Comfort is the major demand of customers while on board an airline in order to make the trip a memorable one. To this end, airlines strive hard to ensure that utmost satisfactions of their customers are taken care of. Emirates airline is not left out in this. As a matter of fact, this airline also pays attention to young flyers on board flight with tasty meals, non-stop entertainment, toys and goodies to inspire the greatest of imaginations. It goes every step of the way to give children extra comfort while on a trip.
The World Largest International Airline, Emirates, offer a range of products and services with the needs of children in mind, and it shares its passion and love for adventure with these future travellers as well as stimulate their curiosity.
Toys are one of Emirates offerings on board. To fuel a sense of wonder and imagination, Emirates has developed its own set of toys for children. Fly With Me animal Toys were launched in a range of 4 original character collections in November 2015 for pre-schools. These cuddly and playful animals each have their own personalities and traits, and are ideal companions for a flight and beyond. Every six months, four new animals will be introduced giving children more to collect. The toys come in 3 product lines; Travel Buddy – a cuddly toy with a plastic toggle allowing it to be hung in the car, on a pram or in the cot, Carry Buddy – dual purpose toy and blanket, and Magnetic sketchers – unique characters to keep kids entertained, with drawing and easy erasing functionality.
Also, the Fly With Me Lonely Planet Kids are another set of products for children. Emirates has teamed up with the travel experts at Lonely Planet Kids to create packs that inspire older children to explore more of the world. The Fly with Me Lonely Planet Kids products come in four variations – two specially designed retro-style rucksacks, and two cool bags. Each bag features different content to encourage a sense of adventure in young travellers. These include fold-out world maps, travel journals, plastic drink bottles, cards with world facts and various educational books exclusive to Emirates. These products will be refreshed every six months.
The Fly With Me Animals Magazine is also another product produced exclusively for Emirates young flyers between the ages of three (3) and Eight (8) years. It is a fun and colourful magazine Each magazine includes a colouring set which features Emirates Little Travellers characters — iconic Emirates cabin crew and pilot characters exploring the world.
Emirates airline provides meals and special products for babies, toddlers, and children on all routes Emirates offers. Designed meal trays featuring the Emirates Little Travellers, and Special kids meals which can be ordered in advance, are some of the offers available for kids. Babies enjoy Emirates Toiletry kits with wet wipes, cream, bib, teething ring and tissue pack, Child-friendly liners for the bassinet, and Baby food, formula, feeding bottles and diapers
Young travellers on Emirates receive specially designed headphones for a better fit and they can enjoy dedicated channels of children and family programming. These fun and colourful new headphones have larger speakers for a more comfortable fit and improved sound quality. Emirates offers a wide variety of children’s programming including the very best movies and television from Disney, Cartoon Network, CBeebies and Nickelodeon channels plus much more.
Shortly before the Emirates flight departs, the Lounges in Dubai, both First and Business Classes are also made fun of fun for children. These Young travellers are kept busy with dedicated areas in the lounges. They have play areas, with adequate seating for parents to supervise their children. These play areas offer plenty of entertainment and exciting interactive games suitable for kids of all ages, up to older teens. A separate range of Fly With Me toys and activity kits have been specially designed for the lounges, which includes the Fly With Me Cuddle Buddy, a soft comfort blanket for infants, Fly With Me Animal Tin Cases with magnets and activity sheets for toddlers. Fly With Me Lonely Planet Kids case for older children featuring a fold-out board game, spinner, ID holder, lanyard, gadget stand and pen.
Other special services for children and infants include, Priority boarding for families with small children, Special fares for children aged two to 11, 10kg free baggage allowance for infants not occupying a seat, Baby kits, bassinets, nappies and baby change tables , Baby bottles, milk formula and two types of jar food as well as food/ bottle heating services , Special ‘stroller’ delivery service for parents with babies in Dubai, provided immediately after disembarking, and Family check-in area at Dubai
Parents whose children are travelling alone can be assured of a smooth and stress-free journey from start to finish with our friendly and helpful staff. The unaccompanied minors service is available for children from 5 to under 12 years travelling alone or children under 8 years of age travelling in a different cabin class from their parents. This service has to be booked in advance and includes, Separate check-in facilities, Dedicated staff to accompany the minor or young traveller throughout the journey, and Dedicated lounge with toys and entertainment for kids
Emirates Young Travellers between the ages of two and sixteen can also partake in the Skyward Skysurfers. Skywards Skysurfers is the airline’s frequent flyer programme for young travellers aged. Skysurfers have their own membership card, earn Miles when they travel and move up through the tiers just like Emirates Skywards members. They can spend their Miles on treats like flights, toys, fun-filled day trips and more.
Launched in 1985, Emirates is a global connector of people and places. Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, with an extensive network that has grown to offer its customers a choice of 155 destinations in 83 countries across six continents. It has been fundamental in establishing Dubai as the Middle East’s commercial centre and aviation hub. As at this year, it operates more than 3,500 flights per week across six continents from its base at Dubai International airport.