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Emirates Airlines was established in 1985 and initially started with only two planes. The company begins to operate with flights to Karachi and Bombay, then to Delhi. In July 1987, Emirates Airlines expanded its destinations to Europe and served London Gatwick Airport. In June 1990, it was Asia’s turn to be served, with the opening of a link to Singapore.Taking advantage of Dubai’s ideal location between Europe and Asia, the company is extending its network to all continents and strengthening its fleet over the years. In 1998, Emirates Airlines bought more than 40% of the shares of Air Lanka, renamed on occasion SriLankan Airlines. It ended up reselling its shares to the Sri Lankan government in 2008.
Today, Dubai’s state-owned airline has one of the world’s largest aircraft fleets, including the A380 and Boeing 777 flights. In addition, they provide a safe and comfortable flight experience to their passengers with the most modern and comfortable planes. In 2019, 58 million passengers were carried. With its growing aircraft fleet, added new routes and quality of service, the number of passengers is increasing every year.
Emirates was selected as the World’s Best Airline for the 4th time by customers at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
With the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve environmental project and the company’s own environmentally friendly luxury resort Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, the airline is demonstrating its commitment to an earth worth living in. The airline’s frequent flyer program is called Emirates Skywards.
The Emirates Economy Class offers free Wi-Fi and power sockets on the seat, and it is even possible to make calls on some flights.
Emirates Hub Airports
Dubai International Airport
Emirates Classes of Service
Emirates offers 3 classes of service to its passengers:
With comfortable seats, in-flight entertainment system, laptop recharging facilities and carefully chosen meals.
There is free WiFi and a power connection at the seat, in some planes even calls can be made.
The on-board entertainment offers up to 2,500 channels. Regional gourmet menus are served with the meal.
On selected Emirates long-haul flights, passengers can wrap themselves in blankets made of recycled plastic bottles.
With spacious seats, angled lie-flat beds and award winning entertainment, as well as on-board bar and top-quality dining.
On the 55-inch screen there, passengers can watch interesting events. If you fold your backrest into the horizontal, you have a 200 cm long lying area available.
With a 23-inch monitor, you can even watch your own films via an HDMI connection.
The chauffeur service is also available at seventy destinations and there is access to the lounges on the ground.
With 3 types of seating, top class personal service, privacy and luxury amenities.
First class passengers of the airline Emirates have their own suite, can shower and sleep under lambskin in moisturizing pajamas.
Offers include redeemable vouchers in Dubai, free visas for Dubai, early bird discounts for First Class, Rail & Fly in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn or free trade fair luggage, to name a few examples.
Major countries where the airline has flown abroad; Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
From April 2013, Emirates and Qantas are forming a global partnership and will fly 14 times a day from Australia to Dubai and beyond.
In 2008, Emirates received its first A380 aircraft, and operated its first flight to New York.
The state airline of the United Arab Emirates offers its passengers a valuable asset: time. Nobody has to wait in a row at the airport for people to check in, because Emirates Online Check-in makes things easy. Simply go online and create your boarding pass.
Emirates online check-in process
First you simply go to the airline’s check-in page. Find check-in button. The surname and booking number are required to log in. Then you can select the passengers you want to check in. It is possible to check in up to nine travelers. In certain travel countries, additional passenger data must be entered, this can be done in the next step. The penultimate step includes the option to select or change seats. You can then finish check-in. The passenger receives his boarding pass, which he can print out and show at the gate.
Baggage and deadlines
All Emirates online check-in users can drop off their luggage at the designated counters. The airline recommends that you arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before take-off in order to be able to complete all the formalities, including baggage drop-off. If you only travel with hand luggage, you should be at the airport 60 minutes before departure.
Emirates online check-in with baby and for children traveling alone
Adults can carry out online check-in, of course also for their offspring. Children traveling alone do not have the option. You must check in at the counter.
Check-in start time
Starting from 48 hours before the flight and continues until 90 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Emirates website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
Emirates Baggage Allowance
For hand luggage, you must be able to travel on board. Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry 1 piece of hand luggage not exceeding 55 x 38 x 20 cm and not heavier than 7 kg. First Class and Business Class passengers are allowed to carry 2 pieces of hand luggage: in addition to a briefcase, you can carry a handbag or suitcase in your cabin during your journey. The briefcase should be 45 x 35 x 20 cm and the handbag should not be larger than 55 x 38 x 20 cm; The thickness of the suitcase should not exceed 20 cm. In addition, the weight of each piece must not exceed 7 kg.
On travel to Emirates and destinations in Canada, North America and South America; Baggage allowance conditions vary.
Exclude from these countries, the following general rules apply.
|Economy Fare Brand||Business Class||First Class|
|Special||Saver||Flex||Flex Plus||All fare types||All fare types|
|20 kg||30 kg||30 kg||35 kg||40 kg||50 kg|
* The total dimensions of any part (length + width + height) should not be greater than 300cm.
Visit the airline’s website to find out about the baggage allowance for Canada, America flights.
Members of the Skywards program also have additional baggage allowances.
