New York & Chicago: €627 Oneworld Premium Economy from Barcelona

American Airlines Premium Economy

Oneworld airlines Iberia and American Airlines are currently selling cheap premium economy tickets from Barcelona to the USA. You can either fly non-stop to New York or fly to Chicago via Philadelphia. There’s quite high availability from September onward.

Info

You have to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days to enter the United States, with an approved vaccine, unless you are a US resident/citizen. You also have to present a negative test result, taken on the day of the flight or the day before. Lastly, you also have to fill out this form before boarding the plane. You can read more about the entry requirements at the CDC.

Our calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for the previously mentioned routes – for a maximum trip length of 28 days:

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Iberia flies to New York’s JFK airport using an Airbus A330. American Airlines’ flight between Barcelona and Philadelphia uses a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, while an American Airlines Boeing 777 flies between Barcelona and New York. If you fly via Philadelphia, you would then be sitting in economy class on the 2-hour flight between Philadelphia and Chicago.

Search & Book

The fare rules sadly do not state an expiry date for this deal. Your stay has to be at least seven days long to get the lowest fare. Your flight has to take place during the following travel periods:

Outbound:

  • Before June 16
  • August 28 – December 14
  • After January 9

Inbound:

  • Before June 25
  • September 5 – December 15
  • After January 9

We recommend using Google Flights to find available dates for your route, and then booking with American Airlines, e.g. through Skyscanner.

Mileage

The booking class depends on the issuing airline. American Airlines, for instance, issues the long-haul flights in booking class P, while Iberia issues them in booking class T, regardless of the operating airline. Also, American Airlines’s domestic economy class flights are issued in booking class Y. To give you an example, flying to Chicago via Philadelphia with American Airlines (and back) should get you:

  • 14,776 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 13,096 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 12,600 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 11,138 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 9,964 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 9,964 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 9,182 Avios + 220 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 9,182 Avios + 1,000 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 9,182 Award Miles + 60 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 9,182 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 9,182 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 9,180 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 9,180 Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 9,180 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 9,180 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 1,352 Qmiles + 70 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Hotels

Hotel prices in the USA usually start at roughly €100-120, depending on the city and hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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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  1. Achim says:

    Thanks for that great deal.
    If I am possessing a one world sapphire with the British airways executive club, do I have the possibility to change or transfer miles to Finnair and get a status without flying before?
    Is the baggage now for free?

    Thank you,

    • Patrick says:

      Hi there! Thanks for your feedback, we’re happy that you liked this deal? As to your question about transferring miles: unfortunately, the answer is no. While there are (limited) options to transfer Avios between frequent flyer programs, there is no way you could use your tier miles to obtain status with another airline. If you’re an Executive Club Silver member, you should be able to benefit from the extra baggage allowance. Although this might not be available on British Airways’ ‘Hand Baggage Only/Basic’ fares.

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