Skyteam member China Airlines is offering cheap tickets to the U.S. overseas territory Guam. Starting at €563, the Taiwanese carrier connects Amsterdam to Guam via its hub in Taipei. This fare includes two pieces of checked luggage und China Airlines’ great board service.
While this is a terrific fare for flights to a rather remote part of the planet, there is a major catch for frequent travelers: Some tickets won’t get you any award miles.
China Airlines operates a brand new Airbus A350 between Amsterdam and Taipei. A Boeing 737 will carry you onward, across the Pacific Ocean, to the exotic island destination.
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The fare rules don’t give an indication as to how long this deal could be available. As of now there is already rather limited availability. You’ll be able to find cheap connections with departure in February 2020. Other dates are more expensive.
The official seasonal restrictions are:
- November 1st through December 10th, 2019
- February 1st through February 29th, 2020
- November 1st through December 10th, 2020
Your stay can’t exceed one month if you want to book this fare. The minimum stay requirements of 4 days shouldn’t be a big challenge for most travelers.
Google Flights (instructions) will help you find the cheapest connections from Amsterdam to Guam. Once you know when you want to visit the island that’s part of Micronesia, you can either book directly through the carrier’s website or use our Travel Dealz flight search to compare prices from OTAs.
China Airlines issues tickets in different booking classes. While L and X, unfortunately won’t get you any miles on one of the SkyTeam frequent flyer programs, booking class N will earn you up to 50%.
Guam is a U.S. overseas territory. Therefore, you need to apply for ESTA before arriving. Despite being multiple thousands of miles away from the U.S. mainland, you will see some very familiar infrastructure.
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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