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Flying with Emirates

A subsidiary of The Emirates Group (owned by the the Investment Corporation of Dubai), Emirates is an airline based in United Arab Emirates. Founded in 1995 and operating out of Dubai, Emirates is the largest airline in The Middle East and oversees no less than 3,300 flights per week to more than 148 cities in 78 countries across 6 continents. The airline is also the world’s biggest international carrier, the 7th largest airline in the world in terms of revenue, and the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of fleet size and passengers carried. Emirates are also the 4th largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried, and the 3rd largest in terms of scheduled passenger kilometres flown. Appointed a 4 star airline by aviation consultancy group Skytrax, Emirates was voted Airline of the Year in 2013 and has a fleet size of over 200 aircraft.

Online check-in

  • Emirates provides online check-in for most destinations within its network. Online check-in is available 24 hours before the flight’s scheduled departure time and closes 90 minutes before take-off.
  • The online check-in service is available to all passengers with an Emirates eTicket and valid travel documents including passports and any visas that may be necessary for travel.
  • Seat selection is available for all passengers checking in online and can be done either during the check-in process or after, provided the online check-in is still open.
  • Airport check-in is also possible for all passengers flying with Emirates. No extra fee is charged for using airport check-in.

Cabin luggage allowance

  • The maximum dimensions of cabin luggage on Emirates flights is 55cm x 38cm x 20cm. For customers boarding in India, the size of carry-on baggage must not exceed 115cm in total.
  • The maximum weight for cabin luggage items is 7kg.
  • All passengers are entitled to 1 item of cabin luggage. Duty free purchases such as liquor, cigarettes and perfume are also permitted in reasonable quantities.
  • Passengers travelling with infants are also permitted one additional handbag for infant food provided the weight does not exceed 5kg. Other in-flight necessities such as collapsible strollers and carrycots can be carried as cabin luggage if cabin space is available, or else as checked baggage in the hold.
  • Extra/oversized hand luggage will be refused at the boarding gate or, where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee.

Checked baggage allowance

  • Emirates has a checked baggage size restriction of 158cm.
  • The maximum weight restriction for checked baggage from passengers traveling to or from North America and South America is 23kg per item. This can be increased to 32kg for a fee. Passengers on all other Emirates routes are entitled to 30kg per item, which can be increased to 50kg for a fee. However, no one item can weigh in excess of 32kg.
  • Passengers of all Emirates flights are entitled a total of 30kg of checked baggage, which can be raised to 50kg for a fee. This total can be split over 2 pieces of luggage. Passengers traveling to or from North America and South America have a total checked baggage allowance of 2 items weighing no more than 23kg per item. This can be increased to 32kg for a fee.
  • Emirates will accept sporting equipment as checked baggage but only if it within your standard baggage allowance. Sporting equipment that exceeds the weight and size limitations, such as surfboards and bicycles will be charged a fixed handling fee by the airline.
  • Passengers travelling with infants aged less than 2 years have an additional baggage allowance of up to 10kg.

Additional information

  • Airline name: Emirates
  • IATA code: EK
  • Year Founded: 1985
  • Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Emirates flight reviews by eDreams customers

4.5 /5
Total reviews: 25
Stansted - Dubai International Airport ( STN - DXB )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-16 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy


4.3 /5
3 reviews
Singapore Changi Airport - Brisbane Airport ( SIN - BNE )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-02-27 Location Scotland Age 51-70 Class Economy

The only negative was trying to communicate with the airline prior to the flight. I wanted to request special diet but there were no channels to do this. The result was that onboard I was told I could request special diets before flying and I didn't eat during the 7hour 30 minute flight. Otherwise a good flight.

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Newcastle International - Dubai International Airport ( NCL - DXB )
3.0 /5
Date 2019-02-14 Location Gateshead Age 31-50 Class Economy

I understand the airline does not encourage alcohol but we had to wait 2 hours just for a glass of water after take off. We were refused a drink on the return flight even though it was only a second drink and were told to wait 10 minutes for the meal, which in turn was actually 45 mins!

3.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Wellington International Airport ( BHX - WLG )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-01-27 Location England Age Under 30 Class Economy

I had to leave at a specific time so it worked out on the more expensive side but the overall experience was incredibly positive.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - Dubai International Airport ( MAN - DXB )
5.0 /5
Date 2018-11-20 Location Mexico Age 31-50 Class Economy

All the journey was pretty much comfortable.

5.0 /5
2 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Singapore Changi Airport ( BHX - SIN )
5.0 /5
Date 2018-11-18 Location Worcester Age 31-50 Class Economy

The flight was as specified

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Dubai International Airport - Stansted ( DXB - STN )
4.0 /5
Date 2018-11-07 Location UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

Late takeoff from Dubai (2 hours) but most of time made up en route, otherwise absolutely fine. Emirates are a good airline.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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