Los Angeles: €844 Star Alliance Premium Economy from Paris

Lufthansa Premium Economy Class Boeing 747 8i 2

Star Alliance carriers from both sides of the Atlantic currently sell attractive premium economy tickets for Paris to Los Angeles roundtrips. Starting at €844 with an single layover in either an American or European Star Alliance hub, this offer is a rare find at this price. Flight times pretty decent as well, as layovers at or below two hours are common on all possible connections.

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Star Alliance premium economy tickets to the US West Coast are usually not that cheap.

While most connections typically involve an European economy and a long haul premium economy seat. Some connections via Newark, Toronto or Washington may involve three or four flights in premium economy.

If you’re wondering what travelling in Lufthansa’s premium economy looks like, you can get a glimpse here:

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According to the fare rules, this offer expires on December 15, 2019. The travel period is limited from January 15 until June 14, 2020. A hefty minimum stay of six days applies as well as a maximum stay of three months.

Google Flights indicates awesome availability for this fare. We recommend to look for suiting flight dates there (instructions) and book through a carrier’s website like lufthansa.com. While our flight search shows OTAs that will sell these tickets below €800, we usually recommend booking directly with the airline.

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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline 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 of receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

    This especially applies to 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

Lufthansa issues long haul tickets in booking class N and short haul in Y. A trip via Frankfurt should be credited like this. Trips with other airlines may result in a different mileage accural:

  • 17,778 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 14,084 Miles on Miles&More
  • 14,084 Award Miles + 200 Points on Miles&More 2024
  • 14,084 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 14,084 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 13,584 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 12,584 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 12,584 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 12,422 Award Miles + 1,668 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 12,420 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 12,420 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 12,420 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 12,420 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 12,198 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 12,142 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 12,142 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 12,142 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 12,142 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 12,142 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 11,862 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 8,666 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 836 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.
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 approximately €20, 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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