Deal Alert: Flights to London From $279 Round-Trip

Aug 21, 2018

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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.

Icelandair is offering crazy-cheap flights to London from across the US. Due to the high taxes/fees out of London, some of these base airline fares start at just $23. So, it really doesn’t get cheaper than this.

Note that some of the cheapest options require an overnight in Iceland on the return leg. If you want to make it a two-in-one trip, you can stretch this layover into a multi-day stopover for no additional airfare. You’ll want to book these flights directly through the airline to take full advantage of the perks.

Although its a low-cost carrier, Icelandair actually provides a decent in-flight experience. In addition to including a free carry-on bag for all economy passengers, Icelandair provides free in-flight entertainment via seatback screens, has USB power ports and even provides pillows:

To book, head to Google Flights and input your departure city and London as your destination. Then, scroll through the calendar function to find the dates that work best for you. Once selected, click through to book directly with Icelandair or the OTA of your choice.

Airlines: Icelandair
Routes: SEA/EWR/ORD/JFK/TPA to LGW/LHR via KEF
Cost: $279+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November through March 2019
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Seattle (SEA) to London Gatwick (LGW) for $279 round-trip:

Newark (EWR) to London Gatwick (LGW) for $308 round-trip:

Chicago (ORD) to London Heathrow (LHR) for $339 round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to London Heathrow (LHR) for $368 round-trip:

Tampa (TPA) to London Gatwick (LGW) for $365 round-trip:

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), Chase Sapphire Reserve,  Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Thrifty Traveller Premium

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