Once again, our Canadian government has decided that due to the health and safety of Canadians, they have extended the India flight ban until Sep 21, 2021. While the message of stopping flights from India while allowing Americans over the border is confusing, the Indo-Canadian community has no choice but to accept the standard that has been set. While we have difficulty understanding why India is being singled out as their COVID cases drop and U.S cases go up, we have to abide by the rules.
For this reason, we are helping many more travellers go through indirect routes like Mexico. While it is very expensive to travel from India then, Europe, Mexico and finally Canada, our citizens and Indian students have no other choice if they need to come to Canada.
In addition, we are still seeing many bookings one-way to India as many families have no choice but to travel for familial or business reasons. Most of those travellers now understand that once in India they have to remain for longer than they want to, or spend more travel time via a 3rd country. While the new rules are very frustrating, we are still hopeful that this will be the last round as vaccinations in Canada should be almost complete by this time.
For those who are planning to travel to India this fall, there are many flight options available. If you are looking to book flights from Toronto to India many cheap tickets can be purchased. With British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Canada and Emirates all fighting over passengers there are lots of opportunities to save money. Right now, the best option to save the most of your flights to India is British Airways. Round-trip flights can be purchased for only $899 during the peak fall season. Being able to fly from Toronto to Delhi round trip for less than $900 is something we will probably not see again, so if you want to secure your flight now is the time to do so.
Out of Vancouver flight options to Delhi are very similar with British Airways once again being the lowest-priced carrier in the market. If you want a flight via London there are available for an amazing $859! These are prices that have never been available in the past and those who do book now can lock in this price. Of course, if things do change and a flight is cancelled you are eligible for a full refund.
The Air Canada direct flights are also available for sale from both Vancouver and Toronto, but pricing is higher so most people are opting for British Airways via London or United Airlines via San Francisco.
With India being such a difficult market this year many people who travel for fun have been meeting friends and family over the border in the U.S. and of course domestically within Canada. There has been a very strong demand for flights between Toronto and Vancouver because that is a safe and easy trip to make.
With WestJet providing cheap domestic airfares we have seen more bookings within Canada than we have seen in years past. Many families are trying to make up for lost time knowing that they won’t get to see relatives in India easily for a few more months at least.
We are always hopeful that the situation will finally change and everyone will be able to get see family and friends again. If you are want to find see last week’s cheap India flight blog, please click here and remember Bains Travel is your go-to place for any India flights or India tours!
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