SkyTeam members Delta Air Lines, KLM & Air France bring us today a deal from Madrid to New York starting at €316. The price doesn’t include luggage but can be added a 23kg checked luggage for €120 return. Departures are available from March to May.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will redirect you to KLM or Skyscanner with your selected flight dates.
We offer three different destinations: When searching flights to
JFK, only nonstop flights will be displayed. Searching flights to
NYC will additionally show you flights with one layover in Amsterdam, Paris or Atlanta. Searching flights to
LGA will display only those with LaGuardia Airport as their final destination.
If you fly to LaGuardia instead of taking a direct flight to JFK, you’ll complete immigration in Atlanta. From there, you’ll take a second connecting flight to LaGuardia, allowing you to arrive in Manhattan faster, cheaper and more comfortably than if you went through immigration at JFK. Plus, you’ll have the chance to earn more miles, points or segments in your frequent flyer program.
Delta uses a Boeing 767 for its flights between Madrid and New York JFK. If you’re flying via Amsterdam or Paris, you’ll have more plane types to choose from, e.g. an Airbus A330 or Boeing 787. Overall, it doesn’t matter at all, though, as the seats are basically the same on all three airlines and plane types.
Search & Book
The flights can be booked until February 23, 2024. The minimum stay requirement is one Sunday. Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months. Departures are available from March to May.
Our calendar above displays all available dates, as does Google Flights. Depending on your personal preference, you can either book these flights on KLM’s website or Delta’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Skyscanner. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.
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.
The number of miles may not only depend on the routing, but also on the fare that you select, as Delta SkyMiles doesn’t credit any miles at all for basic fares. Delta’s basic economy is issued in booking class E, while its Main fare and all of KLM and Air France’s flights are issued in booking class V. To give you an example, flying non-stop from Madrid in Delta’s basic economy should get you roughly:
- 3,580 Award Miles + 50 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,580 RDM + 716 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
- 1,790 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 1,790 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
- 1,500 Miles on CSA OK Plus
- 1,432 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 1,432 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
- 1,432 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 1,432 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
- 1,432 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 1,432 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 1,432 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 1,432 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 1,432 Miles on Air Europa Suma
Feel free to try out different routings and fares in our mileage calculator:
Hotel prices in Manhattan usually start at roughly €195, 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 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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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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