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Deal alert: Flights to England and Scotland from major US cities starting at $475

Feb. 07, 2022
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If you’re in the mood for fish and chips or some haggis, then this deal to the U.K. might be for you. American and Air Canada are offering round-trip fares to London, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland, from major U.S. cities.

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Deal basics

Airlines: American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways and Finnair
How to book: Directly through the airlines or through Google Flights
Travel dates: February – December (excluding summer)

Related: The whisky drinker’s guide to Scotland

Sample flights

The deals below are for basic economy seats, which include a standard seat and a carry-on bag. Seat selection, changes and checked bags will cost extra. All offers below are under $550 round-trip.

The cheapest fare we found was from New York (JFK) to London (LHR) at $475 round-trip. This deal is from the middle to the end of March on a direct flight via American Airlines.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers in New York (LGA) can also snag a flight to Edinburgh (EDI) for $506 on Air Canada with a stop in Toronto (YYZ) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From Washington D.C. (IAD) to Edinburgh (EDI) there are deals widely available on Air Canada with stops in Toronto (YYZ) each way for $506 as well.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Flights from Dulles (IAD) to London (LHR) are $548 round-trip on American Airlines and British Airways for nonstop flights in basic economy.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

You can snag a deal from Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR) for $509 round-trip. The departure below is nonstop on American Airlines, and the return is on Finnair with an overnight layover in Helsinki (HEL).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are deals via American Airlines for $548 round-trip from Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) on a direct flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From the West Coast, you can fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Edinburgh (EDI) for $506 via Air Canada. The deal below is from the middle to the end of October, but this fare is widely available.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: 6 mistakes tourists make in London

Bottom line

Take a flight to the U.K. at an affordable price. Don’t miss out on seeing castles, historic buildings and cobblestone streets when visiting London and Edinburgh.

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