Virgin Atlantic / US Airways: Philadelphia – London, England. $553. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

This is over our 6-cents-per-mile criteria, so it is not something we would normally publish. However, London is probably one of the most expensive cities to fly to due to their high passenger taxes and since our launch, we’ve never had a London deal that is under 6 cents per mile. With that, we are publishing this because it is a really good deal.

London, England. Photo: TJ Morris, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

London, England. Photo: TJ Morris, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • February 4th – 11th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel until March 24th for Monday through Wednesday departures. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability — enable advance routing codes and enter “vs+” on both outbound and inbound to see this Virgin Atlantic fare. Must purchase 3 days in advance of departure.


  • PHL – LHR (London) – PHL. The flight is sold under Virgin Atlantic flight number, however, the plane is operated by US Airways.


  • 7,066 miles or 7.8 cents per mile. You can receive US Airways mileage for this itinerary. Provide the check-in staff with your US Airways number to receive credit.


How to Book:

  • Use dates found at ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and book on On “Additional search options,” make sure you select “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select “Virgin Atlantic” to find this fare.

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP). $1USD = 0.62GBP

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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2 Responses to "Virgin Atlantic / US Airways: Philadelphia – London, England. $553. Roundtrip, including all Taxes"

  1. fly girl says:

    this is is lie.. i tried it. flights are over $800!

    • TFD says:

      @fly girl – when we posted this on Wednesday, 9th of January, 2013, the deal was definitely around. We just checked now, and the fare has been pulled. Good deals such as this rarely last long — 2 days is a long time in deal world.

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