The fare war moved to London over the past day with American, Delta and United dropping economy ticket prices to London LHR and London LGW into the $500s from several cities including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago for travel September to April on some routes and shorter sale periods on others.
The deal is Icelandair is in day 3 of a 4 day sale ending Sunday June 12 at midnight Pacific. Delta and United initially placed Manchester MAN and Birmingham BHX airports on sale Thursday not London. Icelandair had a far lower fare to London from its US airports than major alliance airlines.
Last night, American Airlines, the major player sitting out the fare war battles at Icelandair USA airports joined the fare war. This means there are some discounts for London flights with at least four airlines from several markets. Icelandair airports with low fares are Washington IAD, New York EWR/JFK, Boston BOS, Chicago ORD.
Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels and Amsterdam are also on sale from most of these airports.
New York JFK to London fare round-up
- $547 JFK – LGW British Airways, AA ticket (only April 2017)
- $589 Delta JFK-LHR every date Sep 9 through April, even all December.
- $589 JFK-LHR British Airways or AA on AA ticket (only April 2017)
- $589 EWR – LHR American (April only)
- $688 EWR – LHR United (Mondays Sep-Oct)
- $490 EWR – LGW Icelandair (some dates Sep to Dec, many dates in $500s)
Washington IAD to London fare round-up
$564 IAD – LGW American Sep-Oct, Feb-Apr
$590 IAD – LHR American Sep-Oct, Feb-Apr
$590 IAD – LHR Delta Sep 15-Dec 15, (April $645)
$555 IAD – LGW Air Canada Sep 15 – Dec 15
$584-$590 IAD – LHR United (nonstop) Sep 15-Dec 15
$491 – $562 IAD – LGW Icelandair Sep 15-Dec 15
Chicago ORD to London fare round-up
$491 – $562 ORD – LGW Icelandair Sep 15-Dec 15
$562-$579 ORD – LGW American Sep to April, even Dec holidays
$590 ORD – LHR American (Sep-April including most Dec dates)
$590 ORD – LHR Delta ticket Virgin Atlantic nonstop
$590 ORD – LHR United (Sep 15-Dec 15)
American Airlines Chicago ORD – New York JFK – London LGW
There are some routes with sale fares even around Christmas holidays. These deals will likely be the first to go. London is usually well over $1,000 round trip in late December/New Year’s.
Loyalty Traveler – American joins fare war for Icelandair 96 hour sale ending June 12
Loyalty Traveler – Fare Alert AA, DL, UA $444 Washington IAD/EWR/ORD to Paris CDG Sep-April (June 10).
Loyalty Traveler – Delta and United Europe deals from SEA, PDX DEN, MCO, MSP Icelandair airports (June 10).
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