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Flight searches to London from US surge after Queen Elizabeth's death

By Reuters   September 9, 2022 | 04:04 pm PT
Flight searches to London from US surge after Queen Elizabeth's death
People continue to gather in the evening to view flowers at the gates of Buckingham Palace following the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth in London, Britain, September 9, 2022. Photo by Reuters/Kevin Coombs
Travel startup Hopper said on Friday it had noticed a surge in flight searches to London from the United States following the death of Queen Elizabeth.

In the hour of the announcement of the queen's death flight searches to London from the U.S. saw a 49% spike compared with the previous day, according to the company.

This comes at a time when the British pound is weak against the dollar making Britain an appealing tourist destination for people traveling from the United States.

Flight searches from around the world to London airports surged by 40% compared with the previous day, and jumped 41% compared with 3 hours before the announcement of the queen's death, Hopper said.

 
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