Emirates 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.

Other Economy Class amenities include in-seat power supply and state-of-the-art seat-back entertainment system, a multi-course meal service and a wide range of complimentary beverages.

Business Class

Business Class seating arrangements vary between aircraft. Passengers on Airbus A380 routes enjoy a staggered seating plan, with alternating seats converting into either a 70-inch or 79-inch fully reclinable bed. All seats boast a personal mini-bar, privacy screens and touch-screen seat controls for the in-flight entertainment system.

Business Class seats on Boeing 777 flights vary between aircraft, with most featuring a fold-out video screen and an extensive recline. In-flight menus feature multi-course meals and complimentary beverages.

First Class

First Class cabins on A380-800, Boeing 777-200LR and selected Boeing 777-300ER aircraft contain private suites. Suites feature fully reclinable flat beds, personal mini-bars and are fully enclosed for privacy, while First Class passengers on A380 flights can also enjoy in-flight showers. In-flight menus include multi-course meals on long haul flights, while more than 1,500 channels are offered as part of Emirates’ ice OnDemand entertainment service .

Emirates First Class Private Suites

Entertainment Options

Emirates’ award-winning in-flight entertainment offers over 1,500 channels of music, latest release movies and popular TV shows, all delivered directly to your seat.

Emirates In-flight Entertainment

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.

Web, Mobile or Airport

Emirates passengers can check in for flights one of three ways:

Web Check-in is available up to 90 minutes before departure, with the online check-in window opening 24 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 one hour before departure for First and Business Class passengers, with those traveling in Economy Class advised to check in at least three hours before their flight.

International Check-in Guide

at home
  • Know what time you need to leave the house to get to the airport
  • Pack your things, check out our baggage guide
  • Have your flight itinerary ready
  • Ensure you have your valid passport ready
Getting there
  • Be at the airport at least

    120 minutes

    prior to scheduled departure time

At the airport
  • Proceed to check-in counter with passport and itinerary ready
  • Go through security
  • Continue through customs
  • Check the gate number and flight status
  • Sit down and get comfy!


Emirates Lounges

Emirates operate 26 dedicated international lounges across the globe, including in key hubs such as Dubai, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Hong Kong, Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

Lounge facilities include fully equipped bathroom suites and showers, free wireless internet access, fully equipped business centers, a full bar service and buffet and a broad assortment of Arabic, Western, Asian and Vegetarian cuisines.

Entry to the Lounge

Access to Emirates lounges is offered to First and Business Class travelers, as well as Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members. Selected Qantas members are also afforded access to Emirates lounges as part of a reciprocal partnership between the two airlines.

Emirates Skywards

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.

Emirates On Board Lounge

Skywards Membership Levels


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.


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.


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.


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.