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Direct Virgin Atlantic return flight to New York £252 (Departing LHR / Nov & Jan - May departures) @ Skyscanner / TravelUp
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Direct Virgin Atlantic return flight to New York £252 (Departing LHR / Nov & Jan - May departures) @ Skyscanner / TravelUp

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Posted 30th Sep
Decent price for a direct return flight to New York with there being good date availability for departures up to and including May. Please note that there are a blackout of dates throughout the Christmas and Easter periods. As per the image below, please note that some flights are a codeshare, this means although you are effectively booking your ticket through Air France (via an agent) the flight will be operated by Virgin Atlantic. Hand luggage only.


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12th - 19th Nov
7th - 14th Jan
11th - 18th Feb
10th - 17th March
5th - 12th May
12th - 19th May

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jjag0130/09/2019 09:18

Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as …Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as your flights? What can you expect to pay for some cheap accommodation and a few activities?

Get an AirBnB in near Journal Square in Jersey City. Over looks the skyline. 10 minute journey on the PATH and your in centre of Manhattan. Saved me a lot of money.
38577201-GiG1W.jpgThis was my view from my AirBnb - whole apartment for less than $100 a night and no taxes to pay.
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Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as your flights? What can you expect to pay for some cheap accommodation and a few activities?
jjag0130/09/2019 09:18

Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as …Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as your flights? What can you expect to pay for some cheap accommodation and a few activities?



Accommodation in New York isn't cheap unfortunately, and it really depends on when you are planning on going as it varies quite dramatically. For a week in January for instance, I'd say expect a minimum of £600 for hotel if you really aren't bothered about location/quality but more likely would be looking at £700/£800 for somewhere even semi decent. If you just want to do a few of the basics like Empire State etc you could probably get by for about £100 each, but there's plenty of free stuff to do like museums, central park, staten island ferry to see the statue of liberty etc.
jjag0130/09/2019 09:18

Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as …Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as your flights? What can you expect to pay for some cheap accommodation and a few activities?


Agree with psychobunni - NY is expensive for rooms. As a family of 5, we are looking at £400 a night for somewhere decent. 🙈
However, the subway is cheap, quick and easy, don’t be put off by staying in Brooklyn, etc.
Many museums have free days/afternoons, if you are prepared for research.
There are loads of Air b n b places in New York so it's worth considering that as well. As with most things you get what you pay for but it can be considerably cheaper than even the most basic hotels.
Edited by: "MOCHAA" 30th Sep
MOCHAA30/09/2019 10:39

There are loads of Air b n b places in New York so it's worth considering …There are loads of Air b n b places in New York so it's worth considering that as well. As with most things you get what you pay for but it can be considerably cheaper than even the most basic hotels.


I have stayed in most hotel options for New york.. from staying in New Jersey.. (Got robbed), Wall street area.. weekends are cheaper here.. times square.. very noisy... AirBNB on Roosevelt island (Illegal unless the owner stays in the same place)
All I can add is that is getting more and more expensive.,., Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs can be cheaper and they are connected to Manhatten by the subway..
SoCal30/09/2019 10:54

I have stayed in most hotel options for New york.. from staying in New …I have stayed in most hotel options for New york.. from staying in New Jersey.. (Got robbed), Wall street area.. weekends are cheaper here.. times square.. very noisy... AirBNB on Roosevelt island (Illegal unless the owner stays in the same place)All I can add is that is getting more and more expensive.,., Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs can be cheaper and they are connected to Manhatten by the subway..


Also cheaper to eat and drink in Brooklyn, Manhattan prices are eye-wateringly high
I stayed in a Air b n b in the south Bronx which was adequate apart from the owner not being keen on doing the cleaning for which we'd all paid a supplement. I also stayed in a 2/3 star hotel on Main St in Flushing which was around £100 a night which I know isn't expensive for New York but which indicates how pricey the place is. (I didn't know that about the owner needing to stay in the Air b n b place they're renting out. Is that a blanket requirement or specific to certain locations?)
Edited by: "MOCHAA" 30th Sep
jayelloh30/09/2019 11:07

Also cheaper to eat and drink in Brooklyn, Manhattan prices are …Also cheaper to eat and drink in Brooklyn, Manhattan prices are eye-wateringly high


I was intrigued by shops selling the usual tourist tat across the street from the Empire State building. How on earth can they afford the rents or is it a 'money laundering' operation as is happening in London and which has been reported on in 'Private Eye'?
MOCHAA30/09/2019 11:08

I stayed in a Air b n b in the south Bronx which was adequate apart from …I stayed in a Air b n b in the south Bronx which was adequate apart from the owner not being keen on doing the cleaning for which we'd all paid a supplement. I also stayed in a 2/3 star hotel on Main St in Flushing which was around £100 a night which I know isn't expensive for New York but which indicates how pricey the place is. (I didn't know that about the owner needing to stay in the Air b n b place they're renting out. Is that a blanket requirement or specific to certain locations?)


