Emirates Check-in

Does Emirates have online check-in?

Yes, Emirates' provides online check-in service for most locations in the network.

You may have the option of printing an e-Boarding pass, depending on departure city. Otherwise you will pick up your boarding pass at the airport from a self-service kiosk.

To check in for your Emirates flight, go to www.emirates.com, click on the "Plan & Book" tab, and then select "Check In Online."

What are the requirements for using online check-in?

  • Check in 1.5-24 hours before your scheduled departure time.
  • You must be departing from an airport that allows online check-in. See here, for more information.
  • You can print an e-Boarding Pass when using Online Check-in and departing from one of the airports outlined here
  • You are not a special needs passenger (ie. Unaccompanied Minor).

Make sure you leave enough time at the airport to get through security, check your bags, etc.

How about Mobile Check-in?

You may visit Emirates.com from your mobile phone in order to check-in, choose seats and more.

Can I use online check-in if I have bags to check?

Yes, but you will have to drop your bags at an Emirates Online Desk at the airport before the cut-off time.

Can I change/select my seat with online check-in?

Yes, when you use online check-in you can:

  • Change/Select your seat.

When should I arrive at the airport?

  • If you are checking baggage, Emirates recommends you arrive at the airport 90 minutes before your flight's departure time.
  • If you are not checking baggage, Emirates recommends you arrive at the airport 60 minutes before your flight's departure time.
  • If not using online check-in, Emirates recommends that Economy Class passengers arrive at the 3 hours before your flight's departure time.
  • If not using online check-in, Emirates recommends that First and Business Class passengers arrive at the 1 hour before your flight's departure time.

When do I need to be at the boarding gate?

Passengers must be in the boarding area 35 minutes before the scheduled departure time and gates will close 15 minutes prior to departure.

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