HOLY SMOKES: Several US Cities to India from $236 Roundtrip

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Here’s a great find from Fly4Free.

Gandhi’s home in Mumbai

It appears that you can travel between September and March on Etihad from New York, DC, Los Angeles and perhaps other gateways to cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Trivandrum starting at just $236 roundtrip.

Most sites will show you fares starting perhaps at around $750, which is pretty good for US-India indeed.

However you’ll find these nearly unprecedented fares searching airfare metasearch site Momondo.

Wait after booking to ensure you get tickets issued, and then give it a few days before making additional non-refundable travel plans just in case Etihad decides they want to renege on such a deep discount offer for travel to India, a case of seller’s remorse.

Taj Palace Mumbai

In theory an airline refusing to honor a sale like this would have to reimburse any out of pocket costs you incurred but there’s not much history with enforcement of that particular DOT statement so I’d still not test it.

Etihad Airbus A380

There are plenty of options for where to credit miles from these flights though note that most discount Etihad fares now only earn 25% of flown distance with American AAdvantage.

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  1. Smoke is right…that is what you will be breathing in India. You couldn’t pay me to go back there. I am surprised that they aren’t all dropping over form lung disease.

  2. @Gene – your view is extremely narrow and imperial. You may not want to go back to India, and that’s completely fine, but saying you’re surprised that “they aren’t all dropping over form (sic) lung disease” is rude and condescending. The least you can do is respect the people in India since they, like you, are human beings.

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