Emirates to adopt digital boarding passes from this date

Emirates Airlines announced on Friday that from May 15, it will start adopting the boarding pass digitally for its passengers departing from Dubai instead of the printed copy of the plane, in another step to provide comfort and ensure digital flights for its customers.

Passengers checking in at Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport can obtain boarding passes via email or SMS, the airline said in a statement.

Passengers who check-in online can upload their boarding pass to Apple Wallet or Google Wallet, or receive their boarding pass on the Emirates app.

Checked baggage receipt is emailed directly to passengers or via the Emirates App.

This initiative significantly reduces paper waste, while providing a convenient and fast digital check-in experience for passengers departing from Dubai. It also reduces the risk of missing boarding passes or forgetting where they are preserved, giving passengers peace of mind when travelling.

Passengers easily use their digital boarding pass throughout the journey, including when purchasing from Dubai Duty Free, security and boarding, by presenting the digital pass on their mobile phone, where Emirates agents and airport staff scan the QR code on the card as passengers travel through the airport and at the gates.

Some passengers may still need a paper boarding pass, such as families traveling with infants, unaccompanied minors, passengers requiring special assistance, passengers connecting with other airlines, and all passengers flying to the United States.

The option to print the boarding pass is available at the request of passengers from Emirates agents at the check-in counters, if the passenger does not have a mobile phone, or if they cannot access the information on a device due to reasons such as: battery runs out, system failure, message delay, or inability to connect to the internet, network or data packet.