This deal is one that could please USA-fans: American Airlines, British Airways, and other Oneworld partner carriers are selling cheap tickets for flights from Amsterdam to the USA. You can get your round-trip at prices starting around €284, not only to mainstream destinations but also to many lesser-known regional airports.
The price to some destinations may have increased by roughly €25
Please be aware that it is currently not possible to travel to the United States and that it is also unknown when travel to the US will resume.
If you book on British Airways’ website, you can, later on, change your travel dates (only paying the price difference) or get a refund in the form of a voucher.
You can either fly before June 17 or between August 29 and December 15.
We found cheap tickets to the following cities:
- Los Angeles: €284
- San Francisco: €284
- Philadelphia: €294 (sometimes nonstop)
- Dallas: €294 (sometimes nonstop)
- New Orleans: €297
- Las Vegas: €298
- Charleston: €298
- Denver: €298
- Houston: €298
- Fort Lauderdale: €298
- Nashville: €298
- Phoenix: €298
- Savannah: €298
- Austin: €298
- Memphis: €298
- Oklahoma City: €298
- San Antonio: €298
- Pittsburgh: €298
- Salt Lake City: €298
- Atlanta: €298
- Washington DC/Baltimore: €298
- Orlando: €298
- San Diego: €298
- Chicago: €313
- Seattle: €313
- Portland: €322
- New York: €339
- Boston: €339
- Valparaiso, FL: €339
- Cleveland: €344
- Cincinnati: €344
- Detroit: €344
- Indianapolis: €344
- Palm Springs: €380
- Milwaukee: €385
Of course, these cheap fares to the USA do not include any checked bags, but the price is still right.
By the way, feel free to check out our other economy class dealz from Amsterdam:
Search & Book
The main restrictions stated in the fare rules are that your trip has to be at least 6 days long, but no longer than 3 months. Google Flights (instructions) will display all connections and prices correctly. You can use our search form above to be redirected to British Airways’ website, where you should purchase the tickets. You can fly before June 17 or between August 29 and December 15.
It may sound crazy, but when selecting the flights, to get the cheapest possible price, you often need to select the cheapest outbound flight, and then select the inbound flight that costs €1 more than the cheapest flight, as the price would increase later on for the other one.
e.g. Select the flight for €160 to Las Vegas, and to fly back select the flight for €138 – not the one for €137.
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.
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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