Feb272016

China Southern $568 San Francisco to New Delhi, India round trip

China Southern has San Francisco to New Delhi, India priced as low as $568 round trip for travel, primarily in April and May with return dates into June. Most dates in April are low fares for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departures from San Francisco.

This is the lowest easily bookable fare I recall on this route in the past year. I wrote about a $699 fare for SFO-DEL with China Southern last August.

From Los Angeles LAX, China Eastern is the lowest fare at $647 round trip LAX-Shanghai PVG-New Delhi DEL.

SkyTeam Alliance airlines China Southern and China Eastern have gone back and forth this past year for lowest priced flights from USA to Asia. Flights are regularly under $600 round trip to places like China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan. Recent competition with Hainan flights out of Seattle has heated up the lower fare deals, pushing some routes into the $400s to low $500s. 

China Southern Airlines

San Francisco SFO – Wuhan WUH – Guangzhou CAN – New Delhi DEL

$568.33  round trip Tuesday April 5 – Monday May 2, 2016

SFO-DEL $568 China Southern Apr5-May4

SFO-CAN-DEL-CAN-SFO = 18,336 flight miles.

The long dates for this itinerary are an arbitrary selection. These low fares are also available for one week trips. Tickets I checked were booked in T and Z booking code. This is important to know since T and Z earn 25% flight miles  in China Southern Sky Pearl Club for 4,584 redeemable miles.

Delta SkyMiles offers 25% redeemable miles and 50% MQM for China Southern T booking code segments, but Z booking code (outbound flights on the cheap fares I searched) earn Zilch. No miles with Delta for Z class. Even China Southern is questionable for Z booking code miles, since Z booking code is listed on the China Southern earn miles table under both categories of 25% miles and 0% miles earning economy codes.

China Southern Airlines (CZ)

San Francisco SFO – Wuhan WUH – Guangzhou CAN – New Delhi DEL

$568.33  round trip Saturday April 30 – Monday May 9, 2016

SFO-DEL $568 Apr30-May 9 CS

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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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