South Korea → USA: €208 One Way Flights with American Airlines & United Airlines (€278 With Checked Luggage)

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American Airlines and United Airlines are currently offering a very attractive one-way fare from Seoul, South Korea to the USA for only US$225 (~€207). Departures are available from May to June and September to December.

However, this is for the Basic Economy fare if you book with American Airlines, which includes only carry-on luggage and a personal item by default. For elite status customers, this is not a significant obstacle: Oneworld Ruby members get 1x 23 kg of baggage, Sapphire members receive 2x 23 kg, and Emerald members receive as much as 3x 23 kg of baggage. All other passengers can add a suitcase at the check-in counter for €70.

Star Alliance member United Airlines matches prices for some of these routes, also including 23 kg of baggage.

A roundtrip flight from Seoul to the USA and back is available at US$366 (~€337). However, if you don’t live in South Korea, the one-way tickets are more likely to be attractive as part of a round-the-world trip.

Here’s an overview of cheaper one-way tickets:

With American Airlines (with hand luggage):

With United Airlines (with 23kg checked luggage):

You can book with American Airlines or Momondo (which also finds United flights) using the following form.

American Airlines exclusively flies from Dallas to Seoul. Therefore, all connections include at least one, sometimes two stopovers. AA operates the long-haul flights with their Boeing 787 Dreamliners. In Economy, there is a seat pitch of 79 cm and the (unfortunately) typical 3-3-3 seating arrangement.

With United Airlines you will fly via San Francisco on their Boeing 777 with a 3-4-3 seating arrangement and a seat pitch of 78 cm.

Search & Book

This deal will expire on May 30, 2024. Departures are available from May to June and September to December 2024

With American Airlines for the date search, neither Google Flights nor the Matrix are of much help in this case. The tickets can be most easily found and booked on the American Arilines’ website. At least there is a flexible search +/- 3 days, which makes the search for dates a bit easier.

For United Airlines flights, you can use Google Flights to find the best price, we recommend you to book direct from United Airlines’ website.

Miles & Points

This ticket is issued in booking class O with American Airlines. Here are the miles and points you can earn from this deal from Seoul to Los Angeles:

  • 6,827 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 2,418 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 2,015 Avios + 20 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 2,015 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 2,015 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 2,015 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 2,015 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 2,015 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
  • 2,015 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 2,015 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 757 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 721 Avios + 25 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
  • 700 Avios + 120 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
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With United Airlines, the ticket is issued in booking class G. Here are the miles and points you can earn from this deal from Seoul to Los Angeles

  • 5,984 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 5,984 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 5,984 Award Miles + 1,198 Tier Miles on Azul TodoAzul
  • 5,984 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 5,984 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 5,984 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 5,984 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 5,984 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 5,984 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 5,984 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 3,590 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,322 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 2,992 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 2,992 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 2,992 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 2,992 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 2,992 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
  • 2,992 Award Miles on Emirates Skywards
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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)


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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