Oneworld airline Iberia is currently selling cheap premium economy tickets from Barcelona to California. You would fly non-stop to Los Angeles, from where you can continue to San Francisco with Alaska Airlines. Or you can simply stay in Los Angeles. There’s very high availability from January through April.
You can also fly to San Jose now, for only €669!
Our calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for the previously mentioned routes – for a maximum trip length of 28 days:
Iberia flies to Los Angeles using an Airbus A330 and the flight takes roughly 13 hours. If you’re continuing to San Francisco, you’ll fly roughly one more hour onboard an Alaska Embraer 175, in economy class.
It is also possible to start your trip in other Spanish airports, such as Valencia, for a slightly higher price.
Search & Book
The fare rules sadly do not state an expiry date for this deal. Your stay has to last at least six days to get the lowest fare, or include a Sunday. Your flight has to take place during the following travel periods:
- January 9 – March 29
- April 11 – June 15
- January 10 – April 1
- April 11 – June 24
Our calendar above displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days. For longer trips (or trips starting at other airports, such as Valencia), we recommend using Google Flights to find available dates. The flights can then be booked on Iberia’s website.
The long-haul premium economy flight is issued in booking class T, while the Alaska economy class flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco are issued in booking class K. Flying to San Francisco (and back) should get you:
- 19,892 Points on Finnair Plus
- 12,522 Avios + 220 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 12,522 Avios + 900 TP on Iberia Plus
- 12,522 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 12,494 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 12,360 Avios + 94 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 12,360 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 12,360 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 12,360 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 12,360 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 12,192 Award Miles + 80 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 338 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
Hotel prices in California usually start at roughly €155, 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 approximately €20, 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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