Delta Flights from New York to Mumbai Now Bookable, 135K Miles for Delta One Suites

May 5, 2019

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Just days after Delta announced that the airline would return to India, flights are now available for booking. Delta will serve Mumbai (BOM) nonstop from its hub at New York-JFK. Flights commence on December 22, 2019, with Delta operating one daily round-trip flight year-round. Travelers hoping to snag a seat on the inaugural flight can still do so and for just 65,000 SkyMiles one-way in economy.

The schedule for Delta’s flights from New York (JFK) to Mumbai (BOM) is as follows:

  • DL24 (from JFK) operates daily year-round. Availability limited during February and March.
  • DL25 (from BOM) operates daily year-round. Availability limited during February and March.
New York (JFK) to Mumbai (BOM) 9:15 p.m. 10:50 p.m. (+1 Day) 16:35 Hours
Mumbai (BOM) to New York (JFK) 12:50 a.m. 6:35 a.m. 14:45 Hours

How to Book Delta’s New NYC to Mumbai Flights

Delta’s new nonstop flights from New York to Mumbai can be booked using either cash or SkyMiles. Availability is relatively widespread over the first few months of service. Flights can be booked from December 22, 2019 through the end of March 2020, at which point Delta’s schedule ends.

Booking Cash Fares

Prices are typical for flights between the eastern US and Asia, with round-trip flights in economy starting at $835. Delta Premium Select starts at $1,997 while Delta One Suites start at $4,119, both prices round-trip. Flights originating from India are noticeably less expensive. Both the inaugural flight from New York and from Mumbai are available.

Sample Economy Round-Trip Fares from JFK

Sample Premium Economy Round-Trip Fares from JFK

Sample Delta One Suites Round-Trip Fares from JFK

Booking With SkyMiles

As of May 5, SkyMiles pricing is quite reasonable and space is widely available. One-way economy redemptions start at just 68,000 SkyMiles. One-way Premium Select redemptions start at 115,000 miles with Delta One Suites available for just 135,000 miles one-way. One-way tickets from the US will incur $5.60 in taxes and carrier-imposed fees while tickets from India will incur $37.73 in taxes and carrier-imposed fees.

Sample One-Way Economy Award Fares from JFK:

Sample One-Way Premium Economy Award Fares from JFK:

Sample One-Way Delta One Suites Award Fares from JFK:

Delta will operate flights between New York and Mumbai with the airline’s fleet of Boeing 777-200LR, featuring Delta One Suites, Premium Select, and an updated economy cabin.

Delta One Suites debuted on the Airbus A350 in 2017 and feature a sliding privacy door among other updated amenities. Be sure to check out TPG’s full review of the new Delta cabin experience.

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Delta One Suites on a refurbished Boeing 777 (Photo by Nick Ellis / The Points Guy)

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