US West Coast & Florida: €330 SkyTeam Flights from Helsinki (€444 with Luggage)

Seattle Ballard Docks

While economy class flights for over €330 to cities such as New York are hardly even worth a mention anymore, this is indeed a very good price if you’re flying to the West Coast and Florida. Currently, you can pay only €340 for flights to Seattle and Orlando if you depart from Helsinki. For €330, you could also fly to San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days. Simply select your preferred destination and the dates that suit you best, and we’ll redirect you to KLM’s booking site, where you’ll get the cheapest price:

These are the prices from Helsinki to:

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Usually, the long-haul flights are operated by Delta, using an Airbus A330, though you may often have some other options, such as flying with Air France or KLM (e.g. in a Boeing 787). Either way, you’ll have at least one layover in Amsterdam or Paris. If you want, you can also have a second layover in the US, so that you don’t have to spend 11 hours in an economy seat without interruption. Others will prefer only having one layover. It’s really up to you.

The cheapest fare does not include luggage unless you’re a SkyTeam status member. Others would have to pay a surcharge of €120 for the fare that includes 23 kg of luggage.

Search & Book

This fare can be booked until August 29, 2022. The flights may only take place on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. The minimum stay requirement is one Sunday. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months. The economy class tickets have to be booked at least 7 days before departure. Stopovers are not permitted. These flights can’t be cancelled, but can be rebooked without having to pay a rebooking fee (though the price difference will be charged).

Our calendar above displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days. For longer trips, check out Google Flights. The flights can easily be booked on KLM’s website, as it offers the cheapest prices.

Mileage

Delta issues these economy basic tickets to the USA in booking class E, while KLM and Air France issue them in booking class V (HEL-AMS/CDG is booking class L). To give you an example, flying to Seattle via Amsterdam (and back) should get you:

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  • 3,382 Award Miles + 11,634 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
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  • 868 Award Miles + 30 XP on FlyingBlue
  • 600 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
Info

If you want to earn miles at Delta SkyMiles while booking the cheapest fare, you MUST book on KLM’s or Air France’s website and make sure that your flights have a KL/AF flight number. Basic economy flights with a DL flight number will get you 0 miles!

Feel free to use our mileage calculator to find out how many miles your routing would get you:

Destination

Hotel prices in the USA usually start at roughly €180, 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.

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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