Emirates has introduced Home Check-in, a new service which allows passengers to check in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai.
The new service enables Emirates passengers to complete the security check and check-in from the comfort of their home, hotel or office and have their luggage transported to the airport before their flight.
An Emirates check-in agent will arrive at the preferred location to weigh and tag the bags as well as check-in the passengers and issue boarding passes. Passengers can then make their own way to the airport and head directly to immigration, bypassing the check-in desks at the airport.
The service is available for passengers across all classes travelling on Emirates flights.
The service is available for AED 350 (about 68 pounds, 78 euros, 95 dollars) per trip for up to 7 pieces of luggage. AED 35 will be charged for each additional piece of luggage. Passengers can book the service on emirates.com up to 12 hours before flight departure time.
Emirates has been running trials for its Home Check-in service since October to ensure that the passenger experience and security checks are faultless. The service seals each bag and stores them in a separate hold in the van. Emirates Home Check-in will be operated with a new fleet of vans.
The new Home Check-in offering complements other luggage handling services already available for Emirates flights in Dubai. Passengers can pay for a concierge service to handle their baggage at the airport, enjoy preferred rates for pre-paid excess baggage, and bag wraps to protect their baggage.
For passengers arriving in Dubai, there is a baggage storage facility for those who wish to leave their bags and explore the city. Emirates also offers a Home Delivery service where baggage is retrieved, cleared at customs and delivered to the customers for a hassle free travel experience.
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