Airlines

You have many choices when it come airlines that provide services to Europe from the USA. You will find a wide selection of airlines and services as well as those carriers who operate just with Europe regionally. 

You can find more detailed information at the on specific air topics listed below .⬇︎
Non-Stop Fights
Airports in Europe
Booking Flights Online
Travel Levels of Service and Comfort…

Airlines offer several levels of service and comfort when flying. Economy tickets are the lowest cost with First Class the most expensive. So what are the differences for each class? While the level of services may vary a little from one airline to the next, the breakout below is a general comparison. This is for International flights only, as these vary in levels of service from their counterparts on US domestic flights.

First Class

Long-haul First Class is found on international/long-haul routes. This class of service offers more comfort and amenities than Long-haul Business Class, which usually include:

• 10-30 extra inches of seat pitch (legroom) compared to Business Class
• 1-2 extra inches of seat width compared to Business Class
• More degrees of recline compared to Business Class
• Electric seat controls to adjust recline position, legrest and lumbar support
• Seats can be either recliner, angle lie-flat, flat bed or suites.

• Larger personal TV screens and more viewing options
• Laptop Power Ports
• Premium Food and Wine Service
• More privacy due to smaller cabin size
• Increased cabin staff to passenger ratio
• Amenity kits including pajamas, slippers, eye masks and toiletries

Business Class

Business Class is found mostly on international routes and planes that are configured for long-haul travel. This class of service offers significantly more comfort and amenities than standard Economy, Premium Economy, and Domestic First Class, which usually include:

• Double the seat pitch (legroom) compared to Economy
• 2-3 extra inches of seat width compared to Economy
• More degrees of recline compared to Economy
• Electric seat controls to adjust recline position, legrest and lumbar support

• Larger personal TV screens and more viewing options
• Laptop Power Ports
• Premium Food and Wine Service
• Increased cabin staff to passenger ratio
• Amenity kits including socks, eye masks and toiletries

Premium Economy Class

Some airline carriers offer Premium Economy, a separate class of seating and service, that differs from standard Economy. Premium Economy is found mostly on international flights and, compared to standard Economy, offers about 5-7 inches of extra legroom as well as additional amenities, which can include:

• 1-2 extra inches of seat width
• 2-3 extra inches of seat recline
• Adjustable headrests, legrests, or lumbar support

• Larger personal TV screens
• Laptop Power Ports
• Premium Food Service

Enhanced Economy Class

• Standard seats with limited reclining pitch and additional leg room
• Normally 10 to 8 seats to a row
• First rows of the economy cabin or divider from economy

• Last area to board and usually disembark
• 1 checked bag up to 50 lbs. no charge ( Domestic flights may incur a fee for checked 1 bag)

Economy Class

• Lowest ticket cost
• Standard seats with limited reclining pitch
• Normally 10 to 8 seats to a row
• Shared services with economy

• 1 check bag up to 50 lbs. no charge ( Domestic flights may incur a fee for checked 1 bag)
• Additional fee based on first come first serve basis

To confirm exact benefits for each class, contact the operating airline directly. To look at a complete seat map for a particular airline and flight go to » SEAT GURU.com. There you can see the cabin and seat arrangements for all airline flights.

Your Flying Options…

It always a good idea to find a non-stop flight because getting connecting flights could lead to delays and long layovers. While non-stop flights are longer, the combine time spent traveling to your final destination with stops & connections will be longer. Connections can easily lead to delays, your plane could arrive late missing your connecting plane or the connecting plane may be cancelled. Any of these delays could be from bad weather, strong head wind, equipment or air traffic controls problems. Your bags get handled one more time adding  more wear and tear, not to say that your bags may not get to your final destination when you do or, the other way around. The small additional cost is worth every extra penny. 

Why spend your time waiting in an airport for hours when you can be spending more time at your Europe destination.  The largest airport hub in Europe is London, followed by Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Brussels and Amsterdam which have connections to almost everywhere in Europe.

