Deal Alert: US to India From $541 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
It’s rare to find discounted fares to India, but today we’re seeing some great deals with prices starting from just $541 round-trip. You can fly from all over the US to Mumbai (BOM) and New Delhi (DEL) from March through June 2017.
Flights are operated by Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic, and you’ll have to make a stop in London (LHR) each way. You can earn Delta SkyMiles on both carriers and this route could make a serious dent in your MQM requirement if you’re trying to achieve status with Delta. You’ll want to use Google Flights to find your desired cities and dates, and then use Expedia to complete your booking, since many of the itineraries require you to call Virgin or Jet to book.
Airline: Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic
Routes: ATL/BOS/EWR/JFK/IAD/MIA/SEA/SFO to BOM/DEL
Cost: $541+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March – June
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Washington D.C. (IAD) to Mumbai (BOM) for $541 round-trip in May via Expedia:
New York (JFK) to New Delhi (DEL) for $544 round-trip in June on Virgin Atlantic:
New York (JFK) to Mumbai (BOM) for $551 round-trip in June via Expedia:
Miami (MIA) to Mumbai (BOM) for $579 round-trip in June via Expedia:
Atlanta (ATL) to Mumbai (BOM) for $641 round-trip in May via Expedia:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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