USA: TAP Business Class from Dublin, i.E. San Francisco at €1,172

TAP Portugal A330

Once again TAP Portugal is offering great business class fares from Dublin to various cities in the US as well as to Toronto, Canada. The pricing for connections to San Francisco is especially attractive. Availability is especially high in April 2021.

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Dublin to San Francisco, sadly with an overnight layover on the outbound flight.

Many Star Alliance frequent flyer programs will credit you with up to 200% of the distance traveled. This means you can get 27.000 Miles for one roundtrip.

Since TAP is a Portuguese Airline, there will always be a layover in Porto or Lisbon included. On some connection, you have to stay overnight. But considering the extremely competitive pricing, it should be worth it. TAP’s long haul flights are operated by brand-new Airbus A330-900 NEO or A321 NEO LR aircraft. All of them feature lie flat seats with TAP’s new business class.

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Unluckily, the fare rules do not specify how long this offer will be available. Neither do they give any indication as to how long you can or have to stay. You’ll find the best and cheapest fares by using Google Flights (instructions). Once you’ve seen your preferred flight, you can get the best price via our Travel-Dealz search at the links above. If you would rather book with TAP directly, the price increases by roughly €80. When booking over TAP, you can add a free stopover in Portugal.

If you are planing on skipping the last segement from Lisbon to Dublin on your way back, take a look at our article covering this topic:

Mileage

The booking class for flight segments from Dublin to Lisbon will be J (or, in some cases Z). Tickets for transatlantic flights are always issued in booking class J. Depending on your frequent flyer program of choice you’ll be credited with 125% to 200% of the miles flown.

A return flight to San Francisco, for example, will often get you roughly 27.000 award and tier miles (with, e.g., Miles&More, SAS EuroBonus, Miles and Bonus,…):

  • 27,990 on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 26,760 on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 26,760 on EgyptAir Plus
  • 26,760 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 26,760 on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 26,760 on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 26,760 on Air India Flying Returns
  • 26,760 on SAS EuroBonus
  • 26,760 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 26,670 on Miles & More
  • 22,750 on Azul TudoAzul
  • 20,070 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 20,070 on Emirates Skywards
  • 17,390 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 16,720 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 16,720 on ANA Mileage Club
  • 16,720 on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 16,720 on Asiana Club
  • 16,720 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 16,720 on United MileagePlus
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

How to get to Dublin

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How to get to Dublin

Dublin is home of the well-known low-cost airline Ryanair, offering flights to various cities all over Europe. Other airlines that are based in the capital of Ireland are Aer Lingus and CityJet, giving you even more options to reach Dublin airport.

Due to its location in the northwest of Europe, flights from Dublin to North America are particularly attractive. Those traveling to the USA from or via Dublin also benefit from pre-clearing. All immigration procedures are already passed in Ireland, making the arrival and entry into the United States as stress-free as possible.

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Hotels

Hotels in the US can be a pricey affair. Hence it may make sense to compare prices, location and reviews before booking any hotels. Do so by utilizing one of our favorite hotel booking platforms:

Don’t forget to have a look at our hotel voucher and coupons too:

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.

Currency

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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  1. Lars says:

    TAP has new A321neoLR =“long range”, quite great aircraft models with real business seats. It’s not the usual 321 operating European flights!

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