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    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 16th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    Have BA transatlantic flights gone up??
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    Have BA transatlantic flights gone up?? 16th Jun 17 at 11:28 AM
    Hi all

    has the weak pound made flights more expensive? My annual flights to Philadelphia are over £200 more than they were at this point last year.. are they likely to go down?
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    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 16th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:38 AM
    Since you don't say when you're flying or what prices you are currently being offered, who knows. The longer between now and your flight, the bigger the chance that the price will drop at some point.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 16th Jun 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:49 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 12:49 PM
    Pricing varies dramatically throughout the year. More expensive fuel and a weaker pound don't help.

    How much are BA Holidays charging for the same flights if you hire a car?
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 16th Jun 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:14 PM
    apologies. i thought i had put the time of year down .. the end of sept!
    • richardw
    • By richardw 16th Jun 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:44 PM
    I think AA and BA have reduced capacity from last year.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 16th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
    yeah BA have gone down from two flights to one flight back to the UK a day.

    AA havent reduced.

    I might have to fly delta. MAN haha
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 18th Jun 17, 8:27 AM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 8:27 AM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 8:27 AM
    We're flying to Philadelphia from Manchester next month, our regular route.

    Just under £1000 for economy, a bit more than usual. We found last January considerably more expensive than usual. Check prices with AA and BA.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 18th Jun 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 2:01 PM
    We're flying to Philadelphia from Manchester next month, our regular route.

    Just under £1000 for economy, a bit more than usual. We found last January considerably more expensive than usual. Check prices with AA and BA.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Always worth pricing up the Dublin to Philadelphia price. A Ryanair hop and an overnight hotel can still give you savings.

    Business class too can be of interest on that route.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 18th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:36 PM
    We have looked at Dublin, but didn't seem a big save with having to get there.


    Just rechecked and no direct flights. I worry enough about my carbon footprint, so don't want to back to Heathrow!
    Last edited by pollypenny; 18-06-2017 at 9:43 PM.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 19th Jun 17, 3:29 AM
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    We have looked at Dublin, but didn't seem a big save with having to get there.


    Just rechecked and no direct flights. I worry enough about my carbon footprint, so don't want to back to Heathrow!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I think I read a rumour somewhere about AA pulling out of Manchester with BA coming in to replace them.

    Nothing confirmed though.
    • photome
    • By photome 19th Jun 17, 6:27 AM
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    Have you been checking the prices since they were released about 8 months ago
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 19th Jun 17, 11:31 AM
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    i have been doing this trip for the past 4 years around the same time (so i am out on a specific weekend).

    The flights used to be quite expensive (around the £550 mark) but that was when it was US airways and BA (after BA had bought US airways!). These flights were changed over to AA and Delta was brought in so the flights went down to about £450 a pop.

    But now they are £650 on all airlines which is too expensive and im considering flying into NYC and getting the bus to philly but i dont know.
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 19th Jun 17, 11:32 AM
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    and i have been watching them for about 4 months now.
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 19th Jun 17, 2:23 PM
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    i have been doing this trip for the past 4 years around the same time (so i am out on a specific weekend).

    The flights used to be quite expensive (around the £550 mark) but that was when it was US airways and BA (after BA had bought US airways!). These flights were changed over to AA and Delta was brought in so the flights went down to about £450 a pop.

    But now they are £650 on all airlines which is too expensive and im considering flying into NYC and getting the bus to philly but i dont know.
    Originally posted by MiraculousM
    BA didn't buy US Airways.
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 19th Jun 17, 2:25 PM
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    Sorry.. American airlines took over US Airways
    • workingboy
    • By workingboy 19th Jun 17, 6:39 PM
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    I booked flights to Calgary in Nov 2016 with BA Premium, no increases with flight out/in in May/June 2017.
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 20th Jun 17, 9:39 AM
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    Flights i took in May also had actually gone down but every flight i have looked at since has gone up a LOT
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 23rd Jun 17, 2:21 PM
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    Never mind. i just got them for cheaper than i have ever got them because of the sale that has just started. I should have known haha
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Jun 17, 6:08 PM
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    Never mind. i just got them for cheaper than i have ever got them because of the sale that has just started. I should have known haha
    Originally posted by MiraculousM


    When are you going?
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    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 26th Jun 17, 10:49 AM
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    end of sept..
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