Star Alliance member TAP is currently selling tickets from Spain to New York starting at €218. You can also fly to other US destinations and even Toronto, Canada for prices below €350. The cheapest prices can be found for departures from Barcelona, though it is also possible to depart from Madrid or Bilbao for a tiny surcharge. Luggage, however, is not included and would increase the price by roughly €100.
The flights can be rebooked once without having to pay a rebooking fee, but the price difference will have to be paid.
There’s availability throughout 2022, except during July and August.
These are the cheapest prices that we could find from Barcelona:
You would always first fly to Lisbon before crossing the Atlantic. You’ll be served food and drinks on your trip.
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We weren’t able to find the fare rules for these flights, but Google Flights displays availability in all of 2022, except during the summer holidays (July & August). Simply use our search form above to be redirected to TAP‘s booking site.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
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