We just got our flights (Jul 21). US Airways (never flown them before) from PHX (we are not seated together) to Charlotte, SC. I am not at home so don't know which airport we arrive at in England. Hope we return from the same England aiport. They have us returning to Phila and then PHX.
Sorry that we're going to miss each other, but I'll be aboard MV Royal Princess for the cruise immediately before yours. We're going to "Scandanavia and Western Europe" (with ports of call at Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Zebrugge (Belgium), and Le Havre, also round trip out of Southampton.
The current aviation treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom restricts flights between the United States and London's Heathrow Airport to two carriers from each country. American Airlines, United Airlines, British Airways, and Virgin Airways are the airlines currently designated by their respective governmetns to operate between the United States and Heathrow under the present treaty. All other airlines operating between the United States and London, including US Scareways (yes, the official airline of Halloween -- have a nice fright!), must use London's Gatwick Airport under the present treaty. The United States is trying to negotiate a new aviation treaty with the United Kingdom that would provide "open skies" (unrestricted access to all routes) between the two countries, but Her Majesty's Government is balking at that proposal.