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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.

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

Old Aug 30, 22, 10:09 am
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United Airlines, Emirates set to announce codeshare agreement -- sources (yahoo.com)

United on Tuesday sent an invitation to reporters to a "special event" on Sept. 14 titled "Come fly with us" with Chief Executive Scott Kirby and Emirates President Tim Clark in Washington.

The Air Current reported the expected announcement earlier. United did not offer additional comment. An Emirates spokesperson confirmed the airlines will make "a joint announcement" on Sept. 14 in Washington, declining to elaborate.
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Old Aug 30, 22, 10:46 am
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Just saw this on United’s IG as well
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Old Aug 30, 22, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by jcturnbull View Post
The Athens and Milan routes were the first thing that came to my mind
Maybe monopolize like SIN-MUC and SIN-FRA? Aegean is also a member of *A so no resistance even if Aegean decide to join the party.
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This is great for those of us flying to the Far East from Israel, who haven't been happy with the options thus far which include Ethiopian and Air India. Or backpedaling and going through Istanbul or any *A European hub. Awesome news, thank you to whomever posted this!
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Love this move. Europe is frequently not on the way to the places I want to be.
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Old Aug 30, 22, 11:33 am
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Hopefully EWR-DXB on EK goes non-stop.
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Old Aug 30, 22, 11:38 am
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TPG is saying Emirates is joining star alliance


Last month, Emirates and Air Canada, another Star Alliance member, announced a codeshare. A source familiar told The Air Current that the United codeshare is a prelude to Emirates joining Star Alliance.
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Old Aug 30, 22, 11:45 am
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Fascinated to know how what the scope of this will be. I wonder if there could be some limitations in areas where it overlaps the network of UA's JV partner Lufthansa Group?
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Old Aug 30, 22, 12:01 pm
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I would like this. I vastly prefer the middle east stopover going into India than the limited options United has right now. I chose Qatar oder Emirates most of the times but as a United guy I'd prefer having different options.
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Old Aug 30, 22, 12:03 pm
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This would be amazing. Flying EK to CAI will be a massive improvement over LH through FRA or MUC
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Old Aug 30, 22, 12:32 pm
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It would only make sense if this was April 1st.

Incredible animosity between the two carriers. UA pulled interlining with Emirates not that long ago. I'd bet that UA miles will not be redeemable for EK premium classes. But I'd be pleasantly surprised if I was incorrect.

In the past, Emirates has cast so much shade on alliances. Not sure what they'd get out of it.
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Old Aug 30, 22, 12:42 pm
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Can I get from IAD to JNB via DXB....if so lets do this
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Old Aug 30, 22, 12:59 pm
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This would be amazing. Flying EK to CAI will be a massive improvement over LH through FRA or MUC
But would it be as good as a connection at IST on TK?
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But would it be as good as a connection at IST on TK?
Maybe, but the coffee wouldn't be as good
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