You can check in online 48 hours ahead of your flight. Select your favourite seat, choose from our dietary meals, or take advantage of any last-minute upgrade options.
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. You can drop off your bags 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if you’re flying to the US, and you can collect your boarding pass or download a digital one to use at most airports.
Please leave extra time to present your travel documents and reach your gate on time.
Help us to keep everyone safe by keeping a safe distance in our queues. We’re using protective antimicrobial screens at our desks in Dubai. All our airport staff are wearing masks in line with local regulations and for the protection of our employees and customers. Please arrive at the airport wearing a mask and any other PPE required in your destination.
Visit our COVID-19 hub(Opens link in a the same tab) to find out everything you need to know about our current routes, services and safety measures, and the travel requirements for your destination.
Online Check In
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.
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.