New York at €255; Las Vegas at €268 with United Airlines from Dublin (Cabin Bags Only)

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Star Alliance carrier United Airlines is offering two very interesting deals with departure from Dublin, Ireland. When booking via the airlines’ website, you can purchase tickets for their nonstop service to New York at €255. Even better, flights to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada start for as little as €268.

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United does not offer any eased up rebooking or cancellation rules for Basic Economy tickets.

Touristic travel to the USA should be possible again from November 2021 onwards for fully vaccinated Europeans.

Our availability calendar shows flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days. You can find these tickets on United’s website. Since United doesn’t offer eased up flexibility for basic economy tickets, you can also check out what online travel agencies have to offer, by using our flight search.

Since all flights depart from Dublin directly to US soil, you have the advantage of using US Border Pre Clearance at Dublin airport.

All long haul flights are United Boeing 787 services, with video-on-demand for every economy class passenger. You can expect a 3-3-3 seating pattern. Flights to Las Vegas usually feature a stop in San Francisco, but first flying to New York and then continuing West is possible, as well.

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For our German readers: It is also possible to select an inbound routing via Frankfurt or Munich and just skipping the last leg from Germany back to Dublin. The catch is you’d need to be travelling without checked bags. A possible itinerary looks like this.

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According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale until September 30, 2021 for departures between September 25, 2021, and May 31, 2022. The minimum stay requirement is 3 days (or a Sunday). Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months.

You can find additional flight dates using Google Flights. If you select to travel with an online travel agency, prices to Las Vegas drop to an astonishing €232 in our flight search.

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This is a Star Alliance fare that does not include check-in luggage. Additionally, some other disadvantages may apply, especially when flying with United:

Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian

Lufthansa Group airlines call this fare Economy Light. You can select your seats during the check-in process. While these airlines still allow Star-Alliance-Gold customers to bring one 23kg bag, it is said that this benefit will soon be eliminated without much warning.

United Airlines

The long-haul United Basic Economy allows Star-Alliance-Gold customers to fly with 2 x 23 kg luggage, or even 3 x 32 kg if you’re a MileagePlus frequent flyer. Nevertheless, there are other restrictions:

  • You cannot reserve your seats. Even at the time of check-in, you’ll be automatically assigned a seat, which you cannot change.
  • You’ll be the last one to board the plane (except if you’re a frequent flyer).
  • Additionally, if you’re a MileagePlus-customer:
    • No free Economy-Plus upgrades
    • Only 50% PQM instead of 100%, and only 0.5 PQS per flight
    • No modifications (e.g. Same Day-Changes) possible
    • Upgrades are not permitted
Air Canada

On flights with Air Canada, there is also a Basic Economy, but it is not quite as restrictive as United’s. If you have a Star-Alliance-Gold-Status, you can give up a 23 kg luggage, and Air-Canada-Altitude status holders can even be allowed up to 3 x 32 kg.

Other restrictions include:

  • You can reserve seats, but at a higher price than usual for Economy.
  • For Air Canada Altitude customers:
    • 25% miles for transatlantic flights, none for domestic.
    • Upgrades are not permitted.
    • From Prestige 25K onwards you can select your seats.

If you feel that these restrictions are unbearable, you should book over Lufthansa.com or United.com and select the rate that includes luggage for roughly €100 more.

UA DUB LAS 267
Unbelievably low fare for a trip to Las Vegas.

Mileage

United issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class K. A roundtrip to Las Vegas via San Francisco earns the following mileage:

  • 5,686 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 5,500 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 5,500 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 5,500 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 5,500 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 5,500 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 5,500 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 5,500 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 5,500 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 5,500 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 5,500 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
  • 5,500 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 5,500 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 5,500 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 5,092 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 3,300 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,042 Miles on Miles&More
  • 2,794 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 2,752 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 2,752 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 2,748 Award Miles + 550 PQP on United MileagePlus
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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