I do not agree with what I think of the threats of competition that airlines in the Middle East are facing. I am not quite with the rest of the travel professionals (and most of the OMAAT team) convinced that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar should only be allowed to run when extending routes to the United States. I`m not saying I`m against it, I`m not sure what I think. If there is no interline ticketing agreement, two separate tickets must be issued and passengers must pick up their luggage and take it to the connecting company for check-in. Interline routes such as this one are more risky for travellers, as the second airline may not be aware of inbound flight delays or problems and is less likely to authorize a toll-free change of booking in the event of a loss of the route. There may also be a problem if the baggage is lost and the traveller wishes to be sent to them later. United has interline agreements with more than 150 airlines, and some of them, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and British Airways, are also powerful competitors. Many other airlines covered by agreements are so opaque that they are probably rarely used, such as contracts with Russia`s Yakutia Airlines and MIAT Mongolian Airlines. I think the people here make a mountain of a hill of moles.
United knows exactly how many people and how much revenue these agreements are related to. Since the United States of Dubai has not given as much demand. I don`t think it`s a great thing at all, and think some of the above answers are just people looking for another reason to bash together. I don`t buy the idea that they thought ”arrogant that they don`t need help” in this case during the delta merger. DL cut the AA tie mainly because AA dropped passengers on Delta when they needed help, much more than Delta. This initially eliminated all the benefits of the Interline agreement and thus cut it off. United Airlines is canceling core cooperation agreements with five Middle Eastern airlines, including Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline, as the Chicago-based airline continues to complain that the region`s largest airlines are in unfair competition with massive government subsidies. United is not the first U.S. airline to reduce its Interline agreements with some Middle East Airlines. In 2015, Delta terminated the contract with Emirates. The two companies are not part of the same alliance, so I call United to request the transfer of baggage. However, one thing he did not say was that United would continue to work with other airlines to provide its customers with a more seamless travel experience.
To that end, United was quick to announce that it was terminating its Interline agreements with five Middle Eastern airlines, including Emirates, flydubai, Qatar, Royal Jordanian and Saudia, effective May 5, 2017. An Emirates spokeswoman said the airline has entered into interline agreements with four North American airlines – Porter Airlines, Virgin America, Hawaiian Airlines and Sun Country Airlines. It also has closer codeshare relationships with Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways and WestJet Airlines. In an email, a United spokesman confirmed that the agreements will expire, but did not specify why. ”As part of the ongoing monitoring and adaptation of our partnership agreements, United has decided to terminate its interconnection agreements with certain airlines in the Middle East effective May 5, 2017,” the spokesman said. This is one of the biggest headaches travellers sometimes face: even if Interline agreements exist and the airline, like Z. F. United, can let luggage pass on a separate ticket, baggage screening on separate tickets is left to the discretion of the check-in desk. I always recommend coming to the airport early to make sure you have a clear printed copy of your flight ticket, including the ticket number, and be polite and friendly with the agent.