Factfile: the USA
British Airways: The airline flies from Heathrow to Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Dallas, Denver, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle daily, and to Nashville and New Orleans five times a week. It flies twice daily to Chicago, Houston, Miami, New York Newark, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Phoenix, and on certain days to San Francisco and Washington DC. Additionally, the operator flies to Boston four times a day, Los Angeles three times a day, and New York JFK nine times a day. From Gatwick British Airways flies to Fort Lauderdale, Oakland and Las Vegas three times a week, and New York JFK, Orlando and Tampa daily. It also flies to New York JFK from London City Airport six times a week, missing Saturdays.
American Airlines: From Heathrow, the airline flies to Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte twice daily; New York JFK and Chicago four times a day; Dallas three times a day; and operates a daily Raleigh/ Durham service. AA also serves Scotland, flying from Edinburgh to New York JFK daily and from Glasgow to Philadelphia daily. From Manchester, the operator flies daily services to Chicago, Las Vegas and Philadelphia.
Delta Air lines: The airline flies from Heathrow to Atlanta and New York JFK twice daily and operates daily services to Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Oakland, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Denver. It also flies daily to Detroit (twice a day on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday) and to Portland four times a week and St. Louis three times a week. It also serves New York JFK from Edinburgh and Glasgow daily and Atlanta from Glasgow daily.
United Airlines: United operates daily services from Heathrow to Denver and Los Angeles. It flies three times a day to Chicago and Washington DC and operates to Houston and San Francisco twice daily and New York Newark five times a day. From Scotland, United operates daily services to New York Newark from Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as daily services to Chicago and Washington DC from Edinburgh. Additionally, the carrier operates daily services to New York Newark from Manchester.
Virgin Atlantic: Operates direct daily services from London Heathrow to Miami, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, New York Newark and Washington DC; Los Angeles three times a day and twice on Fridays; New York JFK six times a day; and San Francisco twice-daily. Virgin gears its Gatwick operations more towards leisure travellers with flights to Las Vegas six times a week and a daily service to Orlando. Outside of the UK capital, Virgin operates flights out of Manchester to Atlanta, New York JFK and Orlando daily, with services to Boston and Las Vegas twice a week and San Francisco three times a week.
norwegian: The low-cost long-haul operator runs daily from London Gatwick to Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles, which is twice a day on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The carrier flies to Austin and Denver from Gatwick three times a week and operates to New York JFK twice
daily, with the exception of one flight on Wednesdays. Passengers also have the option to fly to Seattle and Orlando four times a week, and Oakland six times a week. The carrier recently announced a new twice-weekly service from Gatwick to Tampa, commencing October 31, and it will increase services to Fort Lauderdale to daily, and additionally offer three flights a week to Las Vegas this winter. From Edinburgh, Norwegian flies to Providence, Rhode Island three