We will offer the lowest available fare on our US website, which you can access within the US at www.emirates.com/us(Opens page in the same tab). If you inquire about a fare via our US customer contact center, we will advise you that a lower fare may be available on our official website.
Please note that this commitment is limited to providing the lowest published fare that we offer for the specific airports and type of itinerary that you request. We do not search for or quote fares for other itineraries, or by combining separate one-way tickets.
While we always aim to get you to your destination on time, there may be times when weather, air traffic control or other operational factors lead to cancellations, diversions or flight delays. When this happens, we will make available the most current and accurate information about your flight to or from the US, within 30 minutes of us learning of a cancellation, diversion or delay of 30 minutes or more.
We will provide you with this information via:
We always strive to deliver your baggage in a timely manner following the flight’s arrival.
If your baggage does not arrive on the flight with you, please see an Emirates representative in the baggage reclaim area and file a missing baggage report. We will make every reasonable effort to deliver your baggage to your final destination within 24 hours when you are flying Emirates. When your journey involves another carrier(s), you may experience a slightly longer delay.
If you incur expenses because of delayed baggage and are eligible to receive compensation, we will reimburse you, as required by applicable international agreements and up to international limits, for reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket expenses.
We will also reimburse any additional fees you paid us to transport a bag, if that bag is lost.
We will provide prompt refunds for eligible tickets once we receive your request. If your ticket was purchased online or via the Emirates customer contact center, the refund will be credited to the card used to make the purchase. You may make a refund request for your booking via our online refund request form(Opens link in the same tab). Refunds are issued in accordance with fare conditions.
If you used a credit card to make your purchase, we will submit the request for refund to the credit card issuer within seven business days of receiving your completed request. The credit card issuer will refund the purchase price under the terms of the credit card agreement. Please note that your credit card statement may not immediately reﬂect the refund. For purchases made with cash, check or other forms of payment, we will issue your refund within 20 days of receipt of your completed request for refund.
This also applies to refunding fees charged for optional services that you are unable to use due to oversales or flight cancellation.
Customers with disabilities can look forward to a safe and comfortable journey with Emirates. We will be pleased to assist you in any way we can. We recommend that you notify us at the time of booking, or at least 48 hours before your flight, of any assistance you would like us to provide before, during, or after your flight.
Please check our Accessible Travel page(Opens page in the same tab) for details of the many services we oﬀer to accommodate our customers with disabilities and other special needs.
During lengthy tarmac delays, our employees will make every effort to properly accommodate customers with disabilities and other special needs. For further information, please see the Emirates Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan(Opens page in the same tab).
Emirates has employees at each airport that operates services to/from the US, who are trained as Complaint Resolution Oﬀicials (CROs). Our CROs are trained to comply with the Air Carriers Access Act (14 CFR Part 382) and we will make a trained CRO available during operational hours, either in person or via telephone.
We know that letting your child fly alone can be worrisome, for both parent and child. That is why we have developed our Unaccompanied Minors service for children traveling alone with Emirates.
We make sure your child enjoys a smooth and stress-free journey from start to finish with our friendly, helpful staff. Unaccompanied Minors are children above five and under 12 years of age traveling alone, and are entitled to the Unaccompanied Minors service as long as they are traveling on a full adult fare ticket. Please note that we do not accept children under five as Unaccompanied Minors. Please contact our customer contact center to arrange these bookings. For further information on our Unaccompanied Minors service, please see the Unaccompanied Minors page(Opens page in the same tab).
Children from 12 years of age up to, but not including, their 16th birthday, can also enjoy the Unaccompanied Minors (Opens page in the same tab) service for a fee, if specifically requested by the parent or guardian.
Airline flights may occasionally be overbooked, and there is a slight chance that a seat will not be available on a flight for which you hold a confirmed reservation.
If your flight is oversold, you will not be denied a seat until we first ask for volunteers willing to give up their confirmed seats in exchange for compensation (in an amount determined by Emirates) and travel on a later, specified flight. If there are not enough volunteers, we will deny boarding to customers in accordance with Emirates’ boarding priority policy. If you are involuntarily denied boarding and have complied with our check-in and other applicable terms and conditions, we will give you a written statement that explains your rights and our boarding priority policy for an oversold flight. You will generally be entitled to compensation and transportation on an alternate flight, as required by 14 CFR Part 250.
Compensation will not be payable to a customer who does not comply with Emirates’ reservation and check-in requirements, or who cannot be accepted for transportation under the terms and conditions detailed in Emirates' Conditions of Carriage(Opens a PDF in a new tab).
Our rules for the payment of compensation, as well as our boarding priority policy, are available at each US airport we serve.
We will give you clear information on our website about policies and service aspects that may be important to you and, when you ask, through our customer contact centers. This means providing clear information about:
We also make information about our Emirates Skywards loyalty program(Opens link in the same tab) on our website(Opens page in the same tab) and in materials provided upon enrollment and in updates to Emirates Skywards members.
Occasionally, unforeseen or extraordinary circumstances require us to change the schedule of a flight after the booking has been made. Where the change is known at least seven days in advance, we will endeavor to advise customers and travel agents of changes to itineraries.
We will contact customers who have booked with us directly, either via our website or our customer contact centers, using the telephone number or email address given to us at the time of booking.
For customers who booked through a travel agent or tour operator, and who have not provided us with their contact details, we will send a notification message directly to the agent/operator through Emirates’ reservations system.