Various international travel regulations gave a fillip to the demand for nonstop flights between USA and India during the pandemic. Starting 2023 onwards, the demand in this sector will shoot up as senior citizens and family travelers prefer convenience to costs these days. A one-way trip on most of the nonstop flights from USA to India takes 13 to 17 hours, which is 6 to 8 hours shorter than one-stop flights. Simple itineraries, thorough baggage check-in, and less jet lag are a few other advantages of traveling on long-haul routes without any international transit.
Usually, nonstop or direct flights cost a little more than two-stop or one-stop flights. However, you can save on USA to India direct flights tickets through IndianEagle.com, a trusted travel-booking partner of Indians in North America. Currently, nonstop Air India flights between USA and India make a larger pie of this segment. With its fleet being expanded and upgraded to international standards, Air India will be thriving as an unrivalled player in the nonstop/direct travel corridor.
Nonstop Flights between USA and India:
- Chicago ORD to Delhi by Air India
- New York JFK to Delhi by Air India
- New York JFK to Mumbai by Air India
- San Francisco to Delhi by Air India
- San Francisco to Mumbai by Air India
- Washington DC to Delhi by Air India
- Newark EWR to Mumbai by Air India
- SFO to Bengaluru BLR by Air India
- Newark (EWR) to Delhi (DEL) by United Airlines
- San Francisco to Bengaluru by United Airlines (March 2023)
- New York JFK to Delhi by American Airlines
- Chicago ORD to Hyderabad by Air India (suspended)
- Chicago ORD to Delhi by United Airlines (suspended through summer 2023)
- Newark EWR to Mumbai by United Airlines (suspended)
- San Francisco to Delhi by United Airlines (suspended)
- New York JFK to Mumbai by Delta Airlines (suspended)
2023 will see more nonstop flights from New York to Mumbai, as Air India is all set to serve this one of the busiest routes in the US-India travel corridor in February. Delta flights to India were discontinued during the pandemic, just after one year of the airline’s comeback to Mumbai in December 2019. In view of Delta Airlines’ continued suspension of nonstop flights to Mumbai from USA, Air India is the only carrier to provide JFK to Mumbai direct flights starting February 14, 2023.
Among the USA to India nonstop flights, American Airlines flights to Delhi from NYC JFK are extended to Mumbai by codeshare partners – Vistara and IndiGo. A one-way trip on nonstop Air India flights from JFK to Mumbai will take 14 hours 10 minutes, whereas the travel time on American Airlines-IndiGo codeshare flights via Delhi is 21 hours 45 minutes.
Air India and United Airlines are the only carriers operating nonstop flights from Chicago to New Delhi, India. Air India flights from Chicago ORD to Delhi IGI Airport take 14 hours 10 minutes for a one-way trip. Chicago to Delhi nonstop flights on United Airlines take 15 hours 45 minutes for one-way travel. Chicago to Hyderabad nonstop flights continue to be suspended. IndianEagle.com books cheap one-stop flights between Chicago to HYD Airport round the year.
As of today, San Francisco to India is the busiest and most popular route served by several major airlines. SFO is the only US airport having direct connectivity to New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. Cheap Air India tickets for SFO to Delhi nonstop flights and direct SFO to Mumbai flights are available on IndianEagle.com. The San Francisco to Delhi route continues to see United flights suspended in the event of the Russian airspace restrictions. Starting from March 2023, United Airlines will get into competition with Air India flights on the SFO and BLR Airport route.
New Delhi is the most connected destination for nonstop flights from the United States. Washington DC, Chicago, Newark EWR, New York, and San Francisco have direct connectivity to Delhi IGI Airport. American Airlines, United, and Air India nonstop flights to New Delhi are in a head-to-head competition with the Middle East carriers operating one-stop flights between USA and Delhi. Here is the travel time that the below airlines will take for a one-way JFK to DEL flight on 14 January 2023:
- Air India: 13 hrs 50 minutes (nonstop)
- American Airlines: 15 hrs 20 minutes (nonstop)
- Emirates: 17 hrs 10 minutes (layover 1 hr 35 minutes)
- Qatar Airways: 18 hrs 15 minutes (layover 2hrs 25 minutes)
- Etihad Airways: 18 hrs 50 minutes (layover 3 hrs)
- Turkish Airlines: 19 hours (layover 3 hrs 35 minutes)
Seattle to India direct flights have an uncertain future, as American Airlines’ plans for the Seattle to Bengaluru nonstop route have been shelved indefinitely. Since the route was announced, we had waited for the launch; but the pandemic pushed the launch from 2020 to 2022, and finally, American Airlines put this route on hold. However, you can grab the best low-fare deals for Seattle to India flights with short layovers from IndianEagle.com.
