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A good sale for nonstop service to London – Gatwick
The $407 fare includes normal size carry-on and one checked bag.
Virgin Atlantic also have a $317 fare, but it is a Basic Economy fare with restrictions. Virgin Atlantic International Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:
- DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
- DO NOT include checked bags – they are $60 each way for the 1st bag and $100 each way for the 2nd
- DO NOT allow for changes
- DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future purchase
- Most online travel agencies are not displaying Air France / KLM Royal Dutch Basic Economy / Virgin Atlantic Economy Light fares as such
American, British Airways and Finnair also have similar fares but they are also Basic Economy fares with the same restriction as above. Their regular economy fare however is $50 more than the Virgin Atlantic
Here’s are some practical travel tips to London, England.
Sample Travel Date:
- August 24th – September 1st, 2020
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from late August 2020 – mid September 2020. A 7 day minimum stay is required. Must purchase at least 28 days in advance of departure.
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: JFK
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: vs
- Textbox 2:
- This is instructing ITA to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Priceline and you will be presented with an option to upgrade to a regular economy fare.
- Destination: LGW
- Heathrow is availability for an extra $41.
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: vs
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- JFK – LGW (London – Gatwick) – JFK.
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Virgin Atlantic is a Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 6,916 miles or 5.9 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 6,916 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,729 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
- Select the $317 fare in the search results and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to a regular fare for $90 more (or $407 total roundtrip). The regular fare with advance seat assignment and ONE checked bag included.
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