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Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to London (SFO-LON)

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4:20 pm - 8:20 pmSFO-LGW
20h 00m2 stops
4:25 pm - 2:35 pmLGW-SFO
30h 10m1 stop
$485TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Sun, Oct 6 - Tue, Oct 8
4:20 pm - 8:20 pmSFO-LGW
20h 00m2 stops
4:25 pm - 2:35 pmLGW-SFO
30h 10m1 stop
$486TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Sun, Oct 6 - Tue, Oct 8
11:40 am - 10:00 amSFO-LGW
14h 20m1 stop
12:00 pm - 8:52 pmLGW-SFO
16h 52m1 stop
$564Virgin Atlantic
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Tue, Apr 30 - Wed, May 8
5:01 pm - 11:20 amSFO-LHR
10h 19mnonstop
5:20 pm - 8:20 pmLHR-SFO
11h 00mnonstop
$570Virgin Atlantic
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Mon, Sep 23 - Thu, Oct 3
3:30 pm - 10:00 amSFO-LHR
10h 30mnonstop
10:10 am - 1:15 pmLHR-SFO
11h 05mnonstop
$585British Airways
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Mon, Sep 30 - Wed, Oct 9
10:45 pm - 9:00 amSFO-LHR
26h 15m1 stop
8:40 am - 4:05 pmLHR-SFO
15h 25m1 stop
$594United Airlines
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Thu, May 2 - Sun, May 5
7:40 pm - 1:00 pmSFO-LHR
33h 20m1 stop
10:25 am - 1:20 pmLHR-SFO
10h 55mnonstop
$598United Airlines
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Thu, May 2 - Sun, May 5
3:30 pm - 10:00 amSFO-LHR
10h 30mnonstop
8:10 pm - 4:30 pmLHR-SFO
28h 20m1 stop
$605British Airways
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Sun, Sep 22 - Mon, Sep 30
2:40 pm - 5:00 pmSFO-LGW
18h 20m1 stop
11:15 am - 12:38 amLGW-SFO
21h 23m2 stops
$674Lufthansa
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Tue, Apr 30 - Tue, May 7
2:40 pm - 5:00 pmSFO-LGW
18h 20m1 stop
5:45 pm - 7:00 pmLGW-SFO
33h 15m2 stops
$703Lufthansa
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Flights from San Francisco to London - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from San Francisco to London to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest San Francisco to London flight route?

The cheapest price for flight routes found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks for one-way flights from San Francisco to London.
Our data shows that the cheapest route for a one-way flight from San Francisco to London cost $157 and was between San Francisco and London Gatwick Airport. On average, the best prices are found if you fly this route. The average price for a return flight for this route is $326.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to London?

The average price of all flights from San Francisco to London clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from San Francisco to London, look for departures on Tuesdays and avoid leaving on a Friday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from London, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly and Saturday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to London?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from San Francisco to London, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from San Francisco to London is October, where tickets cost $657 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and July, where the average cost of tickets is $1,255 and $1,082 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to London?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from San Francisco to London, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from San Francisco to London, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 21 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to London?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Vueling ($328) and SWISS ($341). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($485) and SWISS ($525).

Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and London?

Virgin Atlantic connects San Francisco to London with up to 4 flights per day. British Airways also offers 3 flights per day, while United Airlines follows with 3 flights per day.

Which airlines fly non-stop between San Francisco and London?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from San Francisco to London.
There are 3 airlines that fly nonstop from San Francisco to London. They are: British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with British Airways at $605 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at British Airways.

How many flights are there between San Francisco and London per day?

Each day, there are between 10 and 11 nonstop flights that take off from San Francisco and land in London, with an average flight time of 10h 24m. The most common departure time is 7:00 pm and most flights take off in the afternoon, while the most flights land at London Heathrow Airport. Each week, there are 76 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Wednesday, when 14% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between San Francisco and London?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 4 cabin class options for the route. These are First, Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from San Francisco to London take?

Nonstop flights from San Francisco generally make it to London in 10h 15m. The flying distance between the two cities is 5,358 miles.

What’s the earliest departure time from San Francisco to London?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from San Francisco at 12:30 pm and will be landing in London at 6:55 am.

What’s the latest departure time from San Francisco to London?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from San Francisco to London jets off at 10:10 pm and lands at 4:30 pm.

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Low season

January

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$224
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 51% increase in price.
Flight from San Francisco to London Gatwick Airport

When to book flights from San Francisco to London

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from San Francisco to London based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated round-trip price
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FAQs for booking flights from San Francisco to London

  • What are the most sustainable airlines with flights from San Francisco to London?

