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After a Decade, Delta Will Return to India

Delta Air Lines has announced it will begin nonstop flights between the United States and Mumbai, India, next year, resurrecting a route it last served in 2009. The airline has attributed new agreements between the United States and the United Arab Emirates and Qatar that address the issue of government subsidies as the catalyst that…

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Delta Air Lines has announced it will begin nonstop flights between the United States and Mumbai, India, next year, resurrecting a route it last served in 2009.

The airline has attributed new agreements between the United States and the United Arab Emirates and Qatar that address the issue of government subsidies as the catalyst that will allow Delta to move forward with India service. The market has long been “economically unviable,” asserts the airline, due to oversaturation by the government-subsidized, state-owned Middle Eastern carriers.

“It is exciting to be able to announce Delta’s return to India from the U.S. as part of our vision to expand Delta’s reach internationally,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “We are thankful to the president for taking real action to enforce our Open Skies trade deals, which made this new service possible. We are looking forward to providing customers in the U.S. and India with Delta’s famously reliable, customer-focused service operated by the best employees in the industry.”

Delta has said that full schedule details will be announced later this year, but in the meantime, the service remains subject to government approval.

Delta also announced it will expand its existing codeshare relationship with Jet Airways to provide connections from Mumbai on to other destinations within India. The codeshare expansion also remains subject to government approvals.

Delta has announced a rash of new air service in recent days. Starting Memorial Day weekend, 11 routes—some new and some returning—will increase connections between the United States and Europe, including the airline’s first-ever service to the Azores.

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American Airlines Offering Roundtrip Fares as Low as $32

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Granted, there are very few people taking to the air these days in the wake of the devastating global spread of the coronavirus.

But American Airlines, for whatever reason, is offering one of those crazy once-in-a-lifetime deals.

As first reported by One Mile At A Time, American has a fare through the month of April where you can fly from Miami to Los Angeles for $16 each way.

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Yep, that’s right – $32 roundtrip to go coast to coast.

No doubt it’s one of the most eye-catching, startling fares ever offered, even better than when some airlines run a buy one/get one special. Not that we didn’t believe One Mile At A Time, one of the most well-respected and well-read aviation blogs out there, but we had to see this for ourselves.

Sure enough, when TravelPulse checked it out on Sunday, the fare had increased.

By eight whole dollars.

Choosing random dates and leaving Miami International Airport for Los Angeles International on April 22 and returning April 29, the fare for basic economy was $40 roundtrip. Want a better seat? Main cabin fares were just $96 roundtrip. (Forget about first class. You didn’t think American was that generous, did you? Those fares were $854 roundtrip.)

For the month of May, again choosing random dates and leaving Miami on May 13 and returning May 20, we found basic economy roundtrip fares for $56 and main cabin for $121.

So who’s going to take a flyer on these fares while the virus is still raging?

Certainly, there will be some folks, especially those that might absolutely need to travel more immediately. Or, you might have the gamblers out there who will take the chance that the pandemic and the restrictions will come to an end sooner than later, making the purchase of a May flight seem like a steal.

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