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 Washington is especially attractive. You’ll be able to find this sweet deal starting in March 2020 until January 2021. Even during the summer holidays, there is some availability.
- Washington at €1,218
- New York at €1,288
- Boston at €1,327
- Toronto at €1,573
- Chicago at €1,603
- Miami at €1,686
- San Francisco at €1,698
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 stop-over in Lisbon included. Sometimes, unfortunately, you will have to stay overnight, depending on your connection. But considering the extremely competitive pricing, it should be worth it.
On your way to North America, you will either be on board of an Airbus A330, an Airbus A340 or – and that would be the best option if you can choose – the brand new Airbus A330-neo. The latter is equipped with the stylish new Business Class that TAP is installing on its fleet:
Another curious case is the trip to Washington, which is scheduled to be an Airbus A321 NEO operating. Usually a single aisle aircraft with a short haul Business Class, TAP advertises lie flat seats on this flight:
You should be aware of the fact that the information you get from Google doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be sitting in one of the brand-new business class seats. Like any other airline, TAP can change the aircraft on short notice.
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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. Google Flights shows availability from March 2020 through January 2021.
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 €80-100.
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:
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 get you up to 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 EgyptAir Plus
- 26,760 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 26,760 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 26,760 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 26,760 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 26,760 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 26,760 on SAS EuroBonus
- 26,760 on Air India Flying Returns
- 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 Singapore KrisFlyer
- 16,720 on ANA Mileage Club
- 16,720 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 16,720 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 16,720 on Asiana Club
- 16,720 on United MileagePlus
How to get to Dublin
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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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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