Emirates in additional baggage discount

July 15, 2010

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 –  Passengers who travel with additional baggage can now enjoy a discount when they plan ahead after Emirates launched a new pre-paid additional baggage tool on its website.

The discount represents a 15 percent reduction on standard airport rates and is only applicable to online purchases on www.emirates.com.

“Advance planning can make a journey more enjoyable and hassle-free.  Now passengers with additional baggage can also save money when they pay for the extra weight in advance of their trip.  We encourage passengers to weigh their suitcases, and check the website for details on costs of additional weight,” said Emirates regional manager, East Africa Essa Sulaiman Ahmed.

Emirates customers departing from most Emirates airports will be able to purchase discounted additional baggage online on Emirates.com.  Ticketed customers may log-in to ‘Manage a Booking’ on Emirates.com within 24 hours of departure to purchase selected amounts of additional baggage.

For routes that charge for additional baggage by weight, customers may purchase five, 10, 15, 20 or 25 kilos.  The customer must purchase one of these five amounts to suit the additional weight they wish to take.  For routes that charge by the piece, customers may purchase one, two or three additional bags of up to 32 kilos each.

Purchases are non-refundable and non-transferrable, and must be made between 24 hours and 90 minutes prior to flight departure.  Adults and children only qualify, not infants.  Only one online purchase of additional baggage per passenger per continuous journey is permitted.  Purchase is not available for departures from select cities.

To see how the new additional baggage tool works, visit “Manage a Booking” on   www.emirates.com

Emirates Airline was launched in 1985 and began its Kenyan operations in 1995. The airline now has a fleet of 148 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts, including 10 Airbus A380 ‘superjumbos’.

It serves over 100 destinations across six continents flying to airports in Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Far East and Australasia and has won more than 400 international awards to date.


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