Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a nice sale from the three Baltic countries. You can reach New York, Chicago or Miami from Vilnius, Tallinn and Riga. Prices include two pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 23 kilograms. You will also get delicious meals, but you could only credit miles to Miles&Smiles.
You can travel on the following routes:
- Vilnius-New York at €308 (OTAs at €282)
- Riga-New York at €308 (OTAs at €282)
- Tallinn-New York at €308 (OTAs at €281)
- Vilnius-Chicago at €308 (OTAs at €282)
- Vilnius-Miami at €398 (OTAs at €357)
- Riga-Miami at €398 (OTAs at €356)
- Tallinn-Miami at €398 (OTAs at €364)
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Turkish Airlines with your preselected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €42 cheaper.
Turkish Airlines uses Boeing 777s, B787s and in a few cases A350s on US routes. All feature a 3-3-3 seat configuration, which is really good for the Boeing 777. The Chicago flight requires an overnight stop in Istanbul, but the trip is eligible for a free hotel night. Most Miami flights involve a red-eye flight which departs Istanbul at 1:10 (AM) and arrives at 6.
Search & Book
You have to be quick as the offer expires on May 26, 2022. A minimum stay applies, you have to spend two nights or a Saturday night at your destination. You can travel from September to March 2023, except for the Winter Holidays. The best availability is in October-November and January-February
You can use the availability calendar above. Once you selected the dates and the route, it will forward you to Turkish Airlines or to the Travel-Dealz flight search. You can also use Google Flights (instructions) to find suitable flights.
Turkish Airlines issues these tickets in booking class U. A trip from Vilnius to New York would get you the following mileage:
Mileage calculation is currently unavailable.
You should get your ESTA before May 26 to avoid the price increase.
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.
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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