Cheap flights from Illinois (IL) to Chennai (MAA)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Illinois to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best null to MAA flight in 2021: compare Illinois to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Illinois to Chennai?

Flights from Illinois to Chennai lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Illinois to Chennai in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $699.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Illinois to Chennai (IL - MAA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Illinois to Chennai as you normally would.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Illinois to Chennai?

To save on the cost of your flight from Illinois to Chennai, book at least 28 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 18% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $992 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,106.

Cheap flights from Illinois to Chennai in October, November 2021

The best prices found for Illinois to MAA flights for October, November
17 Oct - 7 Nov
$649pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Oct - 23 Nov
$669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Nov - 20 Nov
$686pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Illinois to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Illinois found for this year
17 Oct - 7 Nov
$649pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28 Oct - 23 Nov
$669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
9 Nov - 20 Nov
$686pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Illinois to Chennai

Late deals on round-trip flights to Chennai from Illinois, departing today and this week
22 Oct - 6 Nov
$669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Oct - 3 Nov
$689pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
22 Oct - 29 Oct
$702pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Air India
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Air India
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Chennai from Illinois

The cheapest one-way flights from Illinois to Chennai
1:25 pm - 5:10 am
United Airlines
1 Stop
28h 15m
ORD - MAA
United Airlines
$534
United
1:50 pm - 8:50 pm
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
19h 30m
ORD - MAA
Qatar Airways
$535
Indian Eagle
3:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Etihad Airways
1 Stop
19h 00m
ORD - MAA
Etihad Airways

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Flight FAQs

From Illinois to Chennai

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai from Illinois?

Most people fly into Chennai (MAA) if they book a flight to Chennai from Illinois. Chennai is conveniently located just 10.2 mi from Chennai’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Illinois to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Illinois to Chennai that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Etihad Airways, Emirates, and Air India. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Illinois to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Illinois to Chennai are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Illinois to Chennai for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Illinois to Chennai for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air India for just $601, but on average you can expect to pay $649.

Are there last-minute flights available from Illinois to Chennai for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Illinois to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $700.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Illinois to Chennai one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air India, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $465. United Airlines flights start at $488 while deals on Etihad Airways start at $492 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Illinois to Chennai?

On average you can expect to pay $1,542 for a flight from Illinois to Chennai. The cheapest flight overall is $412 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Chennai) is currently priced at $601.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Illinois to Chennai?

When booking a flight from Illinois to Chennai, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, Jet Airways or American Airlines as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from Illinois to Chennai?

While some choose either Lambert-St Louis - Chennai or Chicago Midway - Chennai, Chicago O'Hare Intl - Chennai is the most popular route from Illinois to Chennai.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from Illinois?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Illinois to Chennai

Most visitors from Illinois will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Illinois must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chennai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Illinois are not required to quarantine after entering Chennai.

Do I need a test to fly back to Illinois from Chennai?

Returning to Illinois from Chennai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chennai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Illinois.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chennai are not required to quarantine after entering Illinois.

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Departure points for flights from Illinois to Chennai

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Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Illinois to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹75
Average temperature for October in Chennai
89.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Chennai
13.3 ″

Airports servicing

Bloomington (BMI)
Champaign (CMI)
Decatur (DEC)
Moline (MLI)
Marion (MWA)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Illinois to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Illinois to Chennai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$667 $1,174 No cancel fee 68%
United Airlines
$701 $1,151 No cancel fee 69%
Lufthansa
$721 $1,010 No cancel fee 76%
Air India
$772 $1,191 No cancel fee N/A
Etihad Airways
$775 $1,046 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$791 $1,081 No cancel fee 75%
Cathay Pacific
$826 $1,467 No cancel fee 72%
Air Canada
$842 $1,174 No cancel fee 67%
Jet Airways
$869 $982 No cancel fee 74%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Jet Airways. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Air France
$935 $1,021 No cancel fee 77%
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