Today we are helping a couple book their dream trip and Fly Business Class to Mumbai for 85k Points. Whether you are going to Mumbai to soak up the charm of its three UNESCO World Heritage Sites or the excitement of Bollywood, you are certain to love and enjoy Mumbai as much as we did.
Read more to learn how you can book your dream trip and fly Business Class to Mumbai for 85k Points.
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Points and Miles Request
Home Airport* Austin Bergstrom International Airport How Did You Hear About This?
Do you have trip coming up? If not, what is your dream trip? Let us know how many people and where you want to visit.* Have a trip coming up to Mumbai and Thailand in the coming months How do you want to fly there? Business How do you want to fly home? Economy / Cheapest How are you traveling? Couple How many airline miles or points do you currently have? Please list them out* 150,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards
60,000 AMEX Points
50,000 Capital One Miles
Which Credit Cards Do You Have?*
- Chase Freedom
- Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Platinum Card® from American Express
- Chase Ink Business Unlimited
How many cards have you applied for in the last 24 months? 3 How much could you reasonably spend per month in total on credit cards? $5000-$10,000
Cheap Fights to Mumbai in Business Class
We started by searching for the outgoing flight in Business Class from Austin to Mumbai. At $8,100 for a one-way flight this is looking like a pricey venture. We checked our airlines to see if we could find a better deal with points.
Fly to Mumbai 95k Points on Delta
Our first search was on Delta. Ringing up at $8,108 this 95k flight is giving you $0.085 per point. Not a bad option but I think we can do better. So we searched the next airline.
Fly to Mumbai in Business Class for 85k Points on United
Next we searched United where a $8,190 ticket at 85k points gives you $0.096 per point. Here we find that United is superior to Delta for a number of reasons. Firstly, you are using 10k fewer points, secondly, you are getting a return of $0.011 more on your points, your fees are less than half those on Delta, not to mention the fact that you arrive two hours earlier.
To redeem this flight, transfer your Chase points to United through Chase Ultimate Rewards.
Cheap Flights from BOM to AUS
Next, we searched our return flight to Austin from Mumbai in Economy Class.
230k Points to Austin on Delta
Fly to Austin for 42.5k Points on United
Next we searched United with its $1,006 ticket, your 42.5k are getting $0.024 per point. This United flight gives you a much better return than Delta. Although the flight time and associated fees are comparable with Delta, you realize a huge benefit because you are saving 187.5k points by flying United.
At the end of the day, United is the best option for both flight segments. For both flights you are using a total of 127.5k points per passenger.
To redeem this flight, you can transfer your Chase points through Ultimate Rewards.
How to Get 100k United Points
Based on the current cards you have, our recommendation is to get the United Explorer Business Card offering 2-United Club single use passes, priority boarding, one free checked bag, and 100k points.
How to Get 100k More Amex Points
Based on the current cards you have, our recommendation is to get the Amex Business Platinum Card which has a 100k sign up bonus, easily enough points for a Business Class flight to Mumbai. The Amex Business Platinum card gives you a 35% airlines bonus plus you and a guest will have access to United Club lounges.
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