United Airlines is currently selling cheap tickets for non-stop flights from Amsterdam to Houston, Texas. You can book your trip via an OTA and pay €297. The Star Alliance carrier is selling the Light fare tickets for €325. Most likely, the offer will only be available until the end of today, January 12th.
If you need to check a bag, you can opt for the regular economy fare on United.com for €425. This will include the complementary Economy-Plus seat selection for Mileage Plus members.
The airline will operate the non-stop connection with a Boeing 777. If you like, you can also choose a trip that includes a layover in e.g., Frankfurt, Munich, or Toronto. This could save you some extra money.
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According to the fare rules, tickets will be sold until January 12th, 2020, making today the last day that this offer is available. Often airlines will extend their deals. But this is, of course, not guaranteed. The travel period is restricted to trips commencing between January 25th and March 25th, 2020.
The minimum stay requirements are for seven days, and you could spend up to 3 months in the USA. But remember that and ESTA is only good for 90 days.
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.
For travelers booking discounted Star Alliance fares, this won’t come as a surprise. All tickets will be issue in booking class K. Consequently, your earning rate will be somewhere between 25% and 50%. Here’s what the non-stop trip can get you:
- 5,000 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 5,000 on EgyptAir Plus
- 5,000 on Azul TudoAzul
- 5,000 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 5,000 on Asiana Club
- 5,000 on South African Voyager
- 5,000 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 5,000 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 5,000 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 5,000 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 5,000 on TAP Miles & Go
- 5,000 on SAS EuroBonus
- 5,000 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 5,000 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 5,000 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 5,000 on Air India Flying Returns
- 4,020 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 3,000 on ANA Mileage Club
- 2,500 on Miles & More
- 2,500 on Singapore KrisFlyer
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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