Bargain Airfares for India - How to save money on airline tickets.

   Airlines generally have a certain number of tickets available at a lower price and these sell out fast. Book early, the earlier you book the chances are the more you save.  I have found that for overseas flights to India. Airlines seem to charge more if you travel on a Friday or Saturday. So if possible be flexible with your dates.  Some cheaper tickets have restrictions like no date change etc. I used Korean airlines a few months back to travel from Seattle to Mumbai at a discounted fare and the ticket specified that one change in return date was allowed. Additional changes cost $150. So read the fine print before booking.  Compare several airlines fares. When comparing several airlines compare the final fare and not just the advertised price. Remember airlines now also seem to be adding on fuel surcharges etc to the final price of tickets. If you are offered a cheap ticket, check the route to make sure you are not going to be changing flights a few times or wait several hours for connecting flights at airports.  For airfares to India, It may be a good idea to check with the ethnic travel agents in your city. They sometimes have deals of with airlines and can offer some bargain prices for airline tickets. So how do you find the ethnic travel agents? I normally pickup a free ethnic newspaper from some of the ethnic stores in my area and browse through the advertisements. Make reservations at least a few weeks in advance usually helps getting a lower rate. If you try to make a reservation to fly out within a week, expect to pay premium prices. With the Internet at your disposal you now have the advantage shopping around to find the best value for airline tickets. Google flights is one of my favourite website when looking for bargain airfares. Regardless of where you wish to fly to or from. Visit Google flights first, here is their url: https://www.google.com/flights. Google does not sell airline tickets but simply provides you with airfares for the date and destination of your choice from several airlines. This way you can easily compare. If you like a fare, you can go ahead and make the booking directly with the carrier.

Are airfares for International travel cheaper in India?

 This is a question that may have crossed the minds of several Non Resident Indians who live abroad and travel to India frequently. On several occasions we see advertisements by travel agents in India advertising airfares for flights to international destinations like New York, London, Toronto or Sydney. Some of these airfares are so cheap that some of us living abroad often wonder whether it would be cheaper to buy airline tickets in India or perhaps travel to India on a one way ticket and then buy the return air ticket from India. If you are thinking of doing any such thing then I would advise you examine your options carefully. Consider the following: In most cases, buying one way fares to any destination costs more than a return fare. This may not be true for local travel within India, but for international fares this certainly appears to be the case.  Check the advertised fare in India. Currently one of the leading travel agents in Delhi is advertising a Delhi to New York return fare for Indian Rupees 34,569 + Tax. The Indian rupee fare when converted to US dollars, works out to approximately only 785 USD and does look very tempting. Many travelers do not realize that the tax has to be added and in this case the tax alone is Rupees 16,597 this takes the total price of the Indian fare from Rupees 34,569 to Rupees 51,156.  When converted to US dollars we have a grand total of 1162 US Dollars. This is very  much in line with discounted fares that are advertised in the United States. When you consider that it is possible to buy a New York to Delhi return ticket usually for around 700USD plus tax. We can realize that there are no big savings in buying airline tickets from India if you reside overseas. 
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Bargain Airfares for India - How to save money on airline tickets.  Airlines generally have a  certain number of tickets available at a lower price and these sell out fast. Book early, the earlier you book the chances are the more you save.  I have found that for overseas flights to India. Airlines seem to charge more if you travel on a Friday or Saturday. So if possible be flexible with your dates.  Some cheaper tickets have restrictions like no date change etc. I used Korean airlines a few months back to travel from Seattle to Mumbai at a discounted fare and the ticket specified that one change in return date was allowed. Additional changes cost $150. So read the fine print before booking.  Compare several airlines fares. When comparing several airlines compare the final fare and not just the advertised price. Remember airlines now also seem to be adding on fuel surcharges etc to the final price of tickets. If you are offered a cheap ticket, check the route to make sure you are not going to be changing flights a few times or wait several hours for connecting flights at airports.  For airfares to India, It may be a good idea to check with the ethnic travel agents in your city. They sometimes have deals of with airlines and can offer some bargain prices for airline tickets. So how do you find the ethnic travel agents? I normally pickup a free ethnic newspaper from some of the ethnic stores in my area and browse through the advertisements. Make reservations at least a few weeks in advance usually helps getting a lower rate. If you try to make a reservation to fly out within a week, expect to pay premium prices. With the Internet at your disposal you now have the advantage shopping around to find the best value for airline tickets. Google flights is one of my favourite website when looking for bargain airfares. Regardless of where you wish to fly to or from. Visit Google flights first, here is their url: https://www.google.com/flights. Google does not sell airline tickets but simply provides you with airfares for the date and destination of your choice from several airlines. This way you can easily compare. If you like a fare, you can go ahead and make the booking directly with the carrier.

Are airfares for International travel

cheaper in India?

 This is a question that may have crossed the minds of several Non Resident Indians who live abroad and travel to India frequently. On several occasions we see advertisements by travel agents in India advertising airfares for flights to international destinations like New York, London, Toronto or Sydney. Some of these airfares are so cheap that some of us living abroad often wonder whether it would be cheaper to buy airline tickets in India or perhaps travel to India on a one way ticket and then buy the return air ticket from India. If you are thinking of doing any such thing then I would advise you examine your options carefully. Consider the following: In most cases, buying one way fares to any destination costs more than a return fare. This may not be true for local travel within India, but for international fares this certainly appears to be the case.  Check the advertised fare in India. Currently one of the leading travel agents in Delhi is advertising a Delhi to New York return fare for Indian Rupees 34,569 + Tax. The Indian rupee fare when converted to US dollars, works out to approximately only 785 USD and does look very tempting. Many travelers do not realize that the tax has to be added and in this case the tax alone is Rupees 16,597 this takes the total price of the Indian fare from Rupees 34,569 to Rupees 51,156.  When converted to US dollars we have a grand total of 1162 US Dollars. This is very  much in line with discounted fares that are advertised in the United States. When you consider that it is possible to buy a New York to Delhi return ticket usually for around 700USD plus tax. We can realize that there are no big savings in buying airline tickets from India if you reside overseas. 

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