Emirates has extended its online check-in from 24 hours to 48 hours before departure. Passengers anywhere in the world can now check in on their computer or mobile device from 48 hours to 90 minutes before departure. The longer lead-time gives customers greater flexibility in choosing their seat, and more. With check-in open for a longer period of time, even smoother communication with customers in the event of unexpected flight delays or disruptions is now possible, and this gives members of the Emirates Skywards frequent flyer programme improved upgrade options, and more.