    There are several nonstop flights from San Francisco to London. On average, around 2,222 kg of carbon is emitted per passenger on flights from San Francisco to London. Virgin Atlantic, Delta, and KLM are the three most sustainable airlines operating on this route. They emit around 43%, 43%, and 41% less carbon than other airlines operating on this route.

  • What disability services are available at London Heathrow Airport?

    LHR is a fully-accessible airport. The airport has several structures to ensure easy movement of passengers with disability through LHR. The airport has ramps, elevators, and moving walkways that provide step-free access to people in wheelchairs. Reserved seating at check-in points and reserved parking spaces are also present, as are the accessible restrooms. Guide dogs are allowed at the airport.

  • Are pets allowed to travel through San Francisco International Airport?

    Yes, Fido is welcome to travel through SFO. However, TSA guidelines require Fido to remain in his carte while in the airport, except when using the relief areas or passing through security. The airport has also provided pet relief areas to ensure your dog is comfortable at SFO. You will find pet relief areas in all four terminals, and the general rule is that outdoor relief areas are pre-security and indoor relief areas are post-security.

  • Where are the duty-free shops located at London Heathrow Airport?

    Stock up on essentials before you start your tour of London and do it tax-free. LHR has 17 World Duty Free shops dotted around the terminals. You can get anything from cosmetics to concessions to jewelry and electronics at these shops, and yes, they will be available tax-free. In addition to the duty-free stores, LHR also has several retail shops.

  • What is the best way to travel from Gatwick Airport to downtown London?

    If you are flying into Gatwick Airport but planning on staying in downtown London, the easiest way to travel between these two destinations is by taking the train. The Gatwick Express is a popular option, as the entire journey only takes 45 minutes and it stops at several major stations in the city center.

  • What are some good hotels near London Heathrow Airport?

    The Leonardo Hotel is a stylish 4-star choice that is directly adjacent to London Heathrow Airport and only a 25-minute drive from the famous Windsor Castle. The Renaissance London is less than a 10-minute walk to the airport and is a 20-minute drive from the Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Can I store my luggage at London Heathrow Airport?

    If you would like to store some of your luggage or personal items at London Heathrow Airport, stop by the Arrivals wing in either Terminal 2, 3, 4, or 5. The employees at the luggage desks can keep your items for up to 90 days and can charge you both daily and hourly rates, depending on how long you plan on keeping your things there.

  • Does London Heathrow Airport have any prayer rooms?

    London Heathrow Airport is home to St. George’s Chapel as well as 4 different interfaith prayer rooms. Each of these prayer rooms is open during standard business hours and they are available for all travelers, regardless of their religious affiliations.

  • Are there baby care facilities at San Francisco Airport?

    Nursing rooms are available at San Francisco Airport for passengers travelling with infants. Family restrooms and a nursery are available in Terminals 1, 2, and 3. SFO Kids’ Spot is also available for parents who want to keep their kids entertained as they await their flight. Children’s play areas are located in Terminal 1 near the boarding area and Terminal 2 near Gates 54A and 58B after the security area.

  • Is there public transport from downtown San Francisco to San Francisco Airport?

    A quick and convenient way to travel from downtown San Francisco to SFO Airport is via the Amtrak train. You can access San Francisco Airport from the Amtrak train station via the Bay Area Rapid Rail, which takes around 40min. The other alternative transfer option is a taxi, which takes approximately 25–30min. The SamTrans public bus service also offers transport services from San Mateo County and other parts of San Francisco to SFO Airport. The bus drops off passengers near Courtyard 2 in Terminal 2 and near Courtyard 4 in Terminal 3.

  • Is there public transport from London Heathrow to central London?

    While Heathrow Express is slighter quicker than the Heathrow Connect, the latter offers cheaper transfer options from Heathrow to central London. The Heathrow Connect train leaves the airport every 30 minutes and takes around 40min from Terminal 5 to London’s central business district.

  • Are there banking services at London Heathrow Airport?

    ATMs are available in all terminals at London Heathrow, and Travelex also provides currency exchange services across all terminals at London Heathrow. It is recommended to use the pick-up and order-online service at LHR. There are 35 currency exchange locations throughout the airport, with most operating from as early as 05:00 to 22:00.

  • What is the cheapest flight from San Francisco to London?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from San Francisco to London was $224 for a one-way ticket and $485 for a round-trip.

  • Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and London?

    Yes

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to London?

    When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco. You will be landing at one of these airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, or London Stansted.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from San Francisco to London?

    SWISS, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Iberia, and KLM offer inflight Wi-Fi service on the San Francisco to London flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from San Francisco to London?

