Thanks to British Airways and their partnerships across the Atlantic, travellers can fly direct from London to 28 cities across the USA and connect to over 200 more destinations!

With so many to choose from, it can be a challenge for your customers to decide the best time to visit the USA! So, we've made it easier by rounding up twelve of our top picks of cities, all serviced by convenient British Airways routes, to cover all types of travellers, all year long.

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JANUARY

While the rest of the USA is deep in the winter’s chill, Phoenix remains pleasantly warm. It’s the perfect time explore Arizona’s many hiking routes with the stunning Apache trail and Camelback Mountain nearby, or head further afield for a must-visit trip to the world-famous Grand Canyon.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Phoenix Sky Harbour International in approximately 10 hours 30 minutes daily.

Codeshare: American Airlines flies from London Heathrow to Phoenix Sky Harbour International in approximately 11 hours daily.

 

FEBRUARY

Cultural New Orleans is an intoxicating feast for the senses, with unbelievable cuisine, legendary bars and of course, the musical beats that infiltrate your ears - and dancing feet! We think everyone should experience the city’s Mardi Gras festival at least once – in 2023, it takes place on 21 February.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Louis Armstrong International in approximately 9 hours 50 minutes four times weekly.

Codeshare: Connect to New Orleans with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Dallas Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas International.

 

MARCH

With warm temperatures before the scorching summers commence, March is a great month to experience Texas’ laid back capital. Visitors also flock to Texas in March for the famous South by Southwest festival, a must-visit showcase for innovative music, films and interactive media.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Austin-Bergstrom International in approximately 10 hours 25 minutes daily.

Codeshare: Connect to Austin with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth and New York (JFK and Newark).

 

APRIL

While spring is typically a shoulder season, Washington, D.C. sees a boost of tourism thanks to its National Cherry Blossom festival in early April. With swathes of trees lining Tidal Basin’s world-famous memorials, the photo opportunities are endless.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Dulles International in approximately 8 hours 15 minutes twice daily.

Codeshare: Connect to Washington, D.C. with Aer Lingus from London Heathrow via Dublin, or with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare International, Philadelphia International and Charlotte Douglas International.

 

MAY

The bucket-list destination for families and thrill-seekers alike, May is a fantastic month to visit Orlando. Think less crowds than the winter and summer holidays and pleasant temperatures for days in the theme parks – all without the rainy season downpours!

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Orlando International in approximately 9 hours 20 minutes daily.

Codeshare: Aer Lingus flies direct from Manchester International to Orlando International in approximately 9 hours 45 minutes daily, or connect to Orlando with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Dallas Fort Worth, Philadelphia International, Chicago O'Hare International and Miami International.

 

JUNE

With British Airways brand new route launching in June, it’s perfect time to take off to see Oregon’s coolest city at its most beautiful. It’s an unexpected destination bursting with microbreweries, coffee shops and surrounding natural beauty that’ll have travellers falling in love with its laidback, eccentric lifestyle.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Portland International in 9 hours 50 minutes five times weekly.

Codeshare: Connect to Portland with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Dallas Fort Worth and Los Angeles International.

 

JULY

While Seattle is a rainy city for much of the year, travelling in June gives visitors a welcome respite and the best chance of blue skies – a great backdrop for those hikes to Mount Rainier! It’s a popular time to visit so get your customers booked in quickly to secure the best deals.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Seattle-Tacoma International in 9 hours 45 minutes twice daily.

Codeshare: Connect to Seattle with Aer Lingus from London Heathrow or Manchester International via Dublin, or with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Dallas Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare International and Philadelphia International.

 

AUGUST

Historical Boston could charm visitors no matter the season, but the summer months have a special feel to them, with outdoor gigs, cafes and baseball games galore. There are culinary events galore for the foodies, and nature lovers can head further afield to the stunning Acadia National Park.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Logan International in 7 hours 30 minutes twice daily.

Codeshare: American Airlines flies from London Heathrow to Logan International in approximately 7 hours 25 minutes daily, or connect to Boston with Aer Lingus from Manchester International via Dublin.

 

SEPTEMBER

With fewer crowds and pleasant temperatures, September is a great time for travellers to head to San Francisco. In the city, they can enjoy events such as the San Francisco Fringe festival but we’d be most excited about the whale watching opportunities, with chances of spotting humpback whales and blue whales at this time of year!

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to San Francisco International in 11 hours 05 minutes twice daily.

Codeshare: Connect to San Francisco with Aer Lingus from London Heathrow or Manchester International via Dublin, or with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare International, Phoenix Sky Harbour International, Dallas Fort Worth, Los Angeles International, Chicago O'Hare International, New York (JFK) and Philadelphia International.

 

OCTOBER

After the summer’s humidity has subsided, October brings moderate weather for enjoying a stroll along the cities three rivers. The former Steel City has seen a resurgence of cool with hipster restaurants, museums and sporting events galore – go Steelers!

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Pittsburgh International in 8 hours 05 minutes four times weekly.

Codeshare: Connect to Pittsburgh with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare International, Philadelphia International, New York (JFK) and Charlotte Douglas International.

 

NOVEMBER

Travellers wanting a change from the UK’s gloomy November weather can’t get any better than legendary Sin City. Shoulder season brings great value deals and the cooler weather is perfect for exploring – whether that’s dipping in and out of casinos, shops and hotels or venturing out into the desert canyons.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow to Harry Reid International in 10 hours 40 minutes daily.

Codeshare: Connect to Las Vegas with American Airlines from London Heathrow via Chicago O'Hare International, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbour International, Dallas Fort Worth, New York (JFK), Miami International, Los Angeles International and Charlotte Douglas International.

 

DECEMBER

December – New York

You may have been expecting this and we can’t disappoint! While there’s no bad time to visit New York in our opinion, the ever-popular festive season holds a touch of magic that city lovers can’t get enough of – from skating in front of the Rockefeller tree to Christmas shopping in world-famous department stores.

British Airways flies direct from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to John F Kennedy and Newark Liberty International in approximately 8 hours 11 times daily.

Codeshare: American Airlines flies from London Heathrow to John F Kennedy in approximately 7 hours 55 minutes four times daily. Aer Lingus flies from Manchester International to John F Kennedy in approximately 8 hours 15 minutes daily.