Cheap Flights To The United States of America

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Student flights from the UK to the US

The USA is the ultimate travel destination and we’re thrilled to be able to offer cheap student flights to get you there for less. This is a country with an enormous diversity of things to see and do. In addition, it’s a top place for study abroad placements for UK students and for paid work opportunities, like summer camps.

When it comes to attractions, the list is practically endless. East to west, north to south, the USA is packed with world-class experiences, from the majestic skyline of New York City, to the endless beaches of Miami, to the blues bars of New Orleans, to the jaw-dropping scenery of Montana, to San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

We’ve teamed up with all the major airlines that fly from the UK to America, so search today and find the best student deals on the market.

map of the US

What are the main US airport hubs?

The US has plenty of large cities and as such, plenty of large airport hubs. These are dotted all over the enormous country, and include New York, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami and Las Vegas.

How to fly from the UK to the US

You have plenty of options with flying from the UK to the US. Plus, on account of the Atlantic Ocean, which isn’t known for its runways, pretty much every flight you find yourself on will be direct. All the UK’s main departure points, from London to Manchester to Birmingham to Edinburgh to Belfast, will have routes connecting with pretty much all the USA’s major hubs, including New York, Washington and Boston on the east coast, and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle on the west coast.

When is the best time to fly to the US?

The US is a year-round destination with seasons that match the UK. The more northern parts of the country will get much colder than the UK in winter, with heavy snow practically a guarantee in cities like New York and Boston (though it won’t be constant). Spring and autumn (called ‘Fall’ in the states) are good times to visit, especially the latter, which sees some truly glorious colours take over places like New England. Summer can be an incredible time to visit for swimming and other outdoor activities, although temperatures in the southern states can easily reach 35°C and higher during summer months.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to the US?

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Why do British students love visiting the US?

Because it’s amazing! The Brits as a whole tend to love the US, due to its huge size (road trip, anyone?), beautiful natural scenery, buzzing cities, and energetic population. There are heaps of study abroad options in the US for British students, and the country can be lived in on a student budget if you plan carefully. British students and young people can also work and earn money in the States if they obtain the correct visa.

US universities and campuses

American universities and campuses

America has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including heavyweights like Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, and MIT. All of these are open to international study placements, but you will be encountering some fierce competition. But for more ‘normal’ universities, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a placement, and it could just be one of the greatest educational experiences of your life.

American lifesytle and culture

American lifestyle and culture

America is a hugely diverse country, one of the most multicultural in the world, and it’s hard to summarise its culture in a single paragraph. But one thing that can be said is that this is a country where anything is possible (ever heard of the American Dream?) and just being here will imbue you with a sense of positivity and a can-do attitude. Lifestyle will vary greatly depending on where in the country you are—from big, buzzing cities like New York and Los Angeles to smaller cities and towns with plenty of charm, like Portland, Oregon or New Orleans, Louisiana.

Visit the US on a student budget

Exploring the US on a student budget

The US is quite similar to the UK when it comes to general living costs. As a tourist in any of the main cities, you’ll find that many of the top attractions are free, or can be experienced with a student discount. However, to get out to the more wild parts of the country, you may need to hire a car or join a tour, which can drive costs up a bit. Hotels are more popular than hostels, although you can still find budget accommodations if you look for them. Home shares and Airbnb is an option for affordable accommodations as well.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to the US

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