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Summer Travels: EK Advises Passengers to Arrive Early


Ahead of the busy summer season which starts today, Emirates has rolled out some important travel advice for passengers intending to travel to any of its destinations.

Emirates expects high passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, starting from Friday 29 June as travellers journey out for their summer holidays and long breaks.

Over 220,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport during the upcoming two weekends with the busiest weekend day for the airline expected to be today, Friday 29 June as well as the following weekend starting 6 July.

Emirates advises customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure, and customers are encouraged to plan extra time to avoid potential delays.

Passengers can physically check in at the airport as early as six hours before their flight. They are requested to check in no later than 90 minutes prior to departure, regardless of class of travel.

According to Emirates, passengers who report late will not be able to travel while those who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their flight will not be accepted for travel.

Customers can also check in online on both their desktops and mobile devices from 48 hours to 90 minutes before flight departure.

In addition to the online check-in services, customers can also offers check-in near Emirates car park area. They can also drop off their luggage from 24 hours to 6 hours before departure.

Along with checked in baggage, passengers are strongly advised to adhere to carry-on baggage weight limits, which are 7kg for Economy Class and 14kg for Business and First Class.

For a more convenient way to check-in, especially for families and groups, Emirates offers home-check in, allowing all customers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai.

For families, Emirates has designated special check-in areas consisting of 20 economy check-in counters in Terminal 3 at Area 2.

After checking in, passengers are also advised to make sure they get to their boarding gate on time. Boarding starts 45 minutes before each flight and gates close 20 minutes before departure.

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