You can check-in online 48 hours ahead of your flight. Add your Emirates Skywards membership number to earn Miles on your trip. Select your favourite seat, choose from our dietary meals, or take advantage of any last‑minute upgrade options.
When you check‑in online, you can download your mobile boarding pass to your phone, Emirates App or Wallet app. Simply present your boarding pass on your phone, instead of reaching for your travel documents at the airport.
At the airport, it’s easy and quick to drop your bags at our self check‑in kiosks or you can go to our desks. If you are departing from Dubai, you can drop off your bags 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if you’re flying to the US.
At most airports you need to arrive 3 hours before departure. However, currently it can be up to 4 hours at some airports, so please check your ticket for the best time to arrive for your journey.
If you're checking in bags, drop them at the Emirates check‑in counters no later than 90 minutes before your flight.
Go through security no later than 60 minutes before departure.
Boarding starts 45 minutes before your flight, and gates close 20 minutes before departure.
Online Check In
Online check-in means you can save time and fuss at the airport by checking in for your Emirates flight via the website prior to your arrival at the airport.
Online check-in is available 48 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure time. It closes 90 minutes before scheduled departure for all passengers who have an eticket.
Please note that online check-in is not available if the first flight in your itinerary is not an Emirates flight. This applies to all codeshare flights that are not operated by Emirates.
In order to use online check-in, you must know the surnames of all passengers you will be checking in and have the Booking Reference/PNR from your eticket.
When you have the necessary information:
Visit the Online Check-in page.
Enter your surname and Booking Reference/PNR to initiate your check-in.
Select the passengers you'd like to check in.
You may be asked to enter Advance Passenger Information if required by the destination country.
You will then have the option of changing seats and adding any missing Emirates Skywards numbers before finalising your online check-in.
It’s still possible to choose your seat. However, due to current circumstances and for operational reasons we may need to change your seat before departure or on board. If this happens and you have paid to select your seat, you will be eligible for a refund in line with our terms and conditions.
Even when you check in online, we need to see you at the check-in desks to complete the current travel requirements.
At most airports you need to arrive 3 hours before departure. However, currently it can be up to 6 hours at some airports, so please check your ticket for the best time to arrive for your journey.
Remember to give yourself enough time to reach your departure gate so you don’t miss your flight.
If you are departing from Dubai, you can drop off your bags 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if you’re flying to the US.
You can provide your Global Entry number/TSA Pre-Check PASSID number (Known Traveller Number) when checking in online, and at the check-in desk at the airport. This number enables the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to verify that you are eligible to participate in the TSA Pre-Check program for fast track screening.