Can anyone offer a reasonable explanation as to why it is always cheaper to buy a NYC-LON ticket than it is to buy a LON-NYC ticket?
I know the $-£ rate is very good at the moment, but we're seeing fares around twice the price in the UK as in the US.
I'll give you an example, to fly over to see my partner in May its going to cost around £330, but for him to fly to London would cost $440, which even at a more usual exchange rate of 1.6 is still £60 cheaper (£100 at today's rate).
Is this Rip Off Britain, or is it just market pricing? Even pre 9/11 its been cheaper for US-UK flights than UK-US.