Frequently Asked Questions
This will depend on the country of departure of the ticket.
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.
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 show the actual credit card at the airport check-in counter prior to receiving boarding passes.
Skywards members may make a redemption booking for friends and family, and pay for the applicable taxes online with their own credit cards, if the country of departure offers credit card payment.
Business Rewards administrators may also pay for their organizations members bookings by credit card, if the country of departure offers credit card payment.
emirates.com does not offer the facility to pay with more than one credit card for one booking at this time.
Some debit cards are accepted however this will depend on the country of departure. Payment by your debit card is instant and the whole amount is taken. Visa & MasterCard debit cards are generally accepted; however your bank may or may not have enabled internet payments on your debit card. Please check with your bank.
If the country that the ticket departs from does not allow you to use your card if you are not travelling, depending on the departure country and the time before departure, you might be able to use another payment method that does allow you to pay for someone else. The payment methods that support this are PayPal, real-time or online banking, offline bank transfer, or Western Union.
When you book a flight on emirates.com, you will automatically have the option to make a payment using Emirates Pay. You can link your bank account to Emirates Pay securely and complete your booking.