Emirates Airlines Flight Change Policy

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Emirates Flight Change

There are many cases in which passengers are forced to cancel their flights. But due to the cancellation policy of an airline, they become entitled to pay a fee. This way both the airline and the passenger face a considerable loss. To counter this situation, there is an Emirates Airlines Flight Change Policy option, applied for the betterment of both the parties. But with such an option, comes a policy and regulations, which you must read before applying for flight change. Below is our guide of the change policy and also the applicability of it for different ticket types.

Emirates(EK) Flight Change Policy 

Emirates is the largest airline and a flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates. It was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Garhoud, Dubai. Being a significant airline, Emirates understands the constraints faced by the passengers and to help them they have created a seamless Emirates Airlines change flight system for all the passengers. 

  • Emirates ticket change policy says that passengers can make flight changes free of charge, within 24 hours of booking.
  • If tickets are changed after the 24 hours window, then a change fee will be charged by the airline depending upon ticket type. 
  • If you make the changes and the new flight costs more than the original one, you may have to pay for the fare difference depending upon the route.
  • If you’ve booked a ticket from Emirates’ official website, then you can easily make a flight change through Emirates.com
  • If your tickets are booked via third party agents, then the passengers will require to contact the concerned party for the same. 

Emirates Flight Change Policy For Economy Special and Business Special Fares

  • These fares are the cheapest ticket fares offered by the airline and hence flights under this fare cannot be changed or refunded. 
  • If you’ve purchased a special fare ticket and qualify for relaxed Covid-19 policies, then you might be able to change your flights.  

Emirates Flight Change Policy For Economy Saver and Business Saver Fares

  • The saver fares are usually costlier and allows the passengers to make changes in their flights till 24 hours of flight departure. 
  • If a passenger cancels a saver fare ticket after 24 hours of booking, then they will be required to pay a change fee depending upon the flight route and cabin class. 
  • The change fee charged for domestic routes will be $75-$200, depending upon the distance of your route. 
  • The change fee charged for international routes departing from the United States will be $200(for Economy class) and $400(for Business class). 

Emirates Flight Change Policy For Economy Flex, Business Flex, and First Flex Fares

  • The flex fares are the costlier fares and allows the passengers to make changes in their flights till 24 hours of flight departure. 
  • If a passenger cancels a flex plus fare ticket after 24 hours of booking, then will not be charged any change fee as said by Emirates Flight Change policy.  
  • The change fee charged for domestic routes will be $75-$200, depending upon the distance of your route. 
  • The change fee charged for international routes departing from the United States will be $200(for Economy) and $400(for Business and First class). 

Emirates Flight Change Policy For Economy Flex Plus, Business Flex Plus, and First Flex Plus Fares

  • The flex plus fares are the most expensive fares and allow the passengers to make changes in their flights till 24 hours of flight departure. 
  • Even if a passenger changes a flight after 24 hours of booking, then they can do so without paying any change fee. 
  • All cabin classes under flex plus fares are allowed to make changes free of charge including name and flight date changes.

Steps To Change Emirates Airlines Flights 

You can seamlessly change your Emirates flights through the official website using a smartphone, tablet or Pc. Here’s a step by step guide on how to make changes to your flight.

  • Visit Emirates’ official website from any browser(Safari or Google Chrome)
  • Click on the cancel/change tab.
  • Add your ticket credentials and hit the search button.
  • Choose the flight you want to change.
  • Click on Select new flights.
  • If you had booked a round-trip, both your departure and return destinations will appear. 
  • After choosing your flight, make the changes and confirm them.
  • Emirates will send you a confirmation over your registered email. 

Emirates Flight Change Fee

  • Emirates flight change fee is applicable only for saver and flex fare type. 
  • The special fare tickets are not eligible for flight change and flex plus fare tickets are eligible for free of charge flight changes. 
  • A change fee of $75-$200 is charged on all domestic flights under these ticket types, if a flight change is made after the 24 hour booking window. 
  • If changes are made in an international flight flying from the United States after 24 hours of booking then a change fee of $200(Economy) and $400 (Business) is levied.
  • In some cases, passengers might also be asked to pay a fare difference, if your new flight is considerably more expensive than the older one. 

Emirates Airlines Change Flight Date Policy

  • Emirates Airlines has included a change flight date policy for all eligible cabin classes. 
  • A change fee will be charged per passenger, if you make changes in your tickets dates after 24 hours of booking, and if the change is made within 7 days prior to scheduled departure. 
  • Under Emirates Airlines’ change flight policy, the airline may also charge an additional amount if the new flight is more expensive than the original flight.  
  • The fee charged for changing flight dates of Emirates flights is: 
Cabin ClassChange Date Fee
Economy Class$75-$200
Business Class$300-$400
First Class$250-$400

FAQs

  • How can I change my flight without a fee?

    Emirates doesn’t charge any change fee if you cancel tickets within 24 hours of booking, irrespective of the ticket type.

  • What is Emirates's change policy now?

    The Emirates Airlines change flight policy allows you to make changes to your flights from the day of flight booking till 24 hours prior scheduled departure. A change fee will be charged after this period.

  • Can you get a refund if there is a flight change due to Emirates's fault?

    If a flight is changed due to the airline's fault, then you’re entitled to receive a full refund irrespective of the flight route and ticket fare type.

  • How late can you change an Emirates flight?

    Emirates flight change policy allows all ticket fare types to make changes to their flights upto 24 hours prior to their original scheduled departure.

  • What happens if my new flight costs less than my original flight?

    If your new flight costs less than the original flight, then the remaining balance will be credited to your travel funds or refunded back to your original source of payment.

  • Can I change my ticket, which was purchased from a third-party agent?

    Emirates Airlines allows you to make flight ticket changes, purchased from a third-party agent. However, you might be asked to pay fare differences if applicable.

  • Can I change my Emirates flight the same day?

    You cannot make flight changes to Emirates flights on the same day of your flight departure. The airline allows passengers to make flight changes only till 24 hours prior scheduled departure.

  • Can I make changes in my Emirates flight if I am traveling outside North America?

    Yes you can make changes to your flight routes outside North America. A change fee of $200 (Economy) and $400(Business and First) will be levied on changes made after 24 hours of booking.

  • Can I change a flight booked with miles or reward points?

    Yes, the Emirates flight change policy allows you to make changes to a flight purchased with Skywards Miles or Emirates Business Rewards.

  • Can I make changes to special fare tickets?

    Emirates Airlines doesn’t allow the special fare tickets to make any flight changes or alterations.

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