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[Expired] [Deal Alert] U.S. to India in Business From $2,568 Round-Trip

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Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

It isn’t cheap to fly to India, whether you’re looking to fly up front or in good old economy class. Happily, we’ve found discounted flights in business from all over the U.S. to India.

Let’s go over the details.

Fare Deal — Details

This fare sale comes courtesy of Saudia Airlines, the flag carrier for Saudi Arabia.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: New York (JFK) to Mumbai (BOM)
  • Dates: September 2024 to November 2024, January 2025 to February 2025
  • Rates: As low as $2,568 round-trip

You’ll find the lowest prices on flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Mumbai (BOM), with good availability in September, October, and November.

JFK BOM cash rate
Image Credit: Google Flights

To find the cheapest dates, use Google’s fare calendar to search.

JFK BOM fare calendar
Image Credit: Google Flights

Be aware that Saudia is a dry airline, so you won’t be served any Krug on these flights. However, it does offer a pre-departure date smoothie that’s still one of the best things I’ve ever had on an airline.

Hot Tip:

We flew Saudia business class last year from Jeddah (JED) to Los Angeles (LAX) on a 777-300, and while the soft product needed improvement, the hard product was excellent.

Best Ways To Book

Searching for these flights brings up a number of ways to book, including options via online travel agencies (OTA) or directly with these airlines. It can be a few dollars cheaper to go with an OTA, but you’ll want to be careful about doing so, as they can be frustrating to deal with if you need to make changes or cancellations.

If you decide to go ahead and book with an OTA, rely on a card such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which will earn you 3x Ultimate Rewards points on all travel purchases.

If booking directly with Saudia, The Platinum Card® from American Express will earn 5x Membership Rewards points on flights purchased directly with the airline or through (up to $500,000 per year).

Hot Tip:

Check out our guide to recommended websites and apps that offer flight deal alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

It’s not often that we see good fares in business class on flights to India. With a broad range of dates available and a few different airports to choose from, if you were looking forward to traveling to India in comfort, now is as good a time as any to book this fare deal.

We don’t expect these prices to last long, so if you’re looking to book, jump on it now!

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


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