On March 30, 2023, Emirates and United activated their codeshare partnership, which will enable Emirates passengers to enjoy seamless travel to a wider range of U.S. destinations.
As of today, Emirates customers can travel to three major U.S. business hubs, namely Chicago, Houston, or San Francisco, and effortlessly connect to a vast network of domestic U.S. destinations on United-operated flights.
Tickets can be purchased starting today on emirates.com and through travel agencies. This partnership launch means that Emirates travelers heading to the U.S. will now have access to over 150 U.S. cities in the United network through the three gateway cities.
Emirates operates flights between its Dubai hub and 12 US cities
Likewise, this collaboration has broadened the world for American travelers who venture beyond Dubai to Emirates’ extensive network, which includes numerous unique destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent.
Customers in the United States who want to travel to Dubai or elsewhere now have a variety of options and can use United’s services to connect to Emirates-operated flights bound for Dubai via Chicago, Houston, or San Francisco.
Passengers on these flights will have access to Emirates’ award-winning services as well as the agreement’s various convenient travel benefits.
Travelers who book codeshare flights with Emirates Airlines can now plan their full trip on a single ticket and take benefit of the airline’s baggage allowance as well as easy and smooth baggage check-through to their final destination.
Besides that, Emirates Skywards members can now earn and redeem miles on all United flights worldwide.
The partnership between Emirates and United unlocks a plethora of popular destinations that are easily accessible from Emirates’ gateways, including Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, and Phoenix.
Customers traveling planning to cities such as Detroit can now fly directly from Dubai to Houston or Chicago and seamlessly connect to a United flight to reach their destination. their final destination, while enjoying a hassle-free travel experience.
The returned benefits also apply to passengers departing from the U.S. Flying to Dubai with Emirates provides easy access to a vast network of domestic cities and effortless connections at one of three hubs.
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, expressed his excitement at the launch of this ground-breaking partnership with United, which considerably expands Emirates’ presence in the United States.
He said that United’s extensive network throughout the Americas will enable Emirates to provide more options to its global customer base and meet demand from various segments, including leisure, VFR, corporate travelers, and students, who will be able to connect flawlessly to and from an extensive network of over 150 domestic points.
Emirates and United have established an interline agreement that widens the range of destinations accessible to passengers traveling to the Americas beyond the United States.
Emirates customers can now choose from dozens of additional destinations in Mexico, Canada the Caribbean, and Central and South America because of this collaboration. They can also benefit from the convenience of having a single ticket for their entire itinerary and smooth connections through three hubs: Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco.
At present, Emirates operates services between its Dubai hub and 12 cities in the United States, as well as five locations in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.
Besides that, under this partnership, Emirates Skywards members can earn miles while traveling on flights across United Airlines’ global network, both internationally and domestically.
MileagePlus members can also earn miles on select flights within the Emirates network when traveling from Newark (EWR) to Dubai (DXB) on United Airlines and then onwards to select Emirates-operated destinations.
Emirates and flydubai’s award-winning loyalty program, which has more than 30 million members globally, continues to provide its members with exclusive privileges.
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Emirates serves 17 destinations in the Americas, including various cities in the United States 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), Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Orlando International Airport (MCO), Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and Miami International Airport (MIA), as well as two in Canada, and three in South America, namely Mexico City (MEX), Toronto (YYZ), Sao Paulo (GRU), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA), and Buenos Aires (EZE).
Emirates is a global airline that operates from its hub in Dubai, connecting customers across six continents with top-notch air travel services that promote trade and tourism. The airline’s highly skilled and dedicated team comprising individuals from over 160 nations has received worldwide acclaim for its ground and in-flight services.
Emirates boasts of the world’s biggest fleet of wide-body aircraft, including the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380, offering spacious cabins and iconic in-flight features like the Onboard Lounge and A380 Shower Spa.
Its in-flight entertainment system, ice, has been recognized as the best in the sky for 17 years running. Emirates is also committed to responsible environmental operations and prioritizes three areas: reducing emissions, responsible consumption, and protecting wildlife and habitats.