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If you're looking to fly from Los Angeles to London, or New York to Dublin, your search couldn't be easier when using Alternative Airlines. Use our guide below to find out which airlines operate frequent routes between different cities in the US and the UK, which airports you can fly between and many more FAQs.

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Popular USA to UK Flight Routes

Los Angeles ➡ London

The bustling city of London is full of many famous attractions, including the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and more. It's the perfect getaway destination for those looking to experience a city rich with history, shopping districts and urban parks. The best time of the year to visit London is normally between June to September - temperatures are warm and comfortable enough to stroll around the city and this is also when London comes to life with festivals and events.

Flying from Los Angeles to London is incredibly easy - there's a broad range of airlines that operate this popular route on a daily basis. This route is perfect for those residing on or near the West Coast of the US. You can also fly direct to London from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York (JFK and Newark), Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Route Frequency: 
290+ weekly flights from Los Angeles to London
Ticket Price:
 $700+ USD single, $1000+ USD return
Flight Time: 
10 hours+ (direct)
Los Angeles International ➡ London Heathrow
Lufthansa, United, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France and KLM

New York ➡ Manchester

If you're looking to venture into the UK Midlands, the best place to start is in Manchester. Flying from New York to Manchester is a very popular option if you want to spend time exploring other cities within the UK including Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. The best time to fly to Manchester from the US is usually in the summer, although if you want to avoid a crowded experience, we suggest visiting between September and November. It's also possible to fly direct to Manchester from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Orlando and Los Angeles.

Route Frequency: 
40+ weekly flights from New York to Manchester
Ticket Price:
 $350+ USD single, $700+ USD return
Flight Time: 
7 hours+ (direct)
New York-JFK ➡ Manchester Airport
Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Air France, KLM and Aer Lingus

Boston ➡ Dublin

Dublin, the capital of Ireland and also home to over 1000 pubs, has many famous sights to see including Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse - it's a great destination for overseas tourists to experience a city rich with pub culture. The best time to visit Dublin is usually from June to August when temperatures are warm and festivals fill the streets. However, you can also have a great experience touring Dublin in the colder months as there are plenty of pubs to get cosy in, as well as museums and galleries to visit. You can also fly direct to Dublin from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Route Frequency: 70+ weekly flights from Boston to Dublin
Ticket Price:
 $750+ USD single, $580+ USD return
Flight Time: 
6-8 hours (direct)
Boston Logan International ➡ Dublin Airport
Aer Lingus, Delta, Air France and KLM

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Buy Now, Pay Later For USA to UK Flights

Instead of paying for your US to UK flights today, why not book them today and pay later in instalments? At Alternative Airlines, we have over 40 different payment methods to offer including popular 'Buy Now, Pay Later' payment plans such as Klarna, Afterpay, Clearpay and PayPal Credit.

If you reside in the USA, you can choose from AfterpayAffirm, Zip, PayPal Credit, and Klarna. Using our many Buy Now, Pay Later options is easy - find out more about all our Pay Later options. Or if you reside in the UK, you can spread the cost of your flights with KlarnaPayPal Credit and Zip.

What Airlines Fly Between the USA and the UK?

Direct Flights: To make your search for flights from the USA to the UK easier, we've outlined the most frequently used airlines that operate daily direct flights between the two countries. It's also possible to book flights from US to UK with a layover or stopover and a journey time of 10+ hours.

United Airlines

United Airlines, also commonly referred to as United, is a major airline based in the USA, with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The airline operates a large route network across all six inhabited continents and is a popular option for travellers who plan to fly between the US and the UK.

British Airways

British Airways is the national flag carrier airline for the UK and is headquartered in London, England with its main hub being Heathrow Airport. It's the second largest UK-based carrier and flies to over 180 destinations worldwide.

American Airlines

American Airlines is a major US-based airline that is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It's currently the world's largest airline, operating flights to over 350 destinations domestically and internationally. The airline handles roughly more than 200 million passengers a year and around 500,000 passengers on a daily basis.

Use the search form at the top of the page to begin searching for flights with any of these airlines and more.

You can also use our airline filters to only view flights with a specific airline.

Airport Information

There are a handful of different airports that you can fly from within the US to get to major cities within the UK. Depending on where you're flying to/from, there are direct flights available from the USA to the UK with specific airports.

Departure Airport Information

New York JFK Airport
JFK Airport, short for John F. Kennedy International Airport, is the main international airport operating daily flights out of New York. More than 90 airlines operate from the airport including Delta, United, American Airlines and British Airways, offering direct routes across all six continents.

Los Angeles International Airport
LAX, short for Los Angeles International Airport, is the main international airport operating flights out of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas. LAX is a hub for major US airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, United and jetBlue.

Arrival Airport Information

London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in London, England. In 2021, the airport was labelled the 7th-busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. Heathrow is a primary hub for British Airways and a primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.

Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is an international airport located in Ringway, Manchester, England. The airport serves as a focus city for many UK-based airlines including EasyJet, Jet2, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and TUI Airways.

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Can I fly directly between the USA and the UK?

Absolutely! There are many airlines that operate daily direct flights between the USA and the UK including American Airlines, Delta, British Airways, United, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and more. It's incredibly easy to search for these direct USA to UK flights when using our search form at the top of the page. You'll be able to compare flight times and prices too!

What is the flight time between the US and the UK?

Depending on where in the US you will be flying from, the flight length can vary. For example, if you're flying from New York or any cities close to the East Coast of the US, you can expect a flight time of around 7 hours. If you're flying from the West Coast, for example from Los Angeles or San Francisco, the flight time will be longer and might last up to 10 hours.

Can I pay over time for flights between the US and the UK?

Why not? At Alternative Airlines, you can book your USA to UK flights today and pay back in instalments later by using one of the many finance plans we offer at checkout. This means you can book your flight today, get on the plane tomorrow and spread the cost over time either on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Some of the most popular payment plans we offer at checkout include AfterpayKlarnaAffirm and PayPal Credit. To find out more, read our guide on finance options available on the Alternative Airlines site.