USA Trip Planning

To Do (in order of importance)

  • Book Transatlantic Flight
  • Book Car
  • Book Internal Flight
  • Book Accomodation – state parks
  • Book Accomodation – initial nights
  • Provide info for Dept HS
  • Travel Insurance

Dates

  • Gareth – September 6th – 30th (to be back for Freshers Oct2nd)
  • Francis – September 6th – 30th

Flight Stuff

  • A maximum of 2 Bags per passenger.
  • A maximum of 36kgs (80lbs)in total weight between two bags when weighed together.
  • No one bag to weigh more than 32 kgs (70lbs).
  • Baggage exceeding your free allowance will incur charges:
    • Baggage weighing between 36kgs – 46kgs (80lbs – 100lbs) will be charged €40/$50.
    • Baggage weighing between 46kgs – 64kgs (100lbs – 140lbs) will be charged €80/$100.
    • Any additional bag over the 2 free bags will be charged at €80/$100 per bag.
  • Unless Bookings made before 09 August. (old baggage policy applies).
  • € 8 fee for each bag
  • TSA guidelines – no liquids, gels or aerosols can enter through screening checkpoint
  • e.g.: beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel, hair spray, and other items
  • passengers should avoid or keep to a minimum any carry-on bags in order to expedite the screening process.
  • Air Lingus Guidelines
  • Air Lingus UK US

 

Maps

Budget

  • Gareth – € 2500 Euro aprox
  • Given to Francis – € 900
    • 620 (flight) + 86.91 (internal flight) + 249 (car) + 16 (first nights accomodation) + 53.85 (insurance)= 1025.76

Flights

  • € 620 Sept 6th Dub – LA, rt 1st October NY – Dublin
    • Depart Dub 11.45am GMT – 2.50pm (10.50am GMT) PST LAX Sep 6
    • Return JFK 7.40pm EST (12.40am GMT) – 8.30am GMT Dub Oct 1
  • € 86.91 Pheonix Arizona – NY
    • Depart Phoenix (PHX) – Sep 22 – 8:10 AM
    • Arrive in Long Island (ISP) – Sep 22 – 5:25 PM

Accomodation

Car Rental

  • Hertz – Take from LA – Phoenix, Arizona – 497 / 2 – € 249
  • avis.com

Petrol

  • 3 euro per gallon – € 200
  • 1800 miles

Travel Insurance

  • Booked via Fyi.ie at a total cost of €107.70.
  • Total per person is €53.85
  • Option selected was FYI Two – Euro

Food

  • €20 per day – 20 * 24 – € 480

Journey Plan

 

  • L.A. to Monterey – 334 miles ~ 6 hrs driving. Staying 1 night in Monterrey (arrive on the 8th leave on the 9th)
    • Accomodation in Monterey: Booked
    • HI – Monterey, 778 Hawthorne St, Monterey CA 93940.,USA. Tel. 1-831-6490375 €20 each

 

  • Carmel to San Fran – 116miles ~ 2 hrs driving – Staying 3 nights (9th arrive in San Fran, leave on the 12th)
    • Accomodation in San Fran: Booked
    • San Francisco Globe Hostel ~ approx. €35 each for 3 nights stay.

 

 

 

 

  • Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – 1 day – 2 nights (arrive on the 16th, leave on the 18th)

 

  • Grand Canyon – ????? – Phoenix for connecting flight to NY – ? days – ? nights ()

 

  • Mesa Verde – Durango – couple of hours?
  • Durango – NY – 2 Days
  • NY – 5 days / 5 nights – Accomodation FOR FREE !!!! YEAHAHHAHAHA
  • NY – Dublin

Activities / Sights

LA

San Francisco

National Parks

New York

Other Stops

  • Arizona

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