Web Sites of Airlines that fly non-stop from US cities to Europe…​

Title
Aer Lingus

🇮🇪 Flag carrying airline of Ireland. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Official web site: https://www.aerlingus.com/html/en-US/home.html
Hub: DUB Dublin Airport
IATA code EI
ICAO code EIN
Baggage policy
Web check in
Founded 🇮🇪 Ireland 1936

Title
Aeroflot

🇷🇺 Flag carrying airline of the Russian Federation. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
SkyTeam member
Official web site: https://www.aeroflot.ru/us-en
Hub: SVO Moscow-Sheremetyevo
IATA code SU
ICAO code AFL
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇷🇺 Russia 1923

Title
Air France

🇫🇷 Flag carrying airline of France. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
SkyTeam member
Official web site: https://wwws.airfrance.us
Hubs: CDG Paris-Charles De Gaulle, ORY Paris-Orly
IATA code AF
ICAO code AFR
Baggage policy
Web check in
Founded 🇫🇷 France 1933

Title
Alitalia

🇮🇹 Flag carrying airline of Italy. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
SkyTeam member
Official web site: https://www.alitalia.com/en_us
Hub: FCO Rome-Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino
IATA code AZ
ICAO code AZA
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in

Founded 🇮🇹 Italy 1946

Title
American Airlines

Major US scheduled airline with full-service
oneworld member
Official web site: https://www.aa.com/homePage.do
Hubs: DFW Dallas-Ft. Worth, ORD Chicago-O’Hare, CLT Charlotte, LAX Los Angeles, MIA Miami, JFK New York, PHL Philadelphia, PHX Phoenix
IATA code AA
ICAO code AAL
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in

Founded 🇺🇸 United States 1926

Title
Austrian Airlines

🇦🇹 Flag carrying airline of Austria. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance memeber
Official web site: https://www.austrian.com/us/en/homepage
Hub: VIE Vienna Airport
IATA code OS
ICAO code AUA
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇦🇹 Austria 1957

Title
British Airways

🇬🇧 Flag carrying airline of the United Kingdom. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
oneworld member
Official web site: https://www.britishairways.com/travel/home/public/en_us/
Hubs: LHR London-Heathrow, LGW London Gatwick
IATA code BA
ICAO code BAW
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1974

Title
Brussels Airlines

🇧🇪 Flag carrying airline of Belgium. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site: https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/
Hub: BRU Brussels Airport
IATA code SN
ICAO code BEL
Baggage policy
Web check in
Founded 🇧🇪 Belgium 2006

Title
Condor

Scheduled Airline and full-service carrier
Official web site: https://www.condor.com/us
Hub: FRA Frankfurt Airport
IATA code DE
ICAO code CFG
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇩🇪 Germany 1955

Title
Delta Airlines

Major US scheduled airline and full-service carrier
SkyTeam member
Official web site:
https://www.delta.com
Hubs: ATL Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, JFK New York, MSP Minneapolis, DTW Detroit, SEA Seattle-Tacoma
IATA code DL
ICAO code DAL
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇺🇸 United States 1924

Title
Eurowings

Scheduled airline and Low-cost carrier
Official web site:
https://www.eurowings.com/us.html
Hubs: DUD Düsseldorf, VIE Vienna Airport
IATA code E2
ICAO code EWE
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇩🇪 Germany 1994

Title
Finnair

🇫🇮 Flag carrying airline of Finland. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
oneworld member
Official web site:
https://www.finnair.com/us-en
Hub: HEL Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
IATA code AY
ICAO code FIN
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇫🇮 Finland 1923

Title
Iberia Airlines

🇪🇸 Flag carrying airline of Spain. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
oneworld member
Official web site:
https://www.iberia.com/us/
Hub: MAD Madrid Barajas Airport
IATA code IB
ICAO code IBE
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇪🇸 Spain 1927

Title
Icelandair

🇮🇸 Flag carrying airline of Iceland. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Official web site:
https://www.icelandair.com
Hub: KEF Keflavik Intl. Airport
IATA code FI
ICAO code ICE
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇮🇸 Iceland 1937

Title
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

🇳🇱 Flag carrying airline of the Netherlands. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
SkyTeam member
Official web site: https://www.klm.us
Hub: AMS Amsterdam Schiphol
IATA code KL
ICAO code KLM
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇳🇱 Netherlands 1919

Title
LOT Polish

🇵🇱 Flag carrying airline of Poland. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site: https://www.lot.com/us/en/
Hub: WAR Warsaw Chopin Airport
IATA code LO
ICAO code LOT
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in

Founded 🇵🇱 Poland 1929

Title
Lufthansa

🇩🇪 Flag carrying airline of Germany. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site:
https://www.lufthansa.com/us/en/homepage
Hubs: FRA Frankfurt, MUC Munich-
IATA code LH
ICAO code DLH
Baggage policy
Web check in
Founded 🇩🇪 Germany 1953

