Aer Lingus has recently started a nice sale on tickets for flights from Dublin, Ireland, to the US and Canada. The list of destination is long and prices a great! Prices start at €274 for a non-stop return flight to Washington.
The deal is back again with prices as good as they’ve been the last time!
- Washington from €274
- Newark from €314
- New York from €314
- Boston from €314
- Hartford from €318
- Philadelphia from €338
- Miami from €355
- Toronto from €355
- Orlando from €377
- Los Angeles from €414
- San Francisco from €414
- Seattle from €414
- Minneapolis from €418
- Chicago from €428
This fare only includes one piece on hand luggage. If you need more space for your belongings, you can opt for the SMART fare. that the carrier offers. In addition to your checked bag, you can also choose your seat in advance. Extra costs will add up to around 80€ per round-trip.
US Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance is available at Dublin airport before your departure. A very convenient procedure that will often save you time and help you avoiding queues after your arrival.
Search & Book
According to Aer Lingus’ website, this fare is for travel between November 2019 and March 2020. However, availabilites are best in January, February and March 2020. As a minimum stay requirement Aer Lingus states a night from Saturday to Sunday. Other information about the fare is not stated on the website. We do not know when this deal expires but it seems to be a recurring sale.
Hotel prices in the US can be a huge factor that you do need to calculate in when planning your travel. It almost certainly makes sense to compare prices before you book. We would suggest using one of our favorite hotel booking websites for that:
Don’t forget to check out all hotel promotional sales and discount codes:
Information & Tips for USA
The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.
Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements
The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA) for about 12€, you don’t need a visa for entry.
Best Time to Visit
Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.
The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.
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Information & Tips for Canada
The North American country of Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of surface area. In Canada, English and French are the official languages. Tourists visit Canada because of its many natural attractions and large cities, and the flight prices vary between the east and west coasts. Flights to the east coast e.g. to Toronto or Montreal regularly cost less than 400€. For flights to the west coast, e.g. to Vancouver or Calgary, prices are closer to 400€ – 600€. Other destinations are mostly only reachable with an additional domestic flight. Just like in the USA, most airlines now only offer cheap fares that do not include checked baggage. For checked baggage you should budget an additional 50€ per direction.
Best Time to Travel
Canada is a huge country with many varying climate conditions, but it is safe to say that the winters (November to March) are very cold and snowy in most regions. Summers are relatively mild and partly rainy.
Immigration & Visa Requirements
Most EU citizens do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 6 months. However, an electronic travel waiver (eTA) must be applied for, similar to the ESTA required for entry into the USA. This costs about 5€ and is valid for up to 5 years.
Canada’s national currency is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). One euro is approximately $1.50 CAD. Many credit cards may charge a foreign currency fee of up to 2% to pay in CAD.
Transfer from Canada to the USA
Canada is located north of the USA and is the only other country apart from Mexico that shares a border with it (2 borders, actually: Alaska borders Canada in the southeast!) At many airports in Canada US immigration is already done before departure, so you arrive in the USA as a “domestic” passenger in the domestic terminal which can potentially save you lots of time since you do not have to stand in line at customs upon arriving. By land the same entry formalities take place as at the airport or by train at the station in Canada. Most EU citizens don’t need a visa and can instead make use of the digital ESTA procedure.
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