Emirates First guests can now check-in from their homes

Part of the Emirates pre-flight experience now comes to your home.

By Matt Lennon, June 17 2022
Emirates First guests can now check-in from their homes

Emirates first class guests beginning their journey in Dubai or Sharjah can enjoy an even more relaxed start to the experience, as the Gulf carrier rolls out a new premium check-in service that comes direct to your home. 

Long before closing the privacy doors on their onboard first class suite, check-in formalities can now be completed in advance at the traveller’s home, office or hotel room at a pre-booked time, between six and 24 hours ahead of the flight’s scheduled departure time.

An Emirates ‘Check-In Agent’ will visit high-flying guests to verify travel documents, tag and check-in baggage and issue boarding passes. Agents will then whisk luggage to the airport, with guests free to relax and await their pre-booked chauffeur transfer later in the day.

Emirates will take your bags from your home or office directly to the airport.
Emirates will take your bags from your home or office directly to the airport.

A dedicated counter at the airport will also be available for any extra baggage to be checked at least 90 minutes prior to departure, with guests then able to proceed directly through security, immigration and onward to the Emirates First lounge.

On certain routes, First travellers can even then board their flight directly from the lounge through a private air bridge.

The service is provided by ‘DUBZ’ a subsidiary of Emirates-owned ground handling brand dnata and itself part of state-owned The Emirates Group.

29 Jan 2012

Total posts 118

Good concept, however when it comes to security at the departure airport, if x-rays show ? suspicious items enclosed, could then be a minor fiasco to have the passenger and their luggage attended to prior to departure. Some busy airports like in Japan and of course the US x-ray bags prior to or during checking and thus may need to adjust this service to suit, otherwise love the convenience. 

18 Jun 2022

Total posts 1

First up. The Japan and US comment probably inst an issue as the article starts  by saying: "Emirates first class guests beginning their journey in Dubai or Sharja". No doubt, the airline will have made an arrangement with the airports to ensure there is a procedure to handle security checking of luggage.
Secondly, every airport ICAO ( International Council of Civil Aviation) is required to provide adequate security screening procedure for checked luggage which means , which means screening with an x-ray scanner from at least two  different angles; ora manual search.

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17 May 2015

Total posts 77

This seems a bit pointless and my feeling is this is over-complicating a process that should in most cases be very quick and straightforward. I've used Qantas' first class check-in at Melb and Sydney airports numerous times and I don't remember the process taking more than 5 minutes. I wouldn't be surprised if just the process of making a booking for at home check-in takes longer than most at-airport check-ins.

06 Feb 2021

Total posts 49

Definitely a solution for a first world problem that doesn't really exist except in the minds of possibly 0.00001% of the population.    

08 May 2020

Total posts 36

I don't think this is any different to Airportr in London which is available for people in all travel classes.

26 Mar 2020

Total posts 48

I think the idea is that it's "at the first-class guest's disposal" if they wish to utilize this as an option.

The idea of already being checked in with luggage taken care of and being able to head straight through security upon arrival to the airport is very appealing to me. 


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