A few days ago, we presented you many business class flights from Spain to various North American destinations starting at €1,052 with SkyTeam airlines. Now, KLM, Air France, and Delta have added even more destinations – you can now also fly to Alaska starting at €1,154.
Tourists can currently not enter the USA. There are rumors, that the entry restrictions may be lifted in May for Europeans, but there are no specific details yet.
Air France, KLM, and Delta, however, offer goodwill policies. You can reschedule all flights without paying a fee, even if you book through Expedia. KLM and Air France additionally will let you cancel all flights within 2021 and give you a fully refundable voucher. It is unclear, however, if this also applies when you book through Expedia.
From Barcelona, you can get the following prices:
You can also start your trip from other airports, such as Bilbao or Valencia. Feel free to use our form below to select your desired dates and be redirected to Expedia or KLM. Be aware that the outbound flight always has to take place from Tuesday through Thursday, and the inbound flight has to take place between Monday and Wednesday. There’s availability from late September 2021 until February 2022.
The flights usually take place with two layovers – one in Amsterdam and the other in Seattle. There are, however, other options, such as flying via Amsterdam and Minneapolis.
The flights within Europe are operated by KLM and/or Air France, while the long-haul flights are usually operated by Delta with an Airbus A330. The flights to Alaska are then operated by one of Delta’s Boeing 737 or 757 aircraft. Stopovers are sadly not permitted.
By the way, this isn’t our only business class deal from Spain:
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The fare rules do not state until when this deal will remain available. You can fly from late September 2021 until February 2022. Not the best travel period for Alaska, but at least you could get to see some polar lights.
The departure from Spain always has to take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, while the flight back needs to be on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. The minimum stay requirement is of a Sunday, with no maximum being set.
You can find available dates easily by using Google Flights. Sadly, the prices displayed are not always correct and the real price often tends to be €100 more expensive. Booking directly on KLM’s website is rarely possible, and in those cases, the prices start at €1,265. We, therefore, recommend booking through Expedia. Be sure to check, that all segments are sold as business class flights.
The tickets are issued in booking class Z, except for the European flights, which are issued in booking class J. You can roughly expect the following number of miles:
- 28,520 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 28,520 Miles on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 28,350 Award Miles + 22,030 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 28,350 Miles on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 27,670 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 25,590 Miles on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 21,260 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 21,260 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 21,260 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 18,490 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 18,490 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 18,100 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 18,100 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 17,880 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 17,790 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 17,720 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 17,720 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 17,720 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 17,720 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 15,790 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 4,000 Award Miles + 100 XP on FlyingBlue
If you collect your miles at Flying Blue, booking on Delta’s website may be a good idea, as you’d then get roughly 14,000 award miles instead of only 4,000.
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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Source: Luxury Flight Club