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.
ITA will price this at $701 from DC and $698 from Boston, using those dates on Qatar Airways’ website should price to $634.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Washington D.C.
- November 14th – 21st
- Valid for travel on the outbound in November or January, 2017 – March, 2017 for Sunday through Wednesday departures and Monday through Thursday returns. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure and by July 1st
- 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: IAD
- For Boston availability, replace IAD with BOS on the Destination from: field
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: doh
- Destination: IKA
- Return Advanced Routing Code: doh
- (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
- Departing from: IAD
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- IAD – DOH (Doha) – IKA (Tehran) – DOH – IAD
- One permitted at $100
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Qatar is a member of the Oneworld Alliance and American partner. Mileage earning with American is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 15,252 miles or 4.2 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 7,626 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,813 miles
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Qatar Airways link to book 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 = 30,703 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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