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hi guys was just after a bit of info
how much does it cost to fly from USA to UK
and how long does it take
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Please I am not trying to be smart. But I would have thought a Travel Agent should be able to supply that information.

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It took us about 8 hrs direct from Gatwick to Orlando International.

I think.......

Prices should be ok at about 2 dollars to the pound.
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i had a look global but they were all shut at midnight
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thanx axeman i had imagined it was a bit closer than that
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Freon, last time I flew from Detroit to Heathrow non-stop it cost about $900, (About 450 pounds at the current exchange rate,) and that was during Easter week. I had 3 flights in total though so it might be a bit cheaper for a simple round trip. You can get cheaper flights if you have layovers but it makes for such a long day of travel.

The direct flight there is about 8 hours, back about 8.5 - 9, depending on headwinds. Shorter though if you're leaving from the northern UK, shorter still if you're headed for the upper east coast.

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It's costing me £1836 for me the wife and two kids, manchester to Sanford (Florida) return in August.
Compared to £996 in October last year, and a flight time of about 8 hours.
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Yikes, that's a chunk of change there, Mr. A. Going during the summer makes all the flights so much more expensive. The first time I flew to the UK was 2002 and back then it cost me less than $400 round trip.

I heard recently that more airlines will soon be permitted to fly back and forth from Europe to the States. They SAY it will make air travel cheaper. Call me a cynic but somehow I doubt that. :roll:

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Seems as though you have a pc Freon try this

http://www.cheapflights.com/?source=cfuk_manual

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Betty, I have to go during the kids six weeks summer holidays this year.
As my eldest daughter is going into Comprehensive, Seniors when I was
that age.
And you're not allowed any time off for holidays and stuff.
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Yep, I understand, Mr. A. You have such brief school summer holidays there. No doubt the airlines and travel industry know it and take full advantage. It's a pain in the pocketbook but I suspect you're willing to pay what you must to make sure your family has a good time.

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Ugly Betty wrote:Yep, I understand, Mr. A. You have such brief school summer holidays there. No doubt the airlines and travel industry know it and take full advantage. It's a pain in the pocketbook but I suspect you're willing to pay what you must to make sure your family has a good time.
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marrasis wrote:You can get them time off, if it's in writing.

But you put their education on the line.
"tut tut" you do realise you can be fined or even imprisoned, for denying
your child an education.
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Mind you, if she had to go to Mortimer my old school.
I would deliberately keep her off. :evil:
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I will see what sherri says but I am pretty sure that in Australia there is no undue concern if the school is told that you are taking your children overseas for a holiday and I think that also applies to children from New Zealand schools.

Going overseas is an excellent way to broaden your education and can be an excellent geography lesson if you allow it to be..

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There is concern, global, but there isn't a lot we can do to stop it as long as parents write a letter of their intentions.
You find that most parents don't have any qualms about taking time off in primary school but are a bit more careful at secondary school level.
A lot of my students have parents who migrated here and I find often they leave for 6 weeks at a time and go over to stay with relatives. Not so much this year (I have year 3) but in their first year it is a chronic problem. Actually it is in their first year it can really affect them as they miss out on learning the alphabet and first reading if they are away a term etc, which most are.
Then we have a lot who like to take a week or two off at the end of the year, to get away before the holiday season starts and prices double. That actually isn't a problem with me as it is finishing up, revision by then anyway.
Freon, if you can travel any time out of English/UK school holidays, you will probably manage to get a cheaper fare.

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I just paid $2600 to fly business class from Tampa to Gatwick with BA. The economy class fair was just over $1000. I decided to fly home in style this year - with my aching bones and joints, couldn't bear the thought of being squashed like a sardine in tourist class.
I'll be in Shields from Aug 30 to Sept 22 - but will be in Germany the first week of Sept. Looking forward to finally getting home again - it's been nearly two years! Curly, maybe we can have a "board meeting" sometime while I am home?
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Elaine, I'm sure one is booked for September, for your home-coming.
Anyway, I don't want to rock the boat too much, but how about the "New Crown"
after all it's right on the sea front of our beloved town, it has plenty of room and it's a bit more classy than the "Dolly Peel".
I mean?
what sort of example can we put out to the rest of the world of "darkest Laygate"
I think a photo of everyone on Shields seafront would be the ultimate photo. :wink:
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Great suggestion Mr A, I'm with you 100% on that.


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