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One-Day India Sale - Up to 50% off Y awards to BOM

One-Day India Sale - Up to 50% off Y awards to BOM

Old Aug 20, 19, 7:54 am
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One-Day India Sale - Up to 50% off Y awards to BOM

Just announced to me via email and live on .bomb... looks like UA is trying to drum up interest in the re-started EWR-BOM. Of course it's Y nly.

Highlights

Book by 23:59 local today (20 August).
Travel dates 8 September to 3 November.

Discount fares by status and CC level: 50/47/42.5k for GM/Gold/1K with CC (round your status up), and 60/55/50 without Chase card.

Terms

1.
This offer for discounted Saver Awards is available to all MileagePlus members.

2.
Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel in United Economy on routes from the U.S. and Canada to Mumbai.

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Tickets must be booked no later than 11:59 p.m. local time on August 20, 2019.

4.
Offer is valid for travel beginning on or after September 8, 2019, and completed on or before November 3, 2019.

5.
Blackout dates do not apply.

6.
Discounted Saver Award is combinable with other award types as long as the itinerary is roundtrip (e.g., a member can book a Standard Award for the outbound portion of an itinerary and a Saver Award for the return portion, or vice versa) but only the flight segments purchased with a qualifying Saver Award will be eligible for a discount.

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For this offer, "roundtrip" is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel ending at the origin city, and with all segments on flights operated by United Airlines. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do not qualify for the discount. Stopovers are not permitted. A booking service charge may apply for travel booked less than 21 days before departure.

8.
Discounted pricing will vary by itinerary and will vary among members based upon MileagePlus program status and whether or not members are United Chase cardmembers. Please log in on united.com to see offer pricing applicable to you.

9.
Award pricing is subject to change without notice.

10.
Qualifying existing award tickets may be reissued, upon request, to the award sale mileage. They are subject to the award change policy, including any applicable service fees.

11.
Passenger is responsible for all taxes, fees, baggage fees and surcharges applicable to award travel, including, with respect to government imposed taxes and fees, September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way trip that does not include a government defined stopover, US Customs, Immigration and APHIS User Fees of $16.73 for each international arrival in the U.S.; and non-U.S. government ticket taxes, fees and airport charges may add up to $300 per ticket as of January 1, 2019. Such taxes, fees and surcharges must be paid at the time of ticketing and are subject to change. Any valid unused award ticket may be returned to the MileagePlus Service Center, for a service charge, up to one year from the date of issue. Award seats are subject to availability and capacity-control restrictions apply. For more information on MileagePlus award travel visit united.com/awards.

12.
Saver award discount is only valid for air travel.

13.
Travel on award tickets is not eligible for mileage accrual in United MileagePlus or any other loyalty program.

14.
This offer is not combinable with other offers.

15.
Changes to travel itineraries are permitted in advance. Changes may be subject to additional service fees of up to $125 per ticket (based on account status at the time when the miles were redeemed).

16.
If a wholly unused ticket is exchanged for travel outside of the promotion period or travel that does not otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this promotion, the mileage will be credited back into the member's account, subject to an applicable service charge, and a new ticket will be issued at the mileage redemption rate commensurate with the new award. Any changes made after the sale ticketing period ends will require a reissue of the entire ticket and sale pricing will not apply. Any changes made after the sale ticketing period ends will require a reissue of the entire ticket and sale pricing will not apply.

17.
If the value of a partially used ticket is applied to travel outside of the promotion period, the traveler must purchase a new one-way ticket or redeem a new one-way award at the applicable mileage-redemption rate. The unused return portion of the ticket is not valid for travel and cannot be credited back into the member's account.

18.
Redemption of additional award miles may be required if any portion of the itinerary is outside of the promotion period or does not otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this promotion.

19.
This offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

20.
Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits and services.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 8:26 am
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Tourist visa costs about $137.5 each person (up to 60 days stay). This is pricy, compared to $140 for 10-yr Chinese visa.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
Tourist visa costs about $137.5 each person (up to 60 days stay). This is pricy, compared to $140 for 10-yr Chinese visa.
eVisa is $100 (+2.5% CC processing fee). A regular tourist visa allows multiple entries over five years.

Not the same as the Chinese visa, but also not quite as bad as you've suggested.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
Tourist visa costs about $137.5 each person (up to 60 days stay). This is pricy, compared to $140 for 10-yr Chinese visa.
eVisa for a US citizen is US$100, plus a 2.5% "bank charge" (less for many other countries - as with some other countries US citizens pay more based on reciprocity)

However literally today India announced changes that could make this much cheaper - https://www.financialexpress.com/lif...eriod/1680565/
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Old Aug 20, 19, 8:54 am
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How do you get rid of service fees of $35 charged by some companies? Is there an Indian government site that you can apply for an e-visa directly?

Edit: $137.5 = 100 + 2.5 (CC charge) + 35 (company service fees).

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Old Aug 20, 19, 8:58 am
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Getting and Indian visa was the most painful thing I’ve even endured, including several root canals and a colonoscopy.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 10:27 am
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Getting and Indian visa was the most painful thing Iíve even endured, including several root canals and a colonoscopy.
Try obtaining a Pakistan visa.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
How do you get rid of service fees of $35 charged by some companies? Is there an Indian government site that you can apply for an e-visa directly?

Edit: $137.5 = 100 + 2.5 (CC charge) + 35 (company service fees).
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Originally Posted by milepig View Post
Getting and Indian visa was the most painful thing I’ve even endured, including several root canals and a colonoscopy.
What was the issue? It was pretty straight forward for me, other than the bad UI experience. Got evisa approval within 2 days.

Chinese visas are worse. It's gotten better, but before the 10-year visa came in play, I dreaded how often you would have to reapply. Of course, you pay more as a US passport holder than other countries.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 2:47 pm
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Getting and Indian visa was the most painful thing Iíve even endured, including several root canals and a colonoscopy.
In my experience, getting an Indian Visa is painful, however getting an Indian eVisa is pain-free.

My last Indian visa took over 4 weeks before I asked for the application to be cancelled as I needed my passport back. My subsequent Indian eVisa took about 6 hours to be approved and was as simple as a webform.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by mecabq View Post
Try obtaining a Pakistan visa.
Currently going through that process without anesthesia.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 11:20 pm
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Sure, you can apply for an e-visa online relatively easily but when you land in India you see that there's a special line for folks with an e-visa that's all backed up. If you happen to land in Mumbai, the segregated section for e-visa holders has a window where you can watch holders of standard visas move through passport control rather quickly as you wait and wait...
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