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Airfare to London

We are flying to London in July of this year. So far airfare has been hovering around $1000. What is a good price? What price would YOU jump at if it came up?

I know no one can predict fares, but I don't even know what is good and what isn't. Thanks for your help!

Posted by
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See if you can fly into Charlotte, NC then from there to London on US Air. We often find "cheaper" fairs to Europe from here, though flying around the US is more expensive than elsewhere.

Posted by
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Can you get to a Northwest Airlines gateway airport for a reasonable fare? If so, check out their fares. I found them quite reasonable for May and September flights to England this year.

$1000 from Utah to London isn't out of line for July. High season fares are always painful! It never hurts to shop around though.

Posted by
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I think $1000 from Utah is a good price for that time of year. If we can get a $1000 from Denver in June we generally grab it.

Posted by
397 posts

American and Delta have flights in July from Salt Lake to Dublin in the low $600's(taxes, etc. included). You might look at that and then a cheap flight to London from Dublin. Check kayak.com

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There have been alot of sales posted recently for spring travel. so I expect soon you will see some for summer too. ck www.cheaptickets.com for a current guide and go from there. I hope you can do better than 1000/per person. also try alternate airpors ie. Manchester(NW), Luton (nr London).
also try bidding on priceline after cheaptickets.

Posted by
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Priceline is a good idea. I have gotten really cheap fares that way IF you are willing to take really early or late flights and they usually have transfers. You need patience and be flexible.

Posted by
643 posts

We flew BA from Seattle to Heathrow for around $1200 round trip each last fall. It was worth it, food was great, nice big 747-400. Would do it again.

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Melissa - I went sidestep.com, and found rt air fare of $851(fare + taxes)from SLC to LHR. I wasn't sure of your travel dates so I used a July 7 departure returning on July 21.

Posted by
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Well I just booked our flights for $874 each. I hope that's a good price. With my luck it'll drop to $700 tomorrow morning.

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I seemed to have luck flying into Belfast then hopping over to London via a B airline. Continental flies direct from Newark.

Posted by
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Hi Melissa,
We booked our tickets for the July 5 RS tour in February and paid 821.24 round trip each. San Francisco to Atlanta to Dublin.
Then we're taking Ryanair to Manchester (Liverpool/Beatle thing) and the trains down to London. Looks like the airlines will get their price come what may.

Posted by
780 posts

That sounds typical for the summer. The prices won't be any lower until October. For instance, Even in September, prices are about $890 at the lowest per Expedia, and that is a flight with connections. I just bought my round trip, non stop flight ticket from Denver to Heathrow for $681 for a trip this November, directly through British Airways.

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The cost of flying is really a crapshoot. I bought our tickets early for our flight from Seattle to LHR this September and paid $1137 per person on British Air. I'm mad at myself for checking but last week the same flight was $400 less. Let it go Laurel, let it go.... At the end of the day I'm happy to be going, but I'm not going to check on fares anymore!!

Posted by
3551 posts

I got my tix in January for summer travel to Switzerland and yes me too, fares went down.
We win some and lose some on these airfare decisions. I guess you could compare it to alot of things in life we end up paying too much for sometimes.
Melissa you are not alone in trying to get the best fare all the time.

Posted by
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You may be able to get a voucher from the airline if the price drops. I flew to Santa Barbara for a trip in January, and the price dropped by more than $100 about 2 weeks after I booked... so I called United and they sent me a paper voucher. I used it on 2 tickets from Washington Dulles to the UK in mid-August - $709 each, so with the voucher it was just over $1300 total. The only real problem is that I could not use the voucher online. Since I live close to the airport, I was able to go there and work this out at the ticket counter. Otherwise I would have had to make the reservations on the phone and mail in the voucher.
So if the fare drops significantly, call the airline and see what they will do for you. Good luck and have a great time!

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Hi, we just booked tonight Denver to London and Paris to Denver for $694 in early August (including taxes) on American!

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For my April trip to London I had purchased a ticket from Denver to Heathrow from Expedia for $663 on United. I went on United Airlines' website to change my seat and clicked on Update Flight Info, it came back with a page saying I was due a refund of $103 since the price of that flight had dropped. I clicked on the Process Refund button and filled in the info. Sure enough, within a week the $103 went right back onto my credit card. United Airlines is the only airlines that gives a cash refund, the others give a voucher. Just a little tip!! PS: Expedia never informed us of a price drop!