United Airlines and Emirates have joined to serve Dubai.

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United Airlines and Emirates, two airlines who were formerly fierce competitors, have just made the decision to sell tickets on one other's flights.

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United will launch flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Dubai, Emirates' home base, in March 2019.

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It is the latest sign of warming relations between U.S. and Gulf airlines, particularly as international air travel recovers from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,

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Over two years. Wednesday's codeshare agreement will enable both airlines to reach one other's destinations.

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Tim Clark, president of Emirates, expects the partnership with United will become a joint venture like the one between Emirates and Qantas.

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Clark said he saw no reason why the cooperation with United wouldn't be effective during a press conference at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC.

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Customers of both airlines will be able to accumulate and redeem frequent flyer points in the event that the government provides its approval to the proposed alliance.

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