Miami: €1,259 TAP Business Class from Spain

TAP Business Class Kabine Airbus A330 Neo

Star Alliance member TAP is selling cheap business class flights from Spain to Miami. Flights from Madrid start at just €1,259 and are available in early 2023. You can also start your trip in Barcelona for just €90 more.

You can find the cheap tickets from January until early May 2023. Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days.Our Go2 search tool forwards you directly to flytap.com, where you can save an additional €20 by joining their frequent flyer program. You can also conveniently add stopovers in Lisbon without much hassle or raising the ticket price. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €80 cheaper.

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Flights like these would usually cost roughly €900 more.

After a relatively short flight to Lisbon, you would fly to Miami on an Airbus A330-900neo. These new and modern planes feature lie-flat-seats in a 1-2-1 seating pattern up front.

Not too long ago, TAP’s Executive Class was infamously subpar. By now, however, all planes have been equipped with new seats that can be converted into fully flat beds and offer quite a high comfort. The service is also said to be very friendly.

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Thanks to our reader Stefan, who gave us notice via Report a Deal!

Search & Book

The only restriction stated in the fare rules is that your trip has to include a Sunday. You can see the available dates on Google Flights. We strongly recommend book your flights directly on TAP’s website, even though you can save some money using our flight search.

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 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.
  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

The tickets are issued in booking class J, meaning that a Madrid to Miami roundtrip should get you:

  • 20,596 Miles on Miles&More
  • 18,694 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 17,872 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 17,872 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 17,872 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 17,872 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 17,872 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 17,872 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 17,872 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 17,872 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 15,190 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
  • 13,402 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 13,402 Miles on Emirates Skywards
  • 11,618 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 11,170 Award Miles + 1,860 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 11,170 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 11,170 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 11,170 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 11,170 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 11,170 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Hotel prices in Miami usually start at roughly €60, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

Information & Tips for Miami

Miami is the largest metropolitan region in Florida, although the city itself has only a population of about 400,000. Also called “Capital of Latin America”, the city has a lot of influences from Central and South America which give it its unmistakable character. Miami can be reached quite cheaply from Europe, fares of under €300 are now the norm and from time to time there are also bargains for under €200! Miami International Airport is served by numerous European airlines and American carriers also offer transatlantic flights.

The Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Miami is between November and May. At this time of year the weather is warm but moderate and the water temperatures are perfect for swimming. During the Hurricane Season from the beginning of June to the end of November, hurricanes and tropical storms with strong winds and extremely high precipitation can occur.

Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the Airport to the City Center

The Metrorail Orange Line to Downtown costs US$2.25 (~€2.33) per person and takes only 15 minutes to get to the city centre. A taxi costs about €20-25, while the Miami Beach Bus will take you directly to the beach. For $2,65[7c] it leaves every 30 minutes from the airport to Miami Beach.

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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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Cover Picture: © TAP Portugal

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