Deal alert: West Coast to London from $324 round-trip
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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.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head to London, now’s your chance. We’re seeing deals on multiple airlines for cheap round-trip tickets between the West Coast and London. Most of these flights are basic economy, so bags and seats will be extra.
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 an OTA like Skyscanner.
Airline: Virgin Atlantic, United, American Airlines, Delta
Routes: West Coast – London
Cost: $324+ round-trip in basic economy
Dates: December 2019 – March 2020 (excluding Christmas and New Year’s)
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier℠ Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), 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:
Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for $324 round-trip via American Airlines:
San Jose (SJC) to London (LHR) for $357 round-trip via Delta:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $347 round-trip via Virgin Atlantic:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $383 round-trip via United:
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