United Airlines and Star Alliance airlines Swiss and Lufthansa have Mumbai BOM on sale again for $805 nearly every date in November 2015 and $845 for some dates in September and October. Lowest fares are flying Swiss. The itinerary tends to require an overnight in Zurich, which might be a better alternative than flying 16 hours on United nonstop Newark EWR – Mumbai BOM.
United.com ticket SFO-BOM
$822.77 United Economy K class November 2-10, 2015
United has similar fares to New Delhi, India in the $840 range. China Eastern has flights as low as $760 to New Delhi during the fall months.
Los Angeles LAX departures to Mumbai BOM are $905 during these dates.
United.com $853.13 San Francisco SFO-New Delhi, India DEL
Nov 3-17, 2015
Base fare $685 earns 3,425 flight miles in United Mileage Plus.