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    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 10th Jan 19, 5:18 PM
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    Return flight from San Fransisco to London - where to book?
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    Return flight from San Fransisco to London - where to book? 10th Jan 19 at 5:18 PM
    Hi a friend is visiting from CA in February and I've been looking at the flight prices.


    Virgin seem quite pricy when booking direct is there a recommended 3rd party to book through that would make it cheaper.

    When I flew from London to San Francisco recently I got a brilliant price through STA travel 100's cheaper than booking direct with Virgin.


    Any suggestions please?


    and when is the best time to book?


    tia


    sparkie
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 10th Jan 19, 5:49 PM
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    are you looking for prices for February 2019?
    • Alan Bowen
    • By Alan Bowen 10th Jan 19, 5:51 PM
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    Probably much cheaper to book in the US if the journey starts there but for good fares from San Francisco or Oakland check out Norwegian to Gatwick, almost certainly a lot less expensive than Virgin
    • sparkiemalarkie
    • By sparkiemalarkie 10th Jan 19, 5:56 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 5:56 PM
    are you looking for prices for February 2019?
    Originally posted by Caz3121


    Yes, February 2019


    sparkie
    • cubegame
    • By cubegame 10th Jan 19, 6:36 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 6:36 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 6:36 PM
    Never book with a travel agent unless you're looking at saving a quarter or more of the price over the air line.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 10th Jan 19, 7:05 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 7:05 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 7:05 PM
    I use 1800flyeurope and bt-store for one way from the US.

    Use Skyscanner and momondo to scan the deals from airlines and bucket shops.

    I do not do bucket shop on line to many stories of flights not existing do by phone to get confirmed dates/times before booking.
    • stevie11
    • By stevie11 10th Jan 19, 7:15 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 7:15 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 7:15 PM
    "and when is the best time to book?"

    Well Feb is less than a month away so should be looking now. You don't give exact dates but just entering random dates on google flights you can get return fares in the 300's, hold luggage may be extra.

    Google flights usually links direct to the airline so no faffing and worrying with OTA's.
    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 11th Jan 19, 8:27 AM
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    Virgin seem quite pricy when booking direct is there a recommended 3rd party to book through that would make it cheaper.
    Originally posted by sparkiemalarkie

    Off the top of my head I would be ok booking from AmEx Travel, Expedia, Ebookers and Netflights. The problem is that the sites that advertise the lowest prices tend to be the ones to avoid. Of course, you can book from the shonkiest site and still have no problems so at the end of the day it's down to the level of risk you're willing to take.
    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 12th Jan 19, 5:31 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:31 PM
    Virgin currently have sale on LHR - SFO return 8 - 16 Feb 304
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    • jpsartre
    • By jpsartre 13th Jan 19, 9:30 AM
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    The sale is for flights from the UK. The OP is looking for flights from SFO. Mind you, there are several non-stop options in that direction below the 500 mark which isn't bad this close to departure. Not sure what sort of prices the OP (or his friend) was expecting to pay.
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