It might seem like an error fare, but this offer is for real: Oneworld carrier Iberia is selling tickets for flights from Barcelona to Boston for only €182! It’s probably needless to say that this super cheap fare does not include any checked luggage. If you do want to bring a larger suitcase or bag, prices will climb up to around €282. On the plus side: this Iberia offer is a direct flight, so you won’t have to worry about long layovers.
In case you have been wondering how Iberia manages to sell tickets at such a low price: it is the low-cost carrier LEVEL that is offering the fare from Barcelona to the United States. IAG is not only the owner of LEVEL but also of Iberia and British Airways. As a result, tickets are sometimes sold through either of the airlines.
We expect major shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe was planned under different economic circumstances and may very well change.
Search & Book
Availability for flights that cost less than €200 is quite OK in November and December 2020. We have put together our availability calendar, as to save you some trouble finding the dates:
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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.
This might not be the most exciting topic when booking a flight for such a low price. But as a matter of form: tickets will be issued in booking class A, giving you a 25% multiplier for the actual distance flown. You can earn around 1.800 award miles for this flight.
Caution: some programs explicitly exclude flights on behalf of LEVEL from earning miles!
Hotels in the US are generally speaking very expensive. Boston is amongst the most expensive cities in the US in terms of hotel prices. Therefore you should compare prices, reviews and locations, so that you can make the best deal for your budget. We recommend using booking.com for this:
Also have a look at our available hotel voucher and coupons. You may be lucky and find something suitable here:
Information on Boston
Information on & Tips for Boston
Boston is one of the most important cities in the history of the USA and also the state capital of Massachusetts. Next to its historic significance, the city boasts a number of tourist attractions.
Careful: Flights to Boston are usually very cheap from Europe (starting at 200€ without checked baggage), but the hotel prices are among the most expensive in the USA!
Best Time to Visit
The best time to travel to Boston is from late summer to autumn. While the beginning of the summer can still be rainy and cool, the weather from August to October is most suitable for touristic purposes – temperatures are mild and precipitation is comparatively low.
From the Airport to the City Center
A free shuttle bus takes you from the terminals to the Airport Station of the MBTA Blue Line, from there you can take the Blue Line to the city center (approx. 7-10 minutes). Tickets cost $2.50. A taxi to the city center costs between $20 and $30, depending on the traffic and the exact destination. Uber and Lyft are slightly cheaper.
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