Pe@rson
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Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:25 am

Hi folks,

My American relations will be coming over to sunny England soon, so I've been assigned the task of find them as cheap a deal as possible.

They'd like to depart SEA on the 26th April to LON and depart LON on the 10th May to SEA.

They're getting on a bit (one's 65), so they'd ideally prefer non-stop (so with BA), but a one-stop flight will be fine too.

The cheapest I've found thus far is $716 with UA flying SEA-ORD-AMS-LHR (AMS-LHR with BD) and thence LHR-ORD-SEA. Or $723 flying via ORD or SFO. Or $733 with BA.

Can you find anything cheaper? I'd be very grateful. When replying, please state the website.

Thanks a lot.
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:29 am

Hey, I was looking for a fare for an Aunt just before Christmas and I too was astonished at the price of flights to Seattle. She wanted to fly from LGW as she lives very close but there were no direct flights and she did not want to change. She ended up on BA from LHR and paid £645.

I was astonished as I thought flights to the US were cheaper. Why is Seattle so expensive?
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:36 am

I've found £420 on expedia with CO via IAH.
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Pe@rson
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:38 am

Quoting BMED (Reply 2):
I've found £420 on expedia with CO via IAH.

Which is roughly $730.
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:52 am

£420 for SEA-LON-SEA is actually quite a good fare for late April-early May. I was looking at UK-BOS-UK a while ago for the same period and the cheapest flights were around £320 from London, and BOS is a much shorter flight with more competition from other carriers.
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:53 am

Pe@rson,

I found a fare on AA through JFK for $618 US. Connecting through JFK. The best connections seem to be AA 268 SEA-JFK 0820-1632 757, AA 100 JFK-LHR 1815-0625 777. Plenty of choices though. www.aa.com. I just realized that the prices you're quoting are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and this isn't. With the taxes it comes to approx. $737 US a person, so I'm not as excited as a was at first.  Smile

Nevertheless, hope this helps, and good luck.

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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:54 am

Is Seattle only served non-stop from the UK by BA? Are there no US carriers offering a direct flight from London?
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:03 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
The cheapest I've found thus far is $716 with UA flying SEA-ORD-AMS-LHR (AMS-LHR with BD) and thence LHR-ORD-SEA. Or $723 flying via ORD or SFO. Or $733 with BA.

Is that before or after taxes, fees and charges? For $17 more I would recommend the BA flight. Have you checked the prices out of YVR? Both AC/BA have daily (some double-daily) non stop flights to LHR? Depending on where the live in SEA - it isn't really that far, and Canadian TSA people are much nicer than ... [forget I said that]
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:05 am

Nope, including taxes and everything.
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:13 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 8):
Nope, including taxes and everything.

So? Go BA!
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:17 am

Pe@rson,

The best direct I could find was BA.com (US) at $726.59

NW have a fare on expedia.com for $722 via MSP to LGW and DTW on rtn.

Flight times on NW bit long though.

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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:24 am

Yeah, it's not just in Seattle.

It appears as though fares are taking about a $200 spike around the end of April for whatever reason. Flights to LON from SFO are averaging about $505 right now; the lowest I could get for a trip I plan to take in May was $706 on BA ($726 on United, I'm Premier Elite, so guess who I'm taking.)

I'm curious as to why...I'm sure the weather wouldn't have anything to do with it.  Wink  duck  Big grin
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:28 am

Yo Pearson, it's your fellow devonian again, here to help?

Will your relatives be staying in your residence in Barnstaple, making airports such as EXT, BRS, BHX feasable too?

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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:31 am

In my opinion, I would not make plans to fly on NW or DL because of a possible pilots' strike amongst both airlines.

BA is the only carrier that flies nonstop between SEA-LHR. Other European options would be NW via AMS and SK via CPH.

Have you tried AC via YYZ?

Is it possible for them to fly to YVR on QX/AS then to London via AC, BA, Thomas Cook, Zoom or what's that other international Canadian carrier?
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:32 am

Try www.ultimatefares.com I saw a BA 744 fare SEA-LON, I belive it was to Heathrow. The roundtrip fare offered was $513.00 U.S. on your dates.

If you can't access the site go through booking buddy.com

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Pe@rson
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:34 am

Thanks a lot, folks.  Smile

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 12):
Will your relatives be staying in your residence in Barnstaple, making airports such as EXT, BRS, BHX feasable too?

They need to go to London first to see friends, before coming down here for a longer stay (shame I'll be in Wales.  Silly ). CO actually has a very good offer for SEA-EWR-BRS at $751 all-in.
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:37 am

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 13):
Is it possible for them to fly to YVR on QX/AS then to London via AC, BA, Thomas Cook, Zoom or what's that other international Canadian carrier?

I was actually going to suggest this as AC has a US$578 fare for YVR-YUL-LHR outbound and nonstop inbound, but begged off because it'd probably still end up being more expensive, what with driving/flying to Vancouver and what not. I'd do it (because I love Vancouver and YVR is a kicka$$ airport), but I'd plug my ears when actually boarding the plane (can't stand the boarding music, but at least they're Star Alliance!  )

EDIT Whoop, never mind. It balloons to just under $800 with taxes and fees. Shoulda figured.

[Edited 2006-02-19 21:42:37]
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:38 am

At 1800cheapseats.com has Continental at $711 to LGW with one stop through either EWR or IAH.

It doesn't look like anything is available under $700. Try a ticket consolidator like www.kayak.com to get a good idea of the lowest fares without having to go to 20 different websites.
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:44 am

You could always take Amtrak up to Vancouver, then take a taxi to YVR. I've been told by many up here that Amtrak is the way to go to get to Vancouver. It's easy and only a few minutes in Blaine.
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:47 am

Travelocity.ca - Canada, please note that departure date is Apr 25 !!!!!!!

1 adult Total: CAD 838.02 =US 729 all included

Flight: Continental Airlines flight 1580 on a Boeing 737-700 Jet
Depart: Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA)- Tue, Apr 25 8:05am
Arrive: Newark, NJ (EWR) - Tue, Apr 25 4:25pm

Flight: Virgin Atlantic flight 3118 operated by Continental Airlines on a Boeing 777 Jet
Depart: Newark, NJ (EWR)- Tue, Apr 25 6:40pm
Arrive: London Gatwick, UK (LGW) - Wed, Apr 26 6:40am

Flight: Virgin Atlantic flight 3129 operated by Continental Airlines on a Boeing 777 Jet
Depart: London Gatwick, UK (LGW)- Wed, May 10 12:30pm
Arrive: Newark, NJ (EWR) - Wed, May 10 3:30pm

Flight: Continental Airlines flight 1881 on a Boeing 757 Jet
Depart: Newark, NJ (EWR)- Wed, May 10 5:30pm
Arrive: Seattle/Tacoma, WA (SEA) - Wed, May 10 8:37pm
 
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RE: Fares From SEA To LON

Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:49 am

I've just looked on Expedia, and the cheapest is £422 with CO via HOU. Looks like thats the best price. NW have a flight via MSP for £425.
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