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Need Your Help: England - New York  
User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Hi,
A few mates and I are planning a trip to New York this summer before we all go off to university. My question is how do I get pretty cheap return tickets from England to New York? Living in Manchester, in Northern England, I know I have a number of options. I can fly either British Airways or Continental direct from Manchester. However, I can also fly to Heathrow and connect to New York through numerous carriers.
Can anyone help me out with recommending websites, airlines etc that are likely to offer a good deal and are travel agents any good for cheap deals? I suppose airlines are crying out for passengers like myself at the moment!

I know in the UK currently there are quite a few offers on Transatlantic flights such as 2 for 1 on American Airlines but this offer runs out in May. This was one of the things that influenced me to take a trip to New York. I am looking to travel in July and any help or info is appreciated!!
Cheers,

DEM


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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

You can fly Delta, MAN-ATL-NYC

Doesn't Virgin have student discounts?



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User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Try going to STA travel or Usit Campus travel. If you want to buy your tickets from a normal travel agency, try Travelbag as they offer pretty competitve prices. I would say that flying from Heathrow will aloow you to most American carrier like United, American Airlines and Virgin (though it's not American!). If you are traveling with a European carrier, I don't think it matter whether you fly from Heathrow or Manchester. But I do believe that flying from London will allow you more choice of carriers and hence cheaper flights. You can even get the option to fly out from London-City if you travel with European carriers! You will get a very nice landing approach.

Traveling in July is going to be expensive. If possible, try to travel before July 1, 2002.


User currently offlineIslander From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Don't forget Aer Lingus and Icelandair.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Whatever you decide just make sure you spend lots of money in NY Smile


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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Go to http://travel.yahoo.com. This is one of the best sites I know of for finding low fares.

It gives you the option to search for all dates, which gives you the lowest fares that are currently available.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

At the moment, LHR-NYC-LHR is about £120 without taxes return, at Travelocity.co.uk. I find travelocity one of the best websites.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineAirFranceJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

I don't know if this is still the case but Air India used to offer one of the cheapest fares from JFK-LHR. I know they still serve the route on a daily basis but not sure how the costs go. Service wise, they are very much lacking, especially when compared to the other transatlantic carriers, however if you're looking to save a buck, then its worth a shot.

User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

Shawn Patrick:

The Yahoo site you mentioned is simply Travelocity.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7152 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

www.expedia.co.uk also has great offers.

Have a look at flybmi.com, for a via Washington or Chicago price.



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User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Try a travel agency ( so called bucket shops), They will help you find the cheapest ticket, after all this is why travel agencies are about.
You might wana try Monarch Airlines, they are one of the best charter airlines.
July is not a very good month to travel. Prices are sky high, so your best bet is a charter.
Have a nice time !


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

No, Air India are more expensive, I don't think any charters fly to NYC from LON, and charter airlines are by no means the cheapest airlines.

Most of the top carriers from the UK and US do this flight for £140 including taxes return, that is the best deal you will get, unless there is some mega offer like in November when you could buy them for £90 including tax.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

PIA-Pakistan International Airlines also fly from Manchester to NYC--5 flights a week, u'll save some money from not travelling to Lon. The airline ticket price might also be reasonable--who knows it might work out!

take care


User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Charters give good offers EGGD. In July prices are not going to be the same like now and there will be a very limited number of seats with special offers on airlines.
The best thing for 'Demoose' is to check out a travel agency.


User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2933 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

There is not a single charter flight which operates UK-NYC


So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2933 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

Ok, cheapest flight MAN-NYC currently available in July or August (with thanks to a mate):

Lufthansa 235GBP + tax
Routeings available:
Flight: Lufthansa flight 5971 on a Canadair Regional Jet - non-stop
Depart: Manchester, England (MAN) - 07:00
Arrive: Munich, Germany (MUC) - 10:00
Meals: Snack/Brunch
Flight: Lufthansa flight 410 on a Airbus Jet - non-stop
Depart: Munich, Germany (MUC) - 15:20
Arrive: New York, NY Kennedy (JFK) - 18:10
Meals: Meal Served

Option 2

Flight: Lufthansa flight 4519 on a Boeing 737 Jet - non-stop
Depart: Manchester, England (MAN) - 08:00
Arrive: Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) - 10:50
Meals: Snack/Brunch

Flight: Lufthansa flight 402 on a Boeing 747 Jet - non-stop
Depart: Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) - 13:20
Arrive: Newark, NJ (EWR) - 15:35
Meals: Meal Served

Return: ANY combination is currently available, INCLUDING the SIA JFK-FRA which Lufthansa codeshares on.

