How to Change Dates on Emirates Airlines Flights?
Last updated on October 28th, 2022 at 07:08 pm
The guide below is the most specific one; that is because it just focuses on one of the several modification options available to Emirates passengers after making reservations. And that option or the subject of discussion is “How to change dates on Emirates Airlines flights?”
Besides, the guide also elaborates on Emirates Airlines Change Policy — in case you want to refer to that before rescheduling your flight.
Thus make your modification process as simple as possible by just going through the guide below – in case you don’t know how to do that. Or otherwise, use the helpline number on the website to make a phone call regarding the same issue and get it rescheduled in a reasonable time — whatever suits you out of the two!
Also check: Emirates Airlines Manage My Booking
What is Emirates Airlines Flight Date Change Option?
For any changes that you want to make to your Emirates reservation, you have to use the manage booking facility. Emirates Airlines Manage Booking facility is a service that allows passengers to manage their itineraries on Emirates Airlines after making reservations. Therefore, if you have an Emirates flight you want to reschedule, the same facility helps you do that. And that is why, in conclusion, you can say that the Emirates Airlines Flight Date Change option is part of the service. To be precise, it is one of the several modification options available to a passenger after making a reservation.
That is what Emirates Airlines’ flight date change option is. Now, let’s discuss Emirates Airlines Name Change Policy. If you want to know how to reschedule your flight, skip to the section that talks about it – click here.
Emirates Airlines Date Change Policy
Q.1. Can You Make Changes to Your Emirates Reservations after Making Them?
Yes, you can do that online if eligible.
After making a reservation on Emirates Airlines, you can modify it using the online manage booking facility. However, everyone cannot modify their itinerary on Emirates online. The online facility to manage Emirtaes’ flights is only available to select passengers.
Thus if you are eligible for the online manage booking facility on Emirates, you can make changes to your flight reservation online.
Q.2. What to Do if Not Eligible for Making Changes to Your Emirates Flight Online?
In case you are not eligible for the online manage booking facility, you have only two options to consider then — these are as follows:
- Either, if you booked with Emirates Airlines, you can use the following toll-free number – +1-888-503-5334 to make a phone call and change your Emirates flight reservation — that includes rescheduling too; or,
- If you booked with some travel agent, still you can use the same TFN.
|Things to Note: |
Suppose you have a rewarded reservation or flight on Emirates and are not eligible for the online modification facility. In that case, too, you can use the TFN mentioned above for the flight modification.
Q.3. How Much Does It Cost to Change Your Emirates Flight?
When it comes to Emirates Airlines, how much you have to pay for making changes to your flights depends on the fare type and the class of travel. Thus changing your flights on the airline might cost you some fees and charges.
In general, nothing can be specified; you will know about such fees and charges when you actually make the changes. Still, from a broader perspective, the things go like as follows:
The process of making changes to Emirates flights involves the following two things:
- The fees and charges for making the changes; and,
- The fare difference.
Now, let’s discuss both of them. First, it is always the case that if you make changes to an Emirates Airlines reservation, it costs you some charge. And further, it may happen that your new flight after making the changes costs higher than the previous one. If that happens, in that case, you have to pay the difference — that is the concept of the fare difference.
So the conclusion is that during the flight change process, you are bound to encounter any of the following scenarios,
- Change fees and the fare difference both apply to you;
- Either of the two applies to you; or,
- Change fees apply to you but not any fare difference, or the exact opposite of that.
Q.4. Can You Make Changes to Partially Utilized Tickets on Emirates Airlines?
On Emirates Airlines, even that is allowed. For example, if your reservation on the airline includes three flight segments — each segment includes one boarding and one deboarding — and you have already flown the two of them, you can still make changes to the third one. That is the flexibility Emirates Airlines offers.
Thus you can make changes to your partially used Emirates tickets. For that, you can just dial the TFN shown on the website.
Q.5. Can You Change Emirates Flights Booked with Miles or Points Online?
Yes, that is allowed on the airline. If you have ticketed your flight on Emirates Airlines with the use of Skywards Miles or Emirates Business Rewards Points, you are eligible to access and use the online modification facility.
|Things to Note: |
Whatever changes you make to your Emirates booking apply to every passenger. For example, if your Emirates booking has a total of 2 passengers as part of it and one of the passengers upgrades the flight to some higher level, the modification done by one will automatically apply to another. Thus no one can make changes online for only one passenger in the booking leaving the others unaffected.
The Process of Rescheduling Your Flights on Emirates Airlines?
