Emirates customers will be able to fly to three US gateways: Chicago, Houston or San Francisco
Dubai-based Emirates and Illinois-based United airlines have activated their codeshare partnership, allowing Emirates customers to enjoy easier access to an expanded choice of US destinations.
With the launch of the partnership, Emirates customers heading to the US will be able to access to more than 150 cities in the United network, via its three gateways in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.
Similarly, Emirates customers in the US planning trips to Dubai and beyond will be able to utilise United’s services to connect to Emirates-operated flights bound for Dubai.
Travellers with itineraries on Emirates’ codeshare flights can plan their entire trip on a single-ticket and take advantage of the airline’s baggage allowance, in addition to convenient bag check-through to the final destination.
Emirates is also enabling its Skywards members to earn and redeem miles on all flights across United’s worldwide network.
The partnership unlocks a host of popular destinations accessible from Emirates gateways such as Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis and Phoenix. For example, Emirates passengers planning trips to destinations such as Detroit can fly direct from Dubai to Chicago or Houston, and connect on a United flight to the final destination. The reciprocal benefits extend to passengers flying out of the US using Emirates services to fly to Dubai.
Commenting on the news, Emirates chief commercial officer Adnan Kazim said: “We're 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 choice to our customer base from across the globe, and meet demand from across segments including the leisure, virtual routing and forwarding (VFR), corporate travellers and students who can now connect seamlessly to and from a broader network of more than 150 domestic points.”
Emirates currently offers services between its hub in Dubai and 12 US cities, as well as five points across Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
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