How do I check in online with Emirates?

How do I check in online with Emirates?

If you have booked a flight with Emirates Airlines and you want to check in online with Emirates, then you can do it easily by following the below-mentioned steps.

Emirates Airline online check-in:

  • You have to go to the Emirate's official website of the airline at
  • Now you have to locate the check-in window that is present on the home page of the website.
  • After choosing the option, you will have to enter your flight booking id and last name on the given options, and after that, hit the continue button.
  • In case you haven't selected a seat with the airline, then you can do it now during the check-in process.
  • You will get the option of printing your boarding pass, receiving it through email, or receiving a text with the boarding pass link.

Through airport:

  • You have to visit the Emirates Airlines airport counter.
  • Now you will see the representative at the counter; you have to provide your booking id and last name to the agent.
  • You will be asked to show the passport or government-issued documents to complete the passenger authentication process.
  • After you have provided all the required details to the agent, the agent will complete the check-in process for each passenger.
  • After this, you will be asked to pay the check-in fee, and to complete the check-in process; you have to pay the applicable fee.
  • During the same process, you can ask the agent to make certain changes, add additional services, etc.
  • After completion, you will get a printed copy of your boarding pass, which can be shown during security check-in.

How many hours before can I do online check-in in Emirates?

As per the Emirates check-in policy, you can complete the check-in via the online process at least 24 to 48 hours before your scheduled departure, and it gets closed 1 hour before the s scheduled departure, so make sure that you have checked in before that.

Do I need to go online to check in with Emirates? 

It is not compulsory to check in with the online option as you can do the check-in via the airport check counter or through a mobile application also. But it can take much more time if you check in at the airport, that is why it is suggested to complete the check-in process using the web check-in online Emirates and get the E boarding pass which is accepted in security check-in.

Why can't I check in online with Emirates? 

If the first booked flight in your itinerary is not an Emirates flight, then the online check-in Emirates is not available for you. This is applied to all the code-shared flights that are not operated by Emirates Airways. 
In case Emirates can't check in online, then maybe the official website is down, or the internet is not working, then you will not be able to complete the check process, and instead of online, you can do the process at the airport.

When should I check in for my Emirates flight? 

The online check-in window gets opened 24-48 hours prior to your scheduled departure so you can perform the check-in during Emirates online check-in time. In case you are planning to do the check-in at the airport, then you will need to arrive 2-3 hours before your scheduled departure time.  

How long before my Emirates flight Do I need to check in?

The check-in gets closed at least 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure time, so you will need to complete the check-in process before the closing window.

What is the benefit of online check-in Emirates?

If you are using the online check-in option, then there are many benefits of this option which are given below:

  • The Emirates check-in online boarding pass will be accepted in emirates security checks, so you will not need the printed copy to show the officials.
  • If you are completing the check-in process by yourself through an online or mobile application, then you will not have to pay any extra service charges, which will be asked if you are using the airport check-in counters. 
  • You can perform the check-in from the comfort of your home.
  • You can buy a preferred seat or opt for a standard/free seat.
  • You can pay for baggage allowance. 
  • Make required changes to the schedule by paying a charge.
  • Skip long queues present at the check-in counter.
  • You can upgrade your itinerary services through E-Upgrade credits.