Star Alliance member United Airlines magnificiently upgraded their business class over the last couple of years. Their newest addition is the Polaris business class cabin. As of now, nonstop flights from Dublin to Newark and back are sold at €1,295, a good fare for nonstop transatlantic flights.
United flights between Dublin and Newark are operated Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with the newest Polaris business class. It features open suites in a 1-2-1 seating pattern.
Search & Book
Fare rules state that tickets at this fare are on sale until September 25, 2019. Further, these fares are valid for flights between today and March 1, 2020 with a minimum stay of one night from saturday to sunday and a maximum stay of three months. As of know, availability is great during the entire travel period, even Christmas and NYE.
You can use Google Flights to find suiting flight dates (instructions). Enter the dates you’ve found in our flight search to find the cheapest ticket available or go to an Star Alliance carrier’s website like lufthansa.com to purchase your tickets there. We recommend doing the latter.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
United Airlines issues these tickets in booking class P. This is a pretty basic booking class, generating mileage of more than 100% of travel distance on just a Star Alliance few frequent flyer programs:
- 15,380 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 12,740 on TAP Miles & Go
- 9,550 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 7,960 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 6,370 on Azul TudoAzul
- 6,370 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 6,370 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 6,370 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 6,370 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 6,370 on Asiana Club
- 6,370 on Air India Flying Returns
- 6,370 on South African Voyager
- 6,370 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 6,370 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 6,370 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 6,370 on EgyptAir Plus
- 6,370 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 6,370 on SAS EuroBonus
- 6,370 on Miles & More
- 4,460 on ANA Mileage Club
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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Information & Tips for New York
It is THE dream destination in the USA. The 5 districts of New York City offer more than any other metropolis in the world. And due to the high number of flights to New York, it is usually the cheapest way to get to the USA.
Best Time to Travel
The best travel time with moderate temperatures is from April to June and from September to November. Summers can bring heat waves with high humidity. Winters are often snowy and very cold.
From the airport to the city
New York City is served by three commercial airports: John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport in Queens (probably the most famous), Newark Intl. Airport in Newark, New Jersey (which is not located in NYC, but serves the metropolitan area just like the others) and LaGuardia Airport also in Queens (which is closest to the city).
John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport
Public transport: From Manhattan by subway or LIRR to Jamaica (price varies from $2.75 – $10.00), continue with AirTrain to JFK ($6). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.
Taxi: To Manhattan $52.50 (+ $5.50 toll), 45 – 90 minutes depending on traffic.
Newark Intl. Airport
Public transport: Almost $20 with a combination of AirTrain Newark and NJ Transit to Penn Station. Almost 45 minutes drive.
Taxi: To Manhattan $50 – $70 (+ $8 toll), journey time 35 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Public transport: LaGuardia is only served by buses, these are slow and don’t have much space to store luggage, but with $2,75 they are very cheap.
Taxi: To Manhattan $20 – $30, journey time 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.
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