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United + Emirates to Form Codeshare Agreement & UA resumes EWR-DXB March 2023

Old Sep 14, 22, 11:47 am
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United and Emirates Expand Market Presence Through New Agreement
September 14, 2022 Operations

United to launch new nonstop flights between Newark/New York and Dubai starting in March of 2023;

United customers can soon connect through Dubai to more than 100 destinations and Emirates customers can more easily fly to nearly 200 U.S cities through Chicago, San Francisco and Houston

CHICAGO and DUBAI, Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- United and Emirates announced a historic commercial agreement today that will enhance each airline's network and give their customers easier access to hundreds of destinations within the United States and around the world*.



United will launch a new direct flight between Newark/New York and Dubai starting in March 2023 from there, customers can travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 different cities. Tickets for United's new Dubai flight are now on sale.

Starting in November, Emirates customers flying into three of the nation's biggest business hubs Chicago, San Francisco and Houston will have access to nearly 200 U.S. cities in the United network most of which only require a one-stop connection. At eight other U.S. airports served by Emirates Boston, Dallas, LA, Miami, JFK, Orlando, Seattle and Washington DC both airlines will have an interline arrangement in place.

United and Emirates announced their agreement today at a ceremonial event at Dulles International Airport, hosted by United CEO Scott Kirby and Emirates President Sir Tim Clark, featuring United and Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and flight crews from each carrier.

"This agreement unites two iconic, flag carrier airlines who share a common commitment to creating the best customer experience in the skies," said United CEO Scott Kirby. "United's new flight to Dubai and our complementary networks will make global travel easier for millions of our customers, helping boost local economies and strengthen cultural ties. This is a proud moment for both United and Emirates employees, and I look forward to our journey together."

"Two of the biggest, and best-known airlines in the world are joining hands to fly people better to more places, at a time when travel demand is rebounding with a vengeance. It's a significant partnership that will unlock tremendous consumer benefit and bring the United Arab Emirates and the United States even closer," said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline. "We welcome United's return to Dubai next year, where our hub Dubai essentially becomes a gateway for United to reach Asia, Africa and the Middle East via the combined network of Emirates and flydubai. We look forward to developing our partnership with United for the long term."

Soon customers of both airlines can book these connecting flights on a single ticket making check-in and luggage transfer faster and easier. For example travelers will be able to visit United.com or use the United app to book a flight from Newark/New York to Karachi, Pakistan or go to Emirates.com to book a flight from Dubai to Atlanta or Honolulu.

This agreement will also give the loyalty program members of both airlines more opportunities for more rewards: United MileagePlus members flying on United's Newark/New York to Dubai flight can soon earn and redeem miles when connecting beyond on Emirates and flydubai and Emirates Skywards members will be able to earn miles when they travel on United operated flights. Eligible United customers will also soon have access to Emirates lounges when connecting to and from United's new Dubai flight.

Both airlines have recently announced significant investments in the customer experience. Emirates will retrofit more than 120 aircraft as part of a $2 billion effort that includes elevated meal choices, a brand-new vegan menu, a 'cinema in the sky' experience, cabin interior upgrades, and sustainable choices. At United, the airline will add 500 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft to its fleet with a focus on a new signature interior that includes seat-back screens in every seat, larger overhead bins, Bluetooth connectivity throughout, and the industry's fastest available in-flight WiFi.

* Codeshare activities and United's new flight to Dubai are subject to government approvals.


