Much to the pleasure of travelers from the United States and India, United Airlines announced its October schedule of US-India air bubble flights. The routes in the October schedule of United flights USA to India are same as those in the September schedule. With due permission from Indian government, United Airlines resumed its direct flights between USA and India on July 17 as part of the US-India air travel bubble arrangements. The October schedule will remain valid till November 1, 2020.
United Airlines’ October Schedule of USA-India Flights
- Mumbai to Newark daily flight (UA830)
- Newark to Mumbai daily flight (UA829)
- Delhi to Newark daily flight (UA802)
- Newark to Delhi daily flight (UA801)
- Delhi to SFO (UA868) Mon/Wed/Sat
- SFO to Delhi flights (UA867) Mon/Thu/Sat
Travelers eligible for booking United’s US-India flights
US nationals with/without OCI cards, green cardholders, foreign nationals holding valid US visas, and Indian citizens holding a valid visa to the US can travel on United flights from India to USA in October 2020. Indian nationals, OCI card holders and US diplomats having a valid visa and travel document to India can book United flights to New Delhi and Mumbai from the USA, as per United Airlines’ October schedule.
Registration is not required for special United flights to and from India
Yes. Neither Indian passport holders nor OCI cardholders need to register with the Indian Embassy or Consulates for special United flights to India, unlike compulsory registration for booking Air India VBM flights to India. United Airlines does not require you to register with the Indian Embassy or Consulate in the US. However, there are certain health-screening protocols, sanitization measures, safety precautions and travel regulations, as applicable by the origin and destination countries, which you have to comply with.
Those planning on flying out of India need not register with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) anymore. However, they are required to provide necessary details to the airlines (they choose to travel on) that the government of India has designated as agencies under the Vande Bharat Mission and air transport bubble arrangements.
United Airlines’ ‘Ready to Fly’ checklist for travelers
Travelers are required to fill out a pre-flight health checklist before or during check-in for United flights to India amid the COVID19 pandemic. United Airlines’ ‘Ready to Fly’ checklist requires you to declare whether you have not shown COVID19-related symptoms in 14 days before the scheduled departure; whether you have been diagnosed with the Novel Coronavirus in the past 21 days; whether you came close to someone being COVID19 positive in the past 14 days.
United Airlines’ Mask Policy for travelers
Those traveling on United flights to and from India and other countries must follow United Airlines’ mask policy right from entry to the origin airport till exit from the destination airport. To be precise, you have to keep on wearing a mask throughout your journey with United Airlines. If you refuse to comply with the mask policy and other travel regulations while traveling on United flights to or from India, you may be barred from traveling and banned from flying United for a certain period of time.