This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Fares from New York and Boston to London are currently on sale from Norwegian Air, the discount carrier that brought low fares to the transatlantic market. We’re seeing nonstop flights from New York (JFK) and Boston (BOS) to London (LGW) priced from just $309 round-trip. Better yet, when you get to London, you can expect reduced prices for everything from hotel stays to Uber rides. This sale starts in December, with discounted flights available through March 2017.
To get this low price, make sure you complete your booking through the Norwegian version of the website, by selecting your language as “Norge.” Prices will be displayed in Norwegian Krone, but this booking method will result in a discount vs. booking through the English website. The Boston to London flight is priced at $309 (2550 NOK) on the Norwegian version of the site, compared with $325 if you book through the English version of the website.
Keep in mind that Norwegian is a low-cost carrier and will charge you for certain things that are not typically an additional cost on other airlines. However, even with these extra fees, the total cost is still significantly lower than what other carriers are charging for similar flights.
Airline: Norwegian Airlines
Route: BOS and NYC to LGW
Cost: $309 round-trip in economy
Dates: December – March 2017
Booking Link: Norwegian
Pay With: American Express Platinum Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to London (LGW) for $309 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to London (LGW) for $349 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
Featured image of London courtesy of Getty Images.
H/T: The Flight Deal
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|