SkyTeam Business Class to the USA for €1,537 from Portugal

Delta One Business Class Boeing 767 400

SkyTeam airlines KLM, Delta, and Air France are currently selling their business class tickets from Portugal to Washington, Chicago, and Houston at a cheaper price than usual. Prices start at €1,537 from Lisbon. You can also fly from Porto for roughly €15 more.

Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of 7 – 28 days. Once you’ve selected the route and dates that suit you best, it can redirect you to KLM’s booking site:

These are the current prices from Lisbon:

You can also fly from Porto:

If you’re flying from Lisbon, you can directly cross the Atlantic in Delta’s business class, flying to New York JFK before continuing to Washington or Chicago in Delta’s domestic First Class. Another option is to fly with KLM or Air France via Amsterdam or Paris, respectively. If you’re flying from Porto, you’ll definitely have to fly to one of those 2 European hubs. You can nevertheless choose to fly the long-haul flight with Delta if you want.

The number of possible routings is enormous. You can even have 2 layovers in the US and freely choose between any of the 3 airports near Washington DC (IAD, DCA, and BWI).

If you’re travelling to North America, Delta is surely not a bad choice, especially if the route is operated with an Airbus plane. The seats in the Boeing 767 are good, but already quite old. The seats in the A330 and especially the A350, however, are on an extremely high level. All A330neo and A350 planes already have the Suite seats installed, which offer maximum privacy.

Delta One Business Class Boeing 767 400
© Delta Air Lines

By now, modern seats have also become the norm at KLM. Its business class is definitely not a bad choice, also thanks to the good service. Like many other airlines, the Boeing 787 always has the newest business class seats installed.

KLM 777 Business Class
© KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Before Covid-19, Air France still had 4 different business class versions, but now, as the A380 & A340 have left the fleet, only 3 remain. The business class in the A380 was no longer up to today’s standards, unlike the business class that’s installed in the Boeing 787-Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which is modern and comfortable. This business class is now continuously being installed in other Air France planes as well.

Air France Business Class Airbus A350
© Air France

Search & Book

These flights are only available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays if you stay for at least one Sunday and book at least 180 days before departure.

Google Flights displays all available dates, as does our own calendar above. No matter which airline you intend to fly with, we recommend booking on KLM’s website. It displays all possible options.

Mileage

The tickets are generally issued in booking class Z, except for inner-european business class flights, which are issued in booking class J. To give you an example, flying Delta from Lisbon to Washington via JFK should get you:

  • 20,206 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 19,172 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
  • 19,172 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 19,056 Award Miles + 15,206 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
  • 17,460 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
  • 14,296 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 14,296 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 12,826 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 12,826 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
  • 12,370 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
  • 12,370 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
  • 12,004 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
  • 12,004 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
  • 11,912 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 11,912 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 11,912 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
  • 11,912 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 11,912 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 11,912 Miles on Air Europa Club
  • 5,732 Award Miles + 90 XP on FlyingBlue
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Feel free to use our mileage calculator to find out the different mileage credits for the various other routings:

Destination

Hotel prices in the USA usually start at roughly €85, depending on the 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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Cover Picture: © Delta Air Lines

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