Cheap Airfare to London from US

May 18th, 2006, 04:24 PM
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Cheap Airfare to London from US

Is this possible this time of year. My husband has a business trip the last week of June, so we wanted to find a sitter and make a mini-vacation out of it.

Is it possible to find decent airfare to London from Richmond, Norfolk, or Washington DC.


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May 18th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Try American Airlines ( As recently as 2 weeks ago, it was $483 per person (including all taxes and fees) for our trip (end of May to mid-June) from Boston.

Otherwise, just keep checking every site that's listed here on fodor's. Someone did a great list fairly recently.

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May 18th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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Go to, they're showing a $400 fare to Manchester. Also, check your dates on Good luck.
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May 18th, 2006, 06:03 PM
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Cross check by going to the British Airways site...there is a sale on N/S flights out of Dulles..I just booked one for September earlier this week.
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May 19th, 2006, 04:25 AM
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Thank you so much. I'll post if I find something.

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May 19th, 2006, 04:30 AM
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Oops, one more question. What is the best airport to fly into London? Somebody mentioned Manchester. How far is that?

I just checked AA and the fare was $1556. Ugh.

Thank you again.

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May 19th, 2006, 04:39 AM
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Manchester is nearly 200 miles away so don't fly there if your intention is to visit London.

Either Gatwick (LGW) or Heathrow (LHR) are fine for London. In most airline searches, for London I type "LON" and that's the code that searches all London airports.

I think only Maxjet fly to London Stansted (STN) from the US (from Dulles and they're a all-business class airline but with some good rates).
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May 19th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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Hi AE,

Also try

Also look for flights out of BWI.

Mobissimo has BWI/LHR via ORD for $884, from DCA via JFK it is $875.

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May 19th, 2006, 05:39 AM
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Are your dates flexible? If not, what are your exact departure/return dates?

Generally speaking, prices start climbing about 3 months out and only get higher the closer to the departure date. Last minute deals on trans-atlantic flights are rare at best.

You can still get there fopr less than $900. Again, exact dates would help.

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May 19th, 2006, 05:53 AM
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Check British AIrways. They have a sale now which includes passes to 3 castles in London. I think the sale ends today! Try going from Dulles. GOOD LUCK!
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May 19th, 2006, 06:04 AM
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See if still has decent fares business-class fares for Washington to London-Stansted or not.
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