    The Boeing 777 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the San Francisco to London flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from San Francisco to London?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between San Francisco and London, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from San Francisco to London?

    There are nonstop flights from San Francisco to London on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from San Francisco to London, Delta or Virgin Atlantic?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from San Francisco to London are Delta and Virgin Atlantic. With an average price for the route of $824 and an overall rating of 8.0, Delta is the most popular choice. Virgin Atlantic is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $788 and an overall rating of 7.7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from San Francisco to London?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from San Francisco to London.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from San Francisco to London?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to London from San Francisco is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from San Francisco to London?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to London with an airline and back to San Francisco with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from San Francisco to London?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to London from San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from San Francisco to London

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $284 or less one-way and $450 or less round-trip.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a major international hub with four terminals connected by walkways and an Air Train. Getting between terminals can be tiresome, so the airport has provided the train and shuttles to quickly get passengers between terminals, the parking garage, and the BART station at SFO.
  • Are you feeling nervous before your flight to London? Look out for the Wag brigade at SFO. The Wag Brigade consists of 20 or so therapy dogs trained to de-stress passengers before their flight. You will identify them by their vests written “Pet Me.”
  • Consider flying to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) over Gatwick since it serves as a hub for British Airways, allowing you easy connections to many other destinations in London.
  • If you are traveling to the southern parts of London, prioritize flying to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) over LHR. LHR is in west London, ideal for people traveling north, east, west, and central London, while LGW sits 30 miles in the south, ideal if you’re traveling to the south.
  • If you get to the airport a little bit too early, you can do lots to kill time at SFO. You can check the art on display or learn something new at the Aviation Museum in the International Terminal. The observation deck is a great place to watch planes take off and land, and the flight deck provides fascinating information on SFO and San Francisco.
  • Interested in flights from San Francisco to London? There are three different airports that you can choose to depart from. While San Francisco International Airport is the primary airport in the region and offers a diverse selection of flights, Oakland International Airport is a smaller and quieter choice. San Jose Mineta International Airport is also an option that is practical for travelers leaving from the southern region of San Francisco.
  • When flying to London, there are five different airports that you can choose from. London Heathrow is the largest and is most convenient for those flying direct, while London City, London Stansted, and London Luton are best for travelers who prefer small and quiet airports. Finally, London Gatwick is a practical option for anyone planning on staying in the suburbs.
  • To get a direct flight from San Francisco to London, consider flying with either British Airways or American Airlines. Both companies are known for having a diverse selection of flights between these two locations, plus they offer affordable tickets and provide amenities such as free checked bags, food, and drinks. There are direct non-stop flights from San Francisco Airport (SFO) to London Heathrow with airlines other including Aer Lingus and Delta. There are also cheap one-stop and two-stop flights from San Francisco to London Heathrow with Lufthansa, SWISS Airlines, British Airways, and Iberia.
  • If you’re interested in having a comfortable place to pass the time before your flight takes off, book your ticket with an airline that has a private lounge in San Francisco International Airport. American, Delta, and United Airlines all have private lounges in San Francisco, and they often offer access passes that are complimentary or reduced price for their customers.
  • For those who will be traveling with children, make sure to stop by one of the Stay and Play areas located in London Heathrow Airport. These play areas contain a variety of games, toys, and activities, making them the perfect way for children to burn off some energy after sitting for a long flight.
  • There are several lounges at London Heathrow Airport, including the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, United Club, and Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge in Terminal 3, and both the Regus Express Business Lounge and No. 1 Heathrow Lounge in Terminals 2 and 2B.
  • Free unlimited WiFi is available at London Heathrow Airport. The airport has additional free internet kiosks in every terminal. The charging area in Terminal 5 is located near check-in zones G and D, while charging stations in Terminal 2 are located next to check-in Zones A/B and C/D.
  • You can relax at nearby hotels after a long flight from San Francisco to London Luton Airport (LTN). The Holiday Inn Express hotel is about a 5min walk from the airport. The hotel doesn’t offer a free airport shuttle, but it is near the First Capital Connect bus station, which operates buses that link Luton Airport to Luton Parkway train station.
  • There is free WiFi at San Francisco Airport. Free internet access at San Francisco Airport is available for up 4h. Passengers will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions before continuing to access the internet. Free power outlets and workstations are available throughout the WiFi-accessible areas. Charging at these areas may be slower, but rapid charging areas are available in Terminal 1 near Gate 23 and Terminal 3 near Gate 87.
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Prefer to fly non-stop from San Francisco to London?

