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Will there be lower cost flights to London in the next few weeks?

Will there be lower cost flights to London in the next few weeks?

Jan 23rd, 2007, 07:54 AM
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Will there be lower cost flights to London in the next few weeks?

I see that most fares start at $470/person round trip with taxes and fees. Will fares be going down in the next few weeks? Do they normally?

Thanks!
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:00 AM
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No one can help if you don't say where you are flying from. $470 sounds like a bargain to me, but then again we fly from the west coast
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:07 AM
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Without knowing your dates and my crystal ball being broken, it is hard to say. Spring break to Easter looks kind of full right now. After Easter, prices could be lower.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Sorry, out of JFK in New York.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:25 AM
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I'd say it's a bargain considering that others are paying over $1000 per ticket to fly later in the year.

If anybody knew for sure that prices were going to fall in the next few weeks nobody would be buying tickets now.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:32 AM
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I'd say it's a bargain also at any time of the year. But no one can say much without knowing what dates you are talking about. I am going to guess that is a winter fare, probably (like until 3/31 perhaps?) because it is so low. If so, I sure wouldn't expect fares to go down more than that as time is running out.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:40 AM
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I flew Houston-London round trip last week on Continental for $484.50 including all taxes and fees. I watched the fares for a few weeks before purchasing my ticket and saw fares of more than twice that amount during that time.

$470 seems like a good fare to me, but then you have more non-stop options out of NY than we do out of Houston, so more competition may result in better fares for you.



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Jan 23rd, 2007, 08:51 AM
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In the short term, fares will almost certainly be creeping - or in some cases shooting - up.

With strike threats over BA, non-BA airlines will be geting all the business they want at full price. Indeed, until there's no risk of a BA strike, there'll be a serious shortage of non-BA capacity on the LON-NYC route.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:21 AM
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Ok gotcha. I haven't been over to the UK in a while, and I remember seeing $99 round trip flights usually for a few days in late January/early Feb back a year or so ago (before taxes, fees, etc), and right now they are $149 on BA (before taxes, etc).

So I am trying to figure out if I should hold on, or just take the plunge.

Oh, and the travel would either be in late Feb or March.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:27 AM
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We purchased some tickets on www.aa.com for March 17-25 2 weeks ago for $380 roundtrip. JFK-LHR.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:43 AM
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$470 is probably as good as you can get because taxes and fees alone can cost over $100 each way. That means the fare is only about $130 each way for a 5 hour transatlantic flight.
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Jan 23rd, 2007, 09:49 AM
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Hi B,

Have you checked www.kayak.com and www.mobissimo.com?



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Jan 23rd, 2007, 11:26 AM
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Yeah, I have tried both of those. Very well!
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Jan 24th, 2007, 04:24 AM
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American Airlines just sent me an E-Mail today. New York to London round trip--$299.00. Wine and Alcohol not included.
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Jan 24th, 2007, 04:38 AM
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Delta has one way $209 JFK-LGW. Travel by May 17.
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