How to Upgrade to First Class on Emirates? If you're dreaming of a luxurious experience on Emirates' first class, upgrading is easier than you might think. First off, join the Emirates Skywards program to accrue miles that could help you upgrade your ticket. If flying economy or business class, check if there are any available seats in first class by visiting the "Manage Your Booking" section on the Emirates website or app. You can also try asking at the airport check-in counter as upgrades may be sold for a lower price depending on availability. Another option is bidding for an upgrade through the airline's bidding system which notifies passengers via email about their bid acceptance 48 hours before their flight. As a first-class passenger, expect nothing less than luxurious leather flatbeds, exclusive dining options prepared by top chefs, deluxe lounge access with spa treatments and chauffeur service- all of which will give you that pampered lifestyle you've always longed for.