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Direct Virgin Atlantic return flight to New York (Departing LHR / Jan - May dates ) £233 @ Skyscanner / Travel Up
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Direct Virgin Atlantic return flight to New York (Departing LHR / Jan - May dates ) £233 @ Skyscanner / Travel Up

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Posted 8th Nov
Great price for a direct return flight to New York with Virgin Atlantic especially as dates into May are included! £263 to book directly with Virgin Atlantic if you would prefer to do this.

To book:
1) Search for suitable dates on Skyscanner or TravelUp. Tuesday - Tuesday 1 week trips normally work well. Some example dates are given below although more are available too. If searching via Skyscanner you will need to select TravelUp as the agent (this is so you can apply the code in the next step)
2) You will need to apply the code VCLOUD£15 at checkout (£15 discount).


You will need an ETSA to enter the US ($14)

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Example dates:
14th - 21st Jan
11th - 18th Feb
18th - 25th Feb
10th - 17th Mar
17th - 24th Mar
5th - 12th May
12th - 19th May

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firstofficer08/11/2019 14:00

I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all …I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...But happy to be corrected.Kindest regards


Why would a flight from London to east coast USA, go miles out of the way to refuel on the west coast??
Just back from NYC, with Virgin Atlantic.

Flight on Saturday afternoon was about 2/3 empty, on a brand new A350 plane (with fairly large seats in economy, large entertainment screen and an amazing tail cam).

Return flight last night was not full either. They seemed to have almost one flight per hour from JFK on Thursday evenings. JFK itself is a mess, and makes LHR look good in comparison.

I believe I paid around £270 for the return (including one checked in bag). Highly recommend Virgin Atlantic, particularly compared to BA
Edited by: "tomtomato" 8th Nov
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Surely this is standard price now?

Outside peak season, BA, Norwegian and Virgin all cost around this price..
This is cheaper than normal fares with the voucher code, but remember checked bags adds quite a bit to the fare.
Heat!

Flights are nice and cheap but you get stung by accommodation costs...but that's the reality of NYC I guess.
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 8th Nov
Having a nightmare with travelup at the moment their customer service is awful my return flights been cancelled i only found out when i went to BA about something.This is the second time booking with them.never again as you have to go through email for any kind of answer which takes days to reply
jUsT2eXy08/11/2019 13:15

Heat!Flights are nice and cheap but you get stung by accommodation …Heat!Flights are nice and cheap but you get stung by accommodation costs...but that's the reality of NYC I guess.


Stay in NJ just over the river. If you get a good Airbnb it could be a simple 30min bus or 10 Min path train into midtown Manhattan. Also Lyft is often cheaper than Uber in NJ and sometimes in NYC too
finlayjack08/11/2019 13:19

Having a nightmare with travelup at the moment their customer service is …Having a nightmare with travelup at the moment their customer service is awful my return flights been cancelled i only found out when i went to BA about something.This is the second time booking with them.never again as you have to go through email for any kind of answer which takes days to reply


I'm glad I saw this after because we bought from them and I was slightly nervous about this. Sorry to hear about your experience!
Just back from NYC, with Virgin Atlantic.

Flight on Saturday afternoon was about 2/3 empty, on a brand new A350 plane (with fairly large seats in economy, large entertainment screen and an amazing tail cam).

Return flight last night was not full either. They seemed to have almost one flight per hour from JFK on Thursday evenings. JFK itself is a mess, and makes LHR look good in comparison.

I believe I paid around £270 for the return (including one checked in bag). Highly recommend Virgin Atlantic, particularly compared to BA
Edited by: "tomtomato" 8th Nov
I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...

But happy to be corrected.

Kindest regards
firstofficer08/11/2019 14:00

I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all …I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...But happy to be corrected.Kindest regards


Why would a flight from London to east coast USA, go miles out of the way to refuel on the west coast??
firstofficer08/11/2019 14:00

I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all …I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...But happy to be corrected.Kindest regards


Why would you fly to the West Coast to come back all the way to the East Coast..
It's not only to refuel but also to pickup and drop off passengers...

And it helps reduce the ticketing costs...and helps with the carbon footprint offsetting...

Kindest regards
Edited by: "firstofficer" 8th Nov
jUsT2eXy08/11/2019 13:15

Heat!Flights are nice and cheap but you get stung by accommodation …Heat!Flights are nice and cheap but you get stung by accommodation costs...but that's the reality of NYC I guess.


