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Airlines that operate flights to American Samoa from UK:
- Virgin Atlantic
- United Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
How long is the flight to American Samoa from UK?
Flight connections are only available from Manchester Airport and the flight duration is almost a day long, depending on the airlines you are using.
What are the major international airports in American Samoa?
There is only one international airport in American Samoa. The Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) (pronounced Pang-o Pang-o) serves the entire unincorporated territory of the United States. The airport served about 70,000 passengers in 2017 and has two heavy-duty runways. The facility is only 11 kilometres away from the city centre of Pago Pago.
What is the cheapest time of year to fly to American Samoa?
The territory of American Samoa has a tropical climate. In the summer, which extends from November to March, there are rain showers. Not that the rains are bothersome, since the rain does breathes new life to the island’s flora and fauna, it just that a rainy American Samoa is not the picture perfect vacation most tourists desire. Due to the rainy season, there are fewer tourists coming to the island, which decreases the costs of the stay and travel expenses.
What are the entry requirements to American Samoa for British travellers?
American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States. The British Passport holder does not require a visa for a 30 day visit. The airport authorities do require a return ticket and health certificates that prove that you have been immunized against certain diseases. Please check with the American High Commission for further information. An application to the Attorney General’s Office can provide you with a permit of a further 30 days of vacationing in American Samoa.
What is the best time to visit American Samoa?
The best time to visit American Samoa is from June to September. The Island has a hot tropical climate, but during June to September, American Samoa goes through its winter season. The winds also pick up substantially that remove some of the humidity in the air. The humidity remains approximately between 70% and 80% during the entire year.
What are the major landmarks in American Samoa?
If you yearn to throw your mobile into the ocean water and be connected only to your inner self then American Samoa is the place be. American Samoa is a natural wonder away from the rest of the world and offers stunning beauty and soul-cleansing views.
- Eel City is the colony of eels residing in the hydrothermal vents of the newly formed underwater volcano called Vailulu'u. This is the only place in the world where such a large community of eels reside so close to a hydrothermal vent. Surprisingly, the plant life around the vents uses the Sulphur dioxide to live and breathe, which is poisonous to most other organisms. Life exists in strange ways in Eel city.
- The Tau coral colony is among the biggest of its kind in the entire world. The coral exclusively grows a species known as the Porites Lutea. Global warming has yet to bleach this healthy coral colony and it is estimated to be 800 years old. The coral structure is 7 metres high and has a circumference of 41 metres.
- Laufuti Falls is sacred and considered the birthplace of Polynesia by the local Samoan population. The spectacular falls cascade 4 times before they reach the surface. The total height of these falls exceeds 200 metres. It really is a sight to behold.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in American Samoa?
The people of American Samoa are proud of their Polynesian heritage and their association with the United States. The American Samoans celebrate their heritage on American Samoa Flag Day, celebrated on the 17 of April each year. The parades and fireworks on this day bring the island closer and tourists can be a part of it. The National Tourism Week is celebrated in May, as the high season of tourism approaches. American Samoa’s growing tourism industry now comprises a quarter of the territory’s GDP. Celebrating this, the National Tourism Week gathers the tourists visit the islands over a barbeque feast with canoe races and fireworks.
What are the transportation options available to tourists within American Samoa?
The Islands of American Samoa are connected by aeroplanes and ferries. Apart from the Pago Pago International Airport, three other domestic airports provide quick and easy transport from one island to the other. Additionally, ferries transport goods and people from port to port. Boats are an easy and cheap way to go about American Samoa. For a fee, the boats can also take you to the reefs off the coast. The bus is also a good way to travel and for two to three dollars, the ‘family bus’ can be hired.
Which five star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in American Samoa?
The islands of American Samoa have many places where great accommodations are provided to tourists. These hotels provide seclusion for the newlywed honeymooners as well as excursion activities for the bold and young.
- Tradewinds Hotel
- Sadie Thompson Inn
- Sadie's by the Sea
- Pago Airport Inn