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Flight costs to London

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Flight costs to London

Any thoughts if flight prices will drop for a trip in April 2013. They are running over $900 and last spring they were $800. Is it to soon to book? Or should I wait?

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Which airline and where from?

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That would seem to be a pretty sensational fare from the USA. Sites like kayak.com can help you on fare trending. And it would help to know your departure point.I'm going in August for $1,399.

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I wouldn't buy now for April 2013!!

It is way to soon as there will be all sorts of changes before then!

Anything under $1,000 is a good price. As you say it was $800 or so last year and is in the $800s now from the east coast for September.

I'd watch prices and in the late fall(Oct./Nov) you may see some better prices for the spring BUT there is no guarantee!!

Summer prices are always ridiculously high!!

Marion, Michigan
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Traveling from Grand Rapids, MI in early April. We went last November and got tickets for $750. I guess I was spoiled.

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I've never paid that much for a flight from Canada to London. For an April trip, based on my past purchasing patterns, my guess is that I'd probably be buying my ticket sometime in the new year.

I too would wait and monitor fares. When you see a price you like, but it.

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I've never paid that much for a flight from Canada to London

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Which bears basically no resemblance to what someone might pay from Grand Rapids. Every market has their own pricing structure and you can't really compare fares from any two airports in a similar way, in fact historical prices are largely unhelpful too.

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OP2002 - I disagree. As a rule flight prices are often less expensive from the U.S. That is why so many Canadians travel to airports in U.S. border cities.

Historical prices are no guarantee, but I also disagree that historical prices are 'largely unhelpful too'. If someone is aware of the historical prices for a flight, it can (not will) prove helpful in trying to guess what prices might do. It is however a guess, and cannot of course be relied upon.

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My point is that every market has their own nuances based on seasonality, airlines competing, proportion of business travellers etc. so to say someone had paid X amount from airport Y isn't helpful IMO and shouldn't be a guide as to what someone else should be aiming to pay.

There are some routes I fly 6-7 times per year and have done for several years around the same time. The cheapest I've found was in 2009, which was about 1/3 of what I paid for 2011 travel. As airlines withdraw from certain markets or consolidate their operations either reducing or expanding flights, or any one of dozens of factors affect the price of tickets change as will those underlying prices.

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"As a rule flight prices are often less expensive from the U.S. That is why so many Canadians travel to airports in U.S. border cities. "

For travel to/from the US and to some international destinations, but usually not much cheaper, if any, to the UK. Driving to Canada (WIndsor) *might* get you a different price, but it is unlikely to be cheaper than DTW or ORD to LHR.

If you live in Montreal, it is cheaper and less painful, to go to BTV-ORD-SEA, than it is to go YUL-YVR. You just have to make the decision if it is worth the hassle.