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|Airline Name||Emirates||Major Routes||Dubai International Airport to/from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, London Heathrow Airport, Charles de Gaulle Airport.|
|Official Site||https://www.emirates.com/us/english/index.aspx?cs=Y||Check-In Counter||
|Year Established||1985||Main Destinations||New York, London, Barcelona, Paris, Moscow, Milan, Beijing, Tokyo.|
|Frequent Flyer Program||Skywards|
Emirates Airlines’ main hub is located at Dubai International Airport and its frequent flyer program is Emirates Skywards. The fleet size of Emirates Airlines has a total of 261 aircrafts and customers can book air tickets to fly to over 130 destinations.
Emirates operates their 'weight concept' restriction for checked baggage for most international flights allowing as many pieces of luggage as long as it fits in the weight limit. Weight limits for Economy Class depend on the type of fare applied. Economy Special fares allows for 20kg of checked baggage, 25kg for Saver fares, 30kg for Flex fares and 35kg for Flex Plus. Business Class passengers are allowed a checked baggage weight limit of 40kg and 50kg for First Class passengers. Each piece of checked baggage with Emirates should not exceed 32kg.
The dimensions for checked baggage with Emirates must be within 300cm (length + width + height added together.)
Carry-on baggage for Emirates should not exceed 7kg/15lbs for all classes. Business and First Class passengers may bring an extra smaller personal item of up to 7kg/15lbs.
Carry-on dimensions should not exceed 55 x 38 x 20 cm (22 x 15 x 8 inches.)
Amenities and service on-board flights depends upon your seat class. If you have booked a first class air ticket, you will have a private suite with exclusive beverages and food to enjoy, and also be able to use the shower spa in A380 aircrafts. If your air ticket is booked on business class, you will enjoy business class seats, with an onboard lounge, and global cuisine. If your air ticket is booked on economy class, you will enjoy great in-flight entertainment including the latest films and TV shows. In addition, gourmet meals inspired by the region you are in are available on all flights and seat classes.
In order to become an Emirates Skywards member, you will need to book air tickets and complete two return trips with Emirates Economy class or one return trip with either First or Business class. Once you confirm your postal address, you should receive your Emirates Skywards membership card within 6 to 8 weeks.
You can have one Emirates Skywards account at a time. But, you can let a family member join as a bonus member who will hold another card.
The frequent flyer program for Emirates is Skyward, allowing users to earn miles to be redeemed for benefits, along with the airline's Tier Miles program. Along with booking and upgrading flight tickets, you can also use Skyward miles to get offers and discounts at duty-free outlets in Dubai. Emirates is not part of any of the major airline alliances, however partners with a number of airlines such as JAL and Virgin America. The Tier Miles Program consists of four tiers - Blue, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Once you are a member you can use the airline’s lounges, enjoy extra free baggage allowances and other benefits.
With Emirates Airlines, you can check-in online and enjoy a smarter check-in experience. Checking in online enables you to choose your seat, and print your boarding pass. You can check-in online between 48 hours and 90 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Emirates offers one of the most popular Business Class experiences, that have helped it to become one of the world's most favorited airlines. If flying Emirates' double-decker A380 aircraft, the upper deck is dedicated to First and Business Class passengers, complete with an in-flight bar and seating.
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