USA: Lufthansa Group & SkyTeam Premium Economy Starting at €617 from Sweden & Norway

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The Lufthansa Group and SkyTeam members Air France, KLM, and Delta are matching SAS’ transatlantic premium economy prices, and selling their tickets for less than €700. You can fly to various destinations, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, and Miami, among others. These prices are available from all Norwegian and Swedish airports that they fly to (e.g. Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Stavanger, and Bergen).

These prices are available almost daily between November and May. You can book these flights on Lufthansa’s or KLM’s website:

From Stockholm:

With Lufthansa Group:

With Air France-KLM:

From Oslo:

With Lufthansa Group:

With Air France-KLM:

Lufthansa‘s flights are via Frankfurt/Munich, KLM’s flights via Amsterdam, and Air France’s flights via Paris. If you fly Delta, you’ll often have a second stop in the USA, e.g. in Minneapolis or Detroit. This is usually not that good of an option, as only transatlantic flights will have you sitting in premium economy, while the rest are in economy class. If is also possible to fly with SWISS, Brussels Airlines, and Austrian to some destinations.

Search & Book

This deal expires on August 28, 2023 and is valid for flights between November 1 and May 18, as long as your trip includes 6 days or a Sunday, and is no longer than 3 months.

You can find all available dates for all routes on Google Flights. You should then book the flights on Lufthansa‘s or KLM‘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.

Mileage

All short-haul flights are issued in booking class Y, while the long-haul tickets are issued in booking class N (Lufthansa Group) or A (SkyTeam).

We’ll give you an example for each alliance. First, a Lufthansa round trip from Stockholm to Chicago via Munich:

  • 16,010 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 11,534 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 11,534 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 11,492 Award Miles + 1,992 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 11,492 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 11,492 Award Miles + 10,672 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 11,492 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 11,082 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 10,836 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 10,672 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 10,672 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 10,672 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 10,672 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 10,672 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 10,672 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 9,854 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 7,962 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 2,038 Award Miles + 200 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Now, a round trip from Oslo to Miami with Air France:

  • 15,848 RDM + 2,628 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 11,762 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 11,762 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 11,160 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 10,846 Miles on Aerolíneas Argentinas AerolíneasPlus
  • 10,846 Miles on CSA OK Plus
  • 10,846 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
  • 10,846 Miles on Vietnam Airlines Lotusmiles
  • 10,846 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 10,846 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
  • 10,846 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 10,846 Award Miles on Etihad Guest
  • 10,846 Award Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
  • 10,846 Miles on ITA Volare
  • 10,004 Award Miles + 120 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 6,266 Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 2,084 Award Miles + 50 XP on Flying Blue
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Feel free to use our status calculator to see how far your personal itineraries leave you from your desired status:

Destination

Hotel prices in the US usually start at roughly €65-90, depending on the city and 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 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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