This brand-new budget airline is selling London-Florida flights for just £149

But you’ll have to be quick – the cut-price deals only last until February 27

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
News Editor, Time Out UK and Time Out London
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Yee-haw! There’s a new(ish) transatlantic airline in town, and it’s selling blisteringly cheap tickets for flights between London and Orlando, Florida. Play, an Icelandic carrier founded in 2019, is celebrating the opening of its new route between London Stansted and Orlando International by giving away one-way tickets for just £149.

Which is, by our reckoning, really rather cheap. Round-trip deals are priced at just £225 between the UK capital and Floridian holiday hotspot, which is much less expensive than most current routes. You’ll have to be quick, though – the cut-price deals last only until February 27. But even when Play returns to its standard pricing, its London-Orlando route will still be impressively affordable. The outward leg, for example, will rise in price to just £169.

Which is pretty darn cheap, and it isn’t the only new transatlantic route being offered by Play. Earlier this month it announced new routes between London and New York, which are due to begin this summer. Combined with similarly cheap new routes from American budget airliner JetBlue, both are touted as welcoming in a new era of long-haul budget flying.

With Play’s route, however, there’s a catch. Being an Icelandic carrier, all of Play’s routes stop off in Reykjavik. But that might not necessarily be a bad thing. After all, how better to ease the stress of flying than by taking a break in one of Iceland’s famous geothermal lagoons, or by stretching your legs and taking in some of the country’s jaw-dropping volcanic panoramas?

Play will run three return flights per week between London Stansted and Orlando International Airport, and the new route will start on September 30.

So, what are you waiting for? Play’s promotional offer lasts until midnight on Sunday, February 27. Book tickets here.

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