Return Direct Flights to New York from Birmingham or London - INCLUDES MAY HALF TERM @ Primera Air
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Return Direct Flights to New York from Birmingham or London - INCLUDES MAY HALF TERM @ Primera Air

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Found 21st Jul 2017Edited by:"CoCo_"
Primera Air have just added a new route to their airline!

They are direct flights to New York - Newark (EWR) from Birmingham International (BHX) or Stansted Airport (STN)

Prices start from £226 per person. Here is an example of a return trip from London for dates 27 May to 31 May 2018 (5 nights) in the May half term!

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Many more dates available!

Please note that this only includes 10kg hand luggage.

There is also a £9 fee when paying for the flights by card but not if you make a bank transfer.

These are bound to sell fast so get booking!

Hope this helps many! See you in New York!
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josephallen

Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £1 … Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £160 to add on.


You don't need to prebook seats, buy 2 boots meal deals each way, use carry on if it's only for a few days - £160 saved
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Have done a few mad deals to new York for slightly cheaper but both times weren't direct.
Do it people. You won't regret it!!
United just pulled the plug on the Birmingham route so please double check before booking HUKD people!
Checking hotel prices now-brilliant find! Did NY in this time frame in 2015 on a deal from her and had a brilliant time! Worth checking Travelzoo nearer the time and book something refundable now. We got the Holiday Inn Madison square gardens for 791.00 for 3 people for 6 nights which included breakfast from Travelzoo at that time
traveler

Checking hotel prices now-brilliant find! Did NY in this time frame in … Checking hotel prices now-brilliant find! Did NY in this time frame in 2015 on a deal from her and had a brilliant time! Worth checking Travelzoo nearer the time and book something refundable now. We got the Holiday Inn Madison square gardens for 791.00 for 3 people for 6 nights which included breakfast from Travelzoo at that time



Hotel prices much higher now partly due to exchange. Very few under £200 a night that are decent.
whitecarlos4 m ago

Hotel prices much higher now partly due to exchange. Very few under £200 a …Hotel prices much higher now partly due to exchange. Very few under £200 a night that are decent.


Hi, I'm finding the staybridge for just over 1K which is surprising, but yeah generally the exchange rate is leaving a lot to be desired as you say
Bank transfer = no protection surely?! Bit risky.

Credit Card ftw.
KitKatFox

United just pulled the plug on the Birmingham route so please double … United just pulled the plug on the Birmingham route so please double check before booking HUKD people!



This is the replacement offering starting in May next year, they are also offering direct flights to Boston.
Some interesting comments on Primera Air at: onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/201…ts/

Beware of add-ons. From the above link:-

Bags and seat selection each cost a staggering $45 per flight, and a hot meal starts at $40 all the way up to $70. WHAT?!

Those prices are simply outrageous for a leisure airline, and put their prices well-above most of the legacy carriers operating between these markets.

Each passenger will get one free carry-on weighing up to 10kg, with dimensions not exceeding 54cmx45cmx25cm.

It doesn’t sound like they’ll have seatback entertainment screens, which puts them in the league of WOW Air, but below Norwegian and LEVEL. They will, however, have wifi for a fee.
ajdj

This is the replacement offering starting in May next year, they are also … This is the replacement offering starting in May next year, they are also offering direct flights to Boston.


Apologies - just remembered seeing the Express and Star bemoaning the lack of flights to the US now from BHX. No mention of a replacement. United flights were pretty rubbish in my experience.
Is there a better way to search this than just putting in random dates?
Hal1 h, 0 m ago

Some interesting comments on Primera Air at: …Some interesting comments on Primera Air at: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/07/20/primera-air-transatlantic-flights/Beware of add-ons. From the above link:-Bags and seat selection each cost a staggering $45 per flight, and a hot meal starts at $40 all the way up to $70. WHAT?! Those prices are simply outrageous for a leisure airline, and put their prices well-above most of the legacy carriers operating between these markets.Each passenger will get one free carry-on weighing up to 10kg, with dimensions not exceeding 54cmx45cmx25cm.It doesn’t sound like they’ll have seatback entertainment screens, which puts them in the league of WOW Air, but below Norwegian and LEVEL. They will, however, have wifi for a fee.


Get a grip. We all know the 'add ons' game by now. Bring your own entertainment and a packed lunch and let us all benefit from these super cheap deals.
I stayed in the Broadway hotel/hostel in the upper Westside.you can get private rooms if you like. I love that area around 91st street.
The HI hostel is also very good..especially if travelling alone. They have social nights ..i made friends all over the world and have visited them since.
Genuinely tempted at this rate - any good Airbnb options someone can recommend? How many days do we need in NY without being hassled - 2 kids with me too? Thanks a lot
190 Usd for a tourist Visa !!! That’s insanely expensive -:(
matwalaboy

190 Usd for a tourist Visa !!! That’s insanely expensive -



You don't need a tourist visa to visit the US.
suzaylogan

You don't need a tourist visa to visit the US.


You will need a ESTA $14
Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic owners

Sounds let's say interesting. Any planespotters know what aircraft they're using for their US routes?
Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £160 to add on.
DonDraper1 h, 10 m ago

Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic …Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic ownersSounds let's say interesting. Any planespotters know what aircraft they're using for their US routes?


Vickers Vimy
josephallen

Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £1 … Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £160 to add on.


You don't need to prebook seats, buy 2 boots meal deals each way, use carry on if it's only for a few days - £160 saved
DonDraper1 h, 14 m ago

Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic …Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic ownersSounds let's say interesting. Any planespotters know what aircraft they're using for their US routes?

