The airline will pick up your bags from your doorstep…

Lazy travellers, rejoice. Emirates has just introduced a game-changing new service which will let you check in for your flight from the comfort of your home.

When we say check in, we don’t just mean entering your details online and printing out your boarding pass. Oh no. Under the new home check-in service, an Emirates agent will actually come to your house (or hotel), weigh and tag your bags, scan your passport, log your flight details, and issue your boarding pass.

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Your luggage will be taken to the airport in a secure van, while you make your way to the airport at your leisure. You’ll be able to head straight to immigration, bypassing the long queues at the check-in desks. Which sounds like the dream.

The service is available for passengers across all classes travelling on Emirates flights, but as expected, such convenience comes at a price. It costs Dhs350 per trip for up to seven pieces of luggage, with Dhs35 charged for each additional piece of luggage.

You’ll be able to book the service online up to 12 hours before your flight departs.

If you really loathe dragging your bags around, Emirates also offers a home delivery service where your luggage retrieved and cleared at customs for you, and sent to your accommodation.

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