Find which airlines fly direct from San Francisco to London, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

San Francisco to London

Monday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Tuesday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Wednesday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Thursday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Friday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Saturday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Sunday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

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Nonstop returns

London to San Francisco

Monday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Tuesday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Wednesday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Thursday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Friday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Saturday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

Sunday

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, +15 more

Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +16 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from San Francisco to London

 
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7.7
Virgin AtlanticOverall score based on 749 reviews
7.8boarding
7.4comfort
8.3crew
7.1food
7.7entertainment
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My ticket was for Premium Economy and all the seats were taken, I was placed in Economy class and I’m looking for a refund.

2.0 MediocreAnonymous, Apr 2024CHS - ATL
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My ticket was for Premium Economy and all the seats were taken, I was placed in Economy class and I’m looking for a refund.

Unfortunately delayed 2 hrs due to faulty tyre.. which had to be changed, but better safe than sorry.

The delay was an issue. Other than that. Every thing good

Staff didn’t check cabin well for landing seemed more interested in chatting to each other. Food was poor and differed from pre order.

We were in the last group to be called to the flight - which was 30 minutes late taking off. While we were lucky enough to have been given bulkhead seats (due to a medical condition I’d told them about beforehand) the seats weren’t particularly comfortable. A crying baby for the whole trip made things worse, so the crew managed very well with coping. The final thing I’d say was that there wasn’t enough food served during the flight.

Very good. Glad we had Premium for the flight out.

We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff were fantastic friendly nice they came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff for a fantastic friendly nice we came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meeting was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast.

Crew was great and did their best to make us comfortable and captain came out at the beginning to announce why the flight was delayed, weather situation up ahead, and kept us updated throughout the flight.

United WiFi is consistently unusable (it can take 10 mins to load a single web page). If you need Wifi to do work, be prepared to lose half a day of productivity.

Awful. I got stuck next to a person carrying a dog and behind someone with a dog. People need to board these dogs downstairs. The cabin is crowded enough with your pets

Packed in like sardines, very uncomfortable. Sitting the aisle my shoulder was rammed into numerous times by rushing flight attendants. Also flight was very cold.

The Polaris experience is top notch. From departure lounge to arrival lounge. Everything was top notch. One of the best first class experience

EWR terminal C United Club is great. Flight and everything else mediocre

Flight delayed for 2 hours due to a part. The plane sat waiting for boarding for a long time and during final preflight inspection the issue was found. Why not do the preflight inspection sooner if you know the plane is being used?

Beverage and food services are excellent. We enjoy paying the extra for economy plus for the 3 inches more leg room to be exact.

Flight was delayed by 3 hours. The pilot made up 1 hour during the flight, but that made the wait at the airport 5 hours once you factor getting there 2 hours early.

Very bad , airplain had problem with engines , had to evacuate, had a delay on my trip for almost 4 hours , lost my rental car in london..

The return trip was a customer service disaster. American Airlines needs an overhaul of how they treat their customers.

Was flying in premium eco and there were around 5-6 movies I wanted to watch and none of those could I play for some reasons. Not just me we checked w the person sitting next to me. Few of the movies were only playable :( Also that was not great that we couldn't upgrade to business however tried to, many times before the flight :(

No meal on a cross country flight? SFO-MiA is pretty much the definition of a coast to coast flight. No meal provided. Sky high wi-fi rates too. Stop nickel and diming your customers.

You cancelled my flight by email then made it very difficult to get in contact with you. Then put me in a flight with a long layover in Mexico returning to the wrong airport in uk. Mind blowing my stressful. I missed see my grand dad because of you.

This was not the BA business class it used to be. Mediocre food, attendants seemed stretched thin. All the little luxuries that used to make BA business fun were missing. Flight delayed and the explanation given was they forgot to pick up crew - I hope I misheard! Transfer in LHR “sticky” - we thought we had way too much time at 3hours but it was needed. Next time will try different route.

Always getting updates by email very easy to check in on line. There was plenty of checking in staff to get you all through. It was nice that the flight attendants took time to talk to you and were interested in your holiday.

Flight from Phoenix to London was very quiet. Excellent space available for comfort, couldn't fault

Food was very average. And top up drinks offer was absent. For a 11 hour long flight that should be the minimum. The crew didn't want to be there. I understand it was new year day but given they had signed up for it

It was my fault choosing the seat nearest the entrance but it was ok.

It was good, the staff was friendly and it was a typical flight to Europe.

Overall good experience. Polite crew. Good foodandentertainment. Seats are small and bit congested though.

