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#1
[COLOR=#cc0000]Fly to New York from £209 and Orlando from £299 for January travel. These and other fares shown in bold below are only available at these lower prices until midnight tonight. Prices may be higher from regional airports.[/COLOR]

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#2
Hi mahenraina. Welcome to the forums. Please try to include as much info in your post as possible, makes for a better post. There's a link in my sig for help on posting deals :)

Thanks. This is a pretty amazing price for flying to New York!
#3
thats is excellent.
1 Like #4
Actually, don't forget to include the £20 off, which is shown in the advert, for booking online - price should be £189 not £209:

I had an advert email from BA.com today - the subject line is: "189 GBP return to New York, book before midnight tonight!"

and then lower down it says "You must log in before midnight 09 January 2007 to book these great fares. Availability is limited – so hurry and book now."

I'd be tempted but we went to NY in October already for £249 each... had a fantastic time and would book if we hadn't been so recently.
#5
Anything below £199 including taxes should be snapped up straight away, even if you have never been there, it's a great place. Book your hotel on line for about £35 a night, eat out everynight, go to a show ... go on it's brill. (the only draw back is confronting the TSA and Homeland Security crowd, they really put a downer on you, but hey it only for as long as you can see them), then your free to explore the BIG APPLE.
[admin]#6
£189...wow...that's after taxes and everything? That is a real bargain.
#7
Yes, just checked - it includes taxes and everything! makes you just want to impulse buy right now and go there!
#8
Admin
£189...wow...that's after taxes and everything? That is a real bargain.


Dress smartly, arrive early, don't smell of drink and ask if there is any chance of an upgrade at check in, if that fails try again at the gate, what have you got to lose, you're on the flight anyway but sitting in Business Class/ Club is even better. :whistling:
#9
You can save that much by shopping in America with the great exchange rate. Go go go!!! :)
#10
cant register on the site :x
#11
Posted this on MSE earlier today - good deal if you have the cash :)
#12
Excellent price :) Thanks and Welcome to HotUKDeals mahenraina ;-)
#13
alchemista
You can save that much by shopping in America with the great exchange rate. Go go go!!! :)


HM Customs will only allow you bring back £143 worth of goods as your personal duty free allowance, anything over that and you will have to pay DUTY & VAT on the WHOLE LOT, exceed your allowance and you are not entitled to any allowance.


Tip; don't buy all your cash here, use your credit card over there to get a better deal or use the 'hole in the wall' ATM to draw just what you want.
[mod]#14
Great first post mahenraina, welcome to the forums from me too :)
#15
why does it have to be tonight??! I'm planning a trip for meb/march :(
#16
couldnt see any flights for less than 260+ from manchester :-(
#17
yoshi
couldnt see any flights for less than 260+ from manchester :-(


My guess is that you'll have the added expense of a connecting flight to London worked into your fare. Often the quoted advertised rate is from London, especially with BA.

£260 is still darn cheap for a flight to the US.
#18
very poor dates for the 260 quid flights though, most dates were more than this, quite a bit more in many cases. oh well worth a shot.
#19
just checked, it appeard that flight from manchester are direct so no connecting flight suppliment.
#20
got to be the post of the year!! but i haven't checked when i can take holiday off at work :(
#21
Crazy1
HM Customs will only allow you bring back £143 worth of goods as your personal duty free allowance, anything over that and you will have to pay DUTY & VAT on the WHOLE LOT, exceed your allowance and you are not entitled to any allowance.



The duty free allowance has increased :thumbsup: (EU wide) -It is now £290 or so.The increase comes into effect early this year ...probably now, can't quite remember. I had been following Gordon Brown's unsuccesful attempt to take this up to £1000! - He probably knew there was no chance of success :-D .

Having a megashop in the US may save you a bit of money despite paying for your tickets - although some planning may be required. You would be unlucky to be stopped by customs even if you exceed the duty free limit ( It is still your responsibility to declare this though).
#22
Book your hotel on line for about £35 a night,

Where did you find a hotel in New York for £35 a night??? Not in mid-town Manhattan that's for sure.
got to be the post of the year!!

