StarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3700 times:
I'm amazed how little star alliance options there are for getting to New York from London.
Last week I had to fly BD LHR-DUB then AC from DUB-SNN-YYZ-LGA and return on via YUL on sunday... £600 but still it was unusual and it worked.
I'm trying to maintain my Star Alliance gold status but this week ive got virtually no options for Y Class under £800 !!
I dont care the routing or the travel dates or the Star Alliance airline or the times as long as i'm in NYC between Monday-Friday inclusive !
I'm open to buying two tickets and killing time in some place for this weekend or next or both weekends..
I noticed that various european cities have good air fares (LO has WAW-NYC for £400), and SQ has FRA-JFK for £450 any day except the weekend !
but for London we're looking at £850 !
Since UA dropped it's 2nd daily JFK route their flights to the US have always been sold out - all classes take a look! - This flight used to be my lifeline for last minute tickets.
Anyone any clues ?
As i'm on expenses ive some leeway on price but air fares way and above the cheaper options are a no no !
Worst case scenario I'm going to have to go BA for 0 useful airmiles ! (Funny thing is I'm working at BA this week even though I dont fly with them).
So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY