The airfare market is one of the most famously unpredictable in the world. The fact that booking flights just a few hours apart can result in as much as a 100% price difference says a lot about this often frustrating industry.
Despite this, there are some developments which can be counted on. One of the most significant breakthroughs in the world on airfare has been the astonishing reduction in the cost of tickets to the US, which are now at their lowest ever point, on average.
It has now never been more affordable for UK-based globetrotters to jet off and experience the American dream for themselves. Here’s where to need to go.
Leeds to New York City from £182 Return
Experience the bright lights of Times Square, the beautiful scenery of Central Park, and the raucous nightlife of Brooklyn for a paltry £90 each way thanks to an astonishing deal from Jet2. The flight departs from Leeds-Bradford Airport and lands at Newark, being quite possibly the cheapest in the whole country. There’s nowhere better to head off to for New Years, where you can watch the festivities in Midtown before dancing the night away at a rooftop bar overlooking the Hudson River.
London to Las Vegas from £308 Return
Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for British travellers, right up there with the Costa del Sol. With flights now going for an astonishing £308 return, you have the excuse you need to jet off and live it up in the biggest, most ritzy casinos on Earth. If you’re a first-timer who wants to get up to speed with the kind of roulette, blackjack, slots, and poker on offer in the big casinos, consider getting some practice in at a Vegas-style online casino beforehand – at least on the basics, which include blackjack and roulette. Only experienced players get to become high rollers in the City of Sin.
London to Boston from £239 Return
If you’re a true culture vulture wanting to soak up 400 years of American history, art, and literature, then a jaunt to the picturesque, tree-lined streets of Boston is the right thing for you. With flights departing from Gatwick with WOW Air for as low as £239 return, you’ll have plenty left over to explore the acclaimed food scene of this culinary enclave. If you only do one thing during your trip to Boston, then make sure it’s a tour of the historic Freedom Trail, which takes you through the fascinating journey to American Independence that took place on the cobbled streets of the Old Town.
Manchester to Orlando from £219 Return
Who doesn’t love Disneyland? While the Happiest Place on Earth might be continuously upping their ticket prices, that shouldn’t be an issue for those who manage to bag a £219 return flight from Manchester with Thomas Cook. Make sure to book a luxurious villa in the Terra Verde neighbourhood, which allows you quick and easy access to the theme park, the beach, and Orlando’s booming city centre. If you’re looking to flee the British winter, this is the way to do it.
Flights change price all the time, and there is every chance prices won’t stay this low forever. Best book now to secure yourself a dream trip to America on a shoestring.