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User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Hello all. I have recently booked a flight to India. Here is my itinerary:

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
United Airlines 940 Boeing 777 8hr 15min
Depart: 6:30pm
evening Chicago, IL
Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Arrive: 9:45am
morning Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt International (FRA)

Time between flights: 3hr 50min

Lufthansa 760 Boeing 747 7hr 10min
Depart: Thu, Dec 15 1:35pm
afternoon Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt International (FRA)
Arrive: 1:15am
morning Delhi, India
Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL)

Time between flights: 6hr 15min

Air-India 187 Boeing 777 55min
Depart: Fri, Dec 16 7:30am
morning Delhi, India
Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL)
Arrive: 8:25am
morning Amritsar, India
Amritsar Raja Sansi (ATQ)

Total duration: 26hr 25min


And for the return:

Sunday, January 1, 2006
Air-India 188 Boeing 777 55min
Depart: 3:50am
morning Amritsar, India
Amritsar Raja Sansi (ATQ)
Arrive: 4:45am
morning Delhi, India
Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL)

Time between flights: 2hr 0min

Air-India 111 Boeing 747 10hr 15min
Depart: 6:45am
morning Delhi, India
Delhi Indira Gandhi Intl (DEL)
Arrive: 11:30am
morning London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow (LHR)

Time between flights: 3hr 55min

United Airlines 959 Boeing 777 Dinner 8hr 55min
Depart: 3:25pm
afternoon London, United Kingdom
London Heathrow (LHR)
Arrive: 6:20pm
evening Chicago, IL
Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Total duration: 26hr 0min

My question is this: Will my bags transfer all the way through to ATQ? Or will I have to re-check them in at DEL? I have never transfered there before. I don't want to accidently leave my bags back at DEL. Also, once I arrive @ DEL, what is the procedure i must go through in order to transfer? Will I go through customs there or at ATQ? Thanks for your input, and please notify me of any other nuances I must go through at DEL or ATQ on the return trip as well.

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

You can theoretically tag your bags through to ATQ since the DEL-ATQ flight operates within customs bond, but good luck trying to get UA to accept that since all their systems insist that you must collect your luggage at first point of entry. On the return however, your bags can be checked through from ATQ all the way to Chicago.

User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 1):
good luck trying to get UA to accept that since all their systems insist that you must collect your luggage at first point of entry.

Really? why is that? Security reasons?


User currently offlineTKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

6 hrs 15 min at DEL. Atleast clearing customs and Immigration in DEL will help pass the time! No idea abt ATQ, but some of these smaller stations like HYD and BLR are chaotic to say the least regarding international arrivals/departures (bith these places things will change only after the new airports come up), so it may be actually better to clear customs/immigration at BOM/DEL.

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Quoting CHI787ORD (Thread starter):
Air-India 187 Boeing 777 55min

I envy you! You will travel on the rustbucket!  Wink

Quoting CHI787ORD (Thread starter):
Will my bags transfer all the way through to ATQ?

as Sean said: the flight departs from the international terminal. Normally, if you travel domestic, they would put a big "D" on your boarding pass. I doubt that UA will give you the boarding pass for AI, so you might have to collect it. It will be endorsed with a "T" (Transfer). When you present this in ATQ, you will have to proceed the way international pax have to do (Customs etc..)

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 1):
but good luck trying to get UA to accept that since all their systems insist that you must collect your luggage at first point of entry.

If I were you, insist that UA calls the AI representative at the airport to check if he acts as Sean said.. it should work!

Good luck! Btw, is the ticket a UA or LH ticket? (probably UA, as you are not taking AI all the way to ORD on the way back)..

and: no excuse for no trip report, especially for the Rustbucket!  Wink


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