Deal alert: Flights to Nepal and India have dropped to $393 R/T

Nov 21, 2019

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If you have plans to visit India or Nepal in 2020, listen up because I have a cheap deal for you. We’re seeing deals from New York (JFK) to New Delhi (DEL) and Kathmandu (KTM) for as low as $393 round-trip. This is rare, as flights to India can hover around $800 round-trip.

The deals are available on China Eastern and China Southern Airlines, and keep in mind that some deals include a long layover in China one-way. We first spotted the deals at Airfare Spot.

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Airline: China Southern, China Eastern
Routes: JFK – DEL/KTM
Cost: $393+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February – March 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Kathmandu (KTM) for $393 round-trip on China Southern:

New York (JFK) to New Delhi (DEL) for $474 round-trip on China Eastern:

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