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Emirates Airlines Check-In and Boarding

Emirates Airlines provides a number of ways for fast and convenient check-in. Besides the usual airport check in, it also offers the altenative of easy online check in and self-service kiosk check in. 

Emirates Online Check In

This facility of web check in is available from 48 hours and up to 90 minutes before scheduled departure.

Passengers shall reach airport 90 minutes before departure and boarding begins 45 minutes before flight departure and closes 20 minutes before it. 

Emirates Web Check In Eligibility

  • Online check in is available in 140 airports around the world (check the list of airports)
  • It is not available if the first flight in itinerary is not flown by Emirates. Hence, it can not be used on codeshare flights where Emirates is not the first carrier. 
  • Further, only a group of not more than 9 people can check in online.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to check in online.
  • In case you have checked in online, you are required to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before the scheduled departure if you have to check in the baggage as well. If baggage check in not needed, then you can come 60 minutes before the scheduled departure of flight.
  • Available for all return and connecting flights if these are scheduled to depart within 60 hours of the flight. 
  • Allowed for adults travelling with infant. 
  • Not allowed for unaccompanied minors

Process of Emirates Web Check In

  1. Visit the online check in page of the airline at:
  2. Enter the last name and PNR or confirmation number
  3. Choose pax (no. of passengers)
  4. Seat selection and allocation
  5. Add Skywards numbers
  6. Receive the eboarding pass for each passenger. 

Video on Emirates Online Check-in Process

People who have done online check in and have check in baggage, are required to come to airport at least 90 minutes before flight departure time. If they do not have check in baggage, they have to come at least 60 minutes before time. 

Emirates eBoarding Passes are available after successful completion of check in process. You are shown the assigned seats, boarding gate number and other details of flight. You need to carry a print out of this boarding pass at the airport. These can also be printed from self-service kiosks. 

There are 103 airports from where eBoarding passes are being used by passengers. 

Emirates Mobile Boarding Passes are issued at selective airports where Emirates flies. This is required in your smart device to be shown during different stages of checking in. 

There are 73 airports from where mobile boarding passes are accepted.

List of airports where e-boarding passes in print format and in smartphones is allowed.

It shall be  noted that the mobile boarding passes are sent to each passengers email and mobile number seperately, and, each member of family travelling together shall be able to show the mobile boarding in his/her device independently.

First and Business class passengers are required to check in no later than 90 minutes before scheduled departure of flight. Economy class passengers are required to check in no later than 3 hours before scheduled departure.

Boarding starts 45 minutes before flight and closes 20 minutes before the flight.

You can choose your preferred seating, print the boarding pass and even get a mobile boarding pass on your phone.

Special check in counters are provided at the Dubai airport for the Skywards members. There is also facility for self service kiosks, which are the standalone kiosks and integrated counters that allow check in of baggage simultaneously.

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Himanshu Sahoo

Posted on 02-Feb-2016
I am travelling to Melbourne from Kolkata --> Mumbai --> Abu Dhabi --> Melbourne. The airways is Eithad throughout however, its operated by Jet Airways in Kolkata and Mumbai. My questions is - Would i be able to do a through check-in (i.e. give my luggages in Kolkata and collect it in Melbourne. In the itinerary its mentioned 2 PC Luggage / Adult for the three flights. Please help me with this question.

Admin Reply :

You have posted this query in the Emirates Airlines page of this website. So, we want to confirm whether the airlines is Etihad or Emirates. Secondly, we would like to know which airline have you booked ticket with- Jet ariways or Emirates/Etihad. Also, please tell us the duration at stopover location. If the duration of stopover is more than 12 hours, then you will have to take the baggage and recheck in again for onward journey. 

Carlita De Vera

Posted on 01-Feb-2016
Can I request a window seat in check-in counter before my flight?

Admin Reply :

Yes, if it is available

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