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Emirates Airlines

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.

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Economy

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.

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).

Business Class

Start your Business Class flight in style with a complimentary chauffeur-driven service, available in over 70 cities worldwide, along with priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling. Once onboard, Business Class seating arrangements vary between aircraft.

All seats boast a personal minibar, privacy screens, massage function and touch-screen seat controls for the in-flight entertainment system.

During your flight, you will be treated to sumptuous multi-course cuisine served with award-winning wines.

First Class

Enjoy a First Class experience from the moment you leave home with a complimentary chauffer-driven service in over 70 cities, priority check-in and baggage handling.

In-flight menus include multi-course meals on long haul flights, while over 4,000 award-winning entertainment, live sport and news channels are offered as part of Emirates’ ice OnDemand entertainment service.

Carry On

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.

Checked

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

Web, Mobile or Airport

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.

Emirates operates over 40 exclusive international lounges across the globe, including key UK hubs such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Lounge facilities include fully equipped bathroom suites and showers, free Wi-Fi access, fully equipped business centres, full bar service and buffet, and a broad assortment of Arabic, Western, Asian, and Vegetarian cuisines.

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.