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New Delhi Airport

by web-administrator (October, 2014)

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)email submission from MRH) I believe you have missed out the awful conditions for transit passengers at New Delhi Airport. International pax who arrive late in the evening and have a next day flt, (say within 12 hours), will find that their airline counter is closed which means they are unable to get a boarding card. Without a boarding card - even if you've self-checked-in - security will not allow you to enter the departure lounge. So, if you don't want to pay a Visa fee of over US50 as well as taxi fares and hotel costs, you are have to spend the night in the Transit area. This consists of a bunch of very uncomfortable chairs with a coffee machine available. The airport claims that 'improvements' are in the works, but it has been this way since the airport opened. It is pretty bad.Many people come from Nepal etc and have to sit i continued >>

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No Internet Access

by web-administrator (July, 2014)

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(email submission) No internet bars, nothing. I've been there 3 times in 2012, 2013. Each time I had to find someone to escort me to the in-airport hotel to pay to use their computers in their restaurant. After complaining every time to everyone - and I wasn't the only one who was in utter disbelief - in a new airport??? I was told they're 'looking into it.' Sheeeesh.

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by tashore14 (July, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: It's cleaner than most places in Delhi.
Cons: Well, the whole ticket scenario is more than slightly irritating.

It's been covered before; Indira Gandhi International has an extraordinarily annoying policy regarding entry and holding tickets. The whole procedure is rather a mess when you have a 5 AM flight, you have to arrive 3 hours early and the last train arrives at 11. I was sent to the 'waiting lounge' by the patrolling soldiers. I found the lounge to be unpleasant to say the least. However, I soon found a way out. I asked the security if I could get some change for the vending machines. I was then sent to the lift to go down to a money exchange. I found myself in the arrivals hall of the terminal and soon realised this would be a much more comfortable place to sleep for a few hours before checking in. What's more, I found the eating options to be somewhat better. Sleeping was difficult; it was crowded and there were few places that were really continued >>

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Great new developed airport

by edwardseco (March, 2014)

Reason for Stay: Checking in and had to wait
Pros: Clean large, great shops
Cons: Wifi requires a text message

Fantastic airport on the Indian scene. It shows off the country well. Wonderfully decorated. It was so much fun I nearly missed a flight wandering. There is a hint for those who arrive too early to get in the building or just want to hang out till dawn. The opposite building is the Airport Metro station and on the next floor up is a welcoming all night cafe. Good transportations exist including my fav, radio taxis (Meru, etc.) off to the left as you exit the terminal.. The downside is that some people movers don't work (like at Hong Kong). Also, scamsters are still there, just ignore the people that appear too helpful with bags and weights. Remember the officialdom in India and get the official tags for each hand luggage. Very impressive revamp!

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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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