Deal Alert: Flights to London From $315 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.
Flights from major US to cities to London are on sale, with fares starting at just $315 round-trip. Flights are operated by full-service carriers from the major alliance like British Airways, United and Delta. Flights are in basic economy so you'll have to pay extra for seat selection and a checked bag — but these are still solid prices considering the high taxes and fees London airports charge on departing flights.
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.
Airline: American Airlines, British Airways, United, SWISS, Delta, Virgin Atlantic, KLM
Routes: BOS/JFK/ORD/MIA/SFO/SJC/LAX/SEA/MCO/FLL to LHR/LGW
Cost: $315+ round-trip in basic economy
Dates: September 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 excellent 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 (LGW) for $315 round-trip nonstop on British Airways:
Boston (BOS) to London (LHR) for $356 round-trip nonstop on Virgin Atlantic/Delta:
Chicago (ORD) to London (LHR) for $387 round-trip on United/SWISS:
Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) for $396 round-trip on American/British Airways:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) for $413 round-trip on Virgin Atlantic/KLM via AirFrance.us:
Los Angeles (LAX) to London (LHR) for $427 round-trip on United/SWISS:
Seattle (SEA) to London (LHR) for $473 round-trip on Delta/KLM/Virgin Atlantic:
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 excellent 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.
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