The codeshare partnership between Emirates and United Airlines is now in effect, offering Emirates customers greater access to a wider range of United States destinations. Effective immediately, Emirates customers can fly to three major business centers in the U.S. – Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco – and conveniently connect to an extensive network of domestic points across the country on United-operated flights.
Emirates customers will now have an extended reach to over 150 cities in the United States via Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco, along with the added advantage of codeshare benefits for United flights.
This collaboration provides an expanded domestic network in the U.S. to complement Emirates’ existing network of 12 destinations served from its hub in Dubai.
The customer experience will be improved through the issuance of a single ticket, Emirates baggage allowance, and seamless baggage transfers to the final destination.
Furthermore, under an interline agreement, customers will also be able to access several more destinations in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean islands, and Central and South America.
We’re delighted to announce the activation of our codeshare partnership with @United, enabling our customers to have access to and from more than 150 U.S. cities through Chicago, Houston and San Francisco, and enjoy other rewarding benefits. https://t.co/BQB16w1TwF pic.twitter.com/vEbOV9NgrO
— Emirates (@emirates) March 30, 2023
Frequent flyer members of Skywards and MileagePlus® can expect to enjoy rewarding benefits.
Starting from March 30, 2023, tickets for the codeshare partnership can be purchased on emirates.com, as well as through travel agencies and other trade channels. Flight tickets can also be found and compared using services that aggregate airfares and compare prices.
Emirates customers traveling to the U.S. can now enjoy access to over 150 U.S. cities through the United network, via the three designated gateways.
Likewise, Emirates customers located in the U.S. who are planning to travel to Dubai and other destinations now have a plethora of options available to them. They can easily connect to Emirates-operated flights heading to Dubai via Chicago, Houston, or San Francisco using United’s services. This partnership significantly expands the world for U.S. travelers who are looking to explore Emirates’ extensive network beyond Dubai, including a wide range of unique destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Passengers traveling on these flights will have access to Emirates’ acclaimed services and a range of convenient travel perks made possible by this partnership. Travelers who have booked flights on Emirates’ codeshare flights can plan their entire journey using a single ticket and take advantage of the airline’s generous baggage allowance, as well as convenient baggage check-through to their final destination.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, expressed his enthusiasm regarding the launch of this groundbreaking partnership with United, which will dramatically increase Emirates’ presence in the U.S. Mr. Kazim believes that United’s extensive network throughout the Americas will enable Emirates to offer a more diverse array of options to its global customer base, catering to various segments such as leisure travelers, visiting friends and relatives, corporate travelers, and students. By seamlessly connecting to and from a broader network of over 150 domestic points, Emirates is confident that this partnership will be highly sought-after.
Emirates’ Skywards members can now earn and redeem miles on all flights offered by United across their global network, in addition to the benefits of the codeshare partnership.
This collaboration opens up a range of highly sought-after destinations that can be accessed via Emirates gateways such as Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. Emirates customers who are traveling to destinations like Detroit can fly directly from Dubai to either Chicago or Houston and then effortlessly connect to a United flight for their final destination, while enjoying the streamlined benefits of this partnership. Similarly, passengers who are departing from the U.S. and using Emirates services to fly to Dubai can easily access a wide network of domestic cities and connect through one of the three designated hubs.
Emirates and United have entered into an interline agreement, enabling travelers to effortlessly access an expanded variety of destinations across the Americas beyond the U.S. Emirates’ passengers can now choose from dozens of additional destinations located in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, while enjoying the convenience of a single-ticket itinerary and seamless connections through the three designated hubs (Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco).
Currently, Emirates operates flights between Dubai and 12 cities in the U.S., as well as five destinations in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.
Increased Opportunities and Rewards
As part of the partnership between Emirates and United, Emirates Skywards members can earn miles on flights across United Airlines’ global and domestic network. Additionally, MileagePlus members can earn miles on select flights in the Emirates network when traveling from Newark (EWR) to Dubai (DXB) on United Airlines and then connecting onwards to selected Emirates destinations.
Emirates and flydubai’s award-winning loyalty program, serving over 30 million members worldwide, continues to offer exclusive privileges.
Emirates’ extensive network of 17 points in the Americas includes major U.S. cities such as Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD), Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Miami International Airport (MIA). The airline also flies to Mexico City (MEX), Toronto (YYZ), Sao Paulo (GRU), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), and Buenos Aires (EZE).
Emirates is a global airline headquartered in Dubai, providing air transport services to customers across six continents. The airline is renowned for its high-quality services both on the ground and in the sky, delivered by a diverse and passionate workforce representing over 160 countries.
With the world’s largest fleet of wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft, Emirates offers spacious cabins and iconic inflight features including the A380 Shower Spa and Onboard Lounge. The airline’s ice inflight entertainment system is available in all seats across its fleet, having won the “best in sky” award for 17 consecutive years.
Emirates is also dedicated to environmentally-responsible operations, focusing on reducing emissions, responsible consumption, and protecting wildlife and habitats.