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You’ve found the perfect flight fare, but aren’t ready to book just yet. Need to finalise your vacation plans? Not sure if the date is right?
Now you can change your mind, without changing your flight price. Choose Hold My Fare* at checkout and reserve your chosen flight fare for 72 hours. You’ll secure a spot on that flight and won’t have to pay any extra if the fare increases before you book - all you’ll need is your name and booking reference when you’re ready to pay.
You can reserve a fare for Economy Class bookings on Emirates flights except for the flights departing from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Japan and Mexico.
*Terms and conditions apply. See FAQs for more details.
Hold My Fare FAQs
Unfortunately you can’t use Hold My Fare when you book a Classic reward flight (which you pay for using Skywards Miles), or a Cash Plus Miles booking. The service also isn’t available for Business Rewards bookings.
You can choose to hold your fare when you get to the payment page on emirates.com. You will see your reservation fee, which you’ll need to authorise on your card. There’s also some information about how to use the Hold My Fare service and how to complete your booking.
This reservation fee will only be charged if you don’t pay for your full fare within 72 hours. We’ll show the expiry date and time so you know when you need to pay.
You can only use Hold My Fare for Economy Class flights, and not with other products. If you choose to hold a fare, any other products in your shopping cart, such as hotel bookings or travel insurance, will be removed from your booking. Once you pay for your flights, then you can add more products to your journey via Manage a booking.
The reservation fee is only blocked on your card in Emirates name and not actually charged. When you paid for your held booking in full, the reservation fee would be released back to you.
Depending on your banks processes, this can take up to 7 days. Since the funds were only blocked on your card, you may not see the released reservation fee show as a refund on your card – your bank balance would simply be adjusted back to what it would have been without the reservation fee held.
You can only reserve a fare for Economy Class bookings on Emirates flights. And you can use the service up to 24 days before your flight.
You can’t use Hold My Fare on special offers, flights with our codeshare partners or interline bookings (flights with other airlines booked through us).