There are some good deals also available with BA in July on the 1503/1502 MAN/JFK/MAN, prices starting from 259GBP + tax.

These are both currently available, but the BA in particular is filling fast.

Regards

Shamu



So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 993 times:

DEP MAN-JFK BA1503 1000 - ARR 1240 NonStop FL.Time 7:40hrs

DEP JFK-MAN BA1502 1830 - ARR 0620 Next day - NonStop FL.Time 6:50hrs

Aircraft : Boeing 767

Economy Class 'N' : GBP.478-99 Inc. taxes.

Min Stay : One Sunday Max Stay : One Month.

This is one option.


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Hi guys,

Thanks for all the help. I've got lots of options now. Firstly, unfortuantely i can only travel in July/August because thats when I have my summer break. So it looks like i'm going to have to pay a bit more to start with. I've also checked out STA Travel, they seem to have some cheap deals for students. I personally would like to fly BA MAN-JFK as its pretty easy and convenient for me. I suppose a trip to the British Airways travel shop here in Manchester wouldn't do any harm and I know Trailfinders are a pretty good travel agent so i'll pay them a visit too.
Thanks again for all your help!

DEM



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7379 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 990 times:
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DEM

How on earth can you even contemplate BA after what they've done to MAN over the years?

David


User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Hello,
I think it wouldn't be a good idea if lots of people from Manchester/The North decided to boycott BA's Manchester flights, that would just drive BA away! You can't hope for BA to expand services from MAN while at the same time tell people to not fly their existing services...

Jeremy



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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 982 times:

I know what your saying, but surely using the Britsh Airways MAN-JFK flight is good? I mean, somebody has to fly the route otherwise BA will pull yet another route from Manchester. I would really want to fly from Manchester to New York rather than going to LHR then onto New York. If I find a price thats not too expensive from Manchester I don't mind if its Continental, BA, PIA err well maybe I don't mind the first two! But the thing is I can't be too picky, at the end of the day cost is the main factor to me, not boycotting an airline. Nothing is concrete yet anyway, I need to discuss all the options and our budget with my friends before we book.

DEM



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 977 times:

Icelandair from Glasgow  Smile


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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7379 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 976 times:
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Seeing that BA like to complain when long-haul carriers want to introduce services to MAN then I reckon it would be natural justice for them if northerners were dissuaded from BA; besides, there has long been talk of them wanting to pull the plug on this route - so much so, they want to operate the 767 which generates the most technical problems for that fleet from here.

BA have had stunning success in converting something like a 33% market share in international passengers at MAN in 1998 down to 20% in 2000! All they do is downsize routes - the latest example being to AMS which is now 5 ERJ145s per day from 4 737s and an ERJ145. It was incredibly surprising that they introduced a ZRH service; this was probably due to the fact they hoped Crossair wouldn't maintain it.

They would also prefer to cart you via LHR especially if you are inclined to go on Business/First Class as they can then falsify the regional business profitability by generously donating all of £1 to the shuttle flight and everything else onto the long-haul flight from LHR/LGW, whereas they would have to allocate all revenue to the regional operation should they fly direct from MAN.

Consider the embarrassing position that they (& VS) find themselves in where this "upstart" in bmi have gone from having no transatlantic services in April 2001 to matching the combined operation of BA & VS from MAN by June 2001.

There's just one British airline that seems to want fly long-haul ex-MAN and it's neither of our alleged flag-carriers.

David/MAN


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Monarch? Airtours? Air 2000????Britannia????
They all fly long haul from MAN and are UK (with perhaps exception of BY  Sad )
So which is it???  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7379 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 965 times:
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Oh for sake of missing out the word "scheduled" Embarrassment I keep forgetting the charter carriers out of MAN.

David/going to the corner of his room with the Dunce's cap on.


25 Lucifer : AA from Glasgow is apparantly cheap
26 Capt.Picard : If you can get a reasonable deal with BA ex-MAN, then go for it for god's sake; as others have said, LHR is probably going to be cheaper and offer a g
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