Budget Travel - Cheap UK - Atlanta flight.
Jul 14, 12, 3:25 pm
Hello all :),
Bit of a newbie here. I am contemplating spending my savings to fly to Atlanta to see a friend. I'm trying to sneak this 7-10 day trip in before I move to Africa. Does anybody know where I can find such a cheap flight? The cheapest I have found so far is £867, which is just a little outside of my budget.
Any help appreciated.
Thank you :)!
Jul 14, 12, 4:03 pm
BA is £666 in aug or sept and £570 after that!
Does that help?
Jul 14, 12, 4:10 pm
I'm afraid not as I move to Africa on the 10th August so it'll be a last minute trip before then. I have somebody whom has offered me a half price ticket with United Airlines because "they are an employee" but I'm not too trusting.
Jul 14, 12, 4:34 pm
Try to get to Florida on a low fare first. I think you may have a better shot at that. Maybe Condor, Thomas Cooke, Thomson, Icelandair, Air Berlin? Then look at AirTran flights to get up to Atlanta (perhaps Delta too), or you can rent a car.
Jul 15, 12, 6:57 am
I tried Florida but it didn't seem to be any cheaper. Does anybody know of the United Airlines employee scheme? Is it feasible that this guy can sell me a half price ticket, which is not on stand by seats?
Jul 15, 12, 10:01 am
You can potentially get from Heathrow to Newark for about £500 on United, cross New York, and get from Laguardia or JFK to Atlanta for something like £164 on Airtran or Delta. Getting the schedules to work right without an overnight in New York might be tricky, but this at least has the potential to be significantly cheaper than what you found.
(Newark to JFK, take the NJT #62 bus to PATH to the A-Lefferts train to the Q10 bus. Newark to LGA, take the NJT #62 bus to PATH to the E train to the Q33 bus. Total cost of either option about $6, total time 2.5-3 hours.)
Jul 15, 12, 2:11 pm
Note that the EWR-JFK or JFK-EWR trek is WAY worse than the LHR-LGW trek. Very nasty, time consuming, costly, and variable.
Jul 18, 12, 6:17 am
Note that the EWR-JFK or JFK-EWR trek is WAY worse than the LHR-LGW trek. Very nasty, time consuming, costly, and variable.I don't dispute that EWR-JFK is significantly more time-consuming and variable than taking one of the direct LHR-LGW coaches, but I don't know where you're getting "costly". The route I described costs about $6 each way, which is cheaper than the cheapest LHR-LGW option (tube to pre-booked easybus).
Jul 22, 12, 6:56 pm
BA is as cheap as I can find. It is usually the cheapest. I would also look at Delta ATL-LHR.
Jul 23, 12, 4:36 am
KL 3154 DUB 9:40AM AMS 12:15PM 1h 35m
Layover in AMS 4h 40m
KL 621 AMS 4:55PM ATL 8:20PM 9h 25m
Sep 10 KL 6164 ATL 7:15PM MAN 8:35AM 8h 20m
Plus a cheap FR flight or bus to get you to DUB.
Jul 31, 12, 9:26 am
flights to Dublin from the US are cheap now. Ryanair connections from London-Dub are cheap as well.