New York: £848 / €945 Business Class from Inverness in 2021

British Airways Club Suite Seat 3

Oneworld member British Airways has come up with an incredible attractive offer. You can fly their business class across the Atlantic Ocean twice for £848 (~€1,010) when starting your journey in Inverness. Your destination will be New York, a great city to spend a couple of days – if you’re allowed to.

While the thought of taking an intentional detour during the Covid-19 may seem absurd, transatlantic business class offers for three figures are a very rare occurrence. Since this deal shows great availability deep into 2021, this might be an offer that is actually worth considering.

Info

Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.

A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.

We have compiled all possible dates at the lowest fare for trips up to two weeks in our availability calendar. It will forward you to britishairways.com, where you can purchase your tickets.

British Airways flight plan currently sees Boeing 777 operate the flights to New York. The airline even advertises their new Club Suite for these flights. Since Covid-19 makes reliable predictions almost impossible, these schedules are not set in stone.

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According to the fare rules, this fare is will be available until September 13, 2020. Your trip has to start on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and at include at least one night from Saturday to Sunday. Stopovers in London are not allowed.

You can use Google Flights to find additional flight dates. We strongly recommend booking directly with the airline. During the Covid-19 pandemic this is more true than ever, as you have to deal with only one company if you need to change your plans or get a refund.

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 two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline 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 information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to 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 and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. 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.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

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Mileage

British Airways issues long haul tickets in booking class I. This is a discounted business booking class, but you’ll gain still 100% of you travel distance. With the feeders to and from Inverness, you can earn the following mileage on this flight:

  • 20,710 Award Miles + 12,826 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 12,542 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 12,542 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 9,714 Avios + 84 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 9,714 AsiaMiles + 120 Club Points on Asia Miles
  • 9,714 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 9,714 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 9,714 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 9,714 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 9,714 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 7,992 Points + 16 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

In addition to 12,820 Avios, this ticket is worth 360 tier points in British Airways Executive Club, giving you an instant Oneworld Ruby status. You’ll need to earn 240 tier points more to gain the elite Oneworld Sapphire tier, that comes with free checked bags and lounge access.

Does My Journey Have to Start in Inverness?

Yes, it does. However, if you are travelling without checked bags, you may end your journey in London. Though this is not advisable if you are interested in getting the miles for this journey. We have some detailed information about shortening itineraries and possible consequences here:

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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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.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

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.

LaGuardia Airport

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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Comments (2)

  1. Sabine says:

    Hallo, warum wird mir der Beitrag in Englisch angezeigt? Gibt es den auch auf Deutsch?

    • Felix says:

      Hallo Sabine,
      der Beitrag wird auf Englisch angezeigt, weil du von der Travel-Dealz Startseite auf Travel-Dealz.eu weitergeleitet wurdest. Herzlich willkommen! Wir bearbeiten hier Flugangebote aus dem europäischen Ausland nach den Standards von Travel-Dealz – allerdings auf Englisch. Während manche von unseren Angeboten auf Deutsch übersetzt werden, gehört dieser leider nicht dazu. Wenn du Fragen hast, helfe ich dir aber gerne weiter.

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