Have a look at Long Island City (or LIC as the locals call it!).
Not going to say it’s amazingly cheap, but it’s only across the Hudson in the Queens area of NYC.
Lots of newish hotels have popped up in recent years and only 4-5 stops on the subway into central Manhattan, which is about 15-20 mins.
Also amazing views of the skyline at night looking over the Hudson on to Manhattan.
Stayed at Quality Inn hotel which OK for £75-ish a night in March. Was fine considering we was out all day exploring, safe area, 2-3 mins walk from subway station and subway ran till late to go out of evening.
Edited by: "g-diddy" 8th Nov
dlo24708/11/2019 13:28

Stay in NJ just over the river. If you get a good Airbnb it could be a …Stay in NJ just over the river. If you get a good Airbnb it could be a simple 30min bus or 10 Min path train into midtown Manhattan. Also Lyft is often cheaper than Uber in NJ and sometimes in NYC too


Jesus, no. Just came back from that ghetto.
Edited by: "anorthernsoul83" 15th Nov
firstofficer08/11/2019 14:40

It's not only to refuel but also to pickup and drop off passengers...And …It's not only to refuel but also to pickup and drop off passengers...And it helps reduce the ticketing costs...and helps with the carbon footprint offsetting...Kindest regards


Virgin don’t stop off anywhere. The flight is direct. It wouldn’t make sense for them to go all the way to LA, they use Delta to connect passengers within the US
Artezen hotel just saying (5th on tripadvisor) can find for 175£ a night inc taxes and resort fee
tomtomato08/11/2019 13:51

Just back from NYC, with Virgin Atlantic.Flight on Saturday afternoon was …Just back from NYC, with Virgin Atlantic.Flight on Saturday afternoon was about 2/3 empty, on a brand new A350 plane (with fairly large seats in economy, large entertainment screen and an amazing tail cam).Return flight last night was not full either. They seemed to have almost one flight per hour from JFK on Thursday evenings. JFK itself is a mess, and makes LHR look good in comparison.I believe I paid around £270 for the return (including one checked in bag). Highly recommend Virgin Atlantic, particularly compared to BA


Least at JFK you can go for a piss while waiting for the flight. Heathrow, you go into the gate and you can't leave until you board the plane
firstofficer08/11/2019 14:40

It's not only to refuel but also to pickup and drop off passengers...And …It's not only to refuel but also to pickup and drop off passengers...And it helps reduce the ticketing costs...and helps with the carbon footprint offsetting...Kindest regards


The flights are showing as direct and I am sure I'm not adding 8 hours to a 7 hours flight
RT198108/11/2019 15:15

Least at JFK you can go for a piss while waiting for the flight. Heathrow, …Least at JFK you can go for a piss while waiting for the flight. Heathrow, you go into the gate and you can't leave until you board the plane


What??? No idea what you are saying. Of course you can go to the toilet at LHR near the gates.

In term of security screening, passport control, and even shopping, LHR is much better than JFK.
anorthernsoul8308/11/2019 14:58

Jesus, no. Just came back fro that ghetto.


The whole of NJ? I assume you know it's a whole region (state) not just one neighborhood
Edited by: "dlo247" 8th Nov
finlayjack08/11/2019 13:19

Having a nightmare with travelup at the moment their customer service is …Having a nightmare with travelup at the moment their customer service is awful my return flights been cancelled i only found out when i went to BA about something.This is the second time booking with them.never again as you have to go through email for any kind of answer which takes days to reply


Always book direct with the airline, I know it's more expensive but it's so worth it. If you have to change your plans it's very often much cheaper if booked direct. This is how the bucket shops can sell cheaper than direct as they milk it when changes need to be made and make up the loss leader then. Plus zero customer service. Often they apply full cancellation charge when if you had a direct booking would be a fee of £100 to change. I never realised this until trying to find the change fees and had to phone them. Good luck with sorting it out.
tomtomato08/11/2019 13:51

Just back from NYC, with Virgin Atlantic.Flight on Saturday afternoon was …Just back from NYC, with Virgin Atlantic.Flight on Saturday afternoon was about 2/3 empty, on a brand new A350 plane (with fairly large seats in economy, large entertainment screen and an amazing tail cam).Return flight last night was not full either. They seemed to have almost one flight per hour from JFK on Thursday evenings. JFK itself is a mess, and makes LHR look good in comparison.I believe I paid around £270 for the return (including one checked in bag). Highly recommend Virgin Atlantic, particularly compared to BA


We flew in to JFK a week ago Saturday and it took almost two hours from landing to getting to show our passport
Ouzoherb08/11/2019 16:04

Always book direct with the airline, I know it's more expensive but it's …Always book direct with the airline, I know it's more expensive but it's so worth it. If you have to change your plans it's very often much cheaper if booked direct. This is how the bucket shops can sell cheaper than direct as they milk it when changes need to be made and make up the loss leader then. Plus zero customer service. Often they apply full cancellation charge when if you had a direct booking would be a fee of £100 to change. I never realised this until trying to find the change fees and had to phone them. Good luck with sorting it out.


