Emirates and United recently signed a commercial agreement that will give their customers access to hundreds of new destinations.
From November, Emirates customers flying into Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston will be able to connect onto United flights to and from nearly 200 cities across the Americas on a single ticket.
At the 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 will also launch a new direct flight between New York/Newark and Dubai starting in March 2023.
From there, customers will be able to travel on Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 cities. Tickets for United’s new Dubai flight are now on sale.
With the ability to connect flights on a single ticket, check-in and luggage transfer will be easier for customers.
This agreement will also give the loyalty program members of both airlines more opportunities for more rewards.
Eligible customers travelling on codeshare flights will also soon get access to Emirates and United lounges.
Meanwhile, Emirates will retrofit more than 120 aircrafts with elevated meal choices, a brand-new vegan menu, a ‘cinema in the sky’ experience, and cabin interior upgrades.
At United, the airline will add 500 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft to its fleet with a focus on a new interior that includes seat-back screens in every seat, larger overhead bins, Bluetooth connectivity throughout, and the industry’s fastest available in-flight Wi-Fi.