It's the law in Manhatten.. and I presume the rest of New York City... The owner of mine loved his Caribbean food... It stank.. so I hardly stayed in the place.. Amazing room though.. My bedroom window looked out onto Manhattan.. Easy to get in and out..
frighteningmcmean30/09/2019 10:38

Agree with psychobunni - NY is expensive for rooms. As a family of 5, we …Agree with psychobunni - NY is expensive for rooms. As a family of 5, we are looking at £400 a night for somewhere decent. 🙈However, the subway is cheap, quick and easy, don’t be put off by staying in Brooklyn, etc. Many museums have free days/afternoons, if you are prepared for research.



400 a night for 5 people is cheap on the run up to christmas - manhattan is all about booking early you can get rooms at the hilton times square for £150 if you book early enough - for November you are talking about a decent wedge unless as already mentioned you dont mind schlepping it from uptown.
SoCal30/09/2019 10:54

I have stayed in most hotel options for New york.. from staying in New …I have stayed in most hotel options for New york.. from staying in New Jersey.. (Got robbed), Wall street area.. weekends are cheaper here.. times square.. very noisy... AirBNB on Roosevelt island (Illegal unless the owner stays in the same place)All I can add is that is getting more and more expensive.,., Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs can be cheaper and they are connected to Manhatten by the subway..



Did you actually get robbed in New Jersey? I thought it was relatively safe but not been there for quite a few years mind.
LOL at cheap in NY! Everything is expensive apart from the subway. Went a couple of years ago and even fast food type food coffee and a muffin was $8! We went to the skybar thing our hotel had and got charged nearly £50 for 3 drinks....nice view though.

Everyone expects tips for literally everything as well, the checkout people have tips jars and places like the equivalent of Greggs in the UK expect you to tip them. Everyone wants something extra at all times. I guess that's American way.

Place is worth seeing once in your life just for the fact there's not much like it in the world. It's very disorientating getting out of the subway and wondering where the sky went! No great rush to ever visit again unless I come into load of money and can do it like a rich man.
I’ve visited twice now. First time got a decent hotel deal as I booked early, second time did Air BNB and worked out cheaper and better. 10 mins walk from Central Park and whole place to myself with loads of facilities.
If you wanna do sightseeing then I’d recommend a New York Pass. I’ve bought one both times as you can specify how many days you need it for (price varies obviously) and this will save you a fortune visiting places. Includes boat trips, bike rental, Statue of Liberty & Ellis island, Empire State etc etc. As others have mentioned, subway is cheap too - buy a weeks pass for unlimited travel all over NYC. Great place, not the cheapest, especially with exchange rate now, but definitely worth a visit.
Stay in Brooklyn its miles cheaper and get the subway into manhattan
afroylnt30/09/2019 12:34

Did you actually get robbed in New Jersey? I thought it was relatively …Did you actually get robbed in New Jersey? I thought it was relatively safe but not been there for quite a few years mind.


NJ is safe
Great AirBnb options there too
This is the problem with NYC deals. Yes, you save £50 on the flights but its a total false economy if you're going to lose that many times over if your hotel is expensive. Its a shame really, NYC is such an amazing place to visit.
afroylnt30/09/2019 12:34

Did you actually get robbed in New Jersey? I thought it was relatively …Did you actually get robbed in New Jersey? I thought it was relatively safe but not been there for quite a few years mind.


It was on my first visit back in 99.. Got distracted whilst checking in and a bag was taken... You learn from your mistakes..Never had an issue since..
SoCal30/09/2019 13:08

It was on my first visit back in 99.. Got distracted whilst checking in …It was on my first visit back in 99.. Got distracted whilst checking in and a bag was taken... You learn from your mistakes..Never had an issue since..



Ah quite a vulnerable time when checking in.
dilip.mistry30/09/2019 13:03

NJ is safeGreat AirBnb options there too



I have been a couple of times and it always felt safe to me. I was able to stay pretty centrally around Manhattan/Times Square though.
jjag0130/09/2019 09:18

Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as …Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as your flights? What can you expect to pay for some cheap accommodation and a few activities?

Get an AirBnB in near Journal Square in Jersey City. Over looks the skyline. 10 minute journey on the PATH and your in centre of Manhattan. Saved me a lot of money.
38577201-GiG1W.jpgThis was my view from my AirBnb - whole apartment for less than $100 a night and no taxes to pay.
aturner12330/09/2019 13:19

Get an AirBnB in near Journal Square in Jersey City. Over looks the …Get an AirBnB in near Journal Square in Jersey City. Over looks the skyline. 10 minute journey on the PATH and your in centre of Manhattan. Saved me a lot of money. [Image] This was my view from my AirBnb - whole apartment for less than $100 a night and no taxes to pay.


do you have the details of what this apartment was?
jjag0130/09/2019 09:18

Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as …Any idea roughly how much a week in NY would cost in total with these as your flights? What can you expect to pay for some cheap accommodation and a few activities?


Just come back, look on AirBNB and perhaps not in Manhattan but Astoria in Queens near the N&W subways lines which will take you into the middle of Manhattan in about 15mins. I found decent accommodation for about £40 a night that was a 5min walk to the subway.

