New York is a metropolis located in the northeast of the United States of America, and widely considered among the most important and influential cities in the world. So much so that it inspired John Lennon's famous quote about the city: "If I'd lived in Roman times, I'd have lived in Rome. Today, America is the Roman Empire, and New York is Rome itself. New York is the centre of the earth." The city has a world-famous skyline, plenty of tourist attractions and historical landmarks, on top of an incredibly vibrant artistic and musical scene. If you still need convincing to look into a flight to New York then remember that some of the world's most important museums are in this city: the Natural History Museum and the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) are two of many. Other great landmarks of the city are the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square. The city has three airports: Newark, La Guarda and JFK, and most flights from London land at JFK. However, these airports connect the city to, virtually, any city in the United States and the world. If you're searching for airline tickets to New York, you can compare airfares with our online comparison tool and find yourself a great offer on your New York flight.
All airports in New York are connected to the city centre by bus, taxi, subway and train, with travel times varying between 20 and 90 minutes, depending on the airport and the transport mode. Once in the city, you can purchase the New York Pass, which gives you free entry to over 80 attractions, alongside a guidebook, with maps and information on the attractions, and fast track entry at many busy sights. On top of sightseeing, you can see a musical or a play on Broadway, whose theatres are considered the best in the world, together with London's West End. If you want to explore the United States further, the city's airports connect it to practically every other city in the country (i.e. Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston).
New York is a year-round destination. In October it plays host to an array of magnificent Halloween decorations and a few weeks later the city comes alive with Christmas spirit. Although February and March may be cold, the New York skyline under snowfall is a sight to behold. Our only advice would be to avoid the summertime period since this is when flight prices are at their highest.
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Cheap flights to New York
Our price history graphs can help you search for the best time to find a low airfare to New York. It simply compares ticket prices collected over the past 12 months to find the least expensive time to fly. Based on the flight history charts found below, December is the best month to find cheap airfare to New York from London, while January and March bring competitive prices on airline tickets if you are looking for a flight to New York from Manchester.
A useful tip to know is that the cheapest airfares to New York have stopovers in Iceland. Iceland Air offers discount daily flights to New York from London, Manchester and Glasgow with a stopover in Reykjavik and flights to New York via Iceland are guaranteed to save you money. Therefore, in your quest for travel deals consider comparing cheap flights to Iceland and continuing your onward travel to New York from there.
Remember that the departure date is not the only factor to be taken into consideration when scouring the internet for low cost flights to New York. The price of flights can vary by up to twice as much depending on the chosen airline company. Iceland Air, for example, provides budget deals on London-New York travel in November for as little as £419, and many other companies may offer last minute flights to New York as well as other economical flights for a cheap New York break, however, these can often include stopovers and fixed dates.