INCREDIBLE £285 British Airways / Virgin / United Return Fares from London to San Francisco!

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It seems that there’s a bit of a fare war going on between BA (+ oneworld partners), Virgin and United (+ Star Alliance partners) on their London-San Francisco flights at the moment, leading to some ridiculously good fares – starting at at just £285 return!

The very cheapest fares seem to involve a stopover in at least one direction:

Some of you may view the opportunity to (briefly) see another city, or at least stretch your legs, as an advantage given that these are Economy fares. I suspect most readers will be more interested in the direct flights though, which are available fo just a few quid more:

You can find the cheap fares using Google Flights, Momondo, SkyScanner, etc. Availability looks good in May and then wide open from mid September through to the end of the year.

Bottom line

~£300 for direct flights from London to San Francisco on full service carriers like BA, Virgin and United is a very, very good price. On many dates, it’s actually cheaper than flying with a low cost carrier like Norwegian. You’ll even earn a couple of thousand Avios/miles of your choice too!

Hat-tip: GSTP

I don’t often seriously consider long haul Economy these days (predominantly thanks to airline miles!), but this one is definitely tempting… Anyone else going to take advantage?


  1. andy..T says

    Travelling in economy on BA is no better than travelling on a low cost carrier. Far better to use one of the other airlines mentioned in the article and receive better service.

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