It's not what everyone wants, only desi small town residents here on a.net. Since for them, they ANYWAYS have to take a one-stop or more to connect globally be it through Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Mumbai or Delhi. But for mega city pax it definitely does matter, especially for those who value time and don't want to be forced to spend time in a crowded shopping mall while making a stop-over.
What are you saying? That small town "desi" residents do not belong on a.net? OR small time desi residents do not "value time"?
Now I am not one of those WWWAS types but I am a small town desi. I fly EK precisely to save time not because I am enamored with shopping malls for god sake! What is wrong with that? Many times I make an extended halt in BOM, because I have deep family ties and roots there, then I fly non-ME3 options. It's literally that simple.
Time is there for everyone to waste after all !! Now corps will fly the longer route one stop too. That's what most of the people here want i e literally gift the entire int'l traffic from India to ME3 .
I don't think anyone wants that. But if the ME3 are convenient so be it. That does not automatically mean abhorrence for Jet or BOM. You are taking this personally. Sure in the short term it will be a PITA but I am sure in the long run, the corps will be fine and Virat Kohli and the boys won't lose the cup because they had a stop over in DXB! Cheers!