cheap flights from US to london

Apr 25th, 2006, 04:01 AM
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cheap flights from US to london

is there web sites that I can register with to get updates on cheap airfare rom US to London?
If we fly back to London from the US and then fly back from Paris, will this increase our airfare costs?

what is considered a good deal from US( JFK )
to london ?
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Apr 25th, 2006, 04:04 AM
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If you plan to visit both London and Paris then it is best to buy an open jaw ticket, where you fly into one city and out of another. That is usually less expensive and less hassle than traveling round trip from London to Paris, then flying home again from London.

What is a good deal depends entirely on the season when you are traveling. When will you be going?

There are probably several web sites you can register with, but the only one I am familiar with is Orbitz.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 05:26 AM
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We are planning to go in august
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Apr 25th, 2006, 06:31 AM
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You can also register with travelocity.

I prefer to find out which airlines offer the itinerary that I want, then visit their websites daily. When a good fare comes up, I buy the ticket immediately.

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Apr 25th, 2006, 06:32 AM
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Well - August is high season - but on major airlines you can sometimes control your costs by flying on off days - that is not on weekends.

And are you set on JFK? If you expand to Newark you may get a better price and at least have more choices.

Just checked on Travelocity for random dates and the best they show is $857 RT on American. I assume you can do better than that if you search all the comparative web sites - but at least that gives you some perspective.

(A lot of sales seem unlikely given the escalating price of fuel.)
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Apr 25th, 2006, 06:51 AM
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whichbudget.com & airfarewatchdog.com
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Apr 25th, 2006, 09:42 AM
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thanks
newark is fine as we live in central nj
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Apr 25th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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Try filghts.com - they had some low fares to London, at least for the fall -around $400 with taxes. Some of these consolidator fares don't give you a good deal on open jaws, however. You can probably do a Ryan Air or Easy Jet from London very inexpensively.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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Just remember. If British Airways or Virgin want $900 and American wants $870, by the time you purchase earphones and a drink each way, it will be cheaper to go with the $900.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 10:08 AM
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go to travelzoo.com
also, air new zealand is having a sale to london. i learned this from fodors.com

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Apr 25th, 2006, 06:19 PM
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Ask your question also on the Cheap Flights forum of www.eurotrip.com

Consider buying anything that matches your needs perfectly for undr $850, or adequately, for under $675.

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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:34 AM
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I found continential flights from newark to Gatwick
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Paris to newark for $850 pp

should I book them>

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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:47 AM
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I got JFK-Heathrow for $250 plus tax on priceline last summer on Virgin Atlantic. This year may be different, but if your flexible with time of day (we left at 9 pm) it may be a good option.
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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:52 AM
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I found $744..Lufthansa( code share with United) JFK/LHR direct, return from CDG , changing in Frankfort.

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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:56 AM
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Hi MB,

$850 is a good rate for Aug, especially if it is non-stop.

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Apr 26th, 2006, 08:28 AM
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AA still has open jawed non stops JFK-LHR & CDG-JFK) in August for $767 including all taxes and fees, depending on your dates. Other dates I found the lowest to be $822.
 
Apr 26th, 2006, 08:40 AM
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ira,

ANYWHERE from NYC is non-stop!
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Apr 26th, 2006, 08:57 AM
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<< ANYWHERE from NYC is non-stop! >>

Not necessarily true at all, especially if you fly open jaw, and stay on a carrier who serves only one of the cities.

Thus NYC-LON/PAR-NYC might be NYC-LON/PAR(-LON-)NYC on some carriers, such as BA.


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Apr 26th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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Yes, and jody's fare quoted above was CDG to JFK going through Frankfurt, you might notice. "Non Stop" is good -- and definitely different from "direct" flight, which often involves a stopover somewhere.
 
Apr 26th, 2006, 08:59 AM
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Oh, and moreover, even on airlines who DO offer nonstop on a route like NYC-LON, they will occasionally offer a lower fare on a routing like NYC-BOS-LON, or even NYC-DUB-LON, etc - - to fill the aircraft of an otherwise undersold route.

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