Virgin Atlantic is selling extremely cheap flights from Brussels to San Francisco and Los Angeles in California. You can get the roundtrip flights for €247. 23 kg of luggage is included. Available dates can be found from the end of August onwards.
Be quick – the price is extremely hot! Probably, this fare won’t last for long!
As Virgin Atlantic doesn’t fly directly to Brussels, you’ll first have to fly to London. That flight will be operated by British Airways. The long haul flights are flown on Boeing 787-Dreamliner airplanes.
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According to the fare rules, these tickets will be available until September 15th. It is, however, very unlikely that this extremely cheap fare will last that long. This fare is available for trips between August 26th, 2019 and March 28th, 2020. The minimum stay is three days (or a Sunday). The tickets are issued in class O.
Virgin Atlantic also has an Economy Light-Fare without luggage, but this fare is currently only available on other routes. Between Brussels and California Economy Classic, with 23kg of luggage, is the cheapest fare.
You can find available dates using Google Flights. You’ll find the cheapest fares on Skyscanner – but it’s always safest to book directly at Virgin Atlantic, where you can then even reserve your favorite seats:
Here’s how many miles you can roughly expect to be credited (based on a roundtrip to San Francisco):
- 5,570 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 5,570 on South African Voyager
- 5,570 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 5,570 on ANA Mileage Club
- 2,780 on Delta SkyMiles
- 2,780 on Virgin Australia Velocity
Information & Tips for Los Angeles
The metropolis in California, USA is especially famous for Hollywood. But Los Angeles offers much more to discover.
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Information & Tips for San Francisco
The city on the Pacific coast in California captivates with unique buildings like the Golden Gate Bridge but also with the serenity, enlightenment and cultural diversity of the population.
Best Time to Visit
Temperatures in San Francisco are quite warm and moderate all year round. But in winter you have to expect to get more rain. The best months for traveling are April to October.
Top 3 Sights
Golden Gate Bridge: There are only a few buildings that say ‘USA’ as much as the bridge that connects with San Francisco to Sausalito. You can pass the bridge either by car, on foot or by bike. The latter is highly recommended because it is somewhat tricky to get on the bridge by foot. When planning your trip, you should always check the weather forecast, as the bridge is often covered in thick fog. This might be great for taking spectacular pictures of the bridge, but passing it could be rather disappointing due to the limited visibility.
Alcatraz Island: You can reach the legendary prison island, on which Al Capone was imprisoned, by ferry. You can book tickets on the official website. Attention: Other sites that also offer tickets are only re-sellers who charge excessive prices. It is worth to book the tickets in advance because especially during high season the ferry can be full due to the limited number of seats.
Fisherman’s Wharf: An excellent place to start your visit to San Francisco. This old part of town – once the Little Italy of San Francisco – is famous for its shops, restaurants and the beautiful atmosphere by the water. It’s a nice place to walk around and get a taste of the city. It’s also a starting point for tours with spectacular views of the city.
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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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