The Portuguese Star Alliance member, TAP, is selling business class tickets from Dublin to New York for as little as €1,329. You can also fly to other destinations in the USA and Canada for slightly higher prices. As usual with TAP, the option of adding a free stopover in Lisbon makes this deal even better!
These prices can be found from now until April, as well as from late August 2024 onwards. Feel free to search for availability using our form below:
You can fly to the following cities:
It’s also possible to fly to San Francisco starting at €1,559. However, that requires you to spend at least 24 hours in Lisbon on the way back.
TAP uses an Embraer 195 for its flight from Dublin to Lisbon. There, you’ll either board an Airbus A321neo to New York, Washington, or Montreal or an Airbus A330-900neo to Miami, Chicago, or San Francisco.
Not too long ago, TAP’s Executive Class was infamously subpar. By now, however, all planes have been equipped with new seats that can be converted into fully flat beds and offer quite a high comfort. The service is also said to be very friendly.
Search & Book
The fare rules merely state a minimum stay requirement of 5 days (or a Sunday). Availability is highest between January and May 2024, but there are also quite a few dates in late November and early December. Our calendar displays all available dates, as does Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on TAP’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.
Adding a Stopover in Lisbon
In some cases, spending at least 24 hours in Lisbon, especially on the outbound flight, can even reduce the total price. But even if the price stays the same, this is a great opportunity to explore the Portuguese capital at no extra (flight) cost.
To add a stopover, you need to book these flights as a multi-city ticket leaving between 1-5 days between your arrival and your departure from Lisbon. You can either add the stopover on the outbound or the inbound journey. Here’s an example, where you’d spend 2 nights in Lisbon on your way back from San Francisco:
The tickets are issued in booking class J. To give you an example, a round trip to New York should get you:
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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:
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