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Chicago to London...what is a good price?
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We’re looking to go to Italy either in May or October via London. BA is advertising flights now for travel in May for 1250 total (US dollars) for 2 people…Is this a good price or should we wait closer to the date? Will prices be cheaper in the fall? And what’s the cheapest airline to use? This is our first trip to Europe.
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The fare you talk about is that to London, right?

I’d say $600 plus per person is just about average, assuming that’s early May departure with late May arrival. There are total of seven airlines flying direct from Chicago to London. With this much competition there is still a good chance one or another rolls out a better offer.

October fares are tipically cheaper then May ones, although if May fare drops down to $400 don’t expect October fares to be any lower.

Read through this forum, most importantly new user thread, for advice where to sign up for fare alerts and how to shop for tickets with “overlooked airlines.”

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Yes, that’s a flight from O’Hare to London.
Thanks for the reply— We’ll probably wait for October after all. The room prices seem to be cheaper then also.
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That’s $625 per person with all taxes and fees included—right? If so, then that’s a very good price. With fuel surcharges adding $120-$180 to transatlantic flights, and US-UK r/t taxes increasing another $40 last January, you’re looking at base fares of $400-$450, and for May, from Chicago and not the east coast, that’s a very good airfare.

Cheapest I see otherwise is $634.

Does the British Airways 2 nights hotel offer and sale help at all? See my recent post on this forum.

This might also help: http://www.farecompare.com/search/year-homepage.html?destination=London-All%20Airports,%20GB%20(LON)&p=1&s=r&t=r&departure=CHI&type=homepage