EMIRATES Airline has a slew of offers for the business traveller, designed to make the journey easier.
These include online booking and check-in, chauffeur drive, dedicated lounges and even bedrooms in first class lounges.
Available between 12 and two hours prior to flight departure, Emirates’ internet check-in service allows passengers to select their seat from the convenience of their homes, hotels or offices by logging on to emirates.com. Once the check-in process has been completed, passengers are provided an online check-in receipt that they can exchange at a dedicated counter at the airport for a boarding pass. The service allows passengers to check-in groups of up to nine people travelling together as well as connecting flights on Emirates within a 24-hour window.
Business travellers departing Dubai International Airport now have more options for check-in with the introduction of a new Quick Baggage Drop service and additional Self-Service Check-in Kiosks.
Passengers holding electronic tickets and Skywards members can conveniently check-in, select their seats and print their own boarding passes at these kiosks. Those carrying only hand luggage can then proceed directly to immigration, while those with baggage can check in their baggage at dedicated counters. There are four kiosks located in the economy class check-in area and seven in Emirates’ first and business class check-in areas.
Emirates lounges at Dubai airport boast a wide range of passenger amenities including business centre with free Internet access, laptop connections, phones, faxes and printing facilities, two scientifically designed massage chairs for weary travellers, 42-inch plasma screen TVs, hot and cold refreshments and a full bar service, and, in the first class lounge, five guest bedrooms (two double, three single) all with en-suite showers, TV and trouser presses.
Passengers can conveniently send e-mail from their personal laptops while flying at 40,000 feet, from the luxury of the airline's Airbus A340-S00. The service enables passengers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops to access their regular e-email account via an onboard hot spot throughout the duration of a flight. Wi-Fi will be offered alongside seatback e-mail and SMS already available on Emirates’ entire fleet, which lets passengers send and receive e-mails and SMS during the flight, using an on-screen keyboard.
by Jonna Simon
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