Emirates airlines is one of the most loved and respected airlines in the world, with an army of loyal fliers who use the network to travel from its home base of Dubai across the globe. For dedicated Emirates travellers, it can be tough when travelling out of the Dubai carrier’s flight path, but the good news is customers will now have access to more than 150 US cities through a new codeshare agreement with United.
Starting today, Emirates customers will be able to fly to the US’ three biggest business hubs – Chicago, Houston and San Francisco – and connect to United’s expansive network of domestic US and wider Americas flights, all while earning Emirates Skywards Miles, MileagePlus® and enjoying the airline’s host of perks and privileges. The partnership unlocks a host of popular destinations accessible from Emirates gateways such as Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix. The codeshare will also open up more destinations in the entire Americas, with United also connecting to destinations in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America – of which many will be available on the codeshare.
The benefits will also be reciprocated for passengers flying out of the US and using Emirates services to fly to Dubai, allowing them to also earn Emirates Skywards Miles and benefit from a host of perks making the long journey a lot easier.
The new codeshare will enhance customer experience by offering a single ticket, alongside Emirates privileges like its generous baggage allowance and baggage transfers through to the final destination, even when changing from an Emirates flight to United. Emirates currently flies to a network of 12 destinations across the states from its Dubai International Airport hub, but the new codeshare will mean even more connectivity for US-bound travellers flying on Emirates.
“We are extremely delighted to activate this historic partnership with United and significantly expand our footprint in the US United’s vast network across the Americas will help us to offer more choices to our customer base from across the globe, and meet demand from across segments including the leisure, VFR, corporate travellers and students who can now connect seamlessly to and from a broader network of more than 150 domestic points,” says Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer.
Tickets for the entire journey will be available all through the Emirates website or through its trade channels and travel agencies.
For more information, visit emirates.com