Post of 2007 maybe, but just before Xmas we went to NY on a £175 ticket from the BA Travel Shop sale in the summer :-D Fantastic - recommend to everyone that if you see ticket prices around the £200 all-in that BA offer occasionally you should snap their hands off! Not only is this really cheap but the service we got on BA was miles better than the crappy treatment on Virgin.

EDIT - Prices now gone up again, but worth checking regularly to see if they have any more offers.
banned#23
biglugs1
Where did you find a hotel in New York for £35 a night??? Not in mid-town Manhattan that's for sure.

Post of 2007 maybe, but just before Xmas we went to NY on a £175 ticket from the BA Travel Shop sale in the summer :-D Fantastic - recommend to everyone that if you see ticket prices around the £200 all-in that BA offer occasionally you should snap their hands off! Not only is this really cheap but the service we got on BA was miles better than the crappy treatment on Virgin.

EDIT - Prices now gone up again, but worth checking regularly to see if they have any more offers.

if u have been to ny , can i have a few tips plz.

thankx
#24
Just back from New York. You may be interested to know that there is NO SALES TAX on clothes and shoes in New York City anymore. Woo hoo! I think this applies to single items costing up to $110 (per item). I believe that clothing/footwear items costing more than $110 each are taxed at 4% which is still quite reasonable.
#25
new york is great but take the ferry to new jersey its tax free shopping over there (thats what the new yorkers do)
#26
kilo
The duty free allowance has increased :thumbsup: (EU wide) -It is now £290 or so.The increase comes into effect early this year ...probably now, can't quite remember. I had been following Gordon Brown's unsuccessful attempt to take this up to £1000! - He probably knew there was no chance of success :-D .

Having a megashop in the US may save you a bit of money despite paying for your tickets - although some planning may be required. You would be unlucky to be stopped by customs even if you exceed the duty free limit ( It is still your responsibility to declare this though).


kilo - please DO NOT CONFUSE PEOPLE, this thread is about a cheap flight to NEW YORK, which is outside the EU or European Union. The individual, duty and tax (VAT) free allowance per person is [SIZE="4"]£145[/SIZE]

You cannot pool your allowances either. IF you exceed this figure (£145) you will have to pay the duty and vat on the whole lot, and saying you can run the gauntlet of the green channel is easy IS NOT an excuse to over spend either. Here follows two examples,

Go to New York, buy shoes (2 x $70 each), trainers(Timberland/Nike buy 2 get 3rd free $80 each), jeans (6 prs @ $15 each) and other clothes (Jacket etc $300) plus a few nic-nacs and Jewellery ( Diamond Ring, necklace,2 handbags @ $800), total spend US$1490. Even without the $800 your total spend is $690, RoE 1.95 = £353.84 well over your £145 allowance. Because you exceed your allowance, duty and VAT now due on the whole lot, Highest duty rate is clothing @ 13% /foot-ware @ 17%, so Customs will take an aggregate rate of say 15% plus VAT @ 17.5% on the total which leaves you liable to pay Customs a grand amount of £115, if you include the jewellery your total will be slightly higher at £248 - not worth the risk :oops:

Second example; at this time of the year weather plays a very big part in air travel, depending on the local requirements you may find yourself back in your home land airport looking at an empty baggage carousel, that's because due to fog and other backlogs at your departure airport, the loaders were unable to load the aircraft and your bags will follow on the next available flight, "please fill in this form to declare what you have inside and your home details and as soon as it arrives we will deliver it to you". RIGHT, first of all these bags do get checked by Customs (in the red channel) against what you have put on your form, if they find anything above and beyond what you declare, they will snag it and ask you for payment before the bag can be released.

Still don't believe me - check out these pages http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_010220&propertyType=document

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6230003.stm

The best way not to get caught ~ is not to break the rules, believe me I know. :whistling:
#27
Can you get around this by wearing/using all your items, Im going with an empty suitcase, but ill also rip off all tags, wear my clothes/shoes that I buy and use all my technology on the flight home, therefore incurring no duty?
#28
unless they can prove you purchased it (i.e. tags/Receipts) then i'd imagine your in the clear.

