Star Alliance member TAP is selling discounted tickets for economy flights from Amsterdam to the USA. Flights to San Francisco, Washington DC, and Chicago cost exactly €300. You can also fly to Miami, but those flights cost €352. Luggage is not included. Should you wish to add a piece of luggage to your booking, that would increase the price by exactly €100.
Flying to the USA is currently not really possible, and we don’t know when the entry restrictions will be lifted. We recommend that you book for September rather than June, as there have been numerous issues with TAP regarding cancellations and refunds – most people still haven’t gotten their money back.
There seems to be availability from June through September. You should be aware, however, that TAP doesn’t fly these flights on a daily basis. You can get these flights directly on TAP’s website, or save another €35 by booking through an OTA (somewhat risky in these times).
You would always first fly to Lisbon, from where you’d fly to the USA on an Airbus A330 (or an Airbus A321 to Washington DC).
By the way, we also offer many other economy class deals for our readers from Amsterdam:
Search & Book
The fare rules state absolutely no restrictions. From what we can see on Google Flights, there seems to be availability from June through September. You should be aware, however, that TAP doesn’t fly these flights on a daily basis.
You can book directly on the TAP’s website, which is recommended, especially if you want to add luggage. Another option is to search for the cheapest OTA-price on our Travel-Dealz flight search. That would bring the price down by another roughly €35.
All tickets will apparently be issued in booking class O. Check WheretoCredit to find out how many miles you’ll be credited with. To give you two examples, a roundtrip to San Francisco would get you:
- 3,080 Miles on Miles&More
- 1,360 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,360 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 1,360 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 1,360 Miles on Asiana Club
- 680 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
And a roundtrip to Chicago would get you:
- 2,250 Miles on Miles&More
- 1,030 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,030 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 1,030 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 1,030 Miles on Asiana Club
- 510 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
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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