There should be more legroom in long-duration non-stop flights, so the passenger can have some good sleep. This will certainly offset the jetlag woes.
Indians living in America and going to India will need to have two checked-in suitcases accommodated without needing to pay extra for luggage.
Good quality food and beverages should be given.
Special considerations can be given in fare for travel for large families flying together.
Students of Indian origin need concessions in their ticket fare.
These are some of the items many of us care for. Why doesn’t Air India adopt these?
These are great incentives but hopefully airlines that provide these can stay in business. Airlines are cutting incentives to maintain or lower prices and asking for both things – lower price and better incentives may be difficult.
I don’t mind paying extra for comfort. economy class ticket have not gone up as compared to inflation/gas prices. Business class is altogether a different game.
We are waiting one flight from Houston ,Texas to kochi,Kerala . When they will consider a direct flights on this sector
Companies exist to make money. That is their first obligation. Of course, they have to make sure customers are happy so that they can make money by reducing cost per customer.
Crazy demands. You should pay for all these benefits if you want them.. Why should Airlines give discount to students? what is in it for the airlines? Air India is suffering economically because of these socialistic demands..
I traveled in Delhi-SFO United. 787-9 is a good flight and flight time was under 15 hours. But the flight landed too early and immigration does not start until 6AM and so flight was no deboarded until 6AM. otherwise I am hoping we get to see non stop flights from Bangalore, chennai and Hyderabad as well, Bay area and EWR/JFK has enough indians to justify more non stop flights.
Our Minds always tries to find for a low price ticket,
Airlines have no other options to have Economy and Premium Economy(Which has more leg space).
I travelled from CLT to BLR on 19th September 2020, All the Premium economy seats are empty, only few seats were taken in Business/First Class.
Even in Economy class the seats were empty. This is all because of the Pandemic.
It is better to carry our own food, than relaying on Airlines. Airlines suffered huge loss and Govts had to help.
Hope the situation eases
Hi Prabhu! Good to know you traveled safely. Thank you for sharing your experience!
If I book Indian Airlines tickets from USA to Delhi,How many days does it take to confirm flight tickets. What is the process and do I need to quarantine in Delhi ?
Hi Sitha! Delhi has 7 days of institutional quarantine for international arrivals. Please check https://www.indianeagle.com/travelbeats/new-delhi-airport-institutional-quarantine/ to know details of Delhi’s quarantine rules and exemption criteria. There’s a certain process to be followed during and after booking your travel. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the hassle-free booking and the process related to your travel.
Hi, I am planning to travel to India on the 23rd of Feb 20201. Is there still institutional quarantine in Delhi? Or with negative PCR test, it is quarantine at home? Please let me know.
Hi AG! Having a negative RT-PCR test report, you will undergo only home quarantine for 7 days in Delhi.
Why are so many flights going to Delhi? Very few to Mumbai and other cities. Is there so much demand for Delhi tickets?
The only way a viable non stop service can work is for a US carrier to have a code share with a small Indian carrier and run nonstop services using the Indian code shares slots and circle services by day of the week exampe EWR-BOM-EWR [MON] SFO-BLR-SFO[TUE] IAD-DEL-IAD [WED] BOS-BOM-BOS [THU] JFK-MAA-JFK [FRI] and so on… these are just examples.. the use of the code shre will open up seat quotas based on the existing bilateral seat capacity per week which is plenty and allow established US carriers to use aircraft capacity and haul available passenger traffic. Alternatey large middle east or euarope based carriers could do the same.
We are US Citizens – OCI card holders. Plan to move to India April 2021. Please advise which airline we could use at that time period? Thanks
Hi Nalini! As per the current regulations, OCI cardholders can travel on Air India and United Airlines – which are part of the US-India air bubble travel agreement. The regulation may be further relaxed or lifted in April 2021 – which cannot be predicted now. Even normal/regular international flights to and from India may resume in April 2021.
