CaliguyNYC wrote:And I think you should continue to transit through what ever airport you want to. That is the basis of choice. The same issue you have, many Americans say about transiting through US airports on their way to smaller US towns.
I'm not talking about smaller towns. This is between big cities of US to big cities of India.
CaliguyNYC wrote:But Americans on average fly an American Airline and tolerate the custom / bag recheck on the return flight (outbound should be seamless)t. Many feel it is a better use of their connection time than just sitting n a lounge.
Have your ever gone through the bag rechecking process in India? Even the then Jet Airways re-checking was horrendous compared to handing of the bags at ORD, DTW, IAD, JFK. And yeah I never had to hunt for onward boarding passes at these airports.
Not everybody is privy to lounge access.
I would rather prefer to use my connection time to relax after a longer or tiring journey than deal with this mess, especially when picking up my bags from my hometown international airport is breeze.
CaliguyNYC wrote:To each their own. But choice is never bad. That is what perplexes me about these types of comments.
And pray what is so perplexing about "these types of comments" ?
CaliguyNYC wrote:It is a fact that domestic pax absolutely connect through DEL for AI flights and BOM for 9W flights. So it worked for them.
One of the main reasons, why it works for AI is that because they have international connector flights to certain cities. So one ends up doing their Indian customs and immigration at the last airport, without ever touching the bags in transit. 9W in wee hours of morning at BOM has always been a mess.
CaliguyNYC wrote:But it doesn't work for you. Great. That is it. And net net you are basically saying that India should not have a connecting hub. Makes a ton of sense.
Where did I say "India should not have connecting hubs"? If the have better transit experience, flights are at decent timings, go for it. I will be more than happy to reach my home at a decent time then what current ME flights deliver me.