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Delta Cheap Fares to London Even Cheaper, Now from $339.50 from JFK

by on March 23, 2011 · 17 comments

in Delta Air Lines, Mileage Runs

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Yesterday I wrote about $349 fares to London from JFK and I would have expected they’d be gone by now, but they aren’t. In fact, I just priced out a JFK-LHR (through Amsterdam on the way there and nonstop on the way home) from April 1-3 and it came out $10 cheaper for a grand total of $339.50 on Delta.com. I priced LAX to London for $563 total roundtrip, which is a steal for that route.

You must commence travel by April 12, so if you have a hankering for a London trip, now is your time to act! This low fare is also available from other cities, so play around with the flexible search at Delta.com -> Planning Tools -> Book a flight -> and then select the “My dates are flexible” box and choose flexible weekends or the +/- 3 day search.

And remember, Delta will allow you to cancel your reservation free of charge up until 11:59pm of the day after you buy your ticket, so buy now and think later!
The itinerary I just pulled up at 12:50pm EST.

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  • David

    But when you click on review and purchase, I bet it takes you to an error message for this route. This is what keeps happening to me.

  • David

    But when you click on review and purchase, I bet it takes you to an error message for this route. This is what keeps happening to me.

  • The Points Guy

    David- I went through to the final purchase page without an issue

  • heidi

    David, I had no issue as well. from bos still showing 339$

  • Melissa

    Too bad they don’t have anything out of ORD. :( Oh well.

  • The Points Guy

    @Melissa- ORD is $571 total, roundtrip- a pretty decent deal. Use my instructions on flexible search to find the fare. Its good for departures up to April 12.

  • David

    Thanks guys, I just booked at $424.40 ai.

    4/7 JFK-LHR
    4/11 LHR-AMS
    4/12 AMS-BOS

    I successfully booked this as a regular roundtrip for JFK-LHR and LHR-BOS, whereas previously I was failing when trying to book it as a multicity trip (where I specified each leg). Unlike the folks trying to go on a mileage run, I was actually *trying* to squeeze a free Amsterdam overnight out of this.

    Anyways, thanks for all the tips! I’m a newbie at this.

    The problem is that you get more flight options if you build your itinerary as a multi-city trip, so I am quite annoyed that Delta.com will not let me build a trip with the same fare rules, in this manner. The telephone agents are clueless.

  • Spicy B

    David,

    How did you make it work out so that you could get a RT to price out ex-JFK and return in BOS? Also, I want to plan a layover of significant time in AMS too, to check out the city. What did you use? I’ve been trying everything, and can’t get any decent prices.

  • David

    @spicyb

    I didn’t do anything special — just went into advanced search, multi-city and plugged in dates. To get this routing, I plugged in only two things: JFK-LHR or BOS-LHR and LHR-BOS. It is still available for $426 ai, as an example, with an AMS overnight if you do 4/7 to 4/12. One thing I’d note though, is that it seems delta.com needs to find the AMS layovers for you, or it won’t work. If you try to manually enter them yourself, leg-by-leg into the multi-city tool, it rejects you (ie: JFK-LHR, LHR-AMS, AMS-BOS), even though it displays more long layover options with fares attached.

    In any case, the longest AMS layovers I saw were: 1) 12-13 hours from 7 am to 7 pm on the way in from JFK to AMS, and 2) a 21-22 hour overnight layover on the way back to either JFK or BOS.

  • http://[email protected] Supon

    I booked a trip from Washington National Airport to London on April 8 and my ticket cost was $ 294. (cheaper than flying to NYC from DC!!!)

  • Kevin

    Supon, care to share how you were able to nail that price? I’m getting $500 a/i from DCA, please share!

  • David

    Yeah, I’m getting that fare as the base price, but closer to $500 ai.

    Have you guys seen the JFK-Berlin on AF.com for $331 ai on Delta? Nice.

  • Kevin

    David, I believe those fares are gone unless I’m missing something here :\

  • David

    Yeah, think its gone…..

  • Spicy B

    David,

    Today, I was playing around on delta.dumb, and was able to match what you did. JFK-LHR-AMS-BOS with about 22 hours in Amsterdam. Are you in AMS on Apr 11 night to Apr 12 morn?

    I could have sworn I tried that yesterday to no avail. Whatever. Thank goodness for the 24 hr no risk guarantee. Time to continue this game and hopefully find a RT that’ll get me (+2 friends) back in NY and not in BOS. Hopefully the initial jumpers on these fares are returning their tickets and more inventory will come back. Here’s to hoping.

  • http://[email protected] Supon

    Kevin, When I was trying to book for first time–my ticket came to around $ 319 (I think—somewhere around that)…But I didnt like their return schedule –so I was playing around with “My dates are flexible” and then this $ 294 ticket came up….Just luck, I guess.

  • David

    Spicy-b, that’s right. I got the fare that puts me in Amsterdam 4/11-4/12. Good luck trying to route back to JFK. I tried many many combinations, but if you care about the price, it seems near impossible to return to JFK with an AMS overnight for that price. I finally gave up and burned some Amtrak miles to get back to DC from BOS, and take some meetings in BOS instead. Oh well.

    You can sometimes get dl.com to show you some cool looking layover options (ie: 30 hours in AMS) for $418 ai, but it never let me book them and now it is displaying all of them at $550.

    It is possible to do JFK-AMS-LHR-JFK and get a 13 hour daytime layover in AMS (6 am – 7 pm) for 4/8-4/12, but it prices at $440 ai now, up from $418 yesterday.

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