I would like to see a non-stop flight from Kolkata (CCU) to JFK/Newyark..!! Is there any possibility in 2021?? The London-CCU route just revived..
Hi Avrajit! The announcement about the upcoming nonstop flights between San Francisco and Bengaluru, Chicago and Hyderabad was unexpected. Similarly, Air India may unexpectedly announce a nonstop route between Kolkata and the USA some day. If it happens, we will be among the few to publish the news on our portal.
I am an indian passport holder and have to fly from detroit to bangalore. Are there any direct flights available from any state in usa to bangalore?
Hi Anoop! The nonstop service from San Francisco to Bengaluru will be launched in the second week of January 2021. Please contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for more information and the best itinerary for your hassle-free travel.
My parents are planning to travel to Seattle from Bangalore. I see that Air India direct flights will be operational from Jan 11, 2021. However, I want their baggage checked in directly to their destination, Seattle.
Are there any codeshare agreements with United, that will allow them to catch the United flight from SFO to SEA?
Hi Lakshmi! Our travel advisors can give you expert guidance on this. Please be advised to contact them at 1-800-615-3969.
Please start non stop flights from Atlanta to Hyderabad
We all friends and our families are looking forward to start Atlanta to Amadavat or Mumbai
start nonstops from DEL to LAX please!
Start non stop flights to Chennai
Hello: What are the airlines that allow 2 free checked in bags to Bangalore or Mumbai ? Is negative PCR test required 72 hours before departure from USA? I am in the East coast of USA, so would prefer flights from Washington or Chicago? Thanks very much
Hi Manny! Taking an RT-PCR test and uploading the report onto Air Suvidha within 72 hours prior to departure from the US is mandatory. Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, and Air India allow checking-in of 2 bags for free. If you are an Indian passport holder, you can travel on Air India, United Airlines (direct), Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Delta Airlines from USA to India these days. Please be advised to contact our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for the best itinerary for your hassle-free travel.
I think a nonstop flight from USA to India will operate next month. due to an increase in the covid-19 case, airline policy is changing let see what happen next month
Hi, I am planning a trip to India in May 2021 and looking for direct flights from SF to Bangalore. Worried about quarantine rules and flight availability. Anyone else planning a trip in May or has flown this route recently?thanks
Hi Hasan! Flights are available for this route. You can log on to our travel-booking portal, http://www.indianeagle.com, or call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for assistance on booking the best deal.
which airlines operating their flights from USA to INDIA in the Covid-19 time latest and what are the quarantine guide lines. Do we need RT-PCR report if we took Covid-19 vaccine? Let us know please. Thanks.
Hi Venkat! Knowing where you will travel from and to will help us address your query to your satisfaction.
Thank you for the reply. I am planning from Washington D.C. to Hyderabad and my son is planning from Chicago to Hyderabad.
Hi Venkat! You and your son can travel to India on Air India, United Airlines (direct flights), Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Delta Airlines. Both of you will be required to present a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours before departure, despite being vaccinated. If you are flying on a direct flight, self-monitoring of health for 14 days will be advised.
Friends – with current surge in India .. are there still flights between India USA by Air India/United? Any new of these getting cancelled until further notice by Govt.. I am trying to find this info but of no help. Appreciate your inputs
Hi Poojya! Yes, Air India/United Airlines flights between USA and India are still operating. You can log onto http://www.IndianEagle.com or call our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 for the best travel deals.
Any Non Stop flight to Ahmedabad from USA? I have my chair bound mother to take to India. Which is best airline that provide good care for disable elderly?
Hi Bharat! No, there aren’t any direct flights to Ahmedabad from USA. Air India and Qatar Airways are among the few best in the current circumstances. Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 01-800-615-3969 for booking the best flight. We will make sure your special requirements are met.
Friends, Are there any flights operating from USA to India ?
Hi Prasad! Yes, flights (Air India, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, etc…) are flying from USA to India under air bubble agreement.
Air India nonstop flight from Chicago to Hyderabad -do we have any flight in august 2021 my mom wants to travel in august 2021 to Hyderabad
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I want to travel to Hyderabad from Chicago to Hyderabad non stop in october 1st or 2nd week.
