Oneworld and Star Alliance members are competing for the lowest fares from Scandinavian countries to the United States. Prices start at €227 for a round-trip with Star Alliance from Copenhagen to Los Angeles. And there are many more connections that are priced just right!
The carriers of the two airlines alliances are selling tickets some routes at very similar prices, so you can choose what suits you best. Many different routings are possible. Here are a few examples of what we found to be very sweet deals:
- Star Alliance
Same as with most other cheap deals to North America nowadays, this fare only includes a piece of carry-on and one personal item. If you want to add checked luggage, you can do so during the booking process. This will increase the price of your ticket by around €80 for a return-flight.
Various routes will bring you to the USA. All carriers will fly you to the USA via their hub. Consequently, your trip could include layovers in Vienna, London, Zurich, or Helsinki.
Search & Book
Fare rules for Star Alliance flights as well as trips with Oneworld state, that tickets will be sold until June 15th, 2019. Also, the minimum stay requirements are the same: 3 days or at least the night from Saturday to Sunday. And if your immigration status allows for it, you can spend up to three months in the USA. Don’t forget your ESTA!
Even the seasonal restrictions are the same: tickets should be available until June 20th and then again between August 19th and October 25th, 2019.
As always, Google Flights (instructions) will be a great help with finding dates that suit you best. You can still book your flight directly on the carrier’s website. But if you want to compare prices and maybe save some extra money, we recommend Skyscanner.
Tickets for Oneworld flights will be issued in booking class O, for a flight with Star Alliance in booking class K. Neither way it will be a mileage run. Check Wheretocredit to find out what your routing and your frequent flyer program can get you.
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.
All Dealz for USA