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 August onward, you can fly from Sunday through Wednesday on the way out, and from Wednesday through Saturday on the way back
You can fly from Dublin to the following cities:
- New York: €1,333
- Philadelphia: €1,371
- Chicago: €1,372
- Orlando: €1,375
- Charleston: €1,376
- New Orleans: €1,376
- Nashville: €1,376
- Jacksonville: €1,376
- Cleveland: €1,376
- St. Louis: €1,376
- Sarasota: €1,376
- Indianapolis: €1,376
- Pittsburgh: €1,376
- Detroit: €1,376
- Memphis: €1,376
- Atlanta: €1,376
- Washington DC: €1,377
- Los Angeles: €1,426
- Portland: €1,426
- Houston: €1,426
- Salt Lake City: €1,426
- Seattle: €1,426
- Denver: €1,426
- Austin: €1,426
- San Antonio: €1,426
- Las Vegas: €1,426
- Phoenix: €1,426
- Albuquerque, NM: €1,426
- San José: €1,426
- San Francisco: €1,427
- Oklahoma City: €1,427
- Palm Springs: €1,427
- and many more regional airports
Prices from some other Irish airports, such as Shannon and Cork are similar.
All flights should be operated by American Airlines. You would usually fly directly to one of the hubs in the USA (e.g. Chicago, Charlotte, or Philadelphia) and from there continue to your final destination. Be aware that in some cases you may be flying economy class in the short domestic segments.
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.
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Your trip has to include a Sunday, may not exceed 12 months, and the flights need to take place from Sunday through Wednesday on the way out, and from Wednesday through Saturday on the way back.
The tickets will be issued in booking class I. We’ll show you two examples of how many miles these flights would get you:
Dublin – New York roundtrip via Philadelphia:
- 16,220 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 13,520 on Finnair Plus
- 11,290 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 10,080 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 10,080 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,080 on Etihad Guest
- 9,410 on Iberia Plus
- 9,410 on British Airways Executive Club
- 8,440 on Asia Miles
- 8,400 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 8,400 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 8,400 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 6,720 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
A flight to the West Coast, such as to San Francisco via Charlotte with American Airlines:
- 28,980 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 24,150 on Finnair Plus
- 18,010 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 18,010 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 18,010 on Etihad Guest
- 18,010 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 16,150 on Asia Miles
- 15,010 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 15,010 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 15,010 on Iberia Plus
- 15,010 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 15,010 on British Airways Executive Club
- 12,000 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
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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