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United Has Resumed Nonstop Flights Between L.A. and London

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United Airlines has resumed nonstop flights between Los Angeles (LAX) And London-Heathrow (LHR) as of April 17, 2022.

This is great news for United frequent flyers based in the L.A. area who can once again fly to the U.K. capital without having to connect at another United hub (or one of its Star Alliance partner’s hubs in Europe).

Here’s a look at the details of United’s latest transatlantic flight resumption.

Fly United Nonstop from L.A. to London Once Again

After 2 long years of being suspended, United’s once-daily nonstop flight between Los Angeles and London has returned with the following schedule:

The route is being flown with the airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with a total capacity of 257 passengers. These aircraft feature 48 Polaris (business class) seats up front, 21 Premium Plus (premium economy) seats, 39 Economy Plus (extra-legroom economy) seats, and 149 standard economy seats.

Hot Tip: Read all about what it’s like to fly Polaris on United’s 787-9 Dreamliner.

A quick search returned round-trip economy fares from $750 in May, while the cheapest round-trip Polaris tickets will set you back at least $3,500, with the best prices being for trips in August.

Of course, you can use United MileagePlus miles to purchase tickets as well.

United’s U.S.-U.K. Network

Los Angeles (LAX) has become the eighth U.S. city with nonstop service to London Heathrow (LHR) on United metal. It joins other gateways including Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), and Washington, D.C. (IAD).

United's routes from the U.S. to London Heathrow (LHR)
United’s routes from the U.S. to London Heathrow (LHR). Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

While United’s 8 gateways with nonstop service to London may seem like a lot, American Airlines offers nonstop service between 11 U.S. cities and the U.K. capital, and British Airways boasts nonstop service between its base at Heathrow and over 25 U.S. cities!

Final Thoughts

United continues to put the pieces of its pre-pandemic route network back together — the resumption of its nonstop Los Angeles to London-Heathrow flights is the latest example of this.

We’re excited to see United connect the 2 cities with nonstop service once again, and it should be very welcome news for any United or Star Alliance flyers.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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