Top News Emirates puts inflight privacy up for sale By TTG Asia / Posted on 2 March, 2021 12:13 Passengers travelling on Emirates’ Economy Class can now purchase up to three empty adjoining seats on their flight – an initiative introduced to address customers’ feedback. Customers will not be able to pre-book empty seats, as these are subject to availability. Empty seats will only be offered for purchase at the airport check-in counter prior to flight departure, and cost from AED 200 (US$55) to AED 600 per empty seat, plus applicable taxes depending on flight sector. Passengers can purchase empty seats around them at the airport check-in counter prior to flight departure In addition, Emirates has rolled out a variety of seat products for Economy Class customers, such as extra legroom seats; twin seats on select aircraft; and preferred seats in the first section of the cabin and on the upper deck of a two-class Airbus 380. These seats are offered for free or at a charge, depending on the customer’s Emirates Skywards membership tier, fare type, time to departure, and other special needs. Further, to help customers flying on essential trips take home what they need most, the airline has introduced generous discounts of 35 to 60 per cent on excess baggage rates. Emirates’ latest round of service enhancements join the airlines’ customer care initiatives that were introduced during the pandemic. They include flexible booking policies and multi-risk insurance coverage.