I remember my friend rubbing mud all over his new golf clubs to give them a "used" look before we travelled home!
#29
Crazy1
Dress smartly, arrive early, don't smell of drink and ask if there is any chance of an upgrade at check in, if that fails try again at the gate, what have you got to lose, you're on the flight anyway but sitting in Business Class/ Club is even better. :whistling:


the frst key to getting an upgrade is to not ask for an upgrade. Just dress smart and be polite, but if you ask for it 9 times out of 10 you wont get it.
1 Like #30
upmyloft
new york is great but take the ferry to new jersey its tax free shopping over there (thats what the new yorkers do)


Hire a car and go to one of the out of town 'Factory Outlets', you can drive on a international driving licence available from the AA at any port office or an AA shop. Take a passport photo with you.

if u have been to ny , can i have a few tips plz.


What sort of tips do you want???

Here's a tip worth noting ~ when you arrive at the airport(EWR/JFK) don't wait for the hotel courtesy coach, take a yellow cab which has a maximum fare of about 40 bucks, where ever you want to go, even downtown, and quicker than that mini bus they use. Have a nice day now.:giggle:

Maybe a new thread is needed for travelling to places like New York etc so that you have all the info in one place.

<<<<<<<<<<<<----- I must deserve some cred for all this info????:thumbsup:
#31
the_idlewilder
unless they can prove you purchased it (i.e. tags/Receipts) then i'd imagine your in the clear.

I remember my friend rubbing mud all over his new golf clubs to give them a "used" look before we travelled home!

Don't even bother, do that and you will leave the airport crying.
#32
I wouldn't worry about customs on clothes and such, unless, of course, you bring back like 20 pairs of shoes. But they won't be able to distinguish between old and new (remove tags, of course).

For electronics, they are more likely to be stingy... grey area free allowance is probaly a laptop, mp3 player, a watch, shaver, and maybe a PDA as well. Of course, they all have to be unboxed, and if you have all the manuals/accessories in the same suitcase, its more suspicious.

The rule is.... make it so that all your items seem "plausible" to be those that you might have brought from the UK to the US, and then of course back.

*Sorry for the many grammatical errors above and sentences that make sense but are poorly structured... in a rush at the moment*
#33
I must admit that I was surprised on my last trip to New York that there were no posters / leaflets around explaining what you can legally bring back into the UK tax-free (besides the usual fags and booze!). If you get caught, just play the innocent tourist who didn't understand import rules (most people genuinely haven't got a clue anyway). For people buying just a few bits in New York for personal use, you aren't very likely to get stung anyway. Come back with 10 pairs of trainers, 20 pairs of jeans, 5 ipods etc.. and something will look a bit odd - especially when you need 4 suitcases to carry it all and you've only been away 3 nights! lol
#34
[QUOTE=biglugs1]Where did you find a hotel in New York for £35 a night??? Not in mid-town Manhattan that's for sure.


yeah, same here, im intrigued. going first week of April for a week, its looking like a hostel lol
#35
if ever i travel to NY on business, most business/first pasengers are in jeans/tshirts anyway.
#36
dantoe12
[QUOTE=biglugs1]Where did you find a hotel in New York for £35 a night??? Not in mid-town Manhattan that's for sure.


yeah, same here, im intrigued. going first week of April for a week, its looking like a hostel lol


Comfort Inn, 42 W 35th Street, 10001. Using Triple A rates, kids stay free with parents, free continental breakfast, and free calls to all your US friends. Macy's around the corner, Empire State Building behind us, can't be that far from 'Downtown'.

Not your Five Star hotel but we only needed for putting our heads down at night, also had room safe, which I did not use mmmm!!!!!
#37
Crazy1
kilo - please DO NOT CONFUSE PEOPLE, this thread is about a cheap flight to NEW YORK, which is outside the EU or European Union. The individual, duty and tax (VAT) free allowance per person is [SIZE="4"]£145[/SIZE]



Don't worry my intention is not to CONFUSE, but rather to update. :)
Gordon Brown has longed campaigned for an increase in Duty Free Allowance. He didn't get his £1000, but in November an announcement that increased the amount to £290 (or so) was made. The announcement clearly stated 'early next year', as my previous post stated. I suspect this hasn't come into effect as the HMCE website has not been updated...and I could not find any concrete date on the net. But it's worth being aware of this imminent increase.

