Fall Fares Fall All Over Britain

September 05, 2007
Fares from Washington DC, District of Columbia:

    One of the happy repercussions of the fare wars raging over London these days like a new blitzkrieg is that fares to other cities in England's green and pleasant land have to stoop to their level.

    For late fall and early winter travel, Continental has lowered prices on their non-stop routes from Newark by almost $100 with others matching where they can from New York JFK, and connecting service from other U.S. airports probably being adjusted accordingly.

    Scotland and Northern Ireland are now within your reach in November starting around $500.

    As for London, pretty much any carrier with a slot at Heathrow or Gatwick airports have been called to arms to defend their turf and join the fray. Air Canada has shaved even more off the top of their already low fares from 36 U.S. cities, and Continental and Delta are beating competitors by a few bucks on the busy transatlantic turnpike. Even the price of American's new service to Stansted that doesn't start until the end of October has been cut by a C note.

    Running as fast as he can, it's still all much more than one little Airfarewatchdog can get his paws around, so be sure to do your own due diligence before you drop the cash or hand over your credit card. Also keep in mind that cheap is rarely plentiful: some of these fares are only available for a few departures and can change daily. Woof!

    Sample fares including taxes for November*

    Boston Belfast
      Glasgow $545
    Chicago Manchester $420
    Newark Belfast $510
      Birmingham $441
      Bristol $453
      Edinburgh $491
      Glasgow $514
      London Gatwick $435
      Manchester $438
    New York JFK
    Edinburgh $541
      Glasgow $502

    London Gatwick $435
      London Stansted $435
      Manchester $438
    Los Angeles Manchester $609
    Washington Manchester $495
    * Some of these fares are also available in October and December.