My wife and I intend to go to New York in May and I was thinking of adding a return trip to England from New York or nearby. I've been shocked at how expensive the transatlantic flight is. I can get from Brisbane to London return (about 16 500 km each way) for $1450 but New York to London (almost exactly one third the distance) is $950 (apart from incredibly long Finnair trips). I was expecting more competitive prices on this very busy route.
Am I missing something or can anyone suggest a lower cost city pairing?