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Old Feb 12, 19, 12:14 pm
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To Delhi via East or West

I will be off to Delhi in November. Although I live in the east coast, due to personal reasons, I have chosen to fly via the pacific route. First thing I noticed was the number of airlines that fly with a myriad of connections to Delhi. Singapore Airlines might be the best but the fare is a little higher. Since this is likely to be a long flight with at least one stop, comfortable seating would be my first preference. Unfortunately, I can't afford business class for the number of passengers who will be accompanying me. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by Gynob001 View Post
I will be off to Delhi in November. Although I live in the east coast, due to personal reasons, I have chosen to fly via the pacific route. First thing I noticed was the number of airlines that fly with a myriad of connections to Delhi. Singapore Airlines might be the best but the fare is a little higher. Since this is likely to be a long flight with at least one stop, comfortable seating would be my first preference. Unfortunately, I can't afford business class for the number of passengers who will be accompanying me. Any suggestions?
Hi,

Can you afford premium economy? ( or use miles on some airlines?)

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Old Feb 12, 19, 4:21 pm
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I have Delta Sky miles-not sure whether I can use to book in any parent airlines in the west route.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 4:24 pm
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What is your price point? How much are you willing to spend for the RT?
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Hi,

Yuo might be able to use them on Korean air or some of the chinese airlines ( I am not familiar with Sky team/Delta as I am One world ( BA).-you may want to ask on the Delta forum.

If you had been able to go east you could use miles on Virgin Atlantic/Alitalia/ Air France.

I think going west will be considerably longer than going east ( do you want to go straight through or stop off for a day or two enroute?)

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Old Feb 12, 19, 4:47 pm
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I think going west will be considerably longer than going east...
This. Even longer in Economy.
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I did it back in December - went eastbound the whole way. I ended up breaking up the journey on the way there with an overnight connection and then the same on the way home via Singapore. Not sure if that is practical in your situation.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 6:53 am
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Loved the Philippine airline fare and their general reputation but was concerned about the fairly long transit in Manila.
A related question-My trip is in November-how far in advance should I book to get a good fare?
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Old Feb 15, 19, 10:58 pm
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i fly between del & the east coast 7-8 times a year with skyteam....i would definitely not fly via the west coast, specially in economy....it would just take too long....

see if you can fly af & use your dl miles to upgrade to premium economy....
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