Etihad Airways – $250 – $700: San Francisco / Dallas / Los Angeles / Chicago / New York / Washington D.C. – India, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia . Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Update 10/3/2014 @ 4:30AM Eastern – fare gone.

Etihad is launching service between San Francisco and Abu Dhabi. With the new service, here are some really good sales to selected cities in India and Egypt. None of these tickets are mileage earning.

Here’s what we found from San Francisco:

  • Mumbai, India [BOM] – $519
  • Hyderabad, India [HYD] – $495
  • Chennai, India [MAA] – $525
  • Cairo, Egypt [CAI] – $$496

Update 10/3/2014 @ 2:00AM Eastern – this sale is broader than originally posted. Also available from Los Angeles [LAX], Dallas [DFW], Chicago [ORD], New York [JFK]. Not all destinations are available from each departure city.

Update 10/3/2014 @ 2:10AM Eastern – new cities.

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka [CMB]
  • Katmandu, Nepal [KTM]
  • Moscow, Russia [DME]
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh [DAC]
  • Melbourne, Australia [MEL]
  • Singapore [SIN]
  • Johannesburg, South Africa [JNB]
  • Manila, Philippines [MNL]

Australia is more than $525. More closer to $700.

The last time Etihad a cheap fare to India for around $600 from New York, it lasted like 4 hours. So this will not last. There also could be other cities in the Indian subcontinent and Middle East on sale. If you find any others, let us know.

Update 10/2/2014 @ 2:30AM Eastern – there are so many cities. Here is a complete list of where Etihad flies. Check to see if you get good pricing.

Update 10/2/2014 @ 2:45AM Eastern – from Washington D.C. [IAD] too.

Advice: Do not book any pre-paid hotels with these low price fares yet. Wait for your ticket number at minimum & give it some time.

Gateway to India, Mumbai, India - Photo: Andy Hay via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Gateway to India, Mumbai, India – Photo: Andy Hay via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Mumbai
  • February 9th – 16th, 2015

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from January 16th, 2015 – June 30th, 2015 for Sunday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 90 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • T


  • SFO – AUH (Abu Dhabi) – BOM (Mumbai) – AUH- SFO



  • 18,764 miles or 2.8 cents per mile. This fare does not earn mileage with anyone. Just a cheap fare.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select Etihad
  • If Orbitz fails, try our Priceline or Expedia link. Thanks for your continuing support.



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Background Information:


  • Visa: US Citizens – Required prior to arrival. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Indian Rupee (INR). $1USD = 61.08 INR


  • Visa: US Citizens – Visa on Arrival / $25 for 30 day Visa. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP) $1USD = 7.1 EGP

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Comments (15)

  • Gerardo 8 years ago Reply

    Fare is gone 🙁 tried 5 minutes ago and I got the fare, tried now, around 1000USD

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Gerardo – still manage to book on Orbitz..

    Gerardo 8 years ago

    using orbitz, every time I re-search, every time the fare is disappearing 🙁

    greetings from Mexico!

    Gerardo 8 years ago

    share any of the latest fare you have found please, anyways I have to travel to the states to take the flight…

  • Edgar 8 years ago Reply

    Have you found any LAX to Cairo? I booked a SFO to Cairo in April but want to know if I can get a similar deal out of my local airport.

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Edgar – just try it. we didnt test it, but it should be available for the date range.

  • Gerardo 8 years ago Reply

    LAX – SYD 700 USD including taxes, roundtrip, limited dates

  • Stephanie 8 years ago Reply

    Trying to book SFO-BKK.
    ITA is showing $650 on the calendar, but when i click on a date, price jumps to over $1000
    Does that mean it’s gone?

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Stephanie – probably going away. try to do a booking on Orbitz, Priceline or Expedia and see if it will book.

  • Brian 8 years ago Reply

    Having trouble getting cities from IAD or JFK, how do I find out which cities are part of the sale that leave from these two places

  • Gerardo 8 years ago Reply

    “We’re sorry, the fare for that itinerary is no longer available. The fare for that trip is now $1,214.33”

  • Gerardo 8 years ago Reply

    Fare is definitely gone, I’m glad I was able to buy some trips. You guys rock! Thank you!

  • Jason 8 years ago Reply

    Wish I saw this sooner.

  • Gerardo 8 years ago Reply

    seems like the fare is back via cheapoair!!


    lax -Bangkok

  • Gerardo 8 years ago Reply

    also via webjet… to Singapore, Johannesburg, Lebanon

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