Air Canada and United are coordinating their schedules to offer more codeshare flights that could simplify cross-border travel. Instead of only having access to destinations offered by each individual carrier, you can now take flights with both in a single trip without having to buy multiple tickets. The process operates much like an STM transfer that allows for travel on both buses and trains and expands how far you can get.
The partnership between Air Canada and United will offer 38 new codeshare flights in the US and eight to major cities in Canada. Travelers will also be able to accrue rewards for the MileagePlus and Aeroplan loyalty programs during shared trips.
The specifics of just where the new codeshare flights will get you is still TBA, but some airline industry experts suspect the changes will streamline travel to cities that are often harder to reach.
“It’s probably smaller markets