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manray112 Dec 13th, 2005 09:18 PM

Cheap flights to London
I was just invited to come spend the holidays in London with a college budy of mine. what is the best way to get reseonably priced flights at this point? most flight are so expensive. I do have a place to stay.

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londonengland Dec 14th, 2005 01:12 AM

You're right Manny that it will be expensive but you could always try a website like which specialises in last minute fares

Intrepid1 Dec 14th, 2005 02:25 AM

also try a consolidator an aggregator
as well as orbitz, farechase, trevelocity, hotwire, expedia, etc

david_west Dec 14th, 2005 03:49 AM

"College buddy" implies you're a student - if so (or your under 26) check out:

GreenDragon Dec 14th, 2005 06:36 AM

Also Both them and STA have great airfares, but only on limited itineraries. I was able to get (in 2000, though) tickets roundtrip August Miami to London for $400 (including taxes!) one year through them.

janisj Dec 14th, 2005 06:58 AM

Also be flexible w/ your travel dates. Some days over the holidays are dirt cheap, and some are VERY expensive, depending on load factors.

grantop Dec 14th, 2005 07:03 AM

Depends on where you are flying from, which you haven't mentioned.

manray112 Dec 14th, 2005 07:39 AM

I'm flying from Newark or any New York airports

mclaurie Dec 14th, 2005 08:07 AM

Cheapest flights are often out of JFK since there are more carriers that fly JFK to Heathrow. Out of EWR, I think Continental is the only non-stop and they fly into Gatwick.

Your best options will be if your travel dates are flexible. Look on (British Air). They have a feature that shows you prices within a 2 week period. If you're willing to fly on Dec 24, 25 or better still 28th, rates are good.

Checking on, cheapest fare appears to be on American, JFK to LHR for $374 including tax. Leave on the 24th return on Jan 9.

christina79 Dec 14th, 2005 09:25 AM

Like everyone else has said, flexibility is definitely the key here. I am going to London in 2 weeks, and when booking my flight (I booked with Air Canada online) the prices doubled and tripled depending on the date. I managed to book my flight at about $450(CAD). The next day, the same flight was listed at around $1300. So if your dates are variable, shop around and you can probably find yourself a good price online.

grantop Dec 14th, 2005 10:53 AM

use travelocity to search for a flight. Do not put in a travel date, instead check the box for "my dates are flexible" or something to that effect and the search engine will search by price showing you the dates that are cheapest. By remaining flexible as stated in the posts above, you should find something decent out of JFK.

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