Seattle: €316 from Dublin, Shannon (only carry on)

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Skyteam members Delta Air Lines and KLM team up to bring you from Ireland to Seattle at the very low cost of a €316 roundtrip. Possible departure airports include Dublin and Shannon. Sadly, this fare does not include luggage. To add a checked-in bag you’ll need a Skyteam frequent flyer status or pay €80 when booking through KLM.com.

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All connections from Shannon include 2 layovers on the inbound leg.

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According to fare rules, your minimum stay in Seattle must cover at least one sunday. Maximum stay is three months. While the fare rules give no restrictions on travel dates, Google Flights indicates that these fares are only valid from August through October for Dublin and until mid-September for Shannon. Availability is outstanding:

You can book them at your favorite OTA or at KLM.com. The latter might be cheaper if you wish to travel with checked in luggage.

Since both Shannon and Dublin Airports have been selected for United States Preclearance. So you’ll be able to enter the United States at your departure airport. This results in your flight being handled like a domestic flight at JFK, which will save you a lot of time.

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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