Emirates and United have signed an agreement that will enhance each airline’s network and give customers easier access to new destinations within the US and around the world.
From November, Emirates customers flying into Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston will be able to easily connect onto United flights to and from nearly 200 cities across the Americas. Customers of both airlines will be able to book these connecting flights on a single ticket – making check-in and luggage transfer faster and easier.
Both airlines will have an interline arrangement in place at the other eight US airports served by Emirates – Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, JFK, Orlando, Seattle and Washington DC.
United will launch a new direct flight between Newark and Dubai starting in March 2023 where customers will be able to travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 cities.
Emirates Skywards members can soon earn miles when travelling on United-operated flights, while United Mileage Plus members flying on United’s New York/Newark to Dubai flight will be able to earn and redeem miles when connecting beyond on Emirates and flydubai.
Eligible customers travelling on codeshare flights will also soon enjoy access to Emirates and United lounges.
More details on frequent flyer awards and lounge sharing benefits will be released at a later date.