Virgin Atlantic Upper Class. £1,060 London to the US. Outstanding Deal.

Virgin Atlantic currently have an outstanding deal on flights from London to the US.  Upper Class is as low as £1,060 return to the following destinations:

  • San Diego, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Austin, TX
  • Phoenix, AZ

There may well be a few others that I’ve missed too.  Interestingly they primarily seem to be routes that Norwegian fly. 🤔

From a quick look at the fare rules, there are a few restrictions though:

  • Valid from the 28th October to 11th December
  • Or from the 24th December to 31st December
  • Requires a Saturday night stay
  • Fare basis is ZLUPW7MX
  • Seven day minimum stay
  • 60 day advance purchase

Looking at the calendar using ITA Matrix, there appears to be wide open availability for November.

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Clicking through, there’s a wide choice of flights combinations departing on either Heathrow or Gatwick services to the USA.

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Which prices up to £1,060 when you select your return flights.

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These should be bookable both directly via the Virgin Atlantic website, or via meta search engines like Kayak.

It’s very interesting that we’re seeing prices this low from London – previously fare levels like this have only been seen from mainland Europe and involved a connection, mainly due to the very high level of Air Passenger Duty that the UK Government levies on premium travel ex-UK.

I doubt these will be around for long, so if you have know you need to be in the US at this time of the year, then I’d get booking.

Update 17/02/2018: these fares are now unfortunately not available any more. Good luck to those that managed to snag one.

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