British Airways & American Airlines First Class to New York for €2,511 from Marseille

British Airways Neue First Class Boeing 777

Oneworld member British Airways and its transatlantic partner American Airlines are currently selling its first class flights to New York at a far cheaper price than usual if you begin your journey in Marseille. Departing from that French city, you’d only pay €2,511.

Our calendar displays all available dates and can redirect you to British Airways’ booking site:

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates for less than €2,600 and trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to British Airways with your selected flight dates.

You can also depart from Nice or Paris, but tickets are roughly €300 more expensive.

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You can either fly to New York JFK with American Airlines or to Newark with British Airways. Both airlines use a Boeing 777 for that flight. Also, in both cases, you’ll first fly to London in British Airways’ A319 business class.

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This deal is officially set to expire on August 9, 2024, but the availability will most likely run out far sooner than that. Furthermore, you need to spend at least one Sunday in North America before flying back, and book the tickets at least 45 days before departure.

Currently, availability is pretty decent in March and picks up again for October, November and December departures.

Our calendar above displays all available dates, as does Google Flights. You can get this price directly on British Airways’ website.

British Airways First Class

British Airways’ first class is not as glamorous as its Middle Eastern or Asian competitors. On the other hand, it’s often offered for prices that are not very far from what others charge for business class. All tickets include a 3x 32 kg baggage allowance, access to first class lounges (where available) and exquisite catering.

British Airways First Class Kabine Boeing 787 dunkel
First class cabin in BA’s Boeing 787-9

The seats are 1.98 m long and also more spacious than those in the new business class Club Suite. However, there are only doors in the latest product on board a few of the Boeing 777 planes. Depending on the type of aircraft, the cabin consists of 8 to 14 first class seats.

You can find relevant reviews below:

American Airlines First Class

At American Airlines, there is only a real first class named Flagship First in the Boeing 777-300. The alignment is like in business class (1-2-1) and otherwise, the seat is (unfortunately) more reminiscent of a good business class, but at least it is a lot more spacious. The swivel function of the seat is quite unique so that you can look straight ahead through the window during the flight.

American Airlines Flagship First Class Boeing 777
Flagship First Class aboard American’s Boeing 777

Especially the soft product still has a lot of room for improvement. Here are a few relevant reviews:

Mileage

The business class flights between Marseille and London are issued in booking class J, while the transatlantic first class flights are issued in booking class A. The entire trip, flying with British Airways, should roughly get you:

  • 35,410 Award Miles + 20,356 Elite Qualifying Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 32,758 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 20,356 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 12,488 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 11,906 Avios + 104 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 11,906 AsiaMiles + 130 Club Points on Asia Miles
  • 11,906 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 11,906 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 11,906 Points + 22 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 11,906 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 11,906 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 11,906 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 11,820 Avios + 500 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
  • 11,820 Avios + 1,380 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

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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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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  1. Nicolas says:

    Thank you very much!

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