ROSWELL41
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Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:51 am

I'm planning to go to London sometime late in November for a week at most and was wondering if anyone knew of really cheap airfare, specifically lower than $350 which I found from BA. Thanks in advance.

Mike
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:54 am

Kuwait Airways. For $323.60
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 7:57 am

I believe Air Canada are giving transatlantic flights away at the moment. Although you will need to change aircraft (in Montreal or Toronto), you might get to fly ex La Guardia. Try airlineconsolidator.com

Good luck!
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:13 am

$350 isn't bad! I'm looking to go in the spring now (how is the wx in the spring, around march?)
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:16 am

Try Aer Lingus - they have a firesale on at the moment (which could well turn into a closing down sale)
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:19 am

I looked on aer lingus' website and the fare they published, $198 roundtrip to Dublin seems to come back at some outrageous price. Any explanation?
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:24 am

AC:
JFK-LHR (1 stop) - $286
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:29 am

Weird:
Just pasted from airconsolidator.com airfares. I searched for JFK-LHR fare. That is what came up:

1. American Airlines 142 New York (J.F.Kennedy Int.) London (Heathrow) 10/16/01
08:30 10/16/01
20:15 Boeing 777 0
2. American Airlines 100 New York (J.F.Kennedy Int.) London (Heathrow) 10/16/01
18:35 10/17/01
06:25 Boeing 777 0
3. American Airlines 92 New York (Newark International) London (Heathrow) 10/16/01
18:55 10/17/01
06:55 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE 0
4. American Airlines 104 New York (J.F.Kennedy Int.) London (Heathrow) 10/16/01
19:40 10/17/01
07:50 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE 0
5. American Airlines 116 New York (J.F.Kennedy Int.) London (Heathrow) 10/16/01
23:40 10/17/01
11:30 Boeing 777 0

Look at the a/c operating flight 3 and 4. Airbus??
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:30 am

UA is $364 r/t on a 763.
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PolAir

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:44 am

Pol Air,
Where did you find that fare? On their website AC shows to be sold out. Did you use Airlineconsolidator?
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:47 am

ROSWELL41,
yes.

ha, AA flies A300 from JFK to LHR!!!!!!
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:48 am

LHR-EWR was a300 (flt 93) nice planes actually

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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:49 am

The AA flights listed as Airbus are on an A300. AA has quite a few of those flying transatlantic. Definitely opt for the 777, in my opinion.

/gwl
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 8:55 am

Icelandair is quoting $271 R/T+tax for JFK-LHR, with a stop in Rejykavik along the way. Aircraft is a 757-200 on all segments. If the $350 you were quoted is with tax, this offer doesn't help you very much. However, if it is without tax, you'll probably want to opt for Icelandair.

 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:39 am

Did you find the Icelandair quote from their website?
 
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Icelandair Quote

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:46 am

Yes, indeed, I did. Just check under the sale fares link on the front page.

www.icelandair.com
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 11:50 am

Side note, but f you fly AA to London, definitley take the newer 777s, but if not, try to get the A300s. They might be from the late 80s/early 90s, but they have updated interiors with PTVs in coach (the international ones, that is. Though AA is converting thier A300 fleet to run routes from Miami to Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and the Caribbean).
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:07 pm

Thanks for the Icelandair quote, but when I go to there site and try to advance to the booking phase, it states that my inbound flight to JFK departs before the flight from LHR arrives in Reyjavic. This is untrue according to their schedule where it shows over an hour layover, yet their online booking will not accept this. Any ideas here?
 
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Icelandair Quote

Thu Oct 11, 2001 12:56 pm

Hmmmm...I'm afraid I can't tell you why that's happening. It'd probably be best to call Icelandair reservations to find out if you want to go with them.

However, I just looked up the fare, and it's listing 355.55, including tax. United, by comparison, is showing a fare of about $340, which is nonstop and on a 777 or 767-300ER. So I guess the Icelandair deal is not such a great one after all.
 
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RE: Icelandair Quote

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:17 am

How is the Icelandair service, do they have PTV's and hows the food? Also, what is it like to cross the Atlantic on a 757?

Thanks again,
Mike
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Fri Oct 12, 2001 4:57 pm

from www.sta-travel.com:

Icelandair: $273 + tax
US Air: $284 + tax
Virgin Atlantic: $301 + tax
Northwest: $302 + tax
United: $320 + tax

Regards

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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:38 pm

Try going through a consolidator for an Air India ticket.

Kuwait Airlines might be cheap but they are a 'dry' airline - meaning no booze on board. Air India is safe, and provides good reliable service. Plus you get mileage on Air France's Frequence Plus program!
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Fri Oct 12, 2001 6:29 pm

Yes KU is dry, but unless you drink a lot on the plane, it's definitely worth considering. New B777 a/c, good service and "exotic" choice. And non-stop.

My Tutor flies regularly to JFK, and swears by Kuwait Airways.

Flight to London is only 6 hours or less, so you could probably wait for a beer until you get to London.

Regards
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Sun Oct 14, 2001 4:22 am

How's American's international service against say Delta's or United's. I'm probably going to fly one of them so I need some advice. Any specific insight for comparison would greatly help. Thanks Again.

Mike
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Sun Oct 14, 2001 4:36 am

Shop most websites from one site for scheduled frequent flier point earning airfares, www.qixo.com.

or www.oribitz.com, www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com.
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Sun Oct 14, 2001 7:51 am

The cheapest I found this past July was US Airways. The only hitch was the indirect routing: LGW-PIT-EWR. The cost was approximately £250 return.

Kuwait was second cheapest and direct. (I chose the aforementioned US Airways flights due to the extra take-offs and landings for my $$).  Big grin
 
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RE: Cheapest Fares From JFK To London

Sun Oct 14, 2001 8:01 am

Actually do to school, I may go in December. I doubt this changes the airfares much, but if you find anything just let me know. Thanks again for the help.

Mike