British carrier Virgin Atlantic has reanimated their Black Week offer! The airline sells €1,326 (~£1,118) London to Boston business class roundtrips starting in February and March 2020. This offer is said to be online until February 3, 2020, but may very well run out of availability earlier.
Virgin Atlantic sends two daily Airbus A330-300 across the Atlantic on this route. You can expect either a 1-1-1 or 1-2-1 seating arrangement for maximum privacy. The premium cabin has the fancy name Upper Class.
Search & Book
The fare rules state that this offer will be on sale until February 3, 2020, but may run out of availability earlier. A minimum stay of one night from Saturday to Sunday applies. We’ve compiled all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for you – for trips up to four weeks:
Google Flights (instructions) will show you all the available connections for this deal, as well. After gathering travel dates, you can decide if you prefer booking directly on the carrier’s website. Or if you’d like to use our Travel Dealz flight search to compare prices that OTAs offer.
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.
Virgin Atlantic tickets will be issued in booking class Z. The earning rate with Flying Club and other partner programs will be somewhere between 125% and 200%.
- 13,020 on Delta SkyMiles
- 13,020 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 9,770 on Hawaiian Airlines
- 9,770 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 8,140 on South African Voyager
- 8,140 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 8,140 on ANA Mileage Club
Delta Air Lines flights are booking class Z, too. However, the number of programs your miles will be credited is much higher.
- 15,720 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 13,100 on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 13,020 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 13,020 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 10,480 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 9,770 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 9,770 on Saudia Alfursan
- 8,140 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 8,140 on Korean Air Skypass
- 8,140 on Air Europa Club
- 8,140 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 8,140 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 6,510 on FlyingBlue
- 6,510 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 6,510 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 6,510 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 6,510 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 6,510 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 6,510 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
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.
All Dealz for USA
Source: PremiumFlights- Thanks!