Online Booking: The Basics
Can I make a booking online with my credit card if I am not travelling myself?
This will depend on the country of departure. In some countries, for security reasons, the holder of the credit card used to book a ticket or group of tickets must be one of the travellers on that itinerary, and will be required to provide identification and sign a credit card slip at the airport check-in counter prior to receiving boarding passes.
On the Enter billing information page where the credit card details are entered, if the "Cardholder name" can be typed in, you would be able to pay for the booking even if you are not travelling. If the "Cardholder name" appears in a drop-down menu and cannot be changed, you would unfortunately not be able to pay for the booking unless you are travelling.
As an alternative, you could select the option of picking up your tickets at a local Emirates office on the Choose ticketing option page. You could then go in person to an Emirates office in the country of departure and pay for the tickets.
Please note that the fare quoted is only valid for payment in the country of departure. Due to ticketing regulations, a different fare may apply if you wish to pay for the tickets at an Emirates office in another country, or in some cases you may not be able to pay outside the country specified at the time of booking. After five days, the booking would be cancelled automatically if tickets have not been collected and paid for. Please contact your local Emirates office to confirm.
Skywards members may make a redemption booking for friends and family, and pay for the applicable taxes online with their own credit cards.
- Can I pay for an online booking with my credit card if I am not travelling myself?
- Is it possible to change the destination on the return sector on a Business Rewards redemption booking? For example, change London-Dubai to Frankfurt-Dubai.
- If there are multiple passengers on my booking can I just upgrade myself?