This fare is for 2015 travel, so you won’t earn much mileage. We are showing a routing with 100% United operated flights, availability for an all United routing is very limited. More availability is with Swiss codeshared flights under United flights numbers. Outside of mistake fares (e.g., the Wideroe and Etihad deal), this is the one of the cheapest fares we have found this since we launch in August, 2011.
Sample Travel Date:
- March 31st, 2015 – April 7th, 2015
- Valid for travel on the outbound from February 2nd, 2015 – May 13th, 2015. Must purchase at least 7 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=k
- Destination: BOM
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=k
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – EWR (Newark) – BOM (Mumbai) – EWR – SFO
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.
- 2014: 20,722 miles or 4.1 cents per mile.
- March 1st, 2015: 3,825 miles or a difference of 16,897 miles.
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 United. Make sure to select multi-city and enter each segment individually to price. If ITA results an itinerary that includes an airport change (from JFK to EWR), enter that segment as EWR like shown here and it should price.
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