After United recently started selling their business class flights to New York for €1,295, Oneworld members British Airways and American Airlines have now joined the party and are selling cheap business class flights, not only to New York but also to Boston and Orlando. The availability is absolutely outstanding until March 2020.
As stated in the introduction, you can fly from Dublin to the following cities:
Prices from some other Irish airports, such as Shannon and Cork are similar.
If you’re flying to New York or Boston, you would first fly to London and then continue to the USA, all flights operated by British Airways. If you’re flying to Orlando, however, you would fly from Dublin to Philadelphia and then continue to Orlando, all flights operated by American Airlines.
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This deal expires on September 25, 2019. Your trip has to include a Sunday, may not exceed 12 months, and has to take place before March 1st, 2020. Almost every single date until then is available!
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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.
To save you the time and effort of clicking through all those websites, we’ve created an availability calendar for trips of 5-8 days, that will redirect you to the booking on British Airways’ website. For longer trips, use Google Flights.
Both airlines issue their tickets in booking class I. We’ll show you two examples of how many miles these flights would get you:
Dublin – New York roundtrip via London with British Airways:
- 19,210 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 14,970 on LATAM Pass
- 14,970 on Finnair Plus
- 11,820 on British Airways Executive Club
- 11,820 on Iberia Plus
- 11,220 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 9,850 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 9,300 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 9,300 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 9,300 on American AAdvantage
- 9,300 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 9,300 on Asia Miles
- 9,300 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 9,300 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 9,300 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Dublin – Orlando roundtrip via Philadelphia with American Airlines:
- 19,930 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 16,600 on LATAM Pass
- 16,600 on Finnair Plus
- 12,380 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 12,380 on Etihad Guest
- 12,380 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,750 on Asia Miles
- 10,320 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 10,320 on British Airways Executive Club
- 10,320 on Iberia Plus
- 10,320 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 10,320 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 9,790 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 8,250 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
British Airways Business Class
British Airways uses a 2-4-2 layout on their Boeing 777, with half of their seats facing backward. Due to this 2-4-2 layout, the seats are not very wide. They can, nevertheless, be converted into a
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 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.
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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