As we near the end of summer, there’s one thing we’re looking forward to: lower airfare this fall. And if you’re hoping to hop aboard a plane to far-flung locales, you’re in luck. Cathay Pacific -- consistently voted a top airline by Skytrax and other industry experts -- is offering round-trip flights in economy to select destinations in India, from $766 per person.The airline’s September Deal of the Month discounts flights by up to 20 percent for trips through December 9, available for booking until September 27. Take off from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York/Newark and head to exciting destinations like Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, or Calcutta.
Here are some sample prices:
- $803.87 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Delhi (DEL), departing October 1 and returning October 8
- $769.01 from Newark (EWR) to Mumbai (BOM), departing November 16 and returning November 24
- $766.75 from Chicago (ORD) to Bengaluru (BLR), departing November 30 and returning December 8
These rates are a bargain compared to prices for winter travel. For instance, a round-trip flight from Newark to Mumbai, taking off next January 8 and returning January 16, would cost $1,149. Want to hold off on that trip from Chicago to Bengaluru? Expect airfare around $1,075 for the last week of January.
For all those savings, rest assured that you'll be treated to one of the best flying experiences today. The new economy class aboard Cathay Pacific is thoughtfully designed, with a few neat options to store your personal belongings inflight. Besides a coat hook, there's a cup holder that you can use without having to lower the tray table -- which is bi-folded for freeing up more space -- and an amenity storage area for other possessions. The typical journey includes two meals, unlimited beverages (including alcohol) and snacks, and more than enough hours of movies, TV shows, music, and games to last the flight.