Best Time to Fly to London

Finding the best airfare deals on flights to London is a little different than finding the lowest fares for domestic travel.

Airfare pricing to London (and international destinations in general) centers on several (four or five) pricing windows. This means, in some cases, flights to London that are only a day or two apart could vary significantly in price. If you plan your trip right, you could save hundreds of dollars.

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These airfare pricing windows are based on demand, and they are seasonal. Summer sees the highest demand and the highest prices, and fall brings lower fares. If you can, plan a trip to London during this “off-season.”

There are still specific dates within the seasons that can prove cheaper than others. For instance, airfare prices from one week in October to the next could see a drop of close to $100 r/t (for a breakdown on summer and fall airfare pricing windows to Europe, read When Do Prices Drop for Summer/Fall Europe Air Travel?).


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Airfare Deals on Flights to London

At FareCompare, we’ve developed a number of tools that make it easier for you to grab airfare deals on flights to London when there are deals to be had.

Where-to-Go Europe Getaway Map

The FareCompare Where-to-Go Getaway map tool pinpoints airfare on an interactive map and highlights prices to destinations across Europe from your hometown.

Airfare Email Alerts

Track airfare prices to London with our free airfare email alerts, and receive notification when fares drop. You can focus in on specific travel dates or keep your dates flexible for a better chance of finding the lowest prices.

Real-Time Airfare Alerts via Twitter

Receive real-time alerts on airfare deals from your home airport. Our Twitter feeds include fares om domestic and international flights, so you can be one of the first to know about new airfare deals to London.

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Published: August 9, 2010