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This will be my first time going to Bombay via this route. Could anyone tell me if I should consider checking flights from Atlanta or BHM would be fine? Any travel agents to looks for or online websites would be my best bet to search for fares? I can see last two weeks of Dec fares rising up to $2000.

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    This is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Expect tickets to be expensive. – Michael Hampton Aug 26 '16 at 6:19
  • Have you looked on-line? Kayak.com or Google Flights is the best place to start. – Johns-305 Aug 26 '16 at 12:53
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(after a quick google and searching on flights aggregators)

Flying out from Birmingham will add at least an extra transfer at a major hub (atlanta, houston. newark...)

If you can make the drive to Atlanta (3 hours) , then you can reduce the number of transfers to 1 (mostly somewhere in Europe like Paris, Heathrow...).

At that time of the year prices will be a little bit higher than other time of year; but the earlier you can book, the cheaper it will be.

Good luck with that.

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    I was a bit surprised that you couldn't do something like BHM–(major US airport)–BOM; but apparently the only non-stop service from BOM to anywhere in the US is to Newark, and there's no non-stop flight from Birmingham to Newark. – Michael Seifert Aug 26 '16 at 13:54
  • @MichaelSeifert Some days there is a non-stop BHM-LGA but only 3h24m to get to EWR. Coming back is 5h which is more reasonable. – Spehro Pefhany Aug 26 '16 at 15:01
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    @SpehroPefhany given a choice between a two leg flight to Newark and a direct flight to LaGuardia plus a ground transfer to Newark, I'd be very strongly inclined to take the former. – phoog Aug 26 '16 at 15:46

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