​A330 is it not?
josephallen

Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £1 … Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £160 to add on.


only £50 if do not buy it separate.
josephallen

Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £1 … Plus £25 for seat, £30 for meal and £25 for bag each way! Only another £160 to add on.



You get a seat for free - they won't make you stand
Fairly sure it's possible to go 6 hours without plane food - take a meal deal on board from Boots, take 2 just to be safe.
Bags are optional - you can get quite a lot in hand luggage.
Ross81

A330 is it not?



737 - a bit like what Norwegian use. No thanks.

Actually no - upon further investigations it an A321. Good enough for a hop to the East Coast.
2x2 cabin in the front and 3x3 in the rear. Good thing about an A321 is the exit row seats are of the unlimited leg room variety.
Edited by: "notavalidaddress" 22nd Jul 2017
notavalidaddress

You get a seat for free - they won't make you standFairly sure it's … You get a seat for free - they won't make you standFairly sure it's possible to go 6 hours without plane food - take a meal deal on board from Boots, take 2 just to be safe.Bags are optional - you can get quite a lot in hand luggage.



I live in Koreafor 9 months of the year, going 6 hours+ without food on long haul is standard.

For the 10 hour 30 minute flight from Seoul to London you get 2 meals, unless you request more.
I think flights to the US are so cheap not because people are put off by the idea of giving up their soul on entry just so Trump can be sure you're not a Muslim.

As close as I am to Stansted I'm not interested, but thanks for posting.
What is the £4 "September 11th security fee" on the screen shot?! oO
RoboProd

Is there a better way to search this than just putting in random dates?



yes once you put in a date you can use the arrows on the left/right to see prices for like 5 days either side. Thats about as good as it gets for this kinda site.
DonDraper4 h, 2 m ago

Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic …Primera Air is essentially a Danish-Latvian airline with Icelandic ownersSounds let's say interesting. Any planespotters know what aircraft they're using for their US routes?



primeraair.com/abo…et/


A321neo. Which they don't have yet. Let's hope they arrive on time!
I would be extremely wary about paying by bank transfer: If the airline goes bust (fair chance of that for a new budget airline) then you won’t get refunded - whereas you will if paying by credit card.
patrick_00032 m ago

I would be extremely wary about paying by bank transfer: If the airline …I would be extremely wary about paying by bank transfer: If the airline goes bust (fair chance of that for a new budget airline) then you won’t get refunded - whereas you will if paying by credit card.


Agreed 100% - and with the ban on credit card surcharges proposed this week you should be able to claim the extra cost back too before you fly anyway.
Pound sucks ass NY will clear your bank account if eating & drinking out and doing things. Cheap flights tho
Great deal, would love to visit but the exchange rate is a killer on high accommodation costs. Visited San Francisco in May and was overwhelmed by the cost of everything, you can do it on a budget if you are prepared to use bus and local transport also try hostel accommodation. Unless you have somewhere to stop my advise is check the accommodation prices out before you book.
We went via Newark to go to Orlando (MCO) this year. Worked OK - prices for internal flight about £180 currently
firepig10 h, 36 m ago

You will need a ESTA $14


For Europeans who have romanian or polish passports you need a visa which is very difficult/annoying to get as i've been told.
Heat added and booked for May half term. 2 adults and 2 kids for £1289 including 2 bags each way. That's going Saturday to Saturday but there were cheaper options, especially coming back on the Thursday.

After a quick look, seems to be some decent Brooklyn airbnb places around the £100 per night mark.
nick666

Heat added and booked for May half term. 2 adults and 2 kids for £1289 … Heat added and booked for May half term. 2 adults and 2 kids for £1289 including 2 bags each way. That's going Saturday to Saturday but there were cheaper options, especially coming back on the Thursday.After a quick look, seems to be some decent Brooklyn airbnb places around the £100 per night mark.



Those figures don't seem to add up with the original deal mentioned?
Thanks for posting this, my partner is a teacher and it is so expensive and restrictive to go on holiday. Flights £510 (one checked in bag), Airbnb apartment £340!
Edited by: "Hpi_matrix" 23rd Jul 2017
matwalaboy22nd Jul

Genuinely tempted at this rate - any good Airbnb options someone can …Genuinely tempted at this rate - any good Airbnb options someone can recommend? How many days do we need in NY without being hassled - 2 kids with me too? Thanks a lot


I didn't fancy any of the airbnb options, but we managed to get Sun/Mon night in the Hilton Garden Inn E 34th (couple of mins walk Times Sq/Empire State) for £120 a night this May half term by constantly checking different sites and messing around with dates. Hotwire also got us a great deal on an unknown hotel (managed to work it out with some TA research) £90 for the Holiday Inn at JFK. Also found a Friday night at the a Intercontinental Barclay for £140. Be flexible and play around with dates and you'll find something.

if you fancy a trip out with the kids, we hired a car after 3 days of the city and drove out to the Great Wolf Lodge, Poconos PA which was fantastic. Book in advance and register with their website to use code ESAVE (published on their site) and get rooms for under $150 a night including waterpark. Car hire from Jersey city ($20 by Uber) was about £100 for 4 nights. Plenty of decenthotels out that way for $60ish

So so much more possible to a NY trip than just looking at skyscrapers!
matwalaboy

Genuinely tempted at this rate - any good Airbnb options someone can … Genuinely tempted at this rate - any good Airbnb options someone can recommend? How many days do we need in NY without being hassled - 2 kids with me too? Thanks a lot



Airbnb is illegal in the 5 boroughs of New York, they are either a con and dont exist or you run the risk of been thrown out.
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