How to Make the Most of Emirates Airlines First Class – NerdWallet

First class on Emirates is a bucket list item for frequent and infrequent travelers alike. The airline’s reputation for luxury and top-notch service make its first class experience highly sought after. These exclusive seats are attainable, even for travelers on a budget.

Here’s what you need to know before flying Emirates’ most premium class.

What to expect flying first class with Emirates

Any Emirates Airlines first class review will rave about the food, service and opulence of its first class cabin. However, there are some less luxurious logistics to flying first class.

  • Bag allowance. Emirates restricts baggage based on the total weight of all luggage, rather than the number of pieces, for the majority of its flights. Most first class flights have a total allowance of up to about 110 pounds (50 kilograms). However, flights between the U.S. and Europe are limited to two pieces of baggage, up to about 70 pounds (32 kilograms) each.

  • Boarding. Beyond boarding first (with enough time to enjoy premium bubbly), first class ticket holders have the benefit of boarding from a private jetway via the first class lounge, if they so choose.

  • Seats/Suites. Emirates first class seats on both the A380 and Boeing 777 have spacious suites with lie-flat seats.

  • Lounges. First class Emirates lounges are a special stand-alone treat for travelers. Depending on the origin of your flight, your first class ticket will provide access to Emirates or partner lounges. Flying out of Dubai? Arrive at the airport early to enjoy the spacious lounge with a cigar bar, shower spa, in-lounge duty-free shopping, business center, wine cellar and ample quiet seating areas — along with premium food and drink.

How to book a first class ticket with Emirates

Booking first class seats with Emirates is simple, whether you’re searching by dollars or miles. There’s an easy drop-down that allows you to search only for first class seats. If you’re booking an award, be sure you’re signed in to your Emirates…

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