USA: £992 / €1,109 Oneworld Nonstop Business Class From London

American Airlines Business Class Liegefläche

Oneworld member American Airlines is offering you cheap business class tickets from London to many US cities for as low as £992 (~€1,120). Especially the west-coast destinations – Los Angeles and Seattle – are particularly attracitve. You can fly until the end of June 2021.

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.

Destinations include:

Nonstop to the USA’s west coast for less than £1,000 (~€1,129)!

These business class flights will allow you to bring 2 x 32 kg of checked luggage, as well as 2 pieces of hand luggage.

By the way, there are currently also some other great business class deals from London:

Search & Book

This offer is valid until November 30, 2020. The flights have to take place before June 30, 2021. The minimum stay requirement is of 3 days (or a Sunday). You can stay up to 12 months. You can search for dates on Google Flights (instructions) and book on American Airlines’ or Finnair’s website.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

Tickets are mostly issued in booking class I. This example is for a roundtrip to Los Angeles:

  • 26,280 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 21,900 on Finnair Plus
  • 16,330 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 16,330 on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 16,330 on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 16,330 on Etihad Guest
  • 13,600 on Iberia Plus
  • 13,600 on Asia Miles
  • 13,600 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 13,600 on British Airways Executive Club
  • 13,600 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 13,600 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 10,880 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Hotels

Hotels are fairly expensive in the US. Therefore it really makes sense to especially compare prices, but also location and reviews. You definitely want to get the best bang for your bucks. We would recommend using our favorite hotel booking platform for that:

Please also make sure to check our hotel voucher and coupons. You may be able to use one of them:

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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