Emirates Airline is offering its economy class passengers the opportunity to enjoy more space and privacy during their journeys, allowing them to now purchase up to three empty adjoining seats on their flight.
These seats will be offered to all economy class customers holding a confirmed booking. Customers will not be able to pre-book this option, as it is subject to availability. Empty seats will only be offered for purchase at the airport check-in counter prior to flight departure, with costs ranging from $55 to $165 per empty seat, plus applicable taxes.
The Dubai-based airline has introduced this new seat product following customer feedback, addressing the needs of a range of customers seeking extra privacy and space while still flying in economy class. This includes couples who wish to have the entire row to themselves (maximum of three seats in same row), parents travelling with infants or those who simply want the added assurance of more space while travelling during a pandemic.
As well as this new option, Emirates Airline offers a variety of seat products for economy class customers including extra legroom; Twin Seats (seats in a row of two at the back of Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft and on the upper deck of Emirates’ 2-class Airbus A380 aircraft); Preferred seats (in the first section of the cabin and on the upper deck of a two-class A380); and regular seats.
The carrier has also introduced generous discounts on excess baggage rates.