BosCollJetBlue From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 31 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4853 times:
Hey all...I'm a college student looking to go to Europe in May and want to figure out what the best way is..
There are 2 options for me...I am traveling from Boston to London and want to choose the cheapest flight on May 28th.
Aer Lingus - $301 - Flight 136 and 152 leaving BOS at 6:30pm, stopping in dublin, continuing and landing in LHR at 8:05am.
or the cheaper flight is our of JFK (which i could travel to NY for, pretty easily)
Air India flight 112 - $256 - NONSTOP to London. Leaving at 8pm, arriving 8pm
Air India is ideal because its cheaper and nonstop but should I be nervous that it is too cheap. I don't know anything about Air India as an airline. Are they more inexpensive because they pack people in/limited inflight services or is it because people dont want to fly from JFK to LHR on an Air India Flights. Is there anything to be worried about with the Air India flight?
All other Flights are $700 plus. WHICH FLIGHT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Pilotfox From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4820 times:
I flew Air India ORD-FRA last summer, I was quite impressed by the service. I wouldn't worry about taking them, their seating is like any other airline, 3-4-3. The IFE is not much to talk about unless you like Hindi movies, I believe they show two movies, and Home Improvement. The food was pretty good and they had free alcohol. So I would say fly Air India, besides, its always fun to fly something new.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4730 times:
Be careful about buying those one-way flights - I'm going to Paris this summer, and I tried doing that to see if I could save money - while the US-Europe flights were cheap one-way, the returns were more expensive than the round trips were! So make sure you book it as a round-trip unless you honestly plan on staying there!
Anyway, I'd go with Aer Lingus - the stop won't be a hassle compared to heading down to New York, and the service is way better, but the price is only a little bit higher.
I do know that some New York - Europe itineraries are much, much cheaper on Air India, in which case I'd go with that if you were trying to save money and as long as you didn't have connecting flights on either side (they are delay prone from what I'm told).