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When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

kenosha
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When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

My family is doing a cruise frome Dover, and I'm wondering when the best time to book a Chicago to London flight could be. Currently nonstops are between $1275 to $1400. Is this a decent price?

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1. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

Read the Top Question. This question gets asked all the time.

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2. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

I have noted prices to Europe for this summer seem high, but these tickets have been for sale for a long time, and maybe the lower fare classes are already sold out.

This is not a bad price for a nonstop for June.

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3. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

HI,

Are you perhaps looking at one way tickets instead of a round trip or a multi city itinerary?? Where does the cruise end?

The $1400 price looks quite high to me!!

Edited: 11:08 am, February 10, 2013
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4. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

Hmm? I just took a look myself and the prices are quite high for a round trip ticket.Whew!! I guess that going in June makes quite a difference as it is the beginning of the high summer season.

You may have missed earlier sales

Romford, United...
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5. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

AA have a return flights in June costing $944 from ORD to DUB via LHR

Does anyone know the legalities of just using the ORD-LHR portions of the tickets???

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6. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

IF you skip that final leg to Dublin then you won't have a return ticket as it will be canceled!

Romford, United...
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7. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

Smell a rat here-just done a reverse search for flights in June assuming a two week reurn with KLM from a little airport approx. 20 miles from Dover called Manston to Amsterdam to Chicago and the cost is approx. $820 return

We moan like hell about the cost of air travel this side of the pond but you chaps seemed to get well and truly nailed!!!

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8. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

The OP only looked at non stop flights into LHR.

You've looked at a totally different route so not comparable at all.

Romford, United...
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9. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

True but chose that route due to it's proximity to Dover Cruise terminal which is the main purpose of the visit

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10. Re: When to book a Chicago to London flight for June

289jumper

Simply because the price from A to B is $x does not mean that it will be the same price from B to A.

Fares are based on a wide range of factors including whether indirect or non stop, competition, etc etc.