Last Minute: €707 Nonstop Barcelona to Chicago Premium Economy Roundtrips w/ American Airlines

Oneworld member American Airlines has a great reward for those able to travel short term. The airline currently sells heavily discounted premium economy roundtrips from Barcelona to Chicago for just US$768 (~€705), a flight that normally cost quadruple digits. Departures are only available within the next three weeks. The latest possible inbound flight is May 6th.

This fare comes with the usual premium economy benefits like two checked bags up to 23kg each and full meal and beverage service onboard.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €750 for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to American Airlines with your selected flight dates.

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American Airlines deploys their Boeing 787-8 fleet on this route, with a 2-3-2 seating pattern in premium economy. This not only allows for more leg-room, but also wider seats compared to the 3-3-3 seating in economy class.

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According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale until April 22, 2024 for departures before April 26, 2024. A minimum stay of one night from Saturday to Sunday applies to get the lowest fare. You may not stay longer than three months, which coincides with the maximum stay duration of visa free travel via ESTA.

Google Flights will show you additional flight dates (for longer stays) or help you compare prices. Since American Airlines sells the cheapest tickets on its website, we recommend buying them there.

Mileage

American Airlines issues these tickets in booking class P. Oneworld frequent flyers can earn the following miles and points:

  • 11,020 Avios + 60 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 11,020 Points + 20 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 9,698 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 9,698 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 8,816 AsiaMiles + 50 Club Points on Asia Miles
  • 8,816 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 8,816 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 8,816 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 8,816 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 8,816 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 8,816 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 3,384 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 3,128 Avios + 180 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
  • 3,100 Avios + 850 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Information & Tips for Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the USA with about 2.7 million inhabitants and an important economic and cultural center. The city attracts about 55 million visitors every year and has a lot to offer in terms of tourism.

Best Time to Visit

The best weather for tourists is in May, June, September and October. Summers can become very hot and humid, winters are often associated with snow storms and double-digit temperatures below zero.

Climate diagram for Chicago, Illinois (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the Airport to the City Center

Two commercial airports serve the metropolitan area of Chicago, the larger Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (DCA). Long-haul flights are serviced by ORD, which is also a hub for Star Alliance carrier United Airlines and Oneworld carrier American Airlines. MDW mainly serves domestic flights and is Southwest’s hub.

Chicago O’Hare Intl. Airport

By CTA train (Blue Line, journey time 35 – 50 minutes) the journey from the airport to the city costs $5, in the other direction only $2.25. A taxi costs – depending on traffic – between $40 and $50, Uber and Lyft are slightly cheaper. The journey time can vary between 30 and 60 minutes.

Chicago Midway Intl. Airport

This airport can also be reached by CTA train (Orange Line, travel time 25 minutes, same prices as ORD). Taxis take about 30 minutes and cost $30 to $40, Uber and Lyft are slightly cheaper.

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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.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

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:

The Best eSIM Plans for the USA 🇺🇸 Compared

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