Oneworld carrier’s American Airlines and Iberia have put an attractive price tag on round trips from Amsterdam and French cities to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Starting in March 2021, you can purchase roundtrip tickets for as little as €247. This price includes board service and a cabin bag. By adding €50 per flight, you can add hold luggage up to 23 kg and the option to cancel flights or change flight dates without an additional fee. All trips include a stop at an American or European Oneworld hub.
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.
You can find all possible flight dates at the lowest fare in our availability calendar. After selecting an out- and inbound flight date, it will forward you to britishairways.com with preselected flight dates. For trips longer than two weeks, we recommend searching via Google Flights.
Iberia sends Airbus A330-300 on its way to Puerto Rico. This flight remains the lone non-stop service between Europe and Puerto Rico. These planes feature a 2-4-2 seating pattern in economy class.
Puerto Rico has the same immigration rules as the United States of America, so you need an ESTA or US visa to travel there.
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Sadly, the fare rules do not offer an expiration date. A minimum stay of six days or at least one night from Saturday to Sunday applies. Further, the offer is limited to two travel periods:
- March until June 2021 (main season for Puerto Rico)
- End of August until October 2021 (hurricane season)
We recommend booking directly with an airline like British Airways or Iberia to get the cheapest prices for checked bags. If you want to save some bucks for an increased risk of losing your money, you can hit our flight search to see if online travel agencies offer cheaper tickets.
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.
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