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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: 349
Gatwick - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( LGW - BKK )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-28 Location Uk Age Under 30 Class Economy


4.8 /5
4 reviews
Manchester International - Singapore Changi Airport ( MAN - SIN )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-28 Location Manchester Age Over 70 Class Economy

Always one of the best airlines to fly with, and I have flown with quite a few other airlines.

4.6 /5
5 reviews
Heathrow - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ( LHR - BOM )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-11-27 Location Uk Age 31-50 Class Economy

It all went well

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Harare ( BHX - HRE )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-11-26 Location Age 51-70 Class Economy

Please adjust the temperature of the plane to a comfortable level. It was like being in a flying freezer on both trips. If the cabin temp was based on body temp then the reading must have been taken from a body in a morgue in Alaska. This made the trip unpleasant.

4.0 /5
2 reviews
Gatwick - Melbourne Airport ( LGW - MEL )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-25 Location England Age 51-70 Class Economy

Excellent flight, plane very comfortable, service at check in and on board excellent, food and entertainment options excellent. Very satisfied indeed, will not hesitate to fly with Emirates again.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Newcastle International - Dubai International Airport ( NCL - DXB )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-24 Location Age Class Economy

Stewards and stewardess so friendly and helpful. Excellent service throughout both flights. Dea par tire and arrival on time great experience

4.5 /5
10 reviews
Thiruvananthapuram (Tivandrum), Kerala
Heathrow - Trivandrum International Airport ( LHR - TRV )
1.0 /5
Date 2019-11-23 Location uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

The flight from TVM to Stansted was very poor standard both in terms of food and the flight. The landing at Stansted was very harsh. I requested for Hindu Vegetarian meal option for my wife, on out bound flight it was fine but on the return flight from Dubai, she was given Chicken, this is disrespectful and terrible. Did not realise it was chicken until tasted. This spoiled our whole experience.

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Phuket International Airport ( LHR - HKT )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-20 Location Age 31-50 Class Economy

Best airline to fly with, comfortable seats, wide selection of films, good food.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Kuala Lumpur
Gatwick - Kuala Lumpur INTL ( LGW - KUL )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-20 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

Traveling with a toddler on such a long flight I was worried. But Emirates had lots kids tv and my son loves duggee, and this was amazing they had this on the program. Also they gave him lots of toys. Really impressed and will defo recommend to family and friends. Well done and keep up the amazing job your doing.

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Turnhouse - Phuket International Airport ( EDI - HKT )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-17 Location uk scotland Age 31-50 Class Economy

great flight brilliant service i also had taken not well and the crew were lovely and helpfull thank u very much to everyone first time i have gone with emirates and will do it again x

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Gatwick - Kisauni ( LGW - ZNZ )
1.0 /5
MR Bharat Ramanbhai
Date 2019-11-14 Location London U.K Age 51-70 Class Economy

Sorry to say we all 7 peoples very disapponted from LONDON -Dubai-LONDON Fine BUT Dubai-Zanzibar-Dubai-very very bad experience no water for medicines Charges also drinks -blankets food all things charges no seats comfortable in FLY DUBAI air line payable no courtesy for Childrns even very WORST cant recomend any one

1.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Perth Airport ( BHX - PER )
4.0 /5
Date 2019-11-14 Location UK Age Over 70 Class Economy

I was a bit disappointed with the vegetarian food, also I found the tray light inadequate I couldn't see what I was eating, so had to leave quite a bit of food as I'm allergic to spicy food

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Stansted - RAJA SANSI ( STN - ATQ )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-05 Location Coventry, UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Emirates maintained their usual high standards including the Delhi to Amritsar leg which was delivered for them by Vistara.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Gatwick - Indira Gandhi International Airport ( LGW - DEL )
5.0 /5
G Singh
Date 2019-11-05 Location India Age Over 70 Class Economy

It’s a very nice Airplane but there messed up with my wheel chair in Dubai airport. And I missed my plane to Gatwick. I had to sit for another hour to get on a plane to Heathrow. It was hard for me because I’m diabetic, and my sugar levels go down. But in the end I got home.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Stansted - Suvarnabhumi Airport ( STN - BKK )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-10-31 Location Essex Age 51-70 Class Economy

We were all looked after well and the food was fantastic.

5.0 /5
1 reviews

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