Deal Alert: US to London From $260 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then bo ok 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.
Norwegian’s offering some great fares between several US cities and London’s Gatwick airport (LW). We’re seeing nonstop flights from Boston (BOS) to London (LGW) priced from just $260 round-trip. Better yet, when you get to London, you can expect reduced prices for everything from hotel stays to Uber rides. These rock-bottom prices are available mostly from the end of January through February 2017 and increase a little in March and beyond.
For most of these itineraries, Google Flights will prompt you to book using its “separate tickets” feature. One segment will book through the US version of the site, while the other through a foreign site (in our example it’s the UK version). However, to save even more, you can find a low-priced itinerary on Google Flights and then head to the Norwegian or Swedish version of the carrier’s site and input your dates directly. Booking flights solely from the international websites is a reliable way of saving even more when booking Norwegian Air Shuttle flights.
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 Air Shuttle
Route: US cities to LGW
Cost: $260 round-trip in economy
Dates: January – February 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 $96 +£134 ($260 total) round-trip:
Oakland (OAK) to London (LGW) for $145 +£149 ($327 total) round-trip:
New York (JFK) to London (LGW) for $195 + £149 ($377 total) round-trip:
Las Vegas (LAS) to London (LGW) for $245 + £179 ($464 total) 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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!