SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines resumes its service to many European cities following the supposed end of the Covid-19 disruption. The comeback of their flights from Atlanta to Edinburgh goes nicely with their drastically reduced tickets from Scotland to New York, as nonstop flights are available for as little as €331 (~£286) without checked bags. The cheapest fare including checked bags is €442 (~£382) on KLM’s website, where the cheap tickets are sold.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to KLM with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €15 cheaper.
Delta Air Lines uses a Boeing 767-300ER on these flights. While these are not the newest planes, their 2-3-2 seating pattern in Economy Class makes for a more intimate and less crowded flight experience than more modern long-haul planes.
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Sadly, we were not able to retrieve any fare rules for these tickets. You can find flights at the lowest fare for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday departures between the end of October 2022 and March 2023.
We recommend booking directly with a SkyTeam member like KLM. The possible savings of booking with an OTA are not worth the potential trouble in this case. If you wish to travel for longer than 28 days, feel free to check out the availability on Google Flights. Otherwise, it’ll be easiest to use our calendar above.
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.
KLM issues these tickets in booking class V, severely limiting your earning opportunities:
- 2,090 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 2,090 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 1,624 Award Miles + 6,494 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 1,624 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 1,624 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 1,500 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 1,298 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 1,298 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 1,298 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 1,298 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 1,298 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 1,298 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 1,298 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 1,298 Miles on Air Europa Club
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Otherwise, check out membership clubs like Secret Escapes or Voyage Prive.
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.
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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, 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 approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.
The 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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