Star Alliance members Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines team up to bring cheap Business Class fares from Madrid and Barcelona to Los Angeles, starting at €1,461 for a roundtrip. This offer seems to be a price match with Iberia’s nonstop Business Class offer. These high value flights may earn you a lot of award miles, too.
All flights across the Atlantic feature different Business Class cabin flights. For example, routes with a stopover in Washington give passengers the chance to enjoy United’s Polaris Business Class aboard their Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Transcontinental flights to the U.S. west coast will be either in United’s or Air Canada’s domestic first in narrowbody airplanes.
Search & Book
This offer is available until June 25, 2019. The travel period valid for this offer ends on June 7, 2020 – so you’ve plenty of freedom to choose. Your stay in California has to be at least six days long and may not exceed three months. As of now, availability is outstanding during the entire year.
Google Flights displays these fares accurately. We recommend to look for suiting flight dates there (instructions) and use your results to buy the cheapest flight available. While you may find slightly cheaper fares on skyscanner, we recommend to purchase your tickets on an Star Alliance carriers’ website like lufthansa.com. This way, you can communicate with the airline directly if any problems arise.
Since ticket issuing and operating airlines vary differently, it may be the best if you research your personal mileage harvest yourself. For a reference, the tickets from Barcelona to Los Angeles above are issued by Air Canada in booking class P. This is an outstandingly great booking class at this price, as you can receive up to 200% of distance miles without any status:
- 24,710 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 24,560 on TAP Miles & Go
- 24,560 on United MileagePlus
- 24,560 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 24,560 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 18,420 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 18,420 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 18,420 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 18,420 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 15,350 on Air India Flying Returns
- 15,350 on Avianca Brazil Amigo
- 15,350 on ANA Mileage Club
- 15,350 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 12,280 on SAS EuroBonus
- 12,280 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,280 on Asiana Club
- 12,280 on Miles & More
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 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.
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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