Factfile: the USA
times a week, and New York Stewart four times a week.
other Direct carriers: From London Heathrow Air new ZEALAND operates a daily service to Los Angeles while Air india flies three times a week to New York Newark. Primera Air operates services from London Stansted to New York Newark daily and to Boston four times a week, and is also launching flights to Washington DC this summer. singapore Airlines flies from Manchester to Houston five times a week and thomas cook Airlines takes passengers from Manchester to Seattle twice a week and also flies to San Francisco and Los Angeles three times a week.
one-stop options: Air europa operates daily services via its hub in Madrid to Miami and New York JFK from London Gatwick.
Flying to 14 destinations in the US, Aer lingus has helped make Dublin Airport the fifth-largest transatlantic gateway in Europe. It operates services to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, Orlando, San Francisco, Newark, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle and Philadelphia. The latter two services were introduced earlier this year. Its US network from Dublin is fed by Aer Lingus and Aer Lingus Regional flights from 18 UK airports. wow Air’s North American routes all fly via its ReykjavikKeflavik hub. From here it flies to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Boston St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Dallas, New York JFK and Newark and Washington DC.
icelandair flies to some 15 cities across the US from its Reykjavik hub, and has launched new services to Baltimore/washington Thurgood Marshall Airport. The service is fed by Icelandair connections from over 25 European destinations including London airports, Manchester and Glasgow.
new york city: Check out the trendy Ace Hotel or the popular New York Marriott Marquis on Times Square. In Midtown, try the art deco-style Westhouse Hote.
chicago: Consider the trendy and unique Virgin Hotel. The upscale Sheraton Grand Chicago commands great river views while W Chicago sits on the shores of Lake Michigan.
houston: For luxury try the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. For longer visits, Staybridge Suites Houston I-10 may suit as will the Residence Inn by Marriott Houston Downtown.
san Francisco: The Fairmont San Francisco has great views over the bay. Hilton properties include Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco. Also consider Axiom Hotel and Proper Hotel.
los Angeles: Upscale options include the Beverly Hills Marriot and W Los Angeles. Business travellers may also like the Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City or the Sofitel Los Angeles.
miami: No shortage of trendy hotels here: try Loews Miami Beach, Setai Miami Beach or the AC Hotel by Marriott Miami Beach. Downtown options include Kimpton EPIC Hotel, Conrad Miami and Hilton Miami.
washington Dc: Try the revamped post office, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC. The modern Wink Hotel is well located near Dupont Circle.
new york city: Take the chance to see the Statue of Liberty and see the observatory at the top of One World Trade Centre. In summer months, the High Line is a great walk on the formerly disused rail tracks.
chicago: The Navy Pier juts out onto the waters of Lake Michigan and is home to a 200foot Ferris wheel, or go for a stroll in the 24.5-acre Millennium Park.
houston: Discover America’s history of space exploration at Space Center Houston. Also see Houston Zoo and the Menil Campus, which is home to a 30-acre neighbourhood of art.
san Francisco: Check out the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The former prison on Alcatraz Island is a popular tourism destination. Also visit Alamo Square to see its array of colourful houses.
los Angeles: Griffith Observatory offers excellent views of the city. In Santa Monica, go for a stroll along Santa Monica pier, and if time permits, check out LA’S various movie studios.
miami: Check out the South Beach social scene on Ocean Drive and see the colourful art deco buildings. Stroll around the Wynwood Art District filled with colourful street art.
washington Dc: Take a trip to famous museums including the National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History. Don't miss the home of the US President, The White House.