www.uk-2-usa.com Newsletter
Quarter 3-2004

July 2004

Welcome to the third
www.uk-2-usa.com newsletter of 2004.

This newsletter will update you with any recent USA travel information I have come across and uk-2-usa.com web site changes that have occurred recently. All feedback is gratefully received about style or content. Click here to send me suggestions for improvements, additions or even things to avoid in future newsletters. This newsletter will be available via e-mail, on the web site or via the associated online uk-2-usa travel discussion group


Contents





USA travel news and tips

British Midland have announced a new route from Manchester to Las Vegas direct. They are offering special rates for an introductory period.
Check here for the story. This could be a great way to get out to the western USA

Expedia are currently offering deals to Miami with 7 nights accommodation from 448 with American Airlines and the same deal to Los Angeles from 555

Passports and visas
On the 20th June this story was in the Sunday Times. Congress has approved a one year delay to the October 26th 2004 deadline for biometric passports. If the UK government can get its act together and have biometric passports by then, we will be not be faced with having to get a visa to travel to the USA. I have not seen this reported elswhere and so cannot vouch for its accuracy.

United Airlines
I've been reporting the status of United Airlines for some time now. It still looks difficult for the giant airline. This story explains how they are deferring pension scheme payments.

THe good news for us and the bad news for United is that there is a price war breaking out and there will be Bargain airfares this autumn. Click here to return to the top of the page.



USA flight price survey

In this survey, e-bookers comes out as the best value with expedia an honourable second place. This survey throws up a real surprise for me namely how just one month from the date of travel the flight prices to Orlando from London and Manchester have dropped. Presumably this is due to oversupply causing the price to drop to fill seats. This is spectacularly true for the Manchester - Orlando route.

This survey was conducted on 19th July for a single return adult fare departing on 18th August and returning on 25th August. As normal, the cheapest fare is highlighted in red.

uk-2-usa.com July 2004
flight price survey
for travel in August

Summary details
Quotes obtained July 2004
Route
Average
August 2003
price

Average
August 2004
price quoted
Jan 2004

Average
August 2004
price quoted
April 2004

Expedia
prices

Opodo
prices

Travel4less
prices

ebookers
prices

London
to
Orlando
559 600 614 546
Northwest
593
Delta Air Lines
581
Northwest
557
Northwest
London
to
Denver
554 576 576 566
Northwest
570
Continental
591
US Air
566
US Airways
London
to
San Francisco
565 575 573 565
Northwest
571
US Airways
591
Continental
565
US Airways
Manchester
to
Orlando
626 632 622 455
US Airways
450
American Airlines
452
US Air
450
American Airlines
Manchester
to
Denver
551 596 580 587
American Airlines
580
BMI
572
BMI
566
BMI
Manchester
to
San Francisco
610 585 584 590
American Airlines
580
BMI
595
US Air
572
US Airways
Average for
all 6 flights
578 594 591 552 557 564 546


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Web site updates/news

News
The major change since the last newsletter is that we have a new partnership to provide holiday quotes. We are partnering with
Complete North America to provide quotes for all or part of flydrive holiday to website visitors. So far this is proving very popular with many people taking advantage of the expertise and keen prices offered.

Updates since the last newsletter
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Well, thats it for edition number 3 in 2004.

Happy USA travelling

UK



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