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Fastest flights between Bangalore and San Francisco

Earlier this week, Singapore Airlines launched its non-stop Singapore San Francisco flight, shaving a few hours off their total flight time between the Silicon Plateau of Bangalore (BLR) and the Silicon Valley served by San Francisco (SFO).

The San Francisco Bangalore route is one of the most lucrative for the airlines. Even an airline not renowned for their service, Air India, is experiencing extremely high passenger load factors on its Bangalore New Delhi San Francisco flight. Airlines compete for this lucrative business, and one of the features they offer is a quicker trip which includes a shorter transit time at their hub city.

Bangalore Aviation has produced a matrix showing the shortest total trip times between the two cities. Onward from Bangalore to San Francisco the winner is Emirates with a trip duration of 21 hours and 55 minutes. On the return Air India will bring you from San Francisco to Bangalore in 20 hours and 25 minutes. Air India pips Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways with a total round trip time of 42 hours and 45 minutes compared to 43 hours and 30 minutes. However the US Immigration pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi should save Etihad passengers a few minutes on arrival at San Francisco.

Shortest trip duration Bangalore to San Francisco.
Shortest trip duration Bangalore to San Francisco. Data sourced from Kayak.
Shortest trip duration San Francisco to Bangalore.
Shortest trip duration San Francisco to Bangalore. Data sourced from Kayak.
Shortest total trip duration overall Bangalore to San Francisco round-trip.
Shortest total trip duration overall Bangalore to San Francisco round-trip. Data sourced from Kayak.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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