Posted on Apr 9th, 2021 by Heena Ganotra, Last updated on Feb 18th, 2022
Emirates has been immensely generous with its policies. To add more to it, the airline has introduced a new waiver policy to help travelers fly with confidence, thereby offering them the flexibility to plan their trip, including booking flights to India with ease.
But what is the policy about? How will it offer more flexibility? And how will it benefit the travelers? Let’s find out!
The new policy rolled by Emirates is for travelers who have tickets that were issued before 30 September 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021. These travelers can now rebook their tickets anytime within 36 months. This has offered an extension of 12 months from the previous policy.
The policy also has an update for travelers holding tickets issued after 1 October 2020 for travel before 31 December 2021. These travelers can use their tickets anytime within 24 months.
The reissuing fee for any ticket is waived. Along with this, vouchers or unused portions of Emirates tickets may be refunded without penalty.
On its website, Emirates explains the reason for the change:
“With the current developing conditions around the globe, we understand that your travel plans might change. So we’re giving you the flexibility to reschedule your trip with no change fees.”
“Any booking made on or before 31 March 2020 now comes with the option to adjust your travel dates at zero charges.”
No. Whether you hold tickets issued directly by the airline or the airline’s retail/contact centers, there’s absolutely no need for you to contact Emirates. This is because the tickets will automatically get extended.
However, if you book Emirates tickets via a travel agency or travel agent, you will need to get in touch with the agency/agent to reissue your tickets before their expiry date.
This is not all!
Emirates has been constantly working towards making travel easier and convenient! Here are the other benefits this airline offers.
Emirates has been the first airline to offer global multi-risk travel insurance cover for all the passengers. This has given unmatched peace of mind to the travelers who plan to book flights from India to Canada. Earlier, this insurance was covered for travelers flying till 31 March 2021. However, now, it has extended this facility beyond this date which has helped people be a bit more carefree regarding their travel plans.
Emirates values the customers who are loyal. Emirates Skywards has, therefore, extended the Tier Status of its Silver, Gold, and Platinum members until 2022.
The validity of any Skywards Miles has been extended until 31 August 2021 due to expire since April 2020. This gives Skywards members an advantage to utilizing the points for a wide range of flight and partner rewards as well as other privileges.
Besides this, one can now earn double Tier Miles with Emirates Skywards on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked from 01 April until 30 June, for travel until 30 December 2021.
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A writer by both passion and profession, Heena Ganotra is "half agony, half hope" but all heart. And oh, she has been a book lover from the start! Her love for books is what convinced her to make a career in the wonderful world of words. She loves what she does and is out-and-out a satisfied soul with a wish to spread happiness like herpes. Insight- Some say she is living the best life anyone could because she reads, writes, travels, and makes merry. They’re right because what else does one really need! 🙂