Title
Norwegian Air Shuttle

Scheduled airline and low cost long haul carrier
Official web site: https://www.norwegian.com/us/
Hubs: OSL Oslo Gardermoen, ARN Stockholm Arlanda
IATA code DH
ICAO code NAN
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇳🇴 Norway 1993

Title
SAS Scandinavian Airlines

🇩🇰🇳🇴🇸🇪 Flag carrying airline of Denmark, Norway & Sweden. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site:
https://www.flysas.com/us-en/
Hubs: CPH Copenhagen Airport, OSL Oslo Gardermoen, ARN Stockholm Arlanda
IATA code SK
ICAO code SAS
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇸🇪 Sweden 1946

Title
Swiss International Airlines

🇨🇭 Flag carrying airline of Switzerland. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site:
https://www.swiss.com/ch/en
Hub: ZRH Zürich Airport
IATA code LX
ICAO code SWR
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇨🇭Switzerland 1923

Title
TAP Air Portugal

🇵🇹 Flag carrying airline of Portugal. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site:
https://www.flytap.com/en-us/
Hubs: LIS Lisbon Portela Airport, OPO Porto Airport
IATA code NI
ICAO code PGA
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇵🇹 Portugal 1923

Title
Turkish Airlines

🇹🇷 Flag carrying airline of Turkey. Scheduled airline and full-service carrier
Star Alliance member
Official web site:
https://www.turkishairlines.com
Hubs: IST Istanbul International, ADB Izmir AdnanMenderes
IATA code TK
ICAO code THY
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in

Founded 🇹🇷Turkey 1933

Title
United Airlines

Major US scheduled airline with full service
Star Alliance member
Official web site:
https://www.united.com/en/us
Hubs: ORD Chicago O’Hare, DEN Denver, IAH Houston-Bush, SFO San Francisco, EWR Newark, IAD Washington-Dulles
IATA code UA
ICAO code UAL
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in

Founded 🇺🇸 United States 1926

Title
Virgin Atlantic

Scheduled UK airline and full-service carrier
Official web site: https://www.virginatlantic.com/us/en
Hubs: LHR London Heathrow, MAN Manchester
IATA code VS
ICAO code VIR
Baggage policy
Web check in
Mobile check in
Founded 🇬🇧 United Kingdom 1984

The following airlines also have limited non-stop flights to several US locations. Please confirm schedules as most have seasonal flights only to selected cities.

Airlines When Flying within Europe…

For a good portion of your travel time within Europe you will most likely find using the trains or buses a better choice. However, if your locations are more than 5 hours apart you may want to ultimately use an airline. This may also be the only choice when traveling over bodies of water. As in the US, low cost airlines are prevalent in Europe and smaller regional that have good services with a particular country or area. Only airlines with scheduled services are listed. Charter airlines used primarily by the tour travel industry are excluded.

European low-cost airlines …

Low Cost Carriers with extended coverage across Europe: Normally have the lowest priced fares without the perks. Some airlines do not fly into the major airports. Some of these alternative airports are usually farther away from the city center. Because of their distance from the city centers, they may lack public transportation, higher cost into the city and more time consuming. As with discount carriers there are more charges for basics services like baggage, seat reservations and tickets may be strictly non-refundable. There may be no food or drink for purchase. Read their policies closely so you are not taken by surprise.  Additional expenses may offset the prices difference of major airlines.

Air Europa
Albawings

Albania

Air New Zealand
Blue Air

Romania

Air Tahiti Nui
Buzz

Hungary

Air Europa
Condor

Germany

Air New Zealand
easyJet

Austria / Switzerland / UK

Air Serbia
Eurowings

Germany / Austria

Air Europa
Fly One

Moldova

Air Serbia
Jet2

United Kingdom

Air Tahiti Nui
Level

France

Air New Zealand
Norwegian Air Shuttle

Ireland / Norway / Sweden

Air Serbia
Pegasus

Turkey

Air Tahiti Nui
Pobeda

Russia

Air Europa
Ryanair

Ireland / UK

Air New Zealand
SkyUp

Ukraine

Air Serbia
Transavia

Netherlands / France

Air Tahiti Nui
TUIfly Group

see footnote

Air Europa
Volotea

Spain

Air New Zealand
Vueling

Spain

Air Serbia
WIZZ Air

Hungary / UK

TUIfly Group consist of several different airlines operating under the TUI Group tourism company. TUIfly – Belgium, TUIfly – Deutschland, TUIfly – Netherlands, TUIfly – Nordic, TUI Airways – UK

Regional European Airlines

Regional or Domestic Carriers: These airlines typical ly fly short distances routes only and those unavailable through major carriers. Domestic carriers strictly operate within one country while regionals will fly to other countries near by.

