2003 uk-2-usa.com
Flight Price Survey Archive




One of the biggest items in the budget for any fly drive holiday in the USA is the flight prices. As a service to site users, uk-2-usa.com conducted flight prices survey every month through the summer of 2003. The flight prices were obtained approximately 6 weeks before the potential flight time. This survey will give you a better understanding of how much quotes can vary from different companies, it will also show how much they vary by month of travel.

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Flight prices for June 2003

All prices were obtained from the search facilities accessed via the sites online quote page. The quotes are for a return adult fare on 14th June 2003 returning on 21st June 2003 and are inclusive of tax.

The cheapest quote for each route is highlighted in red and this clearly demonstrates that it pays to shop around !

Route
opodo prices
travel4less prices
ebookers prices
London to Orlando 388
American Airlines
384
United Airlines
377
Delta
London to Denver 387
North West
452
US Airways
441
US Airways
London to San Francisco 343
United Airlines
332
United Airlines
338
United Airlines
Manchester to Orlando 405
KLM
411
KLM
444
US Airways
Manchester to Denver 445
United Airlines
456
US Airways
445
US Airways
Manchester to San Francisco 395
US Airways
358
US Airways
395
US Airways
Totals for all 6 flights 2,363 2,393 2,440


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Flight prices for July 2003

When compared with the flight prices for June 2003 you can clearly see the seasonal effect on prices with the total average return fare for June being 399.77 and for July being 557.94.

Its a switch around in terms of best performance with Junes overall cheapest quotes from opodo and Julys being from ebookers with travel4less coming 2nd both times. However, the message is still clearly to shop around for the best bargain because the cheapest company for one route is probably not the cheapest company for a different route.

Route
e-bookers prices
travel4less prices
opodo prices
London to Orlando 512
Northwest Airlines
508
Northwest Airlines
535
American airlines
London to Denver 542
Northwest Airlines
541
Northwest Airlines
541
Delta Air Lines
London to San Francisco 557
Continental Airlines
541
Northwest Airlines
578
Air Canada
Manchester to Orlando 499
US Airways
551
BA or American Airlines
639
Delta Air Lines
Manchester to Denver 561
KLM
593
Continental Airlines
589
Continental Airlines
Manchester to San Francisco 561
KLM
591
US Airways
604
Delta Airlines
Totals for all 6 flights 3,232 3,325 3,486


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Flight prices for August 2003

When compared with the flight prices for the previous two months you can clearly see the seasonal effect on prices with the total average return fare for June being 399.77, for July being 557.94 and for August being 577.

These prices are for a return adult fare including all taxes departing on 13th August, returning on 20th August.

Ebookers almost swept the board this time for the cheapest flights. However, the underlying message is still to shop around for the best bargain because the cheapest company for one route is probably not the cheapest company for a different route when you look at all 3 surveys.

Route
e-bookers prices
travel4less prices
opodo prices
London to Orlando 554
Northwest Airlines
581
US Airlines
541
American airlines
London to Denver 534
US Airways
565
US Airways
563
Delta Air Lines
London to San Francisco 556
Continental Airlines
560
Delta Airlines
579
Air Canada
Manchester to Orlando 596
United Airlines
613
American Airlines
669
US Airways
Manchester to Denver 539
US Airways
569
US Airways
544
US Airways
Manchester to San Francisco 600
American Airlines
600
American Airlines
630
Lufthansa
Totals for all 6 flights 3,379 3,488 3,526


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Flight prices for September 2003, surveyed August 2003

The following table shows the latest comparison between the three internet companies featured on the site. All prices were obtained from the
search facilities accessed via the website. The quotes are for a return adult fare on 17th September 2003 returning on 24th September 2003 and are inclusive of tax.

When compared with the flight prices for the previous months you can clearly see the seasonal effect on prices with the total average return fare for June being 399.77, for July being 557.94, for August being 577 and now September at 418.

These prices are for a return adult fare including all taxes departing on 17th September, returning on 24th September.

