Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 436 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
Just as an alternative to the options you have considered, it might be worth investigating if/when Biman will resume their JFK service. It might happen soon with introduction of more 777s, and would certainly would make the journey interesting, but there is always a risk of delays even on new aircraft, and you might loose some of your available 10 days.
If you go with CO, you would have to estimate another US$400+ for DEL-DAC return.
Btw, may I ask about that train service between CCU and DAC you mentioned? I like train rides and would certainly try it if I could. A good way to see the country outside of the cities.
Ojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2785 posts, RR: 23 Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 1678 times:
Given that you have to drive anyways, here is what I can suggest.
Stick to Etihad airways, as it will at least ensure that your travel times are quick and that you have a choice of a good airline. A one stop option with Air India is available as well ( JFK - BOM - DAC and v.v). Connection times both ways decent.
Going to CCU and reaching there at 0100 hrs and then catch your train does not sound too appealing.
If you fly CO, you may have to use BOM again as they have a late night flight out of BOM to DAC.
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Aeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 384 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
I dont know how much he spent but a friend of mine here in MIA had to go to Bang. as his grandmother died over Christmas and flew MIA-LHR-DXB-DAC with AA and Emirates. I hope they got a good deal as a family of 6! So if you can get to London from somewhere close thats an option.
Planeguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1066 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1630 times:
Call it a bit of a strange option, but what about US PHL-LHR and the Biman to DAC. Would have a layover at LHR -but great for spotting. And if you want to avoid PHL or US, any of the LHR flights would work from EWR, IAD, etc.
OB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 325 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
Thank you, everyone, for the replies. If I had to decide now, I would probably go with Etihad, as it appears to be the option least likely to cause me trouble. Of course, Biman would be a lot of fun too - although I don't believe the 777 will have the flowered seats, he he he.
Quoting Loran (Reply 1): Btw, may I ask about that train service
between CCU and DAC you mentioned?