Oneworld partners American Airlines and British Airways are currently offering lower-than-usual prices for premium economy flights from Dublin to the USA. There’s almost daily availability until the end of May, and from September 2021 onward. Especially the fares to the West-Coast (e.g. Seattle) are very attractive.
These are some of the many possible destinations:
- Chicago: €648
- Philadelphia: €649 (nonstop)
- Los Angeles: €654
- Fort Lauderdale: €654
- Denver: €654
- Washington DC: €654
- Seattle: €654
- San Francisco: €654
- Houston: €654
- Orlando: €654
- Las Vegas: €675
- Boston: €683
- and more…
You would usually fly directly from Dublin to Philadelphia, Chicago, or Dallas with American Airlines, from where you would continue to your final destination (in economy class). On long-haul flights, you can expect wider seats with extra legroom, as well as a better service by the cabin crew. You’ll also be permitted to bring up to 2 x 23 kg of luggage on all flights.
By the way, we also have even more deals for flights from Ireland:
Search & Book
The fare rules are somewhat different for some destinations, but generally, your trip will have to include a Sunday. It also generally applies that you can either fly before May 31 or after September 1, 2021.
As long as you respect those two simple rules, you can basically select any dates on British Airways’ website and will end up paying roughly that price. Checking availability on Google Flights is also possible.
The booking class seems to depend on the specific route that you decide to go for. Generally, however, you will get 180 avios for the long-haul flights (90 each), and should get 20 Avios for each US-domestic flight.
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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