Last Updated on April 15, 2022 by Cody Livingston
Emirates Airlines, one of the flag carriers of the UAE, operates from its hub in Dubai across the six habitable continents. They are the fourth largest airline by scheduled passengers flown worldwide. Emirates is known around the world for its innovative and futuristic services and in-flight features.
Emirates was established in March 1985 with the backing of Dubai’s royal family and the help of Pakistan International Airlines. Starting with just two aircraft, Emirates now has one of the biggest fleets of wide-body aircraft flying to over 150 destinations all around.
Emirates is committed to making the flying experience better with cutting-edge technology and modern amenities on board. They have one of the most diverse and dedicated workforces of experts to help the customers get better service and safety with a unique flying experience.
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Emirates has one of the youngest fleets in the world. Also, they are the only airline that has no narrow-body aircraft (except Emirates Executive) as they operate the largest fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777. They have more than 250 passenger aircraft, around 10 cargo aircraft, and private jets operating to over 150 destinations across the six continents.
|Airliner||Number of Aircrafts|
|5 (expected by 2023)|
|Boeing 777x||126 (expected by 2025)|
Emirates offers four cabin services to cater to their passengers’ needs. Every cabin has its own set of amenities and can be availed exclusively by the ticket holders. Emirates ice offers information, communication, and entertainment onboard. All the passengers can access news, flight information, or switch to external cameras for airshows of take-off and landing. All the passengers flying with Emirates get access to In-flight Entertainment with the option to choose from over 4500 movies, tv shows, music, and games. First Class and Business Class passengers get access to onboard Wi-fi while economy ticket holders have to purchase the data plan. Let us dive into the details of the cabins and see what features are offered by Emirates:
The airline has different features as per the airliner you will be flying with. Both Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 airliners have been customised to give their travellers an exclusive private jet experience in first class. Along with all the features of inflight, Emirates offers Chauffeur service, excess to the first-class lounges, and inflight entertainment on a wider HD screen with Bowers & Wilkins E1 headphones.
Airbus A380 First Class
- In this airliner, you will get your own private space with a sliding door.
- The seats can be converted into a flatbed with soft sheets for peaceful sleep.
- Emirates Airbus A380 First Class gives you the personal dining experience of sumptuous gourmet meals.
- Airbus A380 First Class is equipped with an onboard Shower Spa to rejuvenate. You also get exclusive Emirates Private Collection Bvlgari amenity kits.
Boeing 777 First Class
- First Class ticket holders in Emirates Boeing 777 get personal dining services round the clock
- The personal cabin is equipped with floor to ceiling doors to enjoy freedom on your terms
- Personalized amenity kits with Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc and Byredo Skincare Collection
In Emirates Business Class, you get access to complimentary Chauffeur-drive service, business class lounges, and in-flight communication and entertainment services along with the amenities mentioned below.
Airbus A380 Business Class
- In Emirates A380 Business Class, the seats can be fully reclined into a flatbed with mattresses and a blanket.
- You get access to the A380 Onboard Lounge and bar services
- You get to choose from Emirates food menu with regional inspired delicious meals
- Access to more than 4,500 channels of entertainment
Boeing 777 Business Class
- In Boeing 777 Business Class, the seats are made up of soft leather fabric that can be fully reclined into a flatbed.
- You get a 23’’ HD TV on the seat with a wide selection of entertainment
- You get access to a personal minibar.
- You get to choose from Emirates food menu with regional-inspired delicious meals
Premium Economy Class
In Emirates Premium Economy Class, you get comfortable leather reclining seats with extra room and cushioned leg rests. The seats are equipped with a six-way adjustable headrest and polished wood side table. You also get personalised services along with delicious regional meals and drinks. In addition to all this, you get a 13.3’’ HD TV with thousands of movies, music, and tv shows.
In Emirates Economy Class, you get wider seats along with an option to choose a meal from the Emirates menu and one complimentary drink. You also get access to in-flight entertainment.
The baggage allowance on Emirates flights depends on your destination, travel class, and airfare. Emirates baggage allowance is based on two concepts depending on the routes: Weight Concept and Piece Concept. While most of the routes operated by Emirates follow the weight concept, the flights to and from the Americas and Africa follow the piece concept.
As per the Emirates’ policy, all the cabin baggage must fit under your seat or in the overhead lockers.
|In Economy Class||7kg||55*38*20 cm|
|In Business & First Class||7 kg + 7 kg (briefcase or garment bag)||Briefcase: 45*35*20 cm;|
Handbag: 55*38*20 cm;
Garment Bag: not more than 20 cm thick when folded.
|With Infants||One Carry-cot or fully collapsible stroller|
|Boarding from India||Size may not exceed 115 cm (length+width+height)|
|Travel from Brazil||10 kg||–|
You can check in as many bags as you want on a route with the weight concept, but the weight must not increase the weight allowance for your class. Whereas, you can check-in up to 32 kgs of the bag as per the allowance in your class in the piece concept flights. The total dimensions of an individual bag should not be more than 300 cm (l+b+h) for the weight concept and 150 cm (l+b+h) for the piece concept. For more details on the allowance, you can visit the checked baggage rules of the Emirates.
Emirates has partnered with several airlines worldwide to offer their loyal customers a better flying experience. As a result, you can fly to more than 300 other destinations with Emirates partner airlines and travel partners. Some of the notable partner airlines of Emirates are mentioned below:
- Air Malta
- Air Mauritius
- Copa Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- Jetstar Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Alaska Airline
- South African Airways
Emirates Airlines Membership Program
With the Emirates Membership program “Emirates Skywards”, you can enjoy several benefits offered by the airline. These benefits increase in value as you move up the tiers. The process to move to the next tier is easily achievable by following the steps mentioned below:
- Fly with Emirates or flydubai to earn Tier Miles required.
- Complete the number of flights
- Pay for your day to day purchases using Emirates Skywards co-branded card
Once you are in the next tier, you can enjoy its membership benefits for up to 14 months. Let us explore the benefits of different tiers
|Skywards Blue||Instant Upgrade at check-in using Skywards Miles|
Access to Emirates Business and First Class Lounges in Dubai
|Skywards Silver||All benefits of Blue|
Instant Upgrade on board using Miles
25% Bonus Miles on Emirates Flights
Complimentary Emirates Business Class Lounge access in Dubai
|Skywards Gold||All benefits of Silver|
50% Bonus Miles
Complimentary Economy Class seat selection on all bookings
|Skywards Platinum||All benefits of Gold|
First-Class Check-in and baggage delivery
Complimentary access to you and your guests in all Emirates First Class and Business Class lounges worldwide
75% Bonus Miles
Gold Tier membership for a spouse, partner, or friend
From easy-to-book ticket options to passenger-friendly policies and providing special assistance to easy refund policies, Emirates is dedicated to making your flying experience better. The airline is also working towards contributing to vibrant communities by supporting cultural and sporting events as well as helping underprivileged children secure a better future.
Emirates operates one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the sky to reduce resource consumption while working towards the conservation of nature and wildlife protection. Unquestionably, Emirates will give you a better flying experience with their advanced futuristic features and services.