Your other baggage is assessed within your baggage allowance. If you carry a bigger baggage than is available, you may have to pay a fee.
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Emirates Seat Selection
Business and First Class passengers can reserve a seat free of charge in the Saver, Flex and Flex Plus tariffs. Business Class travelers on the special tariff can make a free seat reservation 48 hours before departure when the online check-in opens. Economy Class passengers can also make a reservation for an additional charge. A distinction is made between the space category which is free and for which additional costs, according to the Economy Special, Saver, Flex or Flex Plus tariffs. All seat reservations can be made online under “Manage booking” or mobile in the Emirates app.
Emirates Knee Distance
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Skywards Frequent Flyer Program
Skywards is one of the most popular loyalty programs. The special thing about Skywards is that you can not only earn miles, but also discounts through the use of flights via Emirates, but also through offers from their partner airlines. Earning miles varies according to the route, fare, travel class and membership status. You can also earn miles on car hire, American Express card payments, hotel reservations, Careem (taxi) and Arabian Adventures (package tour) purchases.
Emirates offers the Business Reward program in small and medium businesses.
Different types of membership that must be fulfilled with certain conditions
If you are interested in Skywards and would like to subscribe to this frequent flyer program, you will have the opportunity to use different membership categories. These include Skywards Blue, Skywards Silver, Skywards Gold and Skywards Platinum. As a blue member, you do not have to be any other requirement than a record. A silver member is earned by accumulating at least 50,000 static and at least 150,000 members of Platinum for at least 25,000 miles of gold.
Emirates Food & Beverage
When it comes to food, Emirates focuses on quality. Regional food should convince passengers of all booking classes at Emirates. For the economy on the Dubai route, a potato salad with turkey as a starter, a chicken curry or braised beef as a main course and a lemon-cheesecake as dessert are currently on the menu. Alcoholic beverages are offered in all booking classes in addition to the usual soft drinks and hot drinks. However, champagne costs extra in the economy. Emirates promises that all menus meet the Halal criterion. Special requests such as children’s meals, vegetarian or diet should be pointed out before the flight.
Emirates naturally serves up more generously in business class. Even moctails, the non-alcoholic alternative to cocktails, are offered. The champagne is free here, the spirits selected. For example, there is black grouper or steak with ratatouille and polenta. Emirates changes the menus in Business Class every month, serving on porcelain. A mushroom soup or a salad in advance, an almond cake or cheese plate to round off the meal.
Naturally, it becomes even more select and exclusive in First Class as the premier class of luxurious flying. On the Dubai route, Emirates currently offers à la carte entrees such as caviar, Arabic mezze or bresaola. Duck or steak, mushrooms-filled tortellini or the fish of the day are available for the main dishes. From fruit salad to cheese platter, there is a suitable dessert for everyone. The choice of drinks – with or without alcohol – leaves little to be desired between champagne and whiskey.
Emirates has quickly established itself as a leading airline with a claim to luxury – this is also reflected in awards and in-flight catering.
Emirates Inflight Entertainment
Emirates was the first airline in the world to introduce a personal entertainment system on a commercial aircraft, with the world’s first seat-back screens in 1992.
Its award-winning in-flight entertainment system includes on-demand movies, music, TV shows and more.
Find below some of the facilities you may enjoy onboard with Emirates:
• Over 1,400 channels allow you to choose among the latest movies, television programs, audio channels and games from around the world.
• ICE Digital Widescreen (available in some aircraft)
• On-air mobile service and Wi-Fi connection that enables sending and receiving SMS/data during flight.
• USB ports and power supply
• Extensive in-flight shopping selection from the onboard duty free shop
• “Open Skies” is the Emirates’ in-flight magazine
In addition to the above, Emirates’ quality dining and award-winning meals are offered in-flight.
*Facilities and services vary by class of service and/or route.
The entire Emirates fleet is equipped with WiFi, but cannot be guaranteed for every flight due to technical circumstances. Each passenger has the option of using 20 megabytes for free for text messages for two hours. Internet can be booked beyond this period, the costs vary depending on the route and country. Depending on the membership category and tariff class, Emirates Skywards members receive additional Internet at discounted prices or even free of charge.
Emirates Pet Policy
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Emirates.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
Emirates’ First Class and Business Class passengers, as well as Skywards Gold members have access to its dedicated world-class lounge facilities at selected airports around the world.
You can visit Emirates Lounges if you fly from:
12. Hong Kong
15. Kuala Lumpur
16. London Gatwick
17. London Heathrow
23. New York John F. Kennedy
24. Paris Charles de Gaulle
26. San Francisco
Apart from the above, passengers may also relax in Emirates partner lounges at more than 50 international airports.
Country:United Arab Emirates
Owner: The Emirates Group
Frequent Flyer Program: Skywards
Company slogan: Fly Better
Number of Aircraft: 258
Average Age of Aircraft: 7.2
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A380, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300
Head Office: Emirates Group Headquarters, PO Box 686, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 600 555 555
Fax Number: +971 429 507 58