Do you have any great holiday plans for 2018 that you need to get started with? Any of the long weekend holiday list that you would like to book a holiday for?
Are you waiting for a great time for a great deal to appear online? Well your time is now. There are amazing sales going around the world and Indian travelers are of course in mind of many airlines including the BIG 3 in Middle East named Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Etihad.
The offers range from return fares starting at about Rs 10,000 for the Gulf; Rs 16,000 for southeast Asia; Rs 33,000 for Europe and Rs 55,000 for North America. International fares up to 30% lower than normal ones are currently being offered by several big Indian and foreign airlines on these popular routes.
Jet Airways is offering 20 to 30 percent discount on route to Europe while Turkish Airlines is offering 15% on all domestic and International flights.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad is also giving some serious discounts. It is offering return economy from Delhi to Paris and Los Angeles starting at Rs 38,361 and Rs 54,932, respectively. Qatar Airways’ sales got over on earlier this week under which it had economy return fares starting at Rs 35,000 to London and Rs 54,000 to New York. “The normal price from Mumbai to London return in economy class is priced at Rs 48,000 and Mumbai to New York is Rs 67,000,” the Doha-based airline said.
European airlines are also aggressively countering the attempts by Gulf carriers to get a lion’s share of traffic to and from India. British Airways has a sale on till the month-end under which return fares from India to London start at Rs 40,206 and it is also giving discounts on many of its connecting flights from there. “Flying to Europe, North & South America just got easier. New rules introduced by the UK mean visitors can transit through London without a visa,” the BA site says.
Amsterdam-based KLM says it is giving “dream deals” that must be booked by January 31 and for travel before September 30. Under this, the return fares from Delhi to places like Barcelona and Milan start at Rs 33,500; and New York and Toronto are just under Rs 60,000.
Destinations and Fares
Seychelles (Ethiopian Airlines)
The fare is at INR 19500 from Mumbai. With Ethiopian Airlines, you get a free layover in Ethiopia.
Malaysia/Bali (Malaysian Airlines)
The carrier is offering INR 15,500 for Mumbai to Kuala Lumpur (KL).
INR 18K from Mumbai to Bali
INR 16K from Delhi to KL
INR 25K from Delhi to Bali.
Thailand (Air Asia)
From South India – I am constantly getting Fare of Rs 9000 to Rs 12000 roundtrip from all 4 metros – Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai.
Etihad and Emirates are both vying for your business.
Air Asia is selling tickets with Rs 99 base fare whereas Spice Jet tickets are starting from Rs 769. I am expecting all other carriers to launch something by tomorrow.
Where to find those deals
- Google Flights
Want to get Crazier Fares?
Check flights via Bangalore/Kochi or Colombo, if you flying long distance from India. For North India, Jaipur seems to have great fares on Middle East carriers.