Star Alliance member SWISS is currently selling cheap flights from Budapest to New Delhi. HUF 444,100 (~€1,241) is a great price for flying this route so comfortably! There’s almost daily availability until the end of July 2021.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
From Budapest, you’d fly to Zurich, presumably on an Airbus A220, before then continuing your trip to India on an Airbus A330.
By the way, we also have other business class dealz for Budapest:
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The only restriction stated in the fare rules is a minimum stay requirement of 3 days (or a Sunday). Other than that, you’re free to select almost any date through July 2021! Feel free to book through our availability calendar above, or visit Google Flights. Once you’ve found your dates, you should book directly on SWISS’ website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The tickets are issued in booking class P, meaning that the roundtrip should get you:
- 13,900 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 10,800 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 9,240 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 9,140 on Miles & More
- 8,840 on SAS EuroBonus
- 8,640 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 8,640 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 8,640 on Asiana Club
- 8,640 on TAP Miles & Go
- 8,640 on South African Voyager
- 8,640 on EgyptAir Plus
- 8,640 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 8,640 on Air India Flying Returns
- 8,640 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 8,640 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 8,640 on LATAM Pass
- 8,640 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 8,640 on United MileagePlus
- 6,040 on ANA Mileage Club
- 4,320 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 1,000 on Asia Miles