Emirates Economy Class Customers Can Now Purchase Adjacent Empty Seats
Economy Class guests flying Emirates will now have the option of purchasing adjacent empty seats, when available. The extra seats must be purchased at airport check-in prior to departure and will cost from AED 200-600 (US $55-$155) per empty seat.
On Monday (March 1, 2021), Emirates announced a new option for Economy Class guests who would like a little extra room or privacy. The seats will be available to all Economy Class guests with a confirmed booking, but empty seats cannot be pre-booked. Customers will now be able to purchase adjacent empty seats during airport check-in at a cost of AED 200 to AED 600 (US $55-$155) per empty seat plus taxes. Emirates has introduced this new option in response to customer feedback, from couples who would like a whole row to themselves, to parents traveling with a lap child, or those who would just like a little more space during the pandemic.
Complementing the new empty seat option, Emirates currently offers guest a variety of seating options at booking including extra legroom seats in exit rows (subject to safety requirements), and twin seats in the back of the carrier’s Boeing 777 aircraft and on the upper deck of Emirates’ two class Airbus A380s. Emirates also offers Preferred seats in the first section of the upper deck of their two class A380s as well as regular Economy Class seats. Additionally, the airline has introduced generous discounts on excess baggage rates which range from 35-60% off normal rates depending on sector. To qualify for the discounted baggage rates, guests must pre-book and pre-pay for the excess baggage up to four hours prior to departure.