USA: Oneworld Business Class Starting at €1,136 From Amsterdam

American Airlines Business Class Window Seat

Not only do Oneworld members American Airlines, Iberia, and British Airways have a great sale going on for their business class flights from Amsterdam to the USA. Prices have recently dropped even further, now starting at merely €1,136!

Info

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.

We found cheap business class deals to the following cities:

The flights are either operated by American Airlines with a layover in the USA (usually Philadelphia), Iberia with a layover in Madrid, or British Airways via London. On your flights, you will get a spacious seat that can be converted into a fully flat bed. You’re also entitled to 2 x 32 kg of checked luggage.

Warning

We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.

Search & Book

To get these prices, your trip has to include a Sunday and be at least 6 days long. You can see the exact available dates on Google Flights and our calendar above, which will redirect you to British Airways’ booking site.

Mileage

The tickets are mostly issued in booking class I. To give you an example, the roundtrip to San Francisco via Philadelphia with American Airlines should roughly get you:

  • 60,276 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 50,228 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 37,456 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 37,456 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 37,456 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 37,456 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 37,448 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 33,724 Award Miles + 340 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 31,212 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 31,212 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 31,212 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 31,212 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 31,208 Avios + 2,900 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 31,208 Avios + 1,120 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 24,964 Qmiles + 160 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 24,964 Award Miles + 49,928 EQMs on American AAdvantage
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

The British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus are probably the best options to credit your miles. In fact, Iberia Plus will directly give you the Oneworld Ruby status for this booking.

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.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

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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