TKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3500 times:
Despite rumours of the winter open skies not happening due to liberalised bilaterals, it seems the Indian govt is going ahead this time too with some slight restrictions. November to March, airlines can bring in bigger capacity aircraft during the 5 months, however additional frequencies is only from December 01 to Jan 31 and not for the entire period.
LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3288 times:
A friend of mine bought his LAX-BOM economy ticket on AI for $1850, leaving on Dec 16 and returning on Jan 2. This is the most he has ever paid for travel to India in December. He was getting a cheaper deal on Emirates but didn't want to fly them as he is uncomfortable flying through Middle East and dealing with a 2 stop flight.
Pomnath From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
Please ask him to take a look at the non online carriers like Eva for all stations, Korean (for non-BOM), or even UA via Bangkok. All these airlines connect on to Indian Airlines (IC) for a lot of smaller airports in India (including PNQ w.e.f. 13th Dec'05) at overall rates which are cheaper than flying direct.
Yes, some of these low-rates are quoted from India, but you can ask for PTAs at a slightly higher cost for journeys originating elsewhere.
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8): His agent quoted him even higher prices on SQ and MH. I think the fares you are quoting are for travel starting from India.