An additional company - Expedia (at the suggestion of a newsletter reader) also features in this months survey and they came straight in in first place just pipping Travel4less. Ebookers who almost swept the board last time for the cheapest flights just came in with one cheapest flight this time.

This survey yet again gives the message to shop around for the best bargain because the cheapest company for one route is probably not the cheapest company for a different route when you look at all the surveys. This months survey shows how to get savings of 24 per adult flying London to Orlando, 45 London to Denver, 38 London to San Francisco, 37 Manchester to Orlando, 26 Manchester to Denver and 37 per adult Manchester to San Francisco !


Route

expedia prices
travel4less prices
e-bookers prices
opodo prices
London
to
Orlando
416
Delta Airlines
392
American Airlines
405
Continental Airlines
405
Continetal Airlines
London
to
Denver
392
Northwest
406
Northwest
430
United Airlines
385
Northwest
London
to
San Francisco
393
Northwest
406
Northwest
430
United Airlines
431
Continental
Manchester
to
Orlando
397
US Airways
399
US Air
405
United Airlines
430
British Midland
Manchester
to
Denver
445
US Airways
459
American Airlines
433
United Airlines
445
US Airways
Manchester
to
San Francisco
418
Air France
424
Air France
433
United Airlines
455
British Midland
Totals for
all 6 flights
2,461 2,486 2,536 2,551


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Flight prices for October 2003, surveyed September 2003

When compared with the flight prices for the previous months you can clearly see the seasonal effect on prices with the total average return fare for June being 399.77, for July being 557.94 for August being 577, with September at 418 and October at 362

These prices are for a return adult fare including all taxes departing on 15th October, returning on 22nd October.

Honours even this time with Expedia, Ebookers and Travel4less each having 2 of the cheapest flights. Again the underlying message is still to shop around for the best bargain because the cheapest company for one route is probably not the cheapest company for a different route when you look at all of these surveys.


Route

expedia prices
e-bookers prices
travel4less prices
opodo prices
London
to
Orlando
296
Northwest
292
Northwest
307
Northwest
377
Delta
London
to
Denver
330
Northwest
327
Northwest
340
Northwest
331
Northwest
London
to
San Francisco
323
Continental
317
United Airlines
311
British Airways
330
British airways
Manchester
to
Orlando
388
Continental
426
American Airlines
390
Continental
422
American Airlines
Manchester
to
Denver
415
American Airlines
411
American Airlines
373
KLM
407
American Airlines
Manchester
to
San Francisco
385
KLM
388
British Midland
396
Continental
395
KLM
Totals for
all 6 flights
2,137 2,161 2,117 2,262


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Flight prices for November 2003, surveyed October 2003

The seasonal effect on prices is again strongly in evidence with the total average return fares:-
for June being 399.77,
for July being 557.94
for August being 577,
for September being 418,
for October being 362, and
for November coming in at 294

The prices in this months survey are for a return adult fare including all taxes departing on 19th November, returning on 26th November.

Opodo comes out on top this month with the biggest number of cheapest fares and the lowest overall cost for the basket of flights studied. e-bookers search engine would not respond when the survey was conducted and so they are not included.

Once again the underlying message is to shop around for the best bargain because the cheapest company for one route is probably not the cheapest company for a different route as shown every month by these surveys.


Route

opodo prices
travel4less prices
expedia prices
e-bookers prices
London
to
Orlando
283
American Airlines
281
Northwest Airlines
343
United Airlines
Failed to quote
London
to
Denver
294
US Airways
296
US Air
326
Air Canada
Failed to quote
London
to
San Francisco
259
Northwest Airlines
297
Air France
299
Air Canada
Failed to quote
Manchester
to
Orlando
280
BMI
279
BMI
277
BMI
Failed to quote
Manchester
to
Denver
286
BMI
288
BMI
311
Continental
Failed to quote
Manchester
to
San Francisco
299
BMI
300
BMI
303
American Airlines
Failed to quote
Totals for
all 6 flights
1,701 1,741 1,859 Failed to quote



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