Emerald privileges

As a frequent flyer member of one of the oneworld® member airlines, you earn miles and points towards your tier status every time you travel on an eligible flight.


When your top tier status is equivalent to oneworld Emerald, you are entitled to the following oneworld benefits, no matter which oneworld airline or cabin class you are flying:

  • Access to First Class or Business Class priority check-in
  • Priority boarding
  • Access to preferred or pre-reserved seating when offered by the airline operating the flight
  • Priority standby and waitlisting (where offered)
  • Access to more than 600 airport lounges (with one guest) when travelling internationally, including premium First Class, Business Class and frequent flyer lounges, regardless of the class of service flown that day. For details about the oneworld lounge access policy, click here.

In addition to all of the above privileges, Emerald frequent flyers can enjoy:

Extra baggage allowance*

As an Emerald frequent flyer, you can check in one additional bag for free, in addition to your ticketed baggage allowance when you fly on oneworld airlines.

If your ticket mentions a weight allowance, you can check in an extra 20 kgs.  

*This benefit is not available on British Airways' 'Hand Baggage Only/Basic' fares.

Priority baggage handling

As an Emerald frequent flyer you will also receive priority baggage handling when travelling in any cabin on an eligible oneworld flight, giving your baggage priority handling from aircraft to carousel.. (Priority baggage handling is not available on flights operated by British Airways.)

Fast Track through security at select airports

We know your time is precious and you would rather be in one of the over 600 oneworld lounges rather than waiting in line at airport security. That is why, at select airports worldwide, our member airlines have arranged for oneworld Emerald frequent flyers to access the ‘Fast Track' or ‘Priority Lanes' at security check points. See below for details and the list of airports where this privilege is available:

oneworld benefits are available only to top tier frequent flyers of the oneworld airlines when travelling on flights that are both operated and marketed by a oneworld member airline. Fast track security lanes are not available at all airports.

Due to restrictions or local agreements with Security Fast Track facility operators, not all oneworld carriers are currently able to extend this benefit to all Emerald tier customers.