You Can Now Fly From Stansted To New York For £149 One-Way

You Can Now Fly From Stansted To New York For £149 One-Way

For the first time in a decade, Stansted is running transatlantic flights — and the prices look pretty attractive too.

Low-fare Nordic airline Primera Air is offering one-way fares from Stansted to New York City from £149.

Later in the summer, the airline will also offer routes from Stansted to Boston (from £149 one-way), Toronto (£149) and Washington DC (£199).

And now for the caveat: although Primera Air scores an OK three-out-of-five on TripAdvisor, its TrustPilot reviews are all-out shocking: one-star-out-of-five, from 276 reviews at the time of publishing. One reviewer bluntly states: "You have completely ruined my first trip to NY."


Time will tell if passengers on a shoestring are willing to make potential travel compromises, in exchange for thriftier flights.  Such compromise may well also extend to taking the Stansted Express; it scores a marginally better two stars on TrustPilot.

Last Updated 10 May 2018


I have no experience of Primera Air, but just wanted to say that almost every business that is listed on TrustPilot has a terrible score. That's because hardly any of them solicit TrustPilot reviews, which means that nobody ever goes to that site if they have something positive to say. It just acts as a magnet for bad reviews. So you can have a situation where 99% of customers are happy with the service but none of them go on TrustPilot, whereas every single one of the 1% unhappy customers leaves a 1-star review on TrustPilot. TripAdvisor is totally different because people are in the habit of commenting there regardless of whether it's positive or negative.

Andrew Gwilt

£149 one way isnt that bad. £149.00 is $201.46 one way in the USA.