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Fly with British Airways and enjoy award-winning service, excellent value for money and no hidden charges:

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Flights to New York

Book your flights to New York with British Airways and experience our great service on your way to the Big Apple. With a choice of up to seventeen daily flights, it’s easy to find one that perfectly suits your schedule. The city itself is brimming with sights to see and things to do. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at a diner, explore an iconic museum, marvel at the skyscrapers of midtown, shop in the fashion haven of Soho, admire the famous New York skyline from a ferry, catch one of the glittering shows on Broadway and dance the night away in one of the bars of the Meatpacking District.

You can fly British Airways direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to JFK International Airport or Newark Airport (EWR). Alternatively, our business class-only service from London City Airport (LCY) is perfect for when you’re planning an extra special trip, or travelling on business.

Flights to New York - facts

Flight duration

London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY) to JFK

A direct flight from London Heathrow to New York JFK is 7 hours and 30 minutes. Our Business only BA001 service from London City allows you to clear US customs in Shannon, Ireland - saving you valuable time on your business trip.

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Arrival at JFK

Visa Entry Requirements

UK Passport Holders are entitled to enter New York under the Visa Waiver Programme, however must have gained authorisation under ESTA.

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Travel to and in New York

Getting around the Big Apple

Travelling in New York is relatively easy with a number of transport options including subways, buses, taxis, and trains. A typical taxi fare from JFK to to central Manhattan is around $55 including tolls and tip.

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Tipping in New York

When and how much should you tip

Tipping is very important to the New York economy. Waitresses, bellhops, and concierges will expect a small gratuity for their services. You don't have to tip wildly, 1 or 2 dollars is often plenty. In a restaurant or for room service, consider tipping 15 to 20 per cent of the bill instead.

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New York weather

Pack for the season

The weather in New York changes significantly throughout the year with warm summers and cold winters. New York typically sees average highs of 28 in July to lows of -5 in January, so be sure to pack appropriately.

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Booking the best fare to New York.

Book early to avoid disappointment and secure our cheapest flights to the Big Apple. For even bigger savings why not consider booking your flight and hotel together with BA Holidays - leaving you the freedom to enjoy your stay, knowing that BA's premier service teams are with you every step of the journey.

Cheapest flights to New York.

Cheapest flights to New York

With low fares and great package offers, you can visit the stunning city of New York and still have plenty left over for shopping, sightseeing and soaking up the Big Apple's culture.  Our cheaper fares in World Traveller  still include 23kg baggage allowance and full food and drink service with our award-winning in flight service. Book early to grab our cheapest fares from Heathrow (LHR) to JFK International and Newark today.

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Which Terminal?

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New York.

You don’t have to empty your wallet for a decent fill in NYC. Peter Meehan, editor and founder of ‘Lucky Peach’ magazine, rounds up the city’s best cheap eats.

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