Star Alliance member TAP is currently selling tickets from Spain to the USA starting at €260. Luggage, however, is not included and would increase the price by roughly €100. The cheapest prices can be found for departures from Barcelona, though it is also possible to depart from other Spanish airports, such as Alicante, Bilbao, Madrid, Seville, and Valencia for a surcharge of roughly €50 – €100.
TAP flights purchased before June 30, 2022, can be rebooked without having to pay a rebooking fee, but the price difference will have to be paid. This does not apply to Discount fares.
You have to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days to enter the United States, with an approved vaccine, unless you are a US resident/citizen. You can read more about the entry requirements at the CDC.
There’s availability from October onward, except in December. Feel free to use our search form below to select your preferred route and dates. You will then be redirected to TAP’s booking site:
You would always first fly to Lisbon before crossing the Atlantic on board an Airbus A321neo. TAP’s economy class offers on-demand entertainment, as well as power sockets and a USB port. Not only that but you’ll be served food and drinks on your trip. Overall, it’s the average economy class experience.
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The fare rules state that this deal will expire on July 1, 2022. There’s also a minimum stay requirement of 5 days (or a Sunday). Google Flights displays availability from October onward, except during the Christmas holidays (December 15 – January 9). 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.
If you want, TAP allows you to add a stopover in Lisbon of up to 5 days.
The tickets should be issued in booking class O. Flying from Barcelona to Newark (and back) should get you:
- 1,938 Miles on Miles&More
- 800 Miles on United MileagePlus
- 800 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 800 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 800 Miles on Asiana Club
- 800 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 400 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
Feel free to check out the number of miles that you’d get for other routings by using our mileage calculator:
Hotel prices in the USA usually start at roughly €140, 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 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 about €12, 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.
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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