You can currently buy business class tickets for a Dublin – New York nonstop roundtrip in Delta‘s business class at only €1,164. SkyTeam partner KLM sells these cheap tickets on its website. This price is available for trips from April onward, even during the vacation periods. These tickets include 2 pieces of hand baggage (total of 18 kg) and 2 pieces of checked luggage (32 kg each). You’ll also receive all SkyPriority benefits – as usual in business class.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
The flights are operated by Delta with a Boeing 767. You don’t, however, necessarily have to fly nonstop. You can also add a layover – but unless you are looking to earn some extra miles, the nonstop flight definitively seems to be the better option.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, the discounted nonstop fares are not connected to a sales period. They are likely on sale until sold out. You have to stay one night from Saturday to Sunday in the USA to get the lowest price. Availability is scattered from April onward.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The flights are issued in booking class Z, which should get you roughly:
- 15,310 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 12,760 on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 12,680 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 12,680 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 10,210 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 9,510 on Saudia Alfursan
- 9,510 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 7,930 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 7,930 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 7,930 on Air Europa Club
- 7,930 on Korean Air Skypass
- 6,340 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 6,340 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 6,340 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 6,340 on FlyingBlue
- 6,340 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 6,340 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 6,340 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
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.
The 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
Nonstop flights from Dublin to the USA are especially attractive because you can benefit from US border preclearence: