North America: €334 SkyTeam Flights From Italy (+ €100 for Luggage)

SkyTeam partners KLM, Air France, Alitalia, and Delta have lowered their prices for flights from Italy to many North American destinations. The cheapest prices can be found from Rome, but for a somewhat little surcharge, you can also depart every other major Italian airport (e.g. Venice, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Palermo, etc.). Luggage, however, is not included, unless you’re a SkyTeam Elite status holder. Adding a piece of luggage will usually cost another €100.

You can fly to the following North American destinations:

While checked luggage isn’t included, you will be permitted to bring a piece of hand luggage weighing up to 12 kg. Usually, the flights will have a layover in Paris or Amsterdam, unless you’re flying directly to the USA with Alitalia.

By the way, this isn’t the only deal that we’ve found for our Italian readers:

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You should book the tickets before February 28, 2021. Your trip needs to be at least 7 days long and either take place before May 16, or after November 6. If you decide to book the flights for before May 16, they will be fully refundable. Flights in November are not refundable, but hopefully travelling will be possible again by then. To be on the safe side, you should book on KLM’s website. You can check the exact available dates on Google Flights.

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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