date 2020-03-05 Location Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

First time flying Emirates, great airline experience. Code share flight with Fly Dubai was a very uncomfortable flight.

3.0 /5
2 reviews
Mactan-Cebu
London
Mactan-Cebu International Airport - Gatwick ( CEB - LGW )
2.0 /5
Andy
Date 2020-03-02 Location Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

Rubbish as usual, last time I use you , paid £80 for seat upgrades which you kept and didn’t book for me , thxs

2.0 /5
1 reviews

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