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Flights to New York

Manhattan skyline.

Book your flights to New York with British Airways and experience great service on your way to the world’s busiest city. With a choice of up to 17 daily flights, it’s easy to find the perfect one for your holiday in New York.

Fly with British Airways direct from London Heathrow (LHR) to JFK International Airport (JFK) and Newark Airport (EWR) or from May 2016 take advantage of our new route from London Gatwick (LGW) to JFK International Airport (JFK). Alternatively, our Club World-only service from London City Airport (LCY) is perfect for an extra special trip, or when travelling on business. The city itself is brimming with sights to see and things to do in New York. For some inspiration explore our classic and curious itineraries in New York. Marvel at the skyscrapers of Manhattan whilst shopping in the fashion haven of Fifth Avenue. Admire the famous New York skyline from a ferry to Liberty Island or catch a glittering show on Broadway. Afterwards, dance the night away in a hip club in Williamsburg, across the bridge in Brooklyn.

New York flight facts

Flight duration
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Flight duration

A direct flight from London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW) to New York (JFK) or London Heathrow (LHR) to Newark (EWR) is under eight hours. Our business class-only BA001 service from London City (LCY) allows you to clear US customs in Shannon, Ireland – which saves you valuable time on your business trip.

Choose from Club World or World Traveller classes. Club World offers a spacious seat which fully converts into a bed. World Traveller includes food and a full bar, alongside a personal entertainment system. So sit back and relax, watch the in-flight entertainment, indulge in the complimentary food and drink and enjoy your flight.

Customs and tipping
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Customs and tipping

UK passport holders are entitled to enter New York under the Visa Waiver Programme, however must have gained authorisation under ESTA. Passengers will be given a landing card during the flight, to make your arrival as smooth as possible.

Once in New York, tipping is prevalent. Bar servers, bellhops, and concierges will expect a small gratuity for their services. But you don't have to tip wildly, $1 or $2 is often enough. In a restaurant or for room service, consider tipping 15 to 20 per cent of the bill instead.

Getting to and around New York City
New York taxis.

Getting to and around New York City

Getting around the Big Apple couldn’t be easier. Hail a taxi from the airport – a typical taxi fare from JFK to central Manhattan is around $55 including tolls and tip. Alternatively, you could book a transfer before you arrive to make it even easier. Why not arrive in style by booking a limousine from the airport? Or save some money by sharing a shuttle transfer. Getting around New York City is simple, as there is a grid system of numbered streets and named avenues. You can choose from buses, taxis, trains and the famous subway.

Flight Information

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Which Terminal?

British Airways fly to Terminal 7 at New York JFK and Terminal B at New York Newark airport. Find out useful information about the airports.

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Timetables

We fly to New York up to 17 times per day. View our flight schedule to find the departure time that suits you.

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Baggage

Find out everything you need to know about taking baggage with you on flights with British Airways and our partners.

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