Star Alliance member TAP Air Portugal is running a cool sale from Paris to New York. These business class round trips will cost roughly €1,138. A change of planes in Lisbon or Porto is necessary both ways. You can fly to both Newark or JFK airport at the discounted price.
You can find flights at the quoted fare from April through December 2023, though availability gets better from September onwards. Our availability calendar previews all possible round trips for less than €1,250, for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to our flight search or TAP’s website with your preselected flight dates.
Before crossing the Atlantic Ocean, you have to switch planes in either Porto or Lisbon. Flights across the pond are Airbus A330-900NEO or Airbus A321LR services. Both plane types feature state-of-the-art business class cabins with fully convertible lie-flat-seats.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, this offer is valid until April 14, 2023. It may be withdrawn or run out of availability earlier. The last possible date for your inbound to arrive is December 14, 2023. Furthermore, you have to respect a minimum stay requirement of 5 days or one night from Saturday to Sunday. The fare shows almost daily availability from September 2023 onwards.
You can research flight dates easily on Google Flights. You should book these flights directly on TAP’s website, as that is the cheapest option.
TAP issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class J. This is quite an attractive booking class for most Star Alliance frequent flyers. This is your accrual for the Madrid to New York round trip mentioned above:
- 19,952 Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 17,796 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 17,432 Miles on Miles&More
- 17,432 Award Miles + 480 Points on Miles&More 2024
- 17,012 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 17,012 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 17,008 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 17,008 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 17,008 Award Miles + 8,504 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 17,008 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 17,008 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 17,008 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 14,458 Miles on Azul TudoAzul
- 12,756 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 12,756 Miles on Emirates Skywards
- 11,054 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 10,632 Award Miles + 1,770 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 10,632 Miles on Asiana Club
- 10,632 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 10,632 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 10,632 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 10,632 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
Hotels in New York can easily start north of €150/night, even in lower categories. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is searching on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
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.
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 ($6). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.
Taxi: To Manhattan $52.50 (+ $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.
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.
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.
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