Want lower fares to London? Fly this weekend. Or by March 31.
London is typically an expensive flight from west coast USA, but there is a fare sale happening right now from Los Angeles LAX with the lowest priced fares available for flights this week and next as low as $776.
$800 might not seem like a low fare from LAX to many places, but it is a low fare to London LHR. Fares dropped to around $800 for departures through April 5 March 31 and then rise by $150 to $200 to around $950 to $1000.
Note: Lowest fare dates changed to March 31 as I wrote this post.
$776 is flying Delta in the USA to a Virgin Atlantic connecting flight in LAS or MCO.
$803 to $815 flying United nonstop and Swiss on nonstop transatlantic flight via Zurich.
$805 flying American and British Airways nonstop flights.
The unusual aspect about these low fares is no advance purchase requirement. You can fly to London tomorrow on these fares. American allows up to 30 days before return flight at this fare if you want an extended stay.
American Airlines/British Airways LAX-LHR
Wednesday, March 25: Los Angeles LAX – London LHR (American 136 nonstop)
Tuesday, April 7: London LHR – Los Angeles LAX (British Airways A-380 nonstop)
$804.70 roundtrip booked on American Airlines website.
Virgin Atlantic and Delta
Virgin Atlantic is as low as $776, but better itineraries are a few dollars more at $815 all-in to fly nonstop in one direction on Virgin Atlantic.
Tuesday, March 31: Los Angeles LAX – Atlanta ATL (Delta) – London LHR (Virgin Atlantic VS 116)
Tuesday, April 7: London LHR – Los Angeles LAX (Virgin Atlantic VS023)
$815 booked on Virgin Atlantic site.
This fare sale is primarily a battle between American and Virgin Atlantic out of LAX. There are some dates with comparable Star Alliance fares, but they are far less prevalent.
United Airlines LAX-LHR L booking code is available at $809.20
March 31: Los Angeles LAX – Houston IAH; Houston IAH – London LHR
April 8: London LHR – Los Angeles LAX nonstop.