Cheap Transatlantic Flights


Flying across the Atlantic was once out of the reach of all but the richest travellers, but these days, with cheap transatlantic flights from Globehunters, it’s much, much easier to explore North and South America!

Flying to the Americas has never been cheaper, with cheaper fuel prices, more competition between airlines and, of course, sites such as Globehunters, all combining to mean that you get a much better deal on your transatlantic journey.

Airlines

The following airlines currently offer transatlantic flights from the UK:

- Aeroméxico
- Air Canada
- Air Canada Rouge
- Air New Zealand
- Air Transat
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Virgin Atlantic
- WestJet  
 

Destinations

Atlanta

Atlanta played a big role in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, as well as the American Civil War, with history around every corner.

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in the city and you can visit his boyhood home, as well as the church where he was a pastor and the Atlanta History Centre is also worth a visit.

In more recent times, the city hosted the 1996 Olympics, and the legacy of the games lives on in the Centennial Olympic Park, home to the Georgia Aquarium.

Havana

Havana is known for its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture, especially in the 16th-century city centre, where you’ll find the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, an old fort which is now a maritime museum.

Other famous landmarks include the 1920s National Capitol Building, baroque Havana Cathedral and Plaza Vieja.

Lima

Lima sits on the Pacific coast of Peru, with a colonial history but a strong modern centre, as one of South America’s most important cities.

Head to the Larco Museum to see a huge collection of pre-Columbian artefacts, or to the Museum of the Nation to discover Peru’s history and see the Plaza de Armas and the Basilica Cathedral in the city’s historic centre.

Los Angeles

The huge city in Southern California is the home of the world’s film and TV industries, home to major studios such as Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros., all of which offer behind the scenes tours of their studios and lots.

The Hollywood sign up in the hills is probably the city’s most iconic landmark, and film fans will also want to check out the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the many famous hand and footprints that can be seen outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Miami

Located right on the southern tip of Florida, Miami experienced a high level of Cuban immigration following the rise of Fidel Castro, and this Cuban influence can be seen in its many cafés and cigar shops around the Little Havana area.

Aside from this, the city is home to some amazing beaches and glamorous neighbourhoods lined with bright Art Deco buildings and nightclubs.

New York

The five boroughs of New York City have loads to see and do, but Manhattan is where you’ll spend most of your time, home to some of the world’s best sights, shops and restaurants.

Particular sights of interest including the Empire State Building and the huge Central Park, and you should also try to catch a Broadway show while you’re here!

Orlando

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, with over a dozen in the surrounding area.

The most well-known by far is the Walt Disney World Resort, home to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom as well as water parks too.

However, Universal Orlando is hot on its tails, with the recent addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter making it a must-visit for all fans of the Boy Who Lived.

Rio de Janeiro

This huge beachside city is best known for the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain and the huge Christ the Redeemer statue which overlooks the city.

It’s also home to sprawling favelas and the world’s largest carnival, featuring extravagant floats, dancers and costumes.

San Francisco

Built on seven hills, San Francisco is known as Fog City for its almost year-round fog. Its most famous landmark is the Golden Gate Bridge, but it’s also known for the cable cars which make navigating those hills a little bit easier and its pretty Victorian houses.

It’s also home to the distinctive Transamerica Pyramid and the notorious island prison, Alcatraz.

Tampa

Located on the Gulf Coast, Tampa is known for its many museums and cultural attractions, as well as being home to the Busch Gardens theme park, which mixes the usual thrill rides with animal encounters and exhibits.

When the sun goes down, head to Ybor City, a neighbourhood that was once home to the Cuban and Spanish workers in the local cigar factories, but it now a nightlife and dining hotspot.

Toronto

The capital of Ontario, Canada, is a vibrant and modern city, home to huge skyscrapers and the huge CN Tower.

It’s also known for its abundance of green spaces such as the Queen’s Park and High Park, home to a host of trails and even a zoo.

How to Get Cheap Transatlantic Flights

So, how can you bag yourself cheap flights across the Atlantic? Here are some tips to help you get the best possible deal.

Be Flexible

Travelling at off-peak times of year is one of the best ways to bring the price of your flights down.

Of course, it’s not always easy to be flexible, but the more that you can be, the more that you’ll save.

It’s also worth seeing if you could save by changing your day of departure, as mid-week flights could work out cheaper than weekend ones.

Fly to Budget Hubs

If you don’t mind tweaking your destination airport slightly, or are maybe open to exploring somewhere new, try seeking out airports which serve as hubs for budget airlines.

For example, if you’re travelling to Boston, try finding a cheap flight with Norwegian Air Shuttle, who use nearby Providence, Rhode Island as a base.

This won’t always work out cheaper, as you’ll have to take into account the added cost of getting to your final destination from a little further away, but it’s worth looking into.

Book Indirect

It usually works out cheaper to book an indirect flight to your destination, although it can work out to be a pretty big inconvenience, especially when you’re already travelling such a long way.

Whether it’s worth the extra travelling time is up to you, and will depend on exactly how much you can save, and how much longer the journey is going to take.

Sometimes, when you’re travelling such a long distance, it can be nice to break up the journey, but other times, you just want to get there as soon as possible!

 

So, if you’re looking for cheap transatlantic flights to explore everything that North and South America have to offer, be sure to check out our cheap flights here at Globehunters.