Oneworld member British Airways continues to surprise with discounted first class fares. The airline currently sells tickets from Dublin to New York for just €2,386. Flights to Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Atlanta are roughly €100 more expensive.
Your itinerary consists of two business class flights from Dublin to London and two first class trips across the pond, with amenities such as lounge access included. These prices show up for departure from January through March 2023.
You have the following destination options:
- New York City at €2,386
- Chicago at €2,486
- San Francisco at €2,486
- Washington DC at €2,486
- Atlanta at €2,486
- Philadelphia at €2,486
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €2,500 for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to British Airways with your preselected flight dates.
Long haul flights are operated by both British Airways or American Airlines. Flights from Dublin to London are Airbus A320 services by BA, where you can enjoy their European business class product.
British Airways’ first class product is not known to be the industry-leading one. The description that probably fits best is “the world’s best business class”. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this review: British Airways first class on Boeing 777. However, more and more of their Boeing 777 fleet that operates between Heathrow and New York have been retrofitted with a new first class cabin, similar to those in its Boeing 787s.
Ironically, American Airlines’ Flagship First, which you can also book with this deal, gives off a far more regal appeal. You can check out a review here.
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According to the fare rules, this fare has no expiration date and applies to weekday departures. You have to stay at least one night from Saturday to Sunday in New York to get the quoted price.
British Airways issues the first class tickets in booking class A. American and European feeders are in business class, booking in J. The following represents a trip to New York:
- 34,604 Award Miles + 19,780 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 19,780 Avios + 500 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 19,780 Avios + 1,300 TP on Iberia Plus
- 18,784 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 18,676 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 17,812 Points on Finnair Plus
- 11,066 Avios + 104 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 11,066 Award Miles + 130 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 11,066 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 11,066 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 11,066 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 11,066 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 11,066 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 11,066 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
You can get very close to the 600 TP needed for British Airways Executive Club Silver (and Oneworld Sapphire) with this ticket. To make sure you get the four legs in British Airways you need for the status, make sure your flights from London to New York are operated by British Airways, not American.
For a different routing or destination, feel free to use our mileage calculator.
Hotels in New York can easily start north of €150/night, even in lower categories. The other destinations are not as pricy. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is searching on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
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, 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 approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.
The 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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