Airfare deals to Kathmandu from Chicago, Illinois USA
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Sep 5, 2012 5:58 AM Last Post By: la_vache
Sep 3, 2012 2:02 PM
Sep 3, 2012 3:01 PM
1Probably fly on one of the gulf based carriers like Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar, or Etihad and which fly both to Chicago as well as to Kathmandu.
I don't think it will be cheap to fly from the States or Europe to anywhere in Asia just a few days before Christmas.
Flying to Kathmandu will cost a bit more than to the larger Asian hubs like Delhi or Bangkok.
Sep 3, 2012 8:14 PM
2If you look at the globe, Chicago is almost exactly on the other side of the world, longitudinally. So, you could fly either way - east or west, depending on the best deals. I check kayak and bing and they will send you to various other web sites. Check frequently, flight prices can change multiple times a day. I usually find less expensive fares on Tues, Wed., Thurs. evening, but not always.
I just searched kayak.com If you leave Dec. 11th and return Dec. 25 - 28th, you can get a flight for $1516 (as of 9/3/12, 8 pm Pacific time). A fair price. If you leave Dec. 24th and return Jan. 7 - 9th, the flight goes up to $1673. Still not too bad. Now if you fly at other times, say Dec. 19th and return Jan. 6th, you can pay a sweet $2135. Just use the flexible date option and keep your dates flexible and you can get a decent price.
Sep 3, 2012 11:09 PM
3Check out the travel agents in India Town in Devon Avenue, Chicago. They may have some good deals.
Sep 3, 2012 11:19 PM
4You still have a lot of time till Dec 21.
I booked my both recent flights to Ktm and Kashmir as two separate flights, one with major airline (Qatar) to Delhi and the remaining leg with local Indian cheap airlines (SpiceJet and GoAir).
Anyway look at flights to Delhi - they're always much cheaper, and then book Delhi-Ktm separately. SpiceJet will probably be cheapest.
As for search engine for flights, I can recommend skyscanner.com and momondo.com.
Sep 4, 2012 5:59 AM
5I have a flight booked from Chicago ORD to KTM for late November of this year. Kayak worked out the best for me. If you look now, you can still get a flight on Gulf Air or Etihad - both great airlines - for around $1500. In my opinion, that's a good deal for flying to the other side of the planet. Etihad even offers a flight that has just one layover.
Sep 4, 2012 10:45 AM
Sep 4, 2012 6:33 PM
7It's common to have a long layover on a flight between the States and Kathmandu. It gives you a chance to explore and see another city. This fall, I have a long layover in Seoul. I'm looking forward to exploring the city for a day. On my last trip, my long layover was in Seoul too, but the layover was a night so I had a chance to catch up on sleep.
Sep 5, 2012 5:58 AM
8I checked the Qatar global 3-day sale. Main issue for me is a 1-month maximum stay. The bargain prices don't apply to 1-way fares either.
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