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Cheap Flights to the United Kingdom
Everything you need to know about flying to the UK
Home to both the Houses of Parliament and Stonehenge, the United Kingdom is a historic country endowed with magnificent architecture, medieval castles, and numerous museums. Travelers flying to Europe who visit the United Kingdom will love to tour the Tower of London, explore the moors of Scotland or watch a football match in nearly any major city. Most cheap flights to the United Kingdom depart from major US airports in New York, Boston, and Chicago, with the vast majority of flights landing in London. Flight times from the East coast to London is upwards of 7 hours depending on the point of departure. Cheap flights from North America often depart in the evenings, arriving in the United Kingdom in the morning to minimize jet lag. The United Kingdom's currency is the pound sterling £, with an exchange rate of 1.55 U.S. dollars.
Airlines and Airports in the UK
Flying to the UK
Several cheap airlines offer direct flights to the United Kingdom. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United, and American Airlines are the main carriers which provide direct flights to the UK from numerous North American cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, and Washington DC.
Most visitors landing in the United Kingdom will choose to arrive at either London's Heathrow or Gatwick airports. Both airports are approximately 25 miles away from London's city center. Flights from Heathrow and Gatwick are both serviced by express trains which cost around £20. Express buses are also available for half the train price. Heathrow travelers also have the option to use the London Underground which costs about £6.
North American Airlines Flying to the United Kingdom
|British Airways: British Airways, the UK's national airline, flies to over 183 destinations across the world including 22 in the United States and 11 in the United Kingdom. The headquarters of British Airways are located at London Heathrow airport. British Airways flights service Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, London Gatwick airport, London City airport, Manchester and Newcastle in the UK.|
|Air Canada: Air Canada flies from multiple Canadian cities including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Calgary, and Halifax to London England's Heathrow airport.|
|American Airlines: American Airlines operates flights to 5 cities in the United Kingdom: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Heathrow, and Manchester. Edinburgh and Glasgow are seasonal destinations for American Airlines flights.|
|Delta: Delta airlines operates intercontinental flights to 3 destinations in the United Kingdom including Edinburgh, London Heathrow, and Manchester. Delta also plans to begin offering flights to Glasgow beginning in 2017.|
|United Airlines: United Airlines operates flights to 108 destinations in 73 countries around the world including 6 cities in the United Kingdom. United Airlines flies to Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Manchester from destinations in the United States.|
|US Airways: US Airways offers flights to 193 cities around the world. US Airways offers flights to Glasgow, London Heathrow, and Manchester from cities in the United States.|
|Virgin Atlantic: Virgin Atlantic offers flights from major American cities to destinations in the United Kingdom. Virgin Atlantic flies to Belfast, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, and Manchester.|
Budget Airlines Flying in the UK
|EasyJet: EasyJet is a British budget airline that offers flights to over 130 destinations worldwide. Using London's Luton airport as its flight hub, EasyJet offers flights to Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, and Newcastle in the United Kingdom.|
|Flybe: Flybe is a budget airline that runs flights from Exeter International airport. Flybe offers flights between destinations in the UK including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cornwall, Dundee, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Liverpool, London City, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton.|
|Monarch Airlines: Monarch Airlines is a budget airline that flies out of London's Luton airport. Monarch Airlines services Birmingham, Leeds, London Gatwick and Manchester.|
|Jet2: Jet2 is a budget airline that offers flights to a number of European destinations. Jet2 uses Leeds/Bradford Airport as its flight hub and offers flights to Belfast, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Jersy, Manchester and Newcastle in the UK. Flights to both London and Birmingham are planned for 2017.|
|Ryanair: Ryanair is the busiest airline in Europe and has a flight hub located at London's Stansted airport. Ryanair offers flights to numerous cities in the UK including Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester and Newcastle.|
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