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.
From June onward, you can fly from Tuesday through Thursday on the way out, and from Monday through Wednesday on the way back.
You can fly from Dublin to the following cities:
All flights should be operated by American Airlines or British Airways. You would usually fly directly to one of the hubs in the USA (e.g. Dallas, Charlotte, or Philadelphia) and from there continue to your final destination. Be aware that in some cases you may be flying economy class on the short domestic segments. If you’re flying with British Airways, your layover would be in London.
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.
Flying from Dublin directly to the USA gives you the advantage of using US Border Preclearence facilities in Ireland. Your arrival in America will be treated like a domestic flight.
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Your trip has to take place from Tuesday through Thursday on the way out, and from Monday through Wednesday on the way back.
The tickets will be issued in booking class I. A roundtrip to New York via Charlotte should get you:
- 20,468 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 17,058 Points on Finnair Plus
- 12,720 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 12,718 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 12,718 Miles on Etihad Guest
- 12,718 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 12,718 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,864 Award Miles + 150 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 10,600 Avios + 360 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 10,600 Avios + 1,150 TP on Iberia Plus
- 10,598 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 10,598 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 10,598 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 10,598 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 8,480 Qmiles + 70 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 8,480 Award Miles + 16,960 EQMs on American AAdvantage
If you want to know, how many miles you’d get for a flight to a different US city, feel free to use our calculator below:
American Airlines’ Business Class
American’s Business Class is generally well received. Their food and beverage service gets positive feedback as well as their lie flat seat. In contrast, their lackluster lounges and bulky air bag seat belts are main points of criticism. You can read a more detailed review in English or German.
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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