If you are planning to go, in addition the long wait time to get a visa (about 2 months for Americans), you must hire a license tour guide. Rapid Travel Chai (he has been pretty much everywhere) wrote about his experience going to Iran.
Sample Travel Date:
- April 23rd – May 2nd
- Valid for travel on the outbound from mid-April to May 13th. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: LAX
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: az+ /f bc=O
- That’s the letter O and not the number zero
- Destination: IKA
- Return Advanced Routing Code: az+ /f bc=O
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- LAX – JFK (New York) – FCO (Rome) – IKA (Tehran) – FCO – LAX
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Alitalia is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and Delta partner. Mileage earning is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 17,321 miles or 4.1 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles with Delta: 17,321 miles
- Redeemable Miles with Delta: 8,660 miles
How to Book:
- Book on Alitalia.com with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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- Visa Requirements: US Citizens – Required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Iranian Rial (IRR). $1USD = 27,628.00 IRR
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
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