While this year’s Black Week came with many fruitful deals, there was a clear lack of good first class offers. However, the deal by Star Alliance members Lufthansa and Swiss from Budapest for flights to Mumbai, India is now back. With availability from April to October 2024, you can reach the vibrant city starting at HUF 1,048,400 (~€2,709).
To book the flights, you can simply use our search form. After selecting your dates, you will be forwarded directly to the booking on Lufthansa’s website.
After a short Eurobusiness sector, you’d most likely find yourself on Lufthansa’s Airbus A340, which has 8 first class suites in a 1-2-1 configuration. On some dates, SWISS also offers flights on its Airbus A330s.
Lufthansa First Class
Lufthansa has its own terminal for First Class passengers! This and the food in Lufthansa’s First Class
The seat can be turned into a 210 cm long bed (roughly 80 cm wide) and has all the usual comforts, such as power sockets, inflight entertainment, WIFI, and so on.
SWISS First Class
In SWISS’ first class, you’ll be served excellent food in a comfortable seat that can be turned into a
Search & Book
The fare rules do not state how long this fare will remain valid. There is a minimum stay of 6 nights or a Saturday night and a maximum stay of 12 months. The First Basic Plus fare is HUF 50,000 (~€129) cheaper than the First Basic fare. This allows you to cancel your flight with a HUF 155,500 (~€402) surcharge.
You can use our calendar above that will show you availabilities. Once you select your dates, it will forward you to Lufthansa’s website with your preselected flight dates. In this case, we don’t recommend booking through online travel agencies (OTAs), since these are first class tickets and OTAs don’t offer significant savings. You can also search more specifically on Google Flights (instructions) for example by setting filters. You can then use our Go2 browser extension to book your flights.
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Information & Tips for Mumbai
Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the most populous city in India. Its city center is located on a peninsula. The city is famous for its breathtaking, pompous colonial buildings like the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station or the Bombay High Court. The heart of India’s financial industry is located in Mumbai as well, resulting in numerous skyscrapers and contemporary buildings in its Southern districts.
The Best Time to Visit
Mumbai is hot and humid all year round, so there isn’t really a “best time to visit”. But there definitely are times when you shouldn’t visit the city – like in its monsoon season. That lasts from June to the end of September and sees daily, heavy rain showers pour on the city.
From The Airport to the City
Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Int’l Airport serves as a secondary hub for Air India and attracts many international airlines from all over the globe. It is located roughly 30 kilometres north of the city centre. Before 2021, there will be no metro connection to the airport. Instead, you can take air-conditioned buses provided by private companies. A taxi ride downtown can take up to 90 Minutes due to heavy traffic, but its rather affordable and should not exceed 400 rupees (approx. €5).
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Information & Tips for India
India is billed as a “subcontinent” not only for geographical reasons. The argument can be made that there is no region on the entire planet as culturally different as India. For example, it is home to as many vegetarians as the rest of the world. But its unique cuisine is just one of reasons to go there – India has a lot to offer. You can finde paradise like beaches in Goa and Kerala. Buzzing metropoles like Delhi and Mumbai invite you as well as and extravagant buildings and palaces like the world famous Taj Mahal. In conclusion, a country as huge as India is full of possibilities.
Visa & Entry
EU citizens need a visa and a passport to enter India. The easiest way is to apply for an eVisa, that will grant you two entries and a stay up to 60 days. It costs around 30€ on the government’s official site. With it, you can enter the country at almost any international airport.
Flag carrier Air India and a bunch of smaller LCCs connect the airports of Delhi and Mumbai to almost any noteworthy city in the country. For a country its size, India has an excellent railway network. This allows for extremely cheap ground transportation. Renting a car is possible, but incredibly dangerous due to poor road conditions and reckless driving habits.
Official currency is the Indian rupee. 100 rupees are worth around 1,30€.
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