Deal Alert: Flights to London Starting at $351 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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.
Get ready for a trip across the pond because flights to London just dropped down to $351 round-trip! These fares are available from October 2019 through March 2020 from cities across the US. Flights are operated by United, American, Virgin Atlantic and Delta although most fares are in basic economy, so you'll have to pay extra for a checked bag or to select your seat.
If you're looking for places to stay and ideas on how to best maximize your points, check out TPG's guide to using points to stay in London.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia. To get the absolute best price on some routes, you can search on SkyScanner or Momondo and book through an OTA. Just note that it may be harder to deal with some of the smaller OTA’s customer service if you want to change your flight or if something goes wrong.
Airline: Virgin Atlantic, Delta, United, American
Routes: JFK/ORD/BOS/MIA/LAX/MCO/IAD/DCA/SFO/CLE to LHR
Cost: $351+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: October 2019-March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus trip delay insurance), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) for $351 round-trip nonstop on American:
Washington DC (IAD) to London (LHR) for $377 round-trip on Virgin/Delta:
Cleveland (CLE) to London (LHR) for $407 round-trip on Virgin/Delta:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $420 round-trip via Virgin:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.