Currently, there are quite attractive business class fares available from Dublin for travel to North America. With this deal, you can reach over 100 (possibly even over 200) destinations in the United States at prices ranging from €1,351 to €1,500. The destinations in the western part of the country, such as Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, or Oakland (San Francisco) in California, are particularly appealing. Fortunately, there is no “light fare” option available for this deal.
You can also use the booking form below to make your reservation. We will then redirect you to either book with British Airways or through Expedia. The prices are available from February to April 2024. The outbound flight must always be on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, and the return flight on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
These are some of the destinations that you can fly to:
- Memphis, Tennessee for €1,351
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida for €1,351
- Cleveland, Ohio for €1,351
- Mobile, Alabama for €1,351
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin for €1,351
- Missoula, Montana for €1,351
- Kansas City, Missouri for €1,351
- Fargo, North Dakota for €1,351
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota for €1,351
- Columbus, Ohio for €1,355
- San Antonio, Texas for €1,361
- Brownswille, Texas for €1,369
- Tallahassee, Florida for €1,383
- Manhattan, Kansas for €1,384
- Lexington, Kentucky for €1,386
- Charleston, South Carolina for €1,386
- Tucson, Arizona for €1,386
- Birmingham, Alabama for €1,390
- Knoxville, Tennessee for €1,390
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana for €1,390
- La Crosse, Wisconsin for €1,391
- Rochester, New York for €1,391
- Corpus Christi, Texas for €1,391
- Madison, Wisconsin for €1,391
- Grand Rapids, Michigan for €1,392
- Savannah, Georgia for €1,392
- Albany, New York for €1,392
- Boise, Idaho for €1,392
- El Paso, Texas for €1,392
- Amarillo, Texas for €1,392
- Des Moines, Iowa for €1,392
- Oakland, California for €1,392
- Palm Springs, California for €1,392
- San José, California for €1,392
- Fresno, California for €1,392
- Sacramento, California for €1,392
- Oklahoma City for €1,395
- Bismarck, North Dakota for €1,435
- and > 100 more destinations
In addition to Dublin, you can also start from Cork or Shannon at approximately the same price. However, the feeder flight will be in economy class with Aer Lingus.
The list and map of destinations are not complete – there are more than 100 destinations available for under €1,500. To find other possible destinations, it’s best to use Google Flights.
The flights are mostly operated by British Airways or American Airlines, and sometimes by Iberia. British Airways increasingly uses the new Club Suite Business Class (e.g. to Phoenix, Chicago, Seattle & Philadelphia). Occasionally, the old business class is still in use, in which case it is preferable to choose alternative connections or flights with American Airlines.
Especially for the US West Coast, we recommend avoiding AA connections via Philadelphia or Charlotte. Although you benefit from pre-clearance in Dublin, you may have to spend up to 6 hours in domestic first class (depending on your destination). The comfort there cannot be compared to a true long-haul business class experience.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, this offer remains valid until September 26, 2023 for travel between November 1 and April 30, 2024. Bookings must be made at least 180 days prior to departure, resulting in the travel period from February to April. The minimum stay requirement is one Saturday night, and according to the fare rules, you can stay at the destination for a maximum of 12 months.
You can find suitable dates using Google Flights (instructions). Depending on the route, you can book with British Airways, Iberia, and/or American Airlines. Booking through OTAs such as Expedia is also possible, but we recommend booking at the airline, where available.
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 I. To give you an example, flying to Fort Lauderdale with American Airlines via London and Philadelphia (r/t) would get you:
- 23,220 Points on Finnair Plus
- 15,092 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 14,430 Avios + 440 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
- 14,430 Avios + 152 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 14,430 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 14,430 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 14,430 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
- 14,430 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
- 12,522 AsiaMiles + 170 Club Points on Asia Miles
- 12,024 Avios + 1,380 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 12,024 Points + 26 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 12,024 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 6,696 Miles on American AAdvantage
You can calculate the mileage credits for other combinations using the following calculator:
British Airways has announced a switch to revenue-based mileage accrual. However, to our knowledge, this has not been implemented yet (only in Iberia Plus).