One of the reasons I started writing frequently about low airfares in early 2015 is I realized that I truly had not kept track of low fare opportunities to fly around the globe for several years. From 1998 to 2007, I could probably tell you within about $100 what a good deal airfare would be to most any country in the world. From 2007 to 2012 airfares were so high that I stopped flying much and spent my time taking road trips in the USA.
So I got a chuckle when I saw this post today on One Mile at a Time – Will The Cost Of Airfare To The UK Decrease?
$750 sounds like a great price for roundtrip travel from the west coast to the UK. If you’re comfortable with that price, I’d go for it. There’s always a chance the airfare goes down a bit, but I don’t see it going much lower than that. Similarly, there’s also a chance airfare goes up, which you presumably want to shield against.
Lucky – One Mile at a Time (June 27, 2016).
I find this amusing since this past month has shown Americans some of the lowest fares to London in years from legacy airlines. And today specifically is one of the most expansive airfare sales of 2016 with fares to London under $700 from many airports across the USA with all three legacy airlines American, Delta and United.
And the first comment to Lucky’s post is this:
Just my 2 cents, but I’d be very happy with a $750 airfare to London, I’d lock it in
Here is my 10 cents tip for travelers in 10 cities west of the Mississippi:
10 USA cities with airfare to London $628 – $727 round trip August to March 2017
$628.26 San Francisco SFO – London City LCY (overnight transit at Isle of Man) American Airlines ticket (Oct 5-12)
San Francisco – Philadelphia PHL – Dublin DUB – London City LCY – Isle of Man (overnight) – Dublin DUB – San Francisco SFO
$628.26 Wed Oct 5 – Wed Oct 12
Even lower fares from cities east of Mississippi River
$546.26 Chicago ORD – London LGW United ticket for Air Canada operated flights
You gotta ask yourself. Do I feel lucky, punk? Then, buy a ticket to London today!
Loyalty Traveler – Atlanta to Europe $477-$692 AA, DL, UA Aug-Mar 2017 Fare Roundup (June 27)
Loyalty Traveler – AA, DL, UA $500s-600s major USA nationwide to Europe fare sale Aug-Mar 2017 (June 27).