Great Air Canada Business Class Fares From The US To India

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Per The Flight Deal, at the moment Air Canada has some solid business class fares between the US and India. These aren’t the best fares in the history of the world, though they are very good, especially when you consider that Air Canada offers a good business class experience.

These fares are valid both to Delhi and Mumbai. There are good fares available out of many US markets, though here are some of the best:

  • Fly from Boston to Mumbai for $2,230 roundtrip
  • Fly from Boston to Delhi for $2,472 roundtrip
  • Fly from Chicago to Delhi or Mumbai for $2,634 roundtrip

There’s scattered availability through the end of the schedule, so some flexibility may be required. Your best bet for searching the fare is Google Flights or ITA Matrix.

Air Canada uses Boeing 787s for the longhaul flights, featuring reverse herringbone seats. I find their service and food on Air Canada to be excellent for a North American carrier.

On top of that, Air Canada’s Signature Suite in Toronto is top notch, as it features the best business class lounge dining anywhere in the world. Award and upgrade passengers aren’t eligible for access, though since this is a paid business class ticket you’d have access to the lounge. Make sure you plan a long layover on your outbound to enjoy this (you won’t be able to use it on your return, due to how terminals are set up).

This fare books into the “P” fare class, so see here for a listing of how many miles you’d earn by program. As you can see, most Star Alliance programs award anywhere from 100% to 200% miles for these fares.

If you do book one of these tickets and have access to US credit cards, make sure you maximize the points you earnThe Platinum Card® from American Express offers 5x points on airfare purchased directly with airlines, which is a great option if you’re booking directly with the airline. Meanwhile the  Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card offers triple points on airfare purchases, and also offers fantastic travel coverage in the event of irregular operations.

If you’re interested in this fare I’d recommend booking ASAP, as this fare won’t last.

(Tip of the hat to Andrew B)

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Comments

  1. Lucky I have found business class fares on Etihad A380 from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan for an INSANE US$2300 however you have to connect through JFK!

  2. Is it just me or do those look like cooked maggots on top of that meat? I almost threw up in my mouth a little looking at that.

  3. @Jay they are pine nuts. This isn’t a blog about food styling 😉 When I priced this on ITA Matrix out of LGA I got a price of $3422 which is still pretty good and with a 3:45 layover on the outbound! Score! Thanks Lucky!

  4. I am a frequent First and business class traveler (paid tickets). While Air Canada offers some decent Lounges (especially the Maple Leaf lounge in Frankfurt), their business class service is not that good. Poor comfort and service.

  5. @Endre: I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Air Canada J long haul (TATL) and domestic. Service has always been excellent, seat comfortable, IFE screen (the new one) selection good, food I rate as good. Over the many years I’ve flown AC J it’s been good. Their cabin crews always friendly, courteous and treat you like an adult, professional. My most recent TATL was out of SEA-YVR-LHR. Excellent rating for that trip. Changing in YVR was easy, unhurried and in a much nicer terminal than SEA, especially with the new Int’l Maple Leaf Lounge. I’ve started to plan to use AC more via YVR vice YYZ. AC edges the US big three.

  6. If I had a dollar for every time Endre began a comment with “I am a paid first class traveler.” We get it bro….

  7. As a frequent economy class traveller (paid of course) I would say that these tickets are well outside of my price range.

  8. Important point for Indian citizens wishing to use AC to fly US-India:

    Indian citizens need an air-side transit visa to transit via Canada, even if they don’t leave the international departures area of the airport.

    While Canada is pretty liberal when it comes to issuing visas, I think this requirement of needing an air-side transit visa, or a tourist visa, is too much of a burden to get Indian citizens to switch to AC, even for that one-off trip to India.

  9. Those are not pin nuts. Anyways, I haven’t flown the new business on AC but a few friends have and they all love the hard product but the soft products is passable at best compared to EU/Asia carriers. Sure if you compare to United or american…

  10. I fly AC J a few times a year trans-pac and it’s great. The config is 1-2-1 on the 777s and 787s they use on those routes, so all-aisle access and the seats are quite private and fully flat. Also a nice sized tray table makes it great for working. Food is decent but not amazing, and service is above average but not amazing. Overall, I’d say it’s a good value. I’m in the US and they offer really good paid J fares from US origin cities since I think Americans are less likely to want to transit via Canada, even if there is no visa requirement.

  11. for those interested in booking this AC J deal, I have a 15% discount code on AC that i’m willing to trade away. I used the code in a sample search and price went from $2235 to $1973. That’s a savings of $260. Only restriction is that travel must be completed by 8/31/2018.

    if interested in trading, email me at melissaavalez@gmail.com.

    Sorry for posting this lucky, I just have no use for the code and I’d rather have someone take advantage of it.

  12. Thanks @MEL but I already got a 15% AC code last year for complaining about business class movie selection (yes you heard that right!), and I am using it for a vacation flight to London in July in business class. You’d be amazed what you can get free for complaining about trivialities! Hmmm…what should I complain about this year?

  13. I just crunched some numbers and found something totally absurd. The BOS – YYZ – BOM deal is still available for CDN$2885.00, but if you cut out the BOS – YYZ segment and just go YYZ – BOM on the exact same AC flight (I live in Toronto) you pay CDN$5923.00. That’s $3038.00 MORE to cut out one flight. Can someone explain this? Regardless, it would be worth spending 400 bucks each way to fly to BOS and then join the cheaper itinerary back through YYZ. Only airlines would be so daft as to charge you MORE for buying LESS!

  14. Hey Lucky, can a paid international AC flyer from YYZ use the Signature Suite restaurant AND the Maple Leaf Lounge in the same departure? It would be nice to have a fabulous dinner, then drop by the lounge for a refreshing shower and beverage before the overnight to Heathrow.

  15. Thanks Lucky, and I’ll report back after the flight! I’m looking forward to the experience.

  16. I’ve eaten the meal shown in the picture. Great lamb chops. Much better food than on the plane. The Signature lounge is pretty good.

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