Once again TAP Portugal is offering great fares for Business Class flights to the USA. Tickets for connections to New York are being sold for just €1,074. However, there is a small catch: You have to spend a night in Lisbon in each direction of your trip.
Because fare rules give no restrictions of minimum stay, these flights can be booked as €565 one-ways, as well. These connections necessitate a stopover in Lisbon, as well:
Inner European flights will be operated by TAP’s Airbus A320 fleet. A brand new A330-900 NEO is advertised for flights across the pond to New York, complete with TAP’s new Business Class.
Search & Book
The fare rules do not specify a certain travel period. However, the cheap tickets seem to be available especially for travel commencing from November 2019 through March 2020. This fare shows scattered availability prior to November 2019.
You’ll find suitable dates on Google Flights (instructions) and the cheapest rate on Skyscanner. When spending that amount of money on a ticket, you might want to consider booking on TAP Portugal’s website, though.
Tickets will be issued in booking class J, which will get you an earning rate somewhere between 125% and 200%:
- 21,250 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 20,320 on Air India Flying Returns
- 20,320 on SAS EuroBonus
- 20,320 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 20,320 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 20,320 on EgyptAir Plus
- 20,320 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 20,320 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 20,320 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 20,320 on Avianca Brazil Amigo
- 17,430 on Miles & More
- 17,270 on Azul TudoAzul
- 15,240 on Emirates Skywards
- 15,240 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 13,200 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 12,700 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 12,700 on United MileagePlus
- 12,700 on Asiana Club
- 12,700 on ANA Mileage Club
- 12,700 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 12,700 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
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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