Cheap business class flights to the United Kingdom
Flying to the United Kingdom in business class doesn’t have to be expensive. Discounted business class airfare to the United Kingdom is available on a variety of airlines to many major hubs throughout the country from the United States. Let’s take a look at these in a bit more detail below as well as five tips for traveling there.
5 useful tips for traveling to the United Kingdom
The best cities to visit in the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is known for its monarchy, rich history dating back to the Anglo-Saxons who founded England, and for a diverse culture that spreads across four countries, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Aside from London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Belfast, these nations offer other gem cities to explore including Bath and Chester in England, Inverness and Aberdeen in Scotland, St. Davids in Wales, and Londonderry and Bangor in Northern Ireland. Each one of these cities has something to offer for every traveler. Here is what we recommend you explore to make your trip much more exciting and memorable.
Top places to visit in the United Kingdom
Bath, located on the western side of England, was named after the baths built by the Romans. It’s no wonder why visiting the Roman Bathhouse dating back to somewhere between 60 to 70CE is a must. You also cannot miss Bath Abbey, a beautiful church established in the 7th century, and the Skyline Walk—a scenic trail surrounding the city.
Another top place to visit in the United Kingdom is Chester in England. You can explore the Chester Cathedral, which was built in a span of 500 years from the 11th to the 16th century; shop at The Rows in the old city center where it’s said that one of the oldest shop fronts in England is located, dating back to 1274; or walk along the City’s walls built by the Romans that are over 2,000 years old.
Moving north of England is Scotland, and although its capital, Edinburgh, is an extraordinary city, getting off the beaten path to explore Inverness and Aberdeen is an excellent choice. Inverness offers visitors one of the most beautiful views of a city in all of the United Kingdom. While there, check out the Cawdor Castle and Gardens dating back to the 15th century, Glenmorangie Distillery for the best whiskey (make sure to sign up for a tour), and the Inverness Castle, which you can tour from the outside while enjoying scenic views along the River Ness.
Located on the other side of Scotland is the city of Aberdeen, known for its gardens and parks. While in Aberdeen, you can enjoy beautiful beaches, golfing, a plethora of shops and restaurants, concerts at the Music Hall, and performances at His Majesty’s Theatre.
Wales is another country to travel to in the United Kingdom, and although it’s one of the smaller nations in the United Kingdom, it’s not to be missed. The nation’s capital, Cardiff, is the most popular city for tourism, but one of our favorite cities to visit is St. Davids, located 4 hours by train or 2 hours driving from Cardiff. While in St. Davids, check out St. David’s Cathedral, constructed on top of a chapel from the 6th century, Whitesands Bay for some beachside fun, and Bishop’s Palace—a palace in ruins dating back to the 6th century. It’s a perfect weekend getaway destination.
Northern Ireland may not be at the top of every traveler’s list, but two of its charming cities—Londonderry and Bangor—are a must. In Londonderry, also known as Derry, there’s the St. Columb’s Cathedral, built in the 1630s, the Tower Museum where you can learn about Derry’s history, and an 18th and 19th-century area called Craft Village where you can shop and dine. On the other side of Wales is its oldest city, Bangor. Due to its location, Bangor was a popular resort town in the 1800s. The best part of Bangor is the Penrhyn Castle, featuring Victorian Kitchens, a Railway Museum, and a Walled Garden. There’s also the Snowdon National Park with gorgeous waterfalls and breathtaking views, and the oldest Cathedral in Britain, Bangor Cathedral, constructed in 525 CE. For those who like to shop, High Street is a great spot for boutiques.
Regardless of where in the United Kingdom you end up, there’s a vast variety of things to do and see in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Main international airports in the United Kingdom
Traveling to the largest cities in business class in the United Kingdom can be easily achieved thanks to the many international airports available. The main international airports in the region include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and London Stansted in England; Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport in Scotland; Cardiff Airport and Inverness Airport in Wales; Belfast International Airport in Northern Ireland.
The best time to visit the United Kingdom
Visiting different cities throughout the United Kingdom can be adventurous regardless of the season. However, if you’re looking to enjoy warm and dry weather, then spring is the best time to visit the United Kingdom (March to May). If you want to enjoy the onset of fall combined with cooler yet still beautiful weather, then fall (September to October) is the best time to visit the United Kingdom. Summer months can not only be quite warm but they are also the busiest months for tourism.
Flying time from the United States to the United Kingdom
Depending on where you are flying from in the United States to the United Kingdom, flight times can range from 6 to 17+ hours. From the West Coast such as Los Angeles, the average flight time to Edinburg is a little over 13 hours, to Cardiff, it’s 17 hours. From the East Coast such as New York or Boston, flights to London are about 6 to 7 hours, 12 to 14 hours to Cardiff, and 9 to 10 hours to Belfast. A few airlines offer direct flights, but many flights (especially those coming from the West Coast of the United States) have a stopover.
Best business class airlines to fly to the United Kingdom
The best business class airlines to fly to the United Kingdom are:
Polaris on United Airlines
Club World on British Airways
Mint Studio on JetBlue
Delta One on Delta Air Lines
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class
Flagship® Business on American Airlines.
Regardless of which airline you decide to fly, your entire business class experience is sure to be relaxing and enjoyable from the moment you arrive at the airport until you land at your final destination.
How to get cheap business class tickets to the United Kingdom with Voyagu
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