Outside of the USA, Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania is probably best known as the city near which classic 1990s Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day (pictured) takes place (set in the small town of Punxsutawney, although it was actually filmed in Woodstock, Illinois!)
British Airways has just announced they will shortly become the only airline to offer a direct flight from the UK to Pittsburgh. From April 2, 2019 the airline will launch a year-round four-per-week service to the Pennsylvanian city from London Heathrow.
The route will be operated by one of British Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, kicking off with special return fares from £600 in World Traveller and £1068 in World Traveller Plus.
The new flights will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the BA0171 departing from London Heathrow at 5.00pm and landing into Pittsburgh at 8.15pm, while the BA0170 will leave Pittsburgh at 9.50pm, arriving into London at 10.25am the following day.
So, if you want to see the real Groundhog festival, February 2, 2019 is the next time they’ll be asking the groundhog if he can see a shadow and predict the end of winter. Punxsutawney is about 85 miles north of Pittsburgh.
British Airways launched direct flights from the UK to Nashville, Tennessee in March.