Asia : India : Delhi : DEL


Delhi Airport Transit

by web-administrator (March, 2014)

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(email submission) Agree entirely with the recent review about the problems of transit at Delhi. It's astonishing that when the general standard of the facilities in Terminal 3 is so high, a simple thing like transit passengers actually getting access to them is made so complicated. I can't match an 11-hour wait, but on my current trip I have had to wait two and a half hours after arrival at 01.30 for a Jet Airways representative to turn up to issue a boarding card, and four hours on my return for KLM to do the same. Be warned!!!

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Security Nightmare Airport

by Espresso (February, 2014)

Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Not crowded
Cons: See review

Do not turn up too early. We arrived early 7pm for our 2:30am flight and was told to wait in a holding area ('visitor lounge') until 9pm. It was crammed. Toilet and shops are a floor down in the arrival hall. Bring your passport and boarding pass, as you will pass through security check point. You will need a plaster your passport and boarding pass across your forehead anywhere and everywhere, because you will be checked numerous times in this airport. There are metal door frame scanners, but everyone we saw will be scanned manually, including all women in a curtained area. Your hand luggage must have a tag which once scanned will be stamped by the security staff. You will get the luggage at your check-in counter. There is no sign however telling you this. Any security measures that can be done once will be done at least twice. I am surpr continued >>

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India... incompetent India

by bwest (August, 2013)

Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: err... none
Cons: Pretty much everything

Arrived in Delhi around midnight and had to take a connecting flight. Thanks to Indian bureaucratics; you're only allowed into the transit area when you have a boarding pass. The thing is; boarding passes for connecting flights can only be issued apparently in Delhi itself. So if you have to continue on a flight of an airline that only has one or two daily flights, as I did; and you happen to be there outside office hours, you're basically screwed. My colleages and I spent an uncomfortable 11 hours on the benches in front of the desk; not allowed to enter the terminal. Every single bench there has armrests, so don't think of stretching out. Also, each time you wanna go to the toilet or just wanna stretch your legs; you have to go out of the transit desk area, meaning you need to pass a security checkpoint. Funny thing is; I had been stari continued >>

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by sergein (March, 2012)

Reason for Stay: Checking in and had to wait
Where: Landside
Pros: state of the art
Cons: the waiting game

wow. this place has really changed. what you have right now is a brand-spanking-new state-of-the-art world-class international airport - Still under construction - with a brand-spanking-new metro-airport-express train connection zipping you right into shivaji (if you want to go to connaught) or delhi rr station. Or do it the old fashioned way and take the bus into connaught and see the sights en route. if you get to the airport early the old waiting game is still in place: they won't let you enter the airport proper until a few hours before the flight. I spent several hours lying on my back out on the pavement in front of the place soaking in the sunshine and reading, then when that too chilly went indoors. They now have a very nice waiting room with luxurious padded leather chairs that you can kick back in and sleep on - you'll need your continued >>

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Quite a nice experience

by Aryan (May, 2011)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Airside
Pros: Comfortable seats, a good n travelators and aerobridges
Cons: Nothing really

Well, this was my first time at the T3 terminal and I was really glad to see what an amazing terminal this was. The chairs are quite comfy which can give you a nice nap. There are many travelators so you dont have to drag your bags for a mile to get to your boarding gate. Also the aerobridges have made the life of travelers easy as those god awful bus rides to the aircraft can now be avoided. There are also quite a few very good duty free stores-- a few coffee shops, an electronics store and some big brand shops too. On the whole it was really an enjoyable experience...

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