DUBAI: Starting from Thursday, December 14, Emirates expects one of its highest passenger traffic periods for 2017 this upcoming weekend, as travelers head home or abroad for the holiday season.
More than 420,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai International Airport during the weekend period, according to the airline’s latest booking figures. The busiest day for the airline is expected to be on Friday, December 15.
With road works and major infrastructure enhancements happening around the main airport highways and roads, Emirates urges customers to build in extra time to their journeys to avoid potential delays. Emirates remind customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departures. Passengers can physically check in at the airport as early as six hours before departing on their flight. They are requested to check in no later than two hours prior to departure, regardless of class of travel. Customers who check in less than 60 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure 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 online check-in services, Emirates also offers convenient car park check-in facilities equipped with 16 check-in counters. Customers can use these to check in and drop off their luggage. .
Alternatively, customers heading to Emirates Terminal 3 can choose to drop their luggage at one of the 46 dedicated bag drop counters in Economy Class or separate counters in First Class and Business Class from six hours to 90 minutes prior to departure. Families travelling with small children can use dedicated Family counters in Check in Zone 2.