Three easy options for check-in:
Airport Counter Check-in: Check-in for your flight in the most conventional manner by stopping by the Emirates counter at the airport.
Next Day or Advance Check-in: This option allows you to save time and check-in for your flight up to 24 hours in advance of your departure time via the internet. To check-in online, visit Emirates’ online check-in page. After checking-in, you can print out your boarding pass and proceed directly to the security gates if you aren’t checking any baggage. If you have to check baggage be sure to stop by the check-in counter. Online check-in is not available for all flights, so please see the online check-in page above for full details.
Electronic Kiosk Check-in: For those who want to bypass the lines at the counter on busy travel days, passengers are offered check-in services for via electronic kiosks. Typically, these kiosks contain Emirates signage on them and are located near the check-in counter.
Checked Luggage Restrictions for Emirates
For those traveling Economy Class you will be allowed 1-2 items of checked baggage, not exceeding 23-30 kg per piece and with dimensions (L + W + H) not totaling more than 158 cm per piece. Economy Class baggage allowance varies based on your destination. For a full breakdown of checked baggage allowance based on destination, and potential fees associated with baggage, please visit their Baggage Allowance Calculator.
For those traveling Business or First Class you will be allowed 1-2 items of checked baggage, not exceeding 32 kg per piece and with dimensions (L + W + H) not totaling more than 158 cm per piece. Business Class baggage allowance varies based on your destination. For a full breakdown of checked baggage allowance based on destination, and potential fees associated with baggage, please visit their Baggage Allowance Calculator. Extra allowances are also available if you are a Skywards member, and the Baggage Allowance Calculator can take this information into account when calculating your baggage allowance.
If you are traveling with an infant you are allowed an additional piece of checked baggage, not exceeding 10-23kg depending on the flight. You are also entitled to bring one collapsible stroller or carry-cot.
Carry-On Baggage Restrictions
For those flying economy class 1 piece of carry-on luggage is allowed, with a maximum weight of 7 kg per bag, and total dimensions (L + W + H) of 113 cm per bag.
Travelers may also take items for personal use into the cabin including laptops, cameras, purses, mp3 players, food, pillows, etc. For the complete list of allowed carry-on and personal items please visit their Carry-on baggage page.
Special Luggage Requirements
Passengers are permitted to take some non-traditional traveling items with them to their destinations including sports equipment and musical instruments. For more information on traveling with these special items, please contact your local Emirates’ office.
Three options for flight seating:
Economy class seating on Emirates has a distance of 32-33 inches between seats. Each seat has a personal seat-back monitor for entertainment, and SMS, email and phones are also available at each seat in economy class.
Business class seating on Emirates has a distance of 48 inches between seats. Personal screens are available for every passenger, as well as laptop charging, SMS, email and phones for every seat. Seats on some routes are sleeper seats or lie-flat seats.
First class seating on Emirates has a distance of 69 inches between seats. Sleeper seats are available, and a special hand-held controller lets passengers control everything from their seat position to their entertainment. On some flights, private suites are available, and these are equipped with individual storage, a coat closet, vanity desk and personal mini bar. The extra-large seat reclines to become a fully flat bed, and the 23" wide-screen LCD screen features over 600 channels of entertainment.
Don’t forget Belle!
Flying with your pets can be a safe and fun experience if airline rules and regulations are followed. Live pets can only be transported to countries where the regulations of the country permit, and subject to the terms and conditions specified by that country. Pets can not travel in the cabins on Emirates flights but can travel in the aircraft hold, subject to certain conditions. See the Traveling with Pets page.
Dependant on the flight, and type of aircraft, Emirates offers a wide variety of food, beverage and entertainment options. Please note that no alcohol is served on flights to Saudi Arabia.
Business Class also offers 600 channels of audio, video and gaming entertainment on personal screens including movies, and news from around the world. Menus and dining facilities vary depending on the flight, but multi course fine dining menus are provided on bone china tableware, served on trays with fine linen and flowers. Port and cheese and liqueurs with sweets may also be served as part of the menu. Business class passengers are also served a complete range of complimentary drinks.
First Class offers the same entertainment options as economy and business class, but on a wide screen TV. The dining options in first class include 7-course meals served from a trolley, and the option to order anything from an extensive snack and meal menu at any time during many flights. Complimentary drinks are available including cocktails and champagne.
Emirates operates a fleet consisting of Airbus and Boeing airplanes. Their fleet consists of Airbus A330, A340, A350 and A380, and Boeing 777 aircraft.
Emirates lounges are fully operational in Dubai, New York, London, Hamburg and 18 other cities.
Lounge access is available to business and first class passengers, as well as Skywards gold members.