Polish Star Alliance member LOT is selling business class tickets from Stockholm and Gothenburg to Chicago for only €1,282 (~SEK 14,821). A change of planes in Warsaw is necessary both ways, but your lounge access should make up for that.
Our availability calendar shows all possible flights at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to our flight search, where we preselected LOT’s website as the preferred destination. If you want, you can clear the filter and book at OTAs for about €60 less. But be aware that this always comes with a certain risk, especially if changes occur at a later point.
Most cheap tickets from Gothenborg come with the catch of a long layover in Warsaw or an additional stop in Krakow.
After a rather short flight to Warsaw, you’d then fly to your destination on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The Polish airline LOT only has one long-haul aircraft type, the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) – thus every flight will have the exact same seats. Everything is slightly above average, except the seat alignment (2-2-2), which doesn’t offer direct access to the aisle for the window seats. A further disadvantage of flying with LOT: There’s no Wi-Fi, even if you’d be willing to pay for it. So, if you intend to work (with internet access) during the flight, you should choose a different airline. LOT is, however, very generous with its baggage allowance (3 x 32 kg).
Search & Book
You need to spend at least 6 days or a Sunday at your destination. There is no sales or travel period mentioned in the fare rules, but availabilities cease in June 2023. You need to book at least seven days in advance to get the discounted tickets.
Google Flights shows you additional flight dates. You can simply select your preferred dates on our calendar above and book through our flight search. However, it is always safest to book directly on LOT’s website.
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 tickets are issued in booking class F, meaning that you’ll be credited the following number of miles for a trip from Stockholm to Chicago:
- 16,744 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 16,516 Miles on Miles&More
- 16,516 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 15,606 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 13,180 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 10,926 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 10,594 Miles on Asiana Club
- 10,544 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 10,404 Award Miles + 1,738 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 10,404 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 10,404 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 10,404 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 10,404 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 10,404 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 10,404 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 10,404 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 10,404 Miles on South African Voyager
- 10,404 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 10,404 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
Hotel prices in Chicago usually start at roughly €80-€120, depending on the hotel category and the specific dates. 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 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.
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.
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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Thank you for your response. I’m also interested on deals from USA (just subscribed) cause I have noticed that the deals that you posted are Europe don’t work as opposite.
hello, thanks for all this valuable information. I have a general question, do you ever post any deal from Mexico or USA? I saw all your post are of deals from Europe. I was wondering if you ever post anything from America? specially Mexico.
our site does mainly focus on flights from Europe. Lately, however, we’ve decided to post some deals from the USA as well. But as most of our readers are Europeans, deals from Mexico are not particularly likely in the near future.