Irish airline Aer Lingus offers cheap business class flights from Rome, Prague and Paris to New York starting at €1,069. The fare includes three checked bags and business-class amenities. However, the feeder flight will be in economy class. The good thing? You can go through a US pre-clearance facility in Dublin, saving you valuable time at your destination.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Aer Lingus with your preselected flight dates. Departures after March 14, 2024, are €200 more expensive.
On the short flights to/from Paris, you’ll get an AerSpace seat (Intra-European business class) with a blocked middle seat. However, it seems that you can only select row 1, which has a bulkhead. Considering that there’s no cutout, it may not be the best solution. On the Rome flight, you will be in Economy for the feeder. The good thing is that you can select any seat, including emergency exits. The bad thing is that you won’t get a meal and your mileage will be less.
Aer Lingus uses its Airbus A330s to JFK and Airbus A321LRs to EWR. Both of them have the so-called throne seats and sets of 2 seats next to each other, providing for both solo travellers and couples.
Search & Book
The fares are a combination of Aer Lingus’ black week promotion (which ends on November 27, 2023) and their regular prices for this route. The promotion discounts all business class roundtrips by €200. Since the promotion only covers flights departing March 14, 2024, or earlier, prices for later departures are €200 higher.
The fare rules don’t state an expiration date, so you should book as soon as possible. The airline didn’t set a minimum stay time, only a maximum 12-month stay. You have to book at least 28 days before your departure to get the lowest fare.
Google Flights shows unreliable prices, around €20 more than the actual prices. The best way to look for dates is to use our availability calendar above. We have already filtered out overnight layovers and you can select different durations. Then it will forward you to Aer Lingus’ website. Booking through OTAs doesn’t worth it, since they’re more expensive.
Aer Lingus offers the longer flights in booking class I. On the Prague and Paris flights, you would get booking class A, and on Rome, you’d get Y. This would be your earnings on the Rome flight:
- 16,614 Award Miles + 10,272 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 8,686 Award Miles on United MileagePlus
- 2,344 Avios on British Airways Executive Club
You would get the following mileage from Paris:
- 14,270 Award Miles + 7,928 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 6,586 Award Miles on United MileagePlus
Hotel prices in New York 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 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.
Finding the Best eSIM Plan
We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Knowroaming and Ubigi. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:
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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.
The 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 ($8). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.
Taxi: To Manhattan $62.50 (+ $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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