Deal alert: Fly nonstop to London starting at just $316 round-trip

Feb 10, 2020

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If you’re thinking about visiting London this spring, we have some new deals for you. We’re seeing nonstop flights around the U.S., from cities like New York, Orlando and Los Angeles to London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports starting at just $316 round-trip. We first spotted the deals from Boston at The Flight Deal.

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These deals are on major U.S. carriers like American and United, and British carriers Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. All tickets in this deal are in each respective airline’s basic economy class. On American, that means you’ll be auto-assigned a seat at check-in or you’ll have to pay in advance and you’re limited to a carry on and personal bag. United’s version of basic economy is the most restrictive of the mainline carriers but note that on transatlantic flights, your carry-on baggage allowance is the same as for standard economy tickets. On Virgin Atlantic, you’ll have to pay to check a bag.

Because you’re getting a sweet deal on the flight, you’re probably going to want to book your hotel using points. The Hyatt Regency London is just 25,000 World of Hyatt points a night. TPG’s Eric Rosen reviewed the hotel last year and was impressed with the large room and easy access to public transportation.

Related: How to use credit cards to defeat basic economy

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 Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: United, American, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic
Routes: JFK/SFO/MCO/MIA/BOS/ORD/LAX – LHR/LGW
Cost: $316+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March – May 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York-JFK to London Gatwick (LGW) for $316 round-trip nonstop on British Airways basic economy:

Orlando (MCO) to London Gatwick for $322 round-trip nonstop on British Airways basic economy:

Los Angeles (LAX) to London Heathrow (LHR) for $350 round-trip nonstop on American basic economy:

Miami (MIA) to London Heathrow for $350 round-trip nonstop on Virgin Atlantic Economy Light:

Boston (BOS) to London Heathrow for $350 round-trip nonstop on Virgin Atlantic Economy Light:

San Francisco (SFO) to London Heathrow for $369 round-trip nonstop on United basic economy:

Chicago (ORD) to London Heathrow round-trip nonstop on American basic economy:

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 ReserveAmerican Express® Gold Card Citi Premier® CardCiti Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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