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Flight prices to India

 
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These are just general observations:
A friend of mine had to shell out about 2000$ since it is peek period during jun-july(and nov-december is also peek period).

Even with so much demand there are very less options to fly into Hyderabad(3 times a week on Lufthansa and daily on Emirates) if you are flying through Europe. Lufthansa says they want to fly daily but since they had a agreement with Air-India they can not. Air india can not supplement the other 4 days because they are waiting for new planes.

A colleague of mine flew to China for about $750.

I guess it is supply and demand that keeps the flying prices to india well north of 1300 bucks.
 
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Where r u flying from
for us in australia it is 1200 approx in off peak time and 950 AUD to china.
This is return tickets.
our peak time is nov to jan
so may be if you try a country connecting india like uae or singapore or thailand it would surely work out cheaper.
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Originally posted by Ajay Mathew:
Where r u flying from
for us in australia it is 1200 approx in off peak time and 950 AUD to china.
This is return tickets.
our peak time is nov to jan
so may be if you try a country connecting india like uae or singapore or thailand it would surely work out cheaper.
Jay



Flying from US to India. UAE is not cheap, as i commented Emirates is actually more expensive than Lufthansa if you are flying into Hyderabad(instead of going through Bombay/Delhi/Madras and changing to domestic airport).

Jet airways is right about starting to fly from Newyork(newark infact), that will at least give a great customer service option from a indian airline.

BTW I would consider Air India as a last option, due to prior experience I had flying with them.
 
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or try Northwest via Amsterdam. I don't know their prices but they could be worth checking out.
 
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Virgin atlantic has started London Mumbai flight.Last time I heard these flight will be cheaper than other airlines.

[ June 13, 2005: Message edited by: Arjunkumar Shastry ]
 
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Originally posted by Arjunkumar Shastry:
Virgin atlantic has started London Mumbai flight.Last time I heard these flight will be cheaper than other airlines.

[ June 13, 2005: Message edited by: Arjunkumar Shastry ]



We usually buy the flight tickets to India from trvel agents in USA. They are provided through so called consolidators(these consolidators buy tickets from airlines like Lufthansa in thousands and resell them). Almost all the travel agents I spoke to never even mention Virgin since they are not yet in this consolidation game. They have to be in it so we consumers can see the savings.
 
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