Emirates offers prepaid discount for excess luggage

30 Jun 2010

Emirate is offering discounts to travellers who prepay their excess luggage fees through a new online tool.

The discount of 15 percent on standard airport charges is only available online and can be used between 24 hours and 90 minutes prior to the flight from most airports used by Emirates.

Passengers who have already purchased a ticket can log in to the “Manage a Booking” section on within 24 hours of their departure to purchase additional baggage allowances.

For routes that charge by weight, customers may purchase in segments of five, 10, 15, 20 or 25 kilos. For routes that charge by the piece, customers may purchase one, two or three additional bags of up to 32 kilos each.

Russell Sheldon, senior vice-president, network passenger sales and development of Emirates, said: “Advance planning can make a journey more enjoyable and hassle-free. We encourage passengers to weigh their suitcases and check the website for details on costs of additional weight.”

Purchases are non-refundable and non-transferrable and apply only to adults and children, not to infants. Only one online purchase of additional baggage per passenger per continuous journey is permitted. A full list of qualifying airports can be found online.

Kenny Coyle

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