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

Old Sep 14, 22, 11:29 am
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From my quick sample searches, it looks like interline fares (sorry if this isn't the right term!) are already loaded - for example, when I search EWR-HYD, I now see both EWR-DEL-HYD (overnight stop in DEL, connect to Air India or Vistara) and EWR-DXB-HYD (2 hour stop in DXB, connect to Emirates) at similar prices. This could be a huge improvement for travel to cities in India other than DEL!
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:34 am
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Any link to formal announcement?
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:35 am
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Where can one watch the announcement?
I don't see anything on youtube, FB, or IG.
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by aindfan
From my quick sample searches, it looks like interline fares (sorry if this isn't the right term!) are already loaded - for example, when I search EWR-HYD, I now see both EWR-DEL-HYD (overnight stop in DEL, connect to Air India or Vistara) and EWR-DXB-HYD (2 hour stop in DXB, connect to Emirates) at similar prices. This could be a huge improvement for travel to cities in India other than DEL!
Flight operated by Emirates says "This flight segment is ineligible to earn mileage or Premier qualifying credit." Was hoping to earn PQP and PQF on Emirates
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:41 am
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If the emirates segments are ineligible for PQF or PQP, thats absolutely weak for the level at which theyve been hyping up this partnership
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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...301624575.html

Looks like earning award miles, lounge access in DXB if you are on the EWR-DXB-EWR UA flight, and a lot of codeshares for EK in the US. Don't think this will change my travel patterns one bit - thought it might given that I have 3 India trips a year usually...
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:45 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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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:51 am
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Have to laugh at the last paragraph. Both companies are enhancing. One with amazing new food, interiors, and cinematic experiences, and the other by putting in screens and making the bins bigger.
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:51 am
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Ok now that the actual details are out, this was absolutely overhyped.
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:54 am
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What a dud!
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:55 am
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What a joke, kind of surprised at EK logic to drop jet blue if this is all it is
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by angetenar
Ok now that the actual details are out, this was absolutely overhyped.
By FT, yes, but it is exactly what the early reports suggested, a codesharing agreement.

There was a lot of unsupported speculation of what was "desired" but the codeshare agreement as originally leaked is what we got.
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Old Sep 14, 22, 11:58 am
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Seems to be about what I expected. I was hoping for PQP on all EK segments (at least when ticketed on UA), but otherwise it seems about right.

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Old Sep 14, 22, 12:00 pm
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"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"

Does this mean we only earn PQP/PQF/miles for Emirate operated flight when connecting through United in Dubai? I wish they did mutual earnings for all the flights irrespective of the route
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