One does not have to fly Business or First class in Emirates if one wants access to its premium lounges. The Dubai-based airline is now offering its exclusive lounges to even its economy flyers at an additional cost. If one is an Emirates Skywards Blue member, one can now pay USD100 to access Emirates lounges at Dubai International airport regardless of one’s class of travel, and so can one’s family and friends who are travelling on the same Emirates flight, for an additional charge. Silver or Gold member who already enjoys complimentary access, they can invite guests who are travelling on the same flight to join them for an additional charge - even if they are travelling in Economy Class. One can also purchase an upgrade to the First Class Lounge in Dubai.