Here are 2 media links
The Scotsman from 29 Nov 2006
excerpt :
DUTY-FREE allowances are to be doubled for people returning from outside the EU, it was announced yesterday.

The move, agreed by European finance ministers in Brussels, means that shopping trips to cities such as New York could become even cheaper.

The Chancellor, Gordon Brown, welcomed the rise, which comes after 12 years of the allowance being frozen at £145. The new rate will be £290 - approximately $560.


http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/061128/eu_finance_ministers.html?.v=4
#38
Crazy1

You cannot pool your allowances either. IF you exceed this figure (£145) you will have to pay the duty and vat on the whole lot, and saying you can run the gauntlet of the green channel is easy IS NOT an excuse to over spend either. Here follows two examples,



Just to clarify for the sake of others...you cannot pool your allowances for a single item costing say twice the individual limit, but you are well within your rights to use both your individual allowances for several items costing a total of twice the individual limit.

So (working on the individual allowance of £145) you quite simply divide your shopping into 2 lots of £145 (assuming 2 people traveling together) and you can both pass through customs with £290 worth of goods. However if you bought an item worth £290 pounds then even if you are 2 travelling the whole amount incurs duty etc.
#39
Crazy1
,

Go to New York, buy shoes (2 x $70 each), trainers(Timberland/Nike buy 2 get 3rd free $80 each), jeans (6 prs @ $15 each) and other clothes (Jacket etc $300) plus a few nic-nacs and Jewellery ( Diamond Ring, necklace,2 handbags @ $800), total spend US$1490. Even without the $800 your total spend is $690, RoE 1.95 = £353.84 well over your £145 allowance. Because you exceed your allowance, duty and VAT now due on the whole lot, Highest duty rate is clothing @ 13% /foot-ware @ 17%, so Customs will take an aggregate rate of say 15% plus VAT @ 17.5% on the total which leaves you liable to pay Customs a grand amount of £115, if you include the jewellery your total will be slightly higher at £248 - not worth the risk :oops:

Second example; at this time of the year weather plays a very big part in air travel, depending on the local requirements you may find yourself back in your home land airport looking at an empty baggage carousel, that's because due to fog and other backlogs at your departure airport, the loaders were unable to load the aircraft and your bags will follow on the next available flight, "please fill in this form to declare what you have inside and your home details and as soon as it arrives we will deliver it to you". RIGHT, first of all these bags do get checked by Customs (in the red channel) against what you have put on your form, if they find anything above and beyond what you declare, they will snag it and ask you for payment before the bag can be released.

Still don't believe me - check out these pages http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_010220&propertyType=document

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6230003.stm

The best way not to get caught ~ is not to break the rules, believe me I know. :whistling:


I agree with your last statement - and my first post clearly stated that it is the traveller's responsibility to know the rules and declare appropriately. However the truth of the matter is that people do not, and despite your (and other' s ) experience the vast majority of people get away with it. There is only a low likelihood of being stopped.

Those that insist on not being upfront should prepare to pay(have funds available) if stopped and as someone recommended play dumb. I still feel that certainly for clothes, shoes and accessories bought on sale (and occassionally toys) that even with duty paid the savings can be immense.

Go to the states and enjoy the strong pound :thumbsup:
#40
Originally Posted by the_idlewilder
unless they can prove you purchased it (i.e. tags/Receipts) then i'd imagine your in the clear.

I remember my friend rubbing mud all over his new golf clubs to give them a "used" look before we travelled home!


Crazy1
Don't even bother, do that and you will leave the airport crying.


You certainly will (leave the airport crying). The onus is on you to prove you didn't buy it in the states. In fact this method can backfire because they may apply any value (to the item) that they consider appropriate...e.g you buy a CK lambswool jumper for $20 on sale but the full price was $75. Without any proof that you paid $20 customs officer might value it at say $60-80.

Always keep your receipts!

I think in practice if something looks well worn the customs official will let it go...but if it looks new be prepared to prove that you bought it in the UK/EU. They are even trained to pick up on Laptops/ electronics bought in the states.

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