Nonstop flights between Milan Malpensa and New York Kennedy airports feature some of the most competitive pricing in Europe. Right now, luxury carrier Emirates sells tickets for its Airbus A380 service at a discounted price of €1,597. As a result, SkyTeam members Alitalia and Delta Air Lines offer their services at €1,512 (AZ) or at €1,850 (DL) respectively.
Emirates’ Airbus A380 business class is located in the upper-deck of these aircraft. On your nine hour journey across the Atlantic Ocean, you will enjoy great board service and fully reclineable lie-flat-seats in a 1-2-1 seating pattern for maximum privacy.
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According to the fare rules, flights will be sold at this price until January 20, 2020. The offer is valid for all connections before November 30, 2020. You’ll have to stay at least four nights and one night from saturday to sunday to get the quoted price. Availability is rather good, especially during the summer.
Sadly, Google Flights does not display flights dates accurately. We advise you to use the Airfare Matrix to find suiting flight dates. If you are unfamiliar with this tool, have a look at our tutorial. The following parameters will guide you to suitable flight dates:
If you’re happy with the dates you’ve found, enter them in our flight search to get the cheapest ticket via an OTA or go directly to emirates.com, where prices increase by €60. We recommend doing the latter.
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.
Emirates issues these tickets in booking class O. The airline is not member of any airline alliance, but you can still earn some mileage of a handful of affiliated programs:
- 17,930 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 15,930 on TAP Miles & Go
- 9,960 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 9,960 on South African Voyager
- 9,960 on Korean Air Skypass
- 9,960 on Jetblue Airways
- 9,960 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 9,960 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,960 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 5,570 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
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 about €12, 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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