Air Europa
Air Albania

🇦🇱 Albania

Air Serbia
Air Baltic

🇱🇻 Latvia

Air Leap
Air Leap

Sweden

Air Malta
Air Malta

🇲🇹 Malta

Air Moldova
Air Moldova

🇲🇩 Moldova

Atlantic Airways
BA City Flyer

United Kingdom

Aurigny
Belavia

🇧🇾 Belarus

Atlantic Airways
Blue Islands

UK – Guernsey

Azores Airlines
Bulgaria Air

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Cyprus Airways
Czech Airlines

🇨🇿 Czechia

Eagle Air
Eagle Air

Iceland

Eastern Airways
Eastern Airways

United Kingdom

Ellinair
Ellinair

Greece

Flybosnia
Flybosnia

Bosnia & Herzegovina

KLM City Hopper
KLM City Hopper

Netherlands

La Compagnie
Loganair

United Kingdom

Luxair
Luxair

🇱🇺Luxembourg

Motor Sich Airlines
Neos

Italy

Sky Express
Smart Wings

Czechia / Slovakia

Sun-Air of Scandinavia
Sylt Air

Germany

SunExpress
TAROM

🇷🇴 Romania

Twinjet
Twinjet

France

Widerøe
Utair

Russia

Yamal Aero
Widerøe

Norway

Yanair
Yanair

Ukraine

National Flag Carriers: Have preferential rights and privileges in their home countries over other airline companies. In some instances carriers may be state owned and operated, while others may be public or private companies. Flag carrying airlines are noted with the country flag before the country name.

Passenger Rights in Europe…

If you are flying into a European Union country’s airport you do have air passenger rights under the law. If you are denied boarding or your flight is cancelled, overbooked, you are entitled to either;

  • transport to your final destination using comparable alternative means, or
  • having your ticket refunded and, where relevant, being returned free of charge to your initial departure point

If you are delayed more than 5 hours you may also be entitled to a refund if no forwarding transportation is furnished.

For more detailed information read the link below at the European Union passenger rights.

When flying to Europe you’ll find not only domestic airlines with services to major European cities but, International carriers as well. Many are non-stop flights that depart from US airports to major cities in Europe every day. Traveling to and from Europe can be a very long flight so you may take a look at upgrading to, what they call premium economy. For a little more, without paying as much as first class or business, you can have a larger and more comfortable seat with better perks. These seats are very limited so they’ll sell out fast.

Airline Alliances

Airlines in alliances share routes with other airlines within the alliance. You might book a flight on American Airlines from New York to London but, the plane will be a British Airways flight. You may also book a flight from London to Rome on Delta Airlines, even though Delta does not fly that route but, Alitalia does because they’re in the same alliance. The in airline industry this is called code-sharing and it gives you a wider selection of flights while traveling in different areas of the globe. This also allows you to earn or use your regular airlines points with any other partner airline within the alliance.

Feature 1
Sky Team

Aeroflot
Aerolineas Agentinas
Aeroméxico
Air Europa
Air France
Alitalia
China Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Garuda Indonesia
Kenya Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Korean Air
MEA – Middle East Airlines
Saudia
Tarom
Vietnam Airlines
XiamenAir
Philippine Airlines (future)

Feature 2
One World

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
British Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Finnair
Iberia
JAL – Japan Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Quantas
Qatar
Royal Air Maroc
Royal Jordanian
S7 Airlines
Sri Lankan Airlines
Fiji Airways (one world connect)

Feature 3
Star Alliance

Aegean Airlines
Air Canada
Air China
Air India
Air New Zealand
ANA
Asiana Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Avianca Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Copa Airlines
Croatia Airlines
Egypt Air
Ethiopian Air
EVA Air
LOT Polish Airline
Lufthansa
SAS
Shenzhen Airlines
Singapore Airlines
South African Airlines
Swiss Airlines
TAP Air Portugal
Thai Airways
Turkish Airlines
United Airlines