Airfare Deal – Virgin Atlantic: San Francisco – Mumbai, India (with Stopover in London). $1,181. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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Delta recently acquired 49% of Virgin Atlantic and as a result, fares are now mileage earning with Delta. Here’s a good deal to Mumbai. We will also show a stopover in London.

Mumbai, India. Photo: babasteve, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Mumbai, India. Photo: babasteve, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • February 3rd, 2014 – February 11th, 2014

Fare Availability:

Partner Fare Class:

  • X

Stopover:

  • One stopover permitted for free on either the outbound or return. Free does not mean the fare will still total $1,181. There are additional fees and taxes for entering and staying in London for more than 24 hours.

Routing:

  • SFO – LHR (London) – BOM (Mumbai) – LHR – SFO

Mileage:

  • 19,662 miles or 6.0 cents per mile. Virgin Atlantic is a Delta partner. This fare is 100% elite qualifying and mileage earning. Provide the checkin agent with your Delta SkyMiles number for credit.

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Stopover:

Virgin Atlantic has the friendliest stopover search engine out there. It is so simple, we wonder why more carriers don’t have this functionality. From the flight search menu, just check the stopover option:

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We are using the screenshot from yesterday’s deal from Washington D.C. to Mumbai.  It will then ask you how long you want your stopover to be. We picked one on the return and then it priced out the itinerary for us.

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With the stopover, it is about $120 more. This is correct despite stopovers being free. The additional $120 is comprised of United Kingdom departure taxes and other fees. If we were traveling on this itinerary, we would definitely take advantage of the stopover.

How to Book:

Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa required prior to arrival. Prices vary. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Indian Rupee (INR). $1USD = 59.66 INR

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:

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