Horrible crowding on the seats, headphones provided did not fit or work in the entertainment center, seriously the most uncomfortable flight I have taken in a LONG time. The people in front of me were literally 5 inches from my face the entire flight. Did they change their seats recently? I remember it being tight but wow this was a whole new level. Also I am a 5'3" small woman so I can't even imagine a larger person dealing with that for 11 hrs.

Seat controls of lights were broken, and only 1 of the 2 seat TVs ever worked on the long flight. On the short flight there were no USB connections, on the long one they were difficult to access. Part of my meal was frozen, though the hot portion was good.

I ended up buying (for $340) "extra space" seats because I my flying partner was given a STY boarding pass, leading me to conclude that she was on standby and that we had to buy seats on the flight. I later learned that the flight was not sold out and that we could have gotten on as usual. To be honest, I felt swindled.

Lufthansa fails at mentioning no luggage when booking through points. We had to pay added fees to take checked bags to Europe for 2 weeks. The staff at check in were not helpful at all. told us "if we don't like it, then book another flight". Food was bad, they ran out of half the options. Vegetarian was terrible. The flight crew was nice, and tried to make it work ok.

I'm Canadian. I have the unfortunate experience of pretty not having the choice to fly with them. THEY ARE TERRIBLE.

The process overall was pretty seamless, and the crew were very friendly (especially Michael). Considering we booked expecting Lufthansa and the flight was operated by United, it was still a very good service and journey overall. The in-flight entertainment was great, with lots of quality options. One slight negative was that I had selected a vegetarian meal prior to flying, but received a vegan one. I think there should be more dietary options as it meant I missed out on some food that I would have preferred (and it seemed like the standard meals and snacks had a vegetarian option anyway). There was also a group of people who were moving around a lot and being generally disruptive at the quietest part of the flight, when the lights were off and most people were sleeping. I would have appreciated staff stepping in to encourage them to be mindful of others). Towards the end of the flight (which was very early in the morning in both time zones), the lights suddenly came on and breakfast was served. In my opinion, this was too early, and everyone was rudely awoken from sleep. After breakfast was cleared away, the lights went off again for about 45 minutes, allowing people to sleep some more. Then the lights came on again for landing. It seems like if they had served breakfast later, the lights on-lights off-lights on shenanigans could have been avoided, and people could have slept longer (and staff could have rested longer too).

The accommodations are top-notch. The only negative was that both our initial flights were delayed, which caused us to miss one and almost miss the other. The staff immediately handled the missed flight and compensated us for the inconvenience.

You only get a chocolate square and small bottle of water.!

Great except my luggage was. Lost my entire. Trip and I had. To go buy things and waste. Time trying to find. My luggage

Terrible! I missed my flight to my final destination and British airlines and American Airlines keep pointing fingers on each other’s. Nobody wants to take responsibility

Overall, terrific service, accommodations, and experience. Only reason comfort was rated lower was because it was difficult to keep a comfortable sleeping position for the overnight flight, but I also had an economy seat.

Very cramped seats in economy, difficult to get comfortable with your legs and feet and back. The seat width is ok but I’m average size. Food is HORRIBLE. Crew is friendly. Delays and very tight connections made it tough for navigating. We would have missed our connecting flight if it wasn’t delayed too. The terminal transit was slow and normally every 10 minutes before 8pm, after 8 pm is every 30 minutes!!!!! No free wine or drinks!! Below average attitude.

Leg room was better than expected. Lavatory’s were easy to access.crew was grea!

Horrible seat allocation. Boarding was slow. Food was average and so was entertainment. The TV terminal didn't work and so had to use remote.

Lost one checked bag.and wasted 30min waiting and filing missing baggage report. Very unsatisfied.

This was an American Airlines flight. The crew were very unhappy and quite grumpy. Abrupt to the point of being rude. The food was dreadful. Indeed the breakfast was in edible. I will avoid AA at all costs in the future.

As expected for a BA long haul flight in economy - you get what you pay for. Good leg space, in flight entertainment and food and drink provided. Staff on the return flight (overnight) we're a bit brisk and just wanted to get everyone fed and watered before turning the lights down. We're vegetarian so ordered it separately through the booking, although when we were in flight we realised there was a normal and vegetarian option anyway, and we were given vegan. This is fine, however on the return trip we were told there were no more specially ordered meals left, so be aware in case you have specific dietary requirements.

Fare was much lower with a layover in London as I was able avoid numerous landing fees that would have been added to the ticket price had I booked a direct flight to Amsterdam.

We have business class seats from Los Angeles to London. The crew is friendly and provided great service. The flight was very comfortable and very smooth. Will use this airlines again in the future.

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