Hi Murali! You can travel on nonstop Air India flights between Chicago and Hyderabad. We have the best Air India fares. Please check on our portal IndianEagle.com or call our travel advisors at 01-800-615-3969.
Hi. I checked Chicago to Hyderabad direct flights on the India Eagle webpage. I couldn’t find any non-stop flights between CHI and HYD. Can you please help?
Hi Ankit! Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for itineraries and cheap fares.
When will be a direct flight from bangalore to Newark or JFK. Large number of people from south india travel to New Jersey and a direct flight from bangalore will be boon to us,
Hello Sir! We are wondering too. Many of our customers will be happy to travel on nonstop/direct flights between Newark/NY JFK and Bangalore.
Hello, I booked a ticket to travel to Dallas from Turkish Airlines but it has been cancelled. Which airline is operating right to from India to Dallas Fort worth.
Hi Joseph! That’s very unfortunate. Travelers are at the mercy of airlines due to the volatile travel scenario these unprecedented times. Please be advised to check on our easy-to-use website Indianeagle.com or call our travel advisors at 1-800-615-3969 for reliable guidance on what airlines you can travel on.
All I am looking for a long time is Los Angeles-Mumbai non-stop flight!!
Hi i am trying to book a direct Air India flight from SFO to Bangalore in the months of June and July but there are no available flights. Does this mean the flight is booked or has Air India still not showing inventory. Are there travel agents who can help get these tickets?
Hi Shankar! Please be advised to call our travel advisors at 01-800-615-3969 for booking flight tickets at the best prices.
Hello, I wish to visit Chicago in April or latest by mid May 2022. I wish to have a nonstop flight from India with reasonable rates for a round trip. Please suggest flights from india to Chicago departing any time of the day from India.
Hi Sushil! We have the best deals for nonstop flights to Chicago from Delhi. You can conveniently log on to IndianEagle.com and search for a suitable itinerary. Or, you can call our travel advisors at 001-800-615-3969 (from India) for the same.
I’m traveling to Bangalore next month via Frankfurt (Lufthansa). Do we know go through PCR test before 72 hrs of travel date?
Hi Sudheendra! If you are fully vaccinated, you can upload a copy of your vaccine card/certificate, instead of a negative RT-PCR test result, on Air Suvidha and fill out a self-declaration form there within 72 hours before undertaking the journey to India.
Your list should include SFO to BOM
We need direct flights from USA to Chennai.
There is huge demand for direct Flights from Major USA Metro cities to Major Metros in India including Hyderabad . Hope Air India now that is a privately run Airline ( Tata) can pick up these Demand and start ultra long haul flights which may be feasible ( looking at about 17 + hours direct flight ) from East Coast US cities to Indian cities like Hyderabad . Now that Air India placed a huge order for new planes with Airbus and Boeing last week, They can start these direct flights in this highly lucrative market share . Now most of demand is met and taken away by Middle East Airlines via their Hub then to India
Hi Raj! Air India’s mega aircraft deal with Boeing and Airbus is indicative of their plans to penetrate the US market further and other US cities with India in the future. As a leading air-ticketing partner of Air India, we are sanguine about more non-stop routes between USA and India.
We need direct flights from Houston to Thruvanathapuram
Hi Raju! Thiruvananthapuram Airport is not as big as Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore airports. Houston to Thiruvananthapuram nonstop service may not take off even in the distant future. But Houston to Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, or Bengaluru nonstop service may become reality someday.
Atlanta to Delhi direct flights should be made available. It is sad to see there are no direct flights to any india cities from Atlanta.
Hi Vineet! Indians of Atlanta had submitted a petition to Air India and the Ministry of Aviation years ago, but all their efforts became futile.
More direct non-stop flights from USA to Hyderabad, India….it’s high time that we need direct flights to more options from east coast USA like JFK, EWR, PHL, BOS, IAD to deeper india…Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi; etc…when they could have direct flights from ORD to HYD…then why not from east coast USA…layovers at connecting airports eats up so much travel time…nonstop flights with Boeing-777 300-ER, Airbus-350, Airbus-380 are needed for Air India…they have to get a leg up on other airlines to become more competitive and affordable.