Get a pass from Expedia, there is one for about £50-60 where you can use it for three attractions of your choice, but you can add more - this covers things like the Musuem, Liberty, Rockerfella, Empire State, 9/11 etc. Decent food from a food truck will be around $6-7, drinks $1-$4 from the likes of McD's etc. There are plenty of bars such as a Irish one's where you can get a good meal and a pint for under $25 inc tip.

A one week Metrocard for unlimited travel is about £27 and one thing I do reccomend is if you have the chance, go to an NFL game at the Metlife
Brilliant price, really good fleet of planes with virgin too (Unlike the banged out old ones that BA us for new york)
We did the airbnb in NJ option last time, and plan to this year too. As long as you are near a bus or train you're golden, of course if you're the right end of NJ. Most of the listings will say, as it's a big selling point.

We will have to fork out to get from JFK to the airbnb again, but at least on the way out we fly from Newark which should be about $12 with Uber.
dlo24730/09/2019 13:50

We did the airbnb in NJ option last time, and plan to this year too. As …We did the airbnb in NJ option last time, and plan to this year too. As long as you are near a bus or train you're golden, of course if you're the right end of NJ. Most of the listings will say, as it's a big selling point.We will have to fork out to get from JFK to the airbnb again, but at least on the way out we fly from Newark which should be about $12 with Uber.


Newark definitely much better as we found JFK a nightmare
The city pass for New York is good
Is the flight food included?
FrugalFergal30/09/2019 13:07

This is the problem with NYC deals. Yes, you save £50 on the flights but …This is the problem with NYC deals. Yes, you save £50 on the flights but its a total false economy if you're going to lose that many times over if your hotel is expensive. Its a shame really, NYC is such an amazing place to visit.


Hotels etc will always be expensive so a saving on the cost of travel is a bonus surely?
xavier.jones30/09/2019 12:37

LOL at cheap in NY! Everything is expensive apart from the subway. Went a …LOL at cheap in NY! Everything is expensive apart from the subway. Went a couple of years ago and even fast food type food coffee and a muffin was $8! We went to the skybar thing our hotel had and got charged nearly £50 for 3 drinks....nice view though. Everyone expects tips for literally everything as well, the checkout people have tips jars and places like the equivalent of Greggs in the UK expect you to tip them. Everyone wants something extra at all times. I guess that's American way. Place is worth seeing once in your life just for the fact there's not much like it in the world. It's very disorientating getting out of the subway and wondering where the sky went! No great rush to ever visit again unless I come into load of money and can do it like a rich man.


Its not the American Way, its the Global way - Its only the UK (and Japan) who dont tip, and their wage are structured accordingly.

NYC is expensive, but no moreso than London - Both have their expensive and cheap places.
firstofficer30/09/2019 16:36

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Really?
LAX (Los Angeles) is not exactly en route from London to NY.

Did you mean they refuel elsewhere?
xavier.jones30/09/2019 12:37

LOL at cheap in NY! Everything is expensive apart from the subway. Went a …LOL at cheap in NY! Everything is expensive apart from the subway. Went a couple of years ago and even fast food type food coffee and a muffin was $8! We went to the skybar thing our hotel had and got charged nearly £50 for 3 drinks....nice view though. Everyone expects tips for literally everything as well, the checkout people have tips jars and places like the equivalent of Greggs in the UK expect you to tip them. Everyone wants something extra at all times. I guess that's American way. Place is worth seeing once in your life just for the fact there's not much like it in the world. It's very disorientating getting out of the subway and wondering where the sky went! No great rush to ever visit again unless I come into load of money and can do it like a rich man.


It's not 'extra' over there. The economy is dependant on using tips to make up for workers being paid one of the lowest national minimum wages in the world.
Thanks for sharing
josephallen30/09/2019 17:33

It's not 'extra' over there. The economy is dependant on using tips to …It's not 'extra' over there. The economy is dependant on using tips to make up for workers being paid one of the lowest national minimum wages in the world.


The US does not have "one of the lowest national minimum wages in the world", that's nonsense. Out of 193 countries they are actually near the top in 12th place, higher than Spain, Greece or Portugal. The UK is in 9th place.
Countries with the highest minimum wage 2019
Edited by: "Delbert.Grady" 30th Sep
Very good info in this thread
firstofficer30/09/2019 17:41

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Lol no it doesn't. Why are you misleading people. Looks at the times on the screenshot .....
meshosa30/09/2019 18:11

Very good info in this thread


Apart from the ones saying it goes the long way round the world lol
Delbert.Grady30/09/2019 18:03

The US does not have "one of the lowest national minimum wages in the …The US does not have "one of the lowest national minimum wages in the world", that's nonsense. Out of 193 countries they are actually near the top in 12th place, higher than Spain, Greece or Portugal. The UK is in 9th place.Countries with the highest minimum wage 2019


It's not optional, so why call it a tip? Its expected you pay the 20%. What's travelup like as an agent?
firstofficer30/09/2019 17:41

Direct yes.Non-stop NO.Kindest regards


Er no, it doesn't need to refuel and if it did why would it go to the other side of the country and then back again.
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