Sweet: Direct US-India Returns Around $600 This October


United Airlines is currently offering some very tempting economy return fares around the $600 mark on some of its direct US-India routes this coming October. Let’s see which intercontinental corridors these apply to, and how you can find and book them.

United 777 and 787
United’s 777 and 787 aircraft ply its US-India routes. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

The flights

Few intercontinental markets are booming quite like US-India at the moment, and Bangalore (BLR) alone will see three new routes from the US this year. One of these is operated from San Francisco (SFO) by US legacy carrier and Star Alliance member United Airlines.

In addition to this exciting new route, United also offers great-value fares from San Francisco and New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to another Indian destination.

Specifically, fares around or even under $600 can be found throughout October when flying with United from these cities to Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). United operates Boeing’s ultra-long-haul capable 777 and 787 ‘Dreamliner’ aircraft on these routes.

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United Airlines Boeing 777-300(ER)
United’s new San Francisco-Bangalore route is a notable sign of the US-India market’s booming growth. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

The dates

You can find and book examples of these exciting fares at the following links.


These are just a few examples of the dates available, and Air India also represents an exotic alternative for less than $20 more on certain dates. With flights ranging from 14 to 17.5 hours long depending on the route, these itineraries certainly offer the chance to sample ultra-long-haul intercontinental travel at comparatively low prices!