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Struggling to find reasonable £ tickets to New York

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VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Dec-14 21:17:39

For next August. Fairly flexible about dates.

Cheapest I've found with sky scanner is £670!

VivaLeBeaver Wed 17-Dec-14 21:24:58

Meant to ask....will they get cheaper if I leave it a bit?

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 18-Dec-14 09:11:27

Prices tend to increase the nearer a person books to the departure gate.

BA are currently doing a sale though so this is worth looking at.

lisaloulou84 Thu 18-Dec-14 09:13:25

Use Expedia and look after Xmas they should go in sale. There's also a new Norwegian airline doing cheap flights there, can't remember the name. However august is the most expensive time to go, November and February by far the cheapest.

AlpacaMyBags Thu 18-Dec-14 09:18:46

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AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 18-Dec-14 09:20:25

BAs fares are much cheaper from mid August and fares start at around the £400-£500 mark.

bigTillyMint Thu 18-Dec-14 09:20:50

I was looking for October half-term and getting updates from Skyscanner and Expedia - even with stopovers, they are close to £600 then!

VeryPunny Thu 18-Dec-14 09:26:34

It's in the middle of school holidays, so will be pricey.

Andcake Thu 18-Dec-14 09:29:02

an airline who I wouldn't usually look at who do good deals are Thomas cook airlines - especially from Manchester!

SparkleZilla Thu 18-Dec-14 09:51:17

you can also look at flying out to somewhere like Schipol (sp) airport (or somewhere else) if you dont mind a 2 leg flight, which might be cheaper

Merrylegs Thu 18-Dec-14 09:54:26

Norwegian have flights in August for about £490 but they are the easyjet of longhaul and you have to pay extra for bags, food, headphones etc. They fly out of Gatwick.

VivaLeBeaver Thu 18-Dec-14 16:45:22

Thanks. Think I,ll look after Xmas again.

Found flights for £550 right at the end of August which is a bit better but google suggests if I wait a bit longer prices may come down.

PeppermintInfusion Sat 20-Dec-14 20:39:28

Try aer lingus, you'll need to connect in Dublin/Shannon but they offer connecting flights, are decent comfort and not too dear.

spababe Mon 22-Dec-14 17:42:46

I've booked Norwegian and paid for 2 bags and seats together. Got bulkhead seats so hope it stays that way. I also looked at Icelandair with a stretch your legs in Reyjkavik so now we are coming back with them but doing a stopover in Reyjkavik. I read an article on Norwegian and it said that you have to book 9 months in advance to get a seat so don't leave it too long. Also if you qo through quidco you get a little bit back.

whitewineandchocolate Mon 22-Dec-14 17:58:09

We looked in 2013 for that summer and couldn't get a good price so ended up going October 2013 half term for £1850 for two adults & two teenagers, good flight times as well.

Now looking for next summer so please keep this thread uodated if you find any bargains. Best we've found so far was £2500 for four and I just don't want to pay that much!

QuicheLemon Thu 01-Jan-15 21:52:06

White wine and viva.. What is your departure airport? Have you considered a Tuesday or Wednesday departure day?

Looking at across the month searches or the ones that are flexible 3 days either way is also a good tip. Kayak and Skyscanner search engines have price alerts. Try to avoid flying on a fri, sat or sun.

For our three trips to USA we booked in sept, November and January all for departure late june.

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