I need to fly to Bangalore for business next month. From what I could see, there are no direct options from PHL or NY, even from JFK.
My company will spring for business class (yay!). I'm exploring whether to break up the flight so I'm not flying/or on a layover for 24+ hours straight. I could add a one night stay on the front end and maybe a 2-night stay on the back-end. My preference would be to fly through Europe, but am somewhat open to the Middle East (Doha or Dubai), although there is a chance that I'll be traveling by myself and, as a single woman, I would be slightly more comfortable on my own in Western Europe. My dates are somewhat flexible, insofar as I am the one who can set the schedule in India - I just need to be there in May, the earlier the better, and for about a week.
Has anyone flown this leg and what are some of the better options in terms of stopover cities? Any airline preferences? I've already heard to avoid Air India.
Thanks in advance!