The majority of UK holidaymakers head for the key Florida airports in Orlando and the classic city break destinations of Las Vegas and New York. These are all very popular routes. Strong competition between airlines keeps prices low.
The USA is very well served from the UK, with routes from London and a wide choice of regional airports. Flying from a regional airport need not add a great deal to the price of the fare.
Many of the cheapest flights with scheduled airlines are indirect. A direct flight will probably be a bit more expensive. Airlines with direct flights include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and a short list of foreign airlines like Iberia, KLM, PIA and United Airlines. Charter flights to Florida are direct.
The best deals are usually found from Belfast International, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow International. Connecting flights enable departures from smaller regional airports, often at surprisingly little extra cost.
The most popular airports are listed below. See our individual airport pages for details of routes, airlines, UK departure points and local airport transport.
The main destination airport for charter holiday flights to Florida. Almost all flights are with tour operators Thomson, Thomas Cook and Monarch. All routes are seasonal, starting between March and May and ending in October or November. A few routes may only operate in peak summer or over the Christmas holiday period.
The main Orlando airport for scheduled flights from the UK. Airlines worth investigating include United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Aer Lingus, KLM, Lufthansa, Air Canada, flybe, Delta and Air France.
McCarran International Airport is 5 miles from the downtown business district of Las Vegas. Well served from the UK, with routes from London and a choice of regional airports. Airlines worth investigating include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, United Airlines, Swiss, Air Berlin, Delta, Air France, flybe and US Airways. Charter holiday flights are sometimes available from tour operators like Thomson and Thomas Cook.
Gateway to New York. 12 miles from Manhattan. Airlines with well-priced fares usually include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Iberia, PIA, Swiss, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Air France, Emirates, Delta and Flybe.
Gateway to New York 15 miles from Manhattan. Airlines with well-priced fares usually include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, United Airlines, Iberia, Swiss, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Air Berlin, Aer Lingus, Delta, SAS, TAP and US Airways.
Gateway to New York. 8 miles from Manhattan. Airlines with well-priced fares usually include KLM, Air France, United Airlines, Air Canada, flybe and Delta.
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