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Take flight with Emirates - What you need to know

The only thing better than taking off on a luxury holiday, is taking off in style.

This is certainly the case when flying with Emirates, where you will enjoy unrivalled comfort, delicious onboard menus, sensational entertainment and impeccable service.


Indeed, travelling with Emirates is an experience in itself.

With so much to enjoy during your time in the sky, we decided to shine the spotlight on this exceptional airline.

What destinations can I fly to with Emirates?

As well as flying to the city of superlatives, Dubai, you can visit a whole host of inspiring destinations. These include the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, and Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Bali and Malaysia in Asia.

Which UK airports does Emirates fly from?

Emirates operates flights from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stanstead, Manchester and Newcastle airports.

What can I expect flying in Economy Class with Emirates?

Whichever enchanting destination you are flying to, you can expect to enjoy complete comfort travelling in Economy Class with Emirates.


With the help of free Wi-Fi, in-seat power and more than 4,500 channels of music, movies, TV and sport your journey will fly by. What’s more, you will also be able to sample the flavours of your destination, with divine onboard menus, as well as being treated to complimentary beverages.

What can I expect flying in Business Class with Emirates?

Step onboard, take your seat and relax in exquisite surroundings. Whether travelling Business Class in an Emirates A380 superjumbo or in one of the airline’s Boeing 777s, you can expect a sumptuous experience all the way.


Those travelling aboard a Boeing 777 can enjoy enhancements including personal minibars, endless entertainment on HDTV screens and gourmet delights, again inspired by your destination of choice. The soft leather seats also lie completely flat, enabling you to get a full night’s sleep when travelling overnight.


A380 passengers can enjoy the same exceptional amenities, along with the addition of an onboard lounge. Here you can mix and mingle with fellow travellers and enjoy a variety of delicious canapes and premium beverages.

What can I expect flying in First Class with Emirates?

Flying First Class with Emirates is about as luxurious as it gets, whether onboard the airline’s A380 or Boeing 777 aircraft.


The fully-enclosed private suites on the Boeing 777 create the feeling of a hotel room in the sky, with a la carte meals and snacks available whenever the mood takes you, and a personal minibar provided for when you need to quench your thirst.

An abundance of entertainment options is again provided, as well as the addition of personal temperature and lighting controls and complimentary luxury skincare products and fragrances.


Similar amenities are on offer to those taking flight on an Emirates A380, with travellers able to rest and unwind on a seat that converts into a fully flat bed. The onboard lounge is again available to First Class passengers, along with a Shower Spa, where you can revive your senses with the help of exclusive Bvlgari amenity kits.

What is my allowance for checked baggage?

The amount of checked baggage you are allowed depends on your route and fare type.

Please speak to one of out travel specialists to find out the baggage allowance for your chosen flight.

What is my allowance for cabin baggage?

Economy Class passengers are allowed one piece of cabin baggage, which must not exceed 7kg. First Class and Business Class passengers are allowed two pieces of cabin baggage – one briefcase and one handbag or garment bag - both up to 7kg in weight. For more information, please speak to one of our travel specialists.


What provisions are made for flying with infants and Children?

If you are travelling with a baby, you can request a seat with a bassinet. Infants under two years of age can sit on your lap with special seat belt extensions provided.

When it’s time to dine, special meals are available for children. Special dietary requirements also catered for.

When it comes to entertainment, children will find a wide range of kids’ movies and TV channels to enjoy, along with a variety of games and toys to play with throughout their flight.

Now you have the lowdown, you’re ready to take flight with Emirates for an unforgettable holiday experience.