Star Alliance SFO-Mumbai $799 to $850 August to March 2016

Star Alliance airlines Lufthansa, Swiss, and United have low fares from San Francisco to Mumbai for departures beginning in September in the $840s and dropping to $805 for November. January to March 2016 offers many dates with $799 round trip fares. Lowest fares tend to require flying United Airlines one way via Mumbai–Newark nonstop route.

United.com Lufthansa outbound San Francisco – Frankfurt  -Mumbai

United Airlines inbound Mumbai – Newark – San Francisco

$854.49 Sunday October 25 – Thursday November 5

$735.00 base fare earns 3,675 redeemable miles in economy K booking class.

SFO-BOM $855 United 

Star Alliance carriers have had this route priced about $50 lower at times during the past couple months for November 2015 travel. This is near the low fare.

Even lower are $799 flights for SFO-BOM departing January to March 2016, but all the itineraries I checked required a change of airport between JFK and EWR and that is a routing to avoid by all costs considering there is only a $20 savings compared to other Star Alliance flight options with Lufthansa and Swiss.

Delta/Air France low fares in 2016

For 2016 departures there is the option of flying Air France SFO-CDG and Jet Airways to to Mumbai.

Air France San Francisco – Paris – Mumbai

$833.91 February 3-11, 2016  in economy V class with Jet Airways codeshare CDG-BOM outbound.

SFO-BOM $834 Air France

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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