Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4043 times:
A mate wants to fly from LON (any airport) to NYC (any airport) on the 24th January and return on the 31st. So far, the cheapest deal I've found is £183.40, including tax, with NW via DTW. Naturally that's a great deal, but is there any even cheaper option? Just asking!
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WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4030 times:
Thats pretty much what it is going to be. However, I'm sure NW has you flying into DTW and then into EWR. IMO, it is still very early to buy these tickets. Ticket prices will drop on other airlines right after Christmas and then you will find UA, AA, BA and VS, all non-stop to New York for around the same price. It may even go down a few quid.
I'm holding off buying my tickets for a London trip in January. This works for me every year, without fail. Hope that helps.
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Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3953 times:
£183 is extremely good. Air India usually seem to be the cheapest, but at the quiet times of the year all airlines will be clamouring for your business. Fares *might* go down slightly in January but IMX this is certainly not guaranteed like Mr Windowseat seems to claim. Bear in mind last minute fares (ie those bought in the last couple of weeks before a flight) are often more, so waiting until January to buy a ticket can actually work against you. Not every seat is sold at the same price.
If you *really* want to fly by the seat of your pants, tell your friend to book the day before on a Teletext holiday. Two week flydrive to Florida for £99, car, tax, flight included. Dump the car, get a JetBlue flight to NY....
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3924 times:
Take the NW flight... chances are its an A330, and NW has a sizeable operation from DTW to EWR, with somewhere around 6-7 flights a day, should there be scheduling problems. Not to mention another 6 or 7 into LGA, and some more into JFK.
NW has always treated me well, and Im sure your friend will enjoy the service!! And besides, its a great opportunity to get a DC-9!
Often times, NW offers deals with an LON-DTW-EWR-AMS-LON routing, with NW flights out and KL flights back... though from an entertainment point of view, it might be worth it to sub EWR for JFK int hat situation... JFK gets KLs 777s.