Originally Posted by TerryK
EK lounge is accessible by passengers seated in UA Polaris only. No UC members, no *G members, no waitlisted for Polaris and no guest.
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Old Mar 26, 23, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Deep1312
What are the 27 destinations in the partnership?
The complete list of 27 cities is in post #176.
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Old Mar 27, 23, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by TerryK
That means no alliance benefits at all. The luggage allowance "flow through" applies to all single ticket itineraries. There is no need to be in an alliance for this.
UA updated their through check guidance to agents to allow checking bags through to EK (and FlyDubai) on separate tickets for any passenger. (same policy as being used for separate *A tickets).
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Old Mar 31, 23, 7:15 am
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https://www.emirates.com/media-centr...ity-to-the-us/
I think some new details announced last night. TPG highlighted you earn RDM on EK flights based on distance flown on the connecting flight after EWR -> DXB, and you can redeem UA miles for these same EK flights, assuming you like the dynamic pricing of EWR<->DXB
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I've tried various destinations and cannot seem to find any EK flight segments available.
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Old Mar 31, 23, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by jcturnbull
TPG highlighted you earn RDM on EK flights based on distance flown on the connecting flight after EWR -> DXB
At least on UA tickets, you earn RDM only (no PQP) on EK flights based upon the amount of the fare that UA assigns to EWR-DXB. In many cases, that seems to be based upon the relative distance flown on UA and EK, but I’m not sure I’d call that “based on distance flown.”
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Old Mar 31, 23, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by jsloan
At least on UA tickets, you earn RDM only (no PQP) on EK flights based upon the amount of the fare that UA assigns to EWR-DXB. In many cases, that seems to be based upon the relative distance flown on UA and EK, but Im not sure Id call that based on distance flown.
You're right, no PQP. Also, I thought it was weird when I read it. Must've mis-read. Full quoted text below, found at https://thepointsguy.com/news/united...ship-benefits/

Originally Posted by thepointsguy
As of March 26, United flyers can now earn miles on Emirates flights that have been purchased in conjunction with United's nonstop from Newark to Dubai.This means that if you fly United to Dubai and connect onwards to Africa (all on one ticket), you'll be able to earn MileagePlus miles for both segments. However, if you purchase the Emirates flight separately, you won't be eligible to earn United credit.

If you purchase your ticket through United, the airline will credit Emirates earnings according to the fare spent, with the multiplier ranging from 5x to 11x the fare depending on your Premier elite tier. Meanwhile, if you buy your ticket from Emirates, award mile earnings will range from 10% to 150% of the distance flown.

Note that some of the cheapest Emirates fares aren't eligible for mileage accrual.
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Old Apr 2, 23, 1:51 pm
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FYI, when originating in DXB checkin is in T3. Polaris/1K/GS can use the EK biz counters (39-41) and security. Polaris customers also get access to the T3 A gate EK biz lounge.
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Old Apr 5, 23, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by abuswiss
FYI, when originating in DXB checkin is in T3. Polaris/1K/GS can use the EK biz counters (39-41) and security. Polaris customers also get access to the T3 A gate EK biz lounge.
Flying the other way originating from EWR, Polaris to DXB then onward to BKK on EK Y. My expectations are low given what I have read about this partnership but would I be able to use the T3 A gate EK biz lounge?
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Originally Posted by mjcewl1284
Flying the other way originating from EWR, Polaris to DXB then onward to BKK on EK Y. My expectations are low given what I have read about this partnership but would I be able to use the T3 A gate EK biz lounge?
Unlikely as the onward ticket is in Y.

You likely cant access any *A lounge either (eg Star Gold) for same reason - onward ticket is non *A

You will need Priority Pass or similar scheme.
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Originally Posted by uastarflyer
Unlikely as the onward ticket is in Y.

You likely cant access any *A lounge either (eg Star Gold) for same reason - onward ticket is non *A

You will need Priority Pass or similar scheme.
Thanks. I figured as well and do have Priority Pass
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Originally Posted by abuswiss
........Polaris customers also get access to the T3 A gate EK biz lounge.
EK lounge is accessible by passengers seated in UA Polaris only. No UC members, no *G members, no waitlisted for Polaris and no guest.
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Old Apr 7, 23, 7:31 am
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Originally Posted by TerryK
EK lounge is accessible by passengers seated in UA Polaris only. No UC members, no *G members, no waitlisted for Polaris and no guest.
Are they offering the buy-in lounge access option for UA passengers? Does not sound like it.
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Originally Posted by abuswiss
FYI, when originating in DXB checkin is in T3. Polaris/1K/GS can use the EK biz counters (39-41) and security.
Do you at what time the counters open for DXB-EWR checkin?
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Are they offering the buy-in lounge access option for UA passengers? Does not sound like it.
Yes, AED 500.
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Originally Posted by PTahCha (Post # 222)
Are they offering the buy-in lounge access option for UA passengers? Does not sound like it.
Originally Posted by TerryK (Post # 224)
Yes, AED 500.
= ~$136.15
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