First-class ticket price to England soars to catch up with the Royal Wedding mania

The Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is creating all sorts of frenzy and throwing people into a tizzy. Just two days away from the big day, people are trying to make it to Britain this week. Although last-minute tickets are still available from New York and Los Angeles, passengers will be in for a huge surprise and sticker shock. Airlines are charging as much as $19,000 to $23,000 for first-class tickets from those destinations to Heathrow airport.

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As per Lisa Kearns of VisitBritain, more than 600,000 tourists plan to visit London during the last weekend of April this year. Many of them intend to be there alongside the wedding route to catch a glimpse of the Royal couple. So it’s no wonder the airlines are trying to cash in. After all, this is once in a lifetime event.

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