London is one of the top destinations in the world. It’s a destination of its own, as well as a gateway to Europe, and a throughway to many other destinations worldwide. What all of that means is that, with a bit of savvy shopping, you can find some very cheap flights to London Heathrow, as well as some of London’s other airports.
Here are a few tips that can help you snag cheap tickets to London:
Choose the right time of year: If you are able to choose your travel dates, you will find that January is the cheapest time of year to travel to London. Of course, it is during winter, so you can expect it to be a bit chilly, and possibly rainy. But, you will sometimes be able to find flights as cheap as $200 for a round trip. That might make it worth it, even if you have to pack a sweater or two.
Book at the right time: Tickets purchased at the last minute will be the most expensive. Fares are also more expensive when you book too far in advance. It’s best to book a few months in advance. If you have the option, try and fly on Tuesday or Wednesday as these are the cheapest days of the week.
Compare fares carefully: Whey searching for flights online be sure to compare the fares carefully. Some sites include tax, others do not. Some round trip fares are more expensive than others. Also, if you have the option, look for flights that depart out of bigger cities. You will usually pay less to fly out of New York City than out of Huston.
Consider all the options: If you are a student, you should look into fares with a travel agency that caters to students. Your student discount might be more significant that you thought. Consider purchasing air miles from a friend. If you have a friend that racks up air miles fast, they might be willing to sell you some of theirs, offer a fair price and create a win-win. Look into courier flights. This is great for people who are flexible on time, and traveling alone without a lot of luggage. As a courier you will be responsible to deliver a package to an agent at the airport in London. In exchange you will get a very cheap ticket.