Your are right i usually book direct but it was cheaper but never again its just back and forth when its so much easier talking to the airline direct
tomtomato08/11/2019 15:52

What??? No idea what you are saying. Of course you can go to the toilet at …What??? No idea what you are saying. Of course you can go to the toilet at LHR near the gates.In term of security screening, passport control, and even shopping, LHR is much better than JFK.



tomtomato08/11/2019 15:52

What??? No idea what you are saying. Of course you can go to the toilet at …What??? No idea what you are saying. Of course you can go to the toilet at LHR near the gates.In term of security screening, passport control, and even shopping, LHR is much better than JFK.


Flew out to NY recently, went to the gate where there was a sign saying there are no toilets beyond this point, once you enter the gate area (where you show your passport and boarding pass before sitting down) you cannot leave. All we had was a couple of vending machines if you wanted a snack. No wonder people leave it till the last minute to get to the gate
firstofficer08/11/2019 14:00

I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all …I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...But happy to be corrected.Kindest regards


firstofficer08/11/2019 14:00

I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all …I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...But happy to be corrected.Kindest regards


Virgin Atlantic only do direct flights
firstofficer08/11/2019 14:00

I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all …I think this flight may stop in LAX for refuelling. Doubt it's direct all the way to JFK...But happy to be corrected.Kindest regards


It may do, but I imagine it would drop people off at JFK first to be honest...
bestbuy12308/11/2019 16:53

Virgin Atlantic only do direct flights


They do direct flights to LAX from London too, and those don't refuel in New York.
RT198108/11/2019 16:44

Flew out to NY recently, went to the gate where there was a sign saying …Flew out to NY recently, went to the gate where there was a sign saying there are no toilets beyond this point, once you enter the gate area (where you show your passport and boarding pass before sitting down) you cannot leave. All we had was a couple of vending machines if you wanted a snack. No wonder people leave it till the last minute to get to the gate


I see, those sort of waiting rooms. But if there was a sign, surely you could go to the toilet before going to the gate, and wait there for 30 min...
dlo24708/11/2019 16:05

We flew in to JFK a week ago Saturday and it took almost two hours from …We flew in to JFK a week ago Saturday and it took almost two hours from landing to getting to show our passport


The queue at JFK T4 yesterday to go through security was absolutely crazy. For some reasons, they had decided everybody should go through the body scanner as opposed to just metal detector.
Once arriving at LHR, I went through security in about 3 min...
dlo24708/11/2019 16:05

We flew in to JFK a week ago Saturday and it took almost two hours from …We flew in to JFK a week ago Saturday and it took almost two hours from landing to getting to show our passport


We flew in October and was out of the airport within an hour of landing. Complete chaos in the passport hall, luckily we'd both been to the US that year already so could skip one of the long queues.
I hope virgin airlines aren't as awful as virgin fibre broadband and the non existand customer service you get
Don't forget this flight has to refuel in SYD on the way to JFK.
xspecial08/11/2019 19:29

I thought you were trolling. I'm worried you're not.


Not at all... You're welcome...

Kindest regards
Just to confirm to anyone wondering, these flights are definitely direct as can be seen in the image located at the bottom of the description.
reindeer33308/11/2019 20:14

The flights are definitely direct, please ignore @firstofficer !


I meant I was worried about him...! Clearly direct. Via LAX makes no sense and obviously saves no fuel / carbon. And in 7 hours...?!
firstofficer08/11/2019 18:18

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It's excellent you are adding science and industry knowledge to the thread. They do indeed fly into LAX first (over the short Arctic Circle arc) and then after takeoff en route to the east coast they circle LA to pick up the benefits of the Coriolis Effect to slingshot the aircraft into the east-flowing jetstream.

It's so energy efficient the environment is virtually fueling the plane rather than requiring powered flight and the journey time is so short LHR-JFK it's like being on one of those Spacing Guild Heighliners from Dune.
Travel up cancelled my flights last week from a deal on this site. I contacted air France and they said travel up didn't pay tickets so they were cancelled. Travel up said a delay in processing was the problem. Book direct if you can, avoid these cowboys.
skidr0w08/11/2019 21:48

Travel up cancelled my flights last week from a deal on this site. I …Travel up cancelled my flights last week from a deal on this site. I contacted air France and they said travel up didn't pay tickets so they were cancelled. Travel up said a delay in processing was the problem. Book direct if you can, avoid these cowboys.



Usually the flights are ATOL protected so you can claim refund quite easily by ringing them up and giving them your booking number and bank details

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