In case you have not noticed, I have been scouted best fares and itineraries for summer trip to Europe from New York area.
Barcelona seemed the best option for 10 days but prices have gone up almost 50%.
Since Barcelona price rise my focus as turned to London, my second option as train to Paris only takes 2 hours and change from St Pancras.
In past 24 hours, a search via Farecompare for departure from Newark on August 24 and return on September 4 comes up with best fare of $790 (RT) via BMI (British Midlands International) if booked through their site.
Unfortunately, once you land on flybmi.com the outbound leg is listed at $401 (close enough) while return flight comes in at $550 which means a RT ticket at $950 not $790, a $160 difference.
I tried to contact someone at the airline for clarification but the contact us page in media center section is bare (for now).
I don't know if the discrepancy is due to a mistake on farecompare side or flybmi.com.
I was just curious enough to want to find out.
(* Books for Cooks image from Visit London facebook page photo gallery)