British Airways launches new nonstop flights between Oakland, California OAK and London Gatwick LGW in March 2017. There are currently round trip ticket prices at $456 for dates in March, April and May, then resuming September to January 2018. Summer fares are around $800.
British Airways Oakland OAK – London Gatwick LGW nonstop
I am in London as I write this post. This morning I planned my journey from Kensington to London Gatwick and I was kind of shocked at the high prices for bus or train at 16 to 30 GBP and I figured I need 90 minutes. Even better, 2 hours to take the train to East Croyden using my Oyster card and then a separate train ticket to LGW for much cheaper transportation.
Loyalty Traveler – Gatwick to Heathrow in 3 hours for £8.10 with Oyster card (Nov 30, 2014).
Then, I checked in for my British Airways flight to Amsterdam and realized my ticket departs from London Heathrow. What a relief. I can take the London Underground all the way to LHR Terminal 5 in an hour. The Norwegian Airlines flight back to Oakland is via London Gatwick next week for the return trip and no need to leave LGW airport.
I need a ticket from London to California in May and the BA flight service looks like a good option with round trip ticket prices LGW-OAK at $525 with a return flight sometime in fall 2017. The Bay Area is picking up lots of airline flight competition this year to likely keep ticket prices to Europe relatively low.