Dubai carrier Emirates has updated its booking policies, extending the ticket validity of its customers.

Customers holding tickets issued before September 30, 2020 for travel before December 31, 2021, can now rebook to travel anytime within 36 months, an extension of 12 months from the previous policy.

Those holding tickets issued after October 1, 2020 for travel before December 31, 2021 can utilise their tickets anytime within 24 months.

Fees for reissuing any ticket will be waived, and vouchers or unused portions of Emirates tickets may be refunded without penalty. Passengers who hold tickets issued directly by Emirates, whether via the carrier’s website or its retail and contact centres, do not have to contact the airline as the tickets are automatically extended.

Customers who purchased their tickets via a travel agent will need to contact their agent before the expiry date to reissue their tickets.

Meanwhile, Emirates is extending its global multi-risk travel insurance cover for all passengers beyond March 31, 2021 until further notice. For its frequent flyers, Emirates Skywards is extending the Tier Status of its Silver, Gold and Platinum members until 2022. The validity of any Skywards Miles due to expire since April 2020 has been further extended until August 31, 2021, extending Skywards members with more opportunities to utilise them against flight and partner rewards as well as other privileges.

In addition, Emirates Skywards is offering members a chance to earn double Tier Miles on all Emirates and flydubai flights booked from April 1 until June 30, for travel until December 30, 2021.

Source: Gulf Business