USA: American Airlines Business Class Starting at €1,332 From Ireland

American Airlines Business Class Window Seat

Oneworld member American Airlines is selling cheap business class flights from Ireland, not only to New York but also to most airports in the USA, even to many small regional airports.

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.

From late November 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:

Prices from some other Irish airports, such as Shannon and Cork are similar.

As you can see, the flight times are great

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.

Warning

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.

Hint

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.

Search & Book

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.

As always, you can use Google Flights to find your perfect dates. You could then use our search tool above, which will redirect you to Finnair‘s booking site (American Airlines’ European partner).

Mileage

The tickets will be issued in booking class I. A nonstop roundtrip to Philadelphia should get you:

  • 8,160 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 8,160 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 8,160 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 8,160 Avios + 280 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 8,160 Qmiles + 60 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 8,160 Avios + 1,000 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 8,160 Award Miles + 13,050 EQMs on American AAdvantage
  • 8,160 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 6,530 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 6,520 Award Miles + 70 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 4,570 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 1,630 Miles on LATAM Pass
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Iberia Plus and the British Airways Executive Club are among the best options to credit your flights.

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.

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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