Depending on the airline and the airport you’ll fly out of, cities for a layover may include Frankfurt, Munich, Toronto or Montreal. If your route should include a stop in Canada, you will need an eTA or visa – keep that in mind when booking your flight!
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According to the fare rules, tickets have to be issued until September 30th to take advantage of this offer, which is valid for travel commencing on or before October 26th.
You can’t return earlier than the first Sunday after your arrival. And if your schedule and immigration status allow for such a long trip, you can stay in New York for up to 3 months.
To check for availability, use Google Flights (instructions). The tool will show you all the possible flights for your trip to the Big Apple. Once you’re happy with the dates, compare prices that OTAs offer via Skyscanner. Or let Google forward you to one of the carriers’ websites. As always, this is recommended when booking more expensive tickets.
Tickets for most segments should be issued in booking class P. Here’s an overview of what that would get you with selected Star Alliance frequent flyer programs if you decide to travel on e.g., Air Canada:
- 16,580 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 16,260 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 15,870 on TAP Miles & Go
- 15,870 on United MileagePlus
- 15,870 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 12,430 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 11,900 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 11,900 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 11,900 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 9,920 on Air India Flying Returns
- 9,920 on ANA Mileage Club
- 9,920 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 8,290 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 8,290 on Asiana Club
- 8,290 on Miles & More
- 7,940 on SAS EuroBonus
Information & Tips for New York
It is THE dream destination in the USA. The 5 districts of New York City offer more than any other metropolis in the world. And due to the high number of flights to New York, it is usually the cheapest way to get to the USA.
Best Time to Travel
The best travel time with moderate temperatures is from April to June and from September to November. Summers can bring heat waves with high humidity. Winters are often snowy and very cold.
From the airport to the city
New York City is served by three commercial airports: John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport in Queens (probably the most famous), Newark Intl. Airport in Newark, New Jersey (which is not located in NYC, but serves the metropolitan area just like the others) and LaGuardia Airport also in Queens (which is closest to the city).
John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport
Public transport: From Manhattan by subway or LIRR to Jamaica (price varies from $2.75 – $10.00), continue with AirTrain to JFK ($6). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.
Taxi: To Manhattan $52.50 (+ $5.50 toll), 45 – 90 minutes depending on traffic.
Newark Intl. Airport
Public transport: Almost $20 with a combination of AirTrain Newark and NJ Transit to Penn Station. Almost 45 minutes drive.
Taxi: To Manhattan $50 – $70 (+ $8 toll), journey time 35 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Public transport: LaGuardia is only served by buses, these are slow and don’t have much space to store luggage, but with $2,75 they are very cheap.
Taxi: To Manhattan $20 – $30, journey time 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.
All Dealz for New York
Source: YHBU – Thanks!