There are only two ways to modify your Emirates flight. For making a date change to your Emirates reservation, either you can use the official website to access the manage booking facility so that you can modify your booking or have someone else do that for you by the phone call method.
Thus either you can modify your flights on Emirates Airlines by the online method or the offline one; Doing so via the official website/the mobile app is the online method while doing it the other way, by the phone call, is the offline method.
However, there is an alternative to the modification process. Instead of rescheduling via the manage booking facility, consider cancelation and rebooking processes; if interested, the alternative is discussed at the end of the section: click here, or the process of rescheduling by the online and offline methods is discussed below.
Website (Manage Your Booking)
The process on the Emirates Airlines website involves two steps. In other words, the process of rescheduling your Emirates flight is a 2-step process. The steps are:
- First, access the manage booking facility; and,
- Second, retrieve your booking and initiate the modification process.
The first step is a process in itself. Thus let’s first deal with that. How you can access the manage booking facility on Emirates Airlines is explained below in detail.
How to Access Manage Booking Facility on Emirates Airlines to initiate flight date change process?
- First, open Google and search the web for Emirates Airlines;
- Second, click on the link to the official website;
- Third, locate any of the following two pieces of functionality on the homepage of the official website; refer to the images below,
Either locate the Manage booking/Check in button on the search right after landing onto the official website’s home page or the manage section right on the top navigation bar. Either way, you will access The Manage Booking search that you can use to retrieve your booking out of the database of Emirates Airlines.
However, if you use the Manage button on the navigation, it will specifically show you the options available under the manage booking facility; refer to the second image and look at the highlighted piece of text.
- Fourth, click on either of the two buttons or links; in case you click on the manage button on the navigation, never forget to again click on any of the specific links it offers — in our case, the one highlighted in yellow; and,
- Fifth, enter the required information into the search and hit the manage booking button ahead of the check-in button – refer to the image above.
That has been the process to access the manage booking facility on Emirates Airlines. Although the fifth step has already outlined a little about how you can retrieve your bookings on Emirates using the manage booking facility. Now, let’s talk about it at some length.
Once you have got access to the facility, it is time to use it for the retrieval of your booking at Emirates. For that, you just have to fill out the search and click on the search button; here it is manage booking in red color.
Having hit the button, the search will pull out the booking and present it to you. After that, locate the change option and change the date of your flight or reschedule your flight. When you complete the modification, it will show you all that you have to pay or get as a refund — whatever the case may be. Thus once you are done, pay all you have to and proceed further to finalize your Emirates flight date change transaction on the portal.
After that, your itinerary will be updated for the same and the rescheduling has taken place.
Also check: Emirates Airlines Multi-City Booking
Change Dates on Emirates Flights by Making a Phone call
Many don’t like manual things. Therefore they don’t do anything manually on their own. If you are one of those, that is why the website shows you the TFN. That is the toll-free number you can always use to speed up your daily travel-related processes through the power of delegation.
Thus in case you don’t want to reschedule your flight or change dates on an Emirates booking by the method mentioned above, you can use the following toll-free number to have someone instantly help you — +1-888-503-5334. In addition to that, if you need any help regarding your travel on Emirates Airlines, still you can use the same helpline number.
An Alternative to Changing Flight Dates on Emirates Airlines – Cancel and Rebook, if you don’t need to travel soon …
If your travel plans have changed in such a way that now you don’t need to travel any time soon but at least after two or three months, you are recommended to consider cancelation instead of modification; your plans must have changed that is why you thought of rescheduling in the first place.
If that is the case, the reason you should consider rebooking is as follows: the airfares might go down if now you don’t have to travel for long. And, thus at the current moment, cancel your booking and rebook after the passage of the time you don’t need to travel (the reasonably long one) — and if, meanwhile, airfares go down, you will end up saving a big amount.
Thus if you are interested, the process of cancelation and rebooking is outlined below:
- For cancelation, first, follow the same process to get access to the manage booking facility on Emirates Airlines; the process is discussed in great detail above, click here to refer to the section;
- Once you have come to the manage booking facility on Emirates, proceed to enter your last name and booking reference into it and hit the manage booking button to retrieve your itinerary – that is being the second step; and,
- Third, once it has retrieved your itinerary, go ahead and cancel it — there may apply a cancelation fee.
After that, rebook when you need to travel again. If you ask what about the money you invested on the canceled flight. For that, you might request a refund and if qualified, you may get that too. For more, you can make contact with us using the TFN on the website or mentioned more than once in the content itself.
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