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Emirates flies up to 20 times daily to Dubai from a choice of eight UK airports, offering convenient onward connections to over 150 destinations worldwide. Onboard, passengers can enjoy world-class service, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine and up to 4,000 channels of the latest award-winning entertainment – plus free Wi-Fi connectivity on selected aircraft.
Emirates passengers can check in for flights 1 of 3 ways:
Web Check-in is available up to 90 minutes before departure, with the online check-in window opening 48 hours prior to your flight. Simply print your boarding pass and proceed to security once baggage has been checked at the drop-off counter.
Mobile Check-in operates in the same way to web check-in facilities, however your e-boarding pass is displayed on your internet-capable mobile phone or tablet device.
Airport Check-in is available up to 1 hour before departure for First and Business Class passengers, with those travelling in Economy Class advised to check in at least 3 hours before their flight.
Carry-on allowances vary between cabin classes.
Economy Class passengers are permitted one piece of carry-on baggage, subject to the following size and weight limitations: 55 x 38 x 20cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches). Weight must not exceed 7kg (15lb).
Business and First Class passengers are permitted to bring two pieces of baggage on board, in the form of one small cabin-size case and a non-rigid garment bag.
Duty-free purchases of alcohol, cigarettes and perfume in reasonable quantities are also permitted in addition to the above. You must be able to lift your own bag into the overhead locker. Cabin crew can assist you if you are elderly, travelling with young children or have a condition that requires support.
Standard checked baggage allowances vary across Emirates cabin classes. Business Class passengers can check 40kg of baggage for passage, while First Class passengers are allowed 50kg of checked baggage.
The baggage allowance in Economy Class depends on ticket fare brand – passengers can choose the fare and benefits which fit best with their journey. This new allowance applies to Economy only, is applicable on all tickets purchased on or after 20th June 2016, and fare types are listed below:
- Special: 15kg
- Saver: 25kg
- Flex: 30kg
- Flex Plus: 35kg
The Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program is an award winning membership program offering a multitude of benefits. It’s free to join, and members can earn frequent flyer miles in the air on the ground through a diverse range of Emirates-affiliated commercial partners.
Advantages vary across membership tiers, however benefits include priority check-in and boarding, excess baggage allowances, guaranteed seats on fully-booked flights and lounge access.
Skywards Membership Levels
Blue: Emirates’ entry-level membership tier is free to join, with Blue status active between zero and 24,999 miles. Benefits include members-only travel offers and packages, waitlist priority and the opportunity to earn additional frequent flyer miles.
Silver: Emirates’ Silver membership is active between 25,000 and 49,999 miles. Benefits last for 14 months and additional advantages over Blue-tier status including the opportunity to earn Bonus Skywards Miles when flying Emirates and Emirates Lounge access in Dubai.
Gold: Emirates’ Gold membership is active between 50,000 and 149,000 miles. Benefits last for 14 months and additional advantages over Silver-tier status including guaranteed seats on fully-booked flights, lounge access throughout the Emirates network and priority baggage delivery.
Platinum: Emirates’ Platinum membership is active from 150,000 miles onwards. Benefits last for 14 months and additional advantages over Gold-tier status include ‘Last Seat’ Skywards flex rewards tickets and Gold Partner nomination, while Gold and Platinum-tier members enjoy access to Emirates and affiliate lounges across the network.
The airline has long enjoyed a reputation for its comfortable cabins and attentive service and that’s precisely what you’ll enjoy on an Economy Class flight. Seat configurations vary between aircraft, with the majority of seats on the A380 Airbus enjoying a 32-inch pitch and an 18-inch width, while Boeing 777 aircraft boast an impressive 34-inch pitch – although the 3-4-3 seat configuration adds an extra seat per row.
Food & Entertainment: Onboard, passengers can enjoy world-class service, regionally inspired gourmet cuisine, a selection of complimentary beverages, in-seat power supply and over 4,000 award-winning entertainment, live sport and news channels – plus phone, SMS and Wi-Fi from every seat (fees may apply).
Dubbed ‘ice’ for its suite of information, communication and entertainment options, Emirates provides premium in-seat content across its fleet of aircraft. Economy Class passengers on Boeing 777 flights enjoy 10-inch seat-back videos, while those aboard the A380 enjoy the same audio and video on demand ‘ice’ experience offered to all Business and First Class passengers, with highlight features including live-to-air TV and Digital Widescreen displays.
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