When flying from Canada to London, England you have many choices. There are two airports, Heathrow and Gatwick as well as several airlines to choose from. The airlines offer regularly scheduled and charter flights. Air Canada and British Airways offer daily flights to London all year round, but only to the Heathrow airport. Seasonal weekly charter flights are available to Heathrow airport. Charter flights to Gatwick airport are available all year round from Toronto and Calgary and seasonally from other major Canadian airports.
It may seem complicated with all the choices available, especially if you are looking for cheap flights to London, England. It is easy to compare flight times and airfare to London, England on tripcentral.ca’s flight reservations system. If you have any questions, or would like some advice regarding your trip or vacation to London you can always call a tripcentral.ca travel agent. They will be happy to help you organize and plan your trip.
Your tripcentral travel agent wants to present you with all your options, including seat sales and discount airfare. They will give you advice so that your travel experience is based on your departure, budget and comfort needs. Your experience on your trip or holiday is just as valuable, if not more, than any cheap flights they might find you.
Flights to London, England are frequent enough that you may find cheap flights for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Regularly scheduled airfares to Heathrow are very competitive. Airlines sometimes offer discount airfare or have last minute seat sales. The best time to book your airline tickets is between four months and one month prior your trip or holiday. Booking sooner than later will let you take advantage of any discount airfare being offered before they sell out.
Always keep an eye out for seat sales because they do come up. Cheap airfare is occasionally available at the last minute, within 30 days of departure. You can take advantage of last minute seat sales to get discount airfare. However, keep in mind that flights to London, England do fill up. There is a risk of missing the departure date you want if you are waiting for seat sales. It is a good idea to discuss this with your tripcentral travel agent to find out the best options to have your desired departure date and the lowest airfares.
Always compare scheduled and charter airfares when looking for cheap flights. People often overlook charter flights to London and miss out on cheap flights. Commonly cheap airfare can be found on charter flights. Charter airfares do not increase with demand. Instead charter airfares are preset in the fall for the following summer season. This means that Transat, Sunwing and Thomas Cook may have cheap flights before any seat sales or discounts, though, occasionally Transat, Thomas Cook and Sunwing have last minute seat sales. More importantly when flying to London, charter flights are available to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
From mid July to mid September Transat and Thomas Cook offer weekend charter flights from Toronto to Heathrow airport. Weekend departures are less flexible than regularly scheduled flights but the advantage is discount airfare.
You can only take charter flights direct from Transat, Sunwing and Thomas Cook when flying from Canada to Gatwick airport. Charter flights to Gatwick airport are available several times a week all year round. From mid June to mid September Transat provides flights daily. Sunwing and Tomas Cook also provide more flights to Gatwick between mid June to mid September.
Flights to London, England are long so it’s good to know if a flight is direct, nonstop or connecting. Nonstop flights go straight to London. Direct flights make a stop in another city to pick up or drop off passengers and continue on to London. With connecting flights you actually get off one aircraft and board another aircraft.
Usually both scheduled and charter flights to Heathrow airport are nonstop or direct service. Most charter flights to Gatwick airport are also nonstop or direct service. However you may be required to take an in Canada connecting flight depending on where you live and your departure date.
Sometimes cheap flights can be found at border cities. If it is more convenient or less expensive for you to fly out of the border cities you may wish to explore that option. Just keep in mind any expenses or inconvenience involved with getting to a border city. Savings from cheap flights in border cities may not be real savings once the cost of getting to the different airports is compared. Discount airfare and seat sales are only valuable if they actually save you money.