Emirates says goodbye to printed boarding passes

Don’t worry, you can still get a printed boarding pass upon request.

Emirates, one of the leading airlines in the world, is revolutionising the travel experience once again. As of 15 May, the airline has decided to phase out paper boarding passes for its flights departing from Dubai, in favour of a mobile Emirates boarding pass. This move aims to enhance the travel experience for passengers while significantly reducing paper waste.

Gone are the days of juggling paper documents because passengers will now receive their boarding passes directly via SMS or email. The online check-in process allows passengers to seamlessly add their mobile boarding passes to their digital wallets, streamlining the entire boarding process. With a few simple taps, the boarding pass is securely stored alongside other essential digital items, ensuring it’s always at hand when needed.

The mobile boarding pass features a QR code that can be scanned at various points throughout the airport, including security checks and the boarding gate. This contactless process contributes to a more efficient and hassle-free travel experience.

Emirates boarding pass

Alternatively, passengers can opt to retrieve their boarding passes through the Emirates mobile app. The airline also sends an emailed version of the Emirates boarding pass directly to passengers which serves as a backup option if passengers encounter connectivity issues or prefer a printed copy for their journey. The airline also provides the option to request a printed boarding pass from Emirates agents at the check-in counters.

While most passengers will now use mobile boarding passes, there are certain exceptions where a printed boarding pass will still be required. Passengers travelling with infants, unaccompanied minors, or those with special assistance needs may need a physical boarding pass. Additionally, passengers with onward flights on other airlines and those travelling to the United States will also require a printed boarding pass.

This shift towards digital boarding passes is part of Emirates’ ongoing efforts to enhance the overall travel experience for its passengers while ensuring safety and convenience. By embracing technological advancements and reducing reliance on paper, Emirates is leading the way in creating a more sustainable and efficient air travel industry.

In other Emirates news, the airline has signed an interline agreement with Etihad, meaning travellers can now fly into either Dubai or Abu Dhabi and leave from the other emirate on the same ticket – at no extra cost.

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From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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