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DEL Int'l Transfer from 9W to CX on two separate tickets

Old May 4, 18, 7:43 pm
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DEL Int'l Transfer from 9W to CX on two separate tickets

Hi Everyone, Im flying KTM-DEL on 9W and then onwards to HKG on CX on two separate tickets. I have one bag to check-in and I will try to ask 9W to check it through to HKG. Question is do I need a visa to transfer at DEL as I would like to stay airside but am concerned 9W may deny boarding if I do not have a visa. I've been to India many times and the process may be hit or miss. Anyone knows my best course of action? Thanks
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Old May 4, 18, 8:54 pm
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I flew to DEL last week (writing this from DEL as we speak) and I had to present my visa on check-in at BRU, else I would have been denied.

However I do think that if you can show your second ticket proving your HKG connection you will be fine. But I recommend double checking that.

In case you need a visa. You can easily apply for one online here: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in
​​This is rather quick. But will take 4 working days minimum.
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Old May 4, 18, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by pjcarly View Post
I flew to DEL last week (writing this from DEL as we speak) and I had to present my visa on check-in at BRU, else I would have been denied.

However I do think that if you can show your second ticket proving your HKG connection you will be fine. But I recommend double checking that.

In case you need a visa. You can easily apply for one online here: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in
​​This is rather quick. But will take 4 working days minimum.
Thanks but you are in India and not transfering airside so visa is required.

My flight leaves tomorrow so no way to do visa. I will bring confirm for my HKG connection and I do see 9W has interline luggage agreement with CX so it is doable and legal. I know DEL has a transfer facility for Int'l to Int'l in same terminal (3) so it sounds it is really up to the 9W check-in agent @ KTM depending on how she/he feels that day... meh.
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Old May 4, 18, 10:22 pm
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In India you shouldn't have a problem, as long as you stay in terminal 3 you don't pass immigration. It's at boarding you can have potential issues, I don't think you should, if you however catch a TA in a bad mood you might.

Do you mind posting an update with the result?

Succes and good luck!
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Old May 4, 18, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by pjcarly View Post
In India you shouldn't have a problem, as long as you stay in terminal 3 you don't pass immigration. It's at boarding you can have potential issues, I don't think you should, if you however catch a TA in a bad mood you might.

Do you mind posting an update with the result?

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Yeah I will post an update as data points are not readily available. Thanks
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Yeah I will post an update as data points are not readily available. Thanks
Yes please let us know. A lot of people on FT have asked this question about transiting BOM & DEL on separate tickets. Does the transit desk issue the onward BP by calling the airlines?

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In India you shouldn't have a problem
Actually if the transit desk can’t issue a new BP for OP then he will probably be denied boarding at the KTM no matter what the agent’s mood. Otherwise it will be smooth sailing all the way through.
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Old May 5, 18, 2:50 am
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The way it should and has worked in the past is that the transfer desk in DEL issues a bp either directly or by calling the airline. I don't think this process is the issue. The issue is the visa which while there's no requirement in my case a checkin agent may not know and refuse boarding.
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According to the result of a query in Expertflyer 9W *can* check baggage through on to CX. However if they are willing to do so on two separate tix -I don't know.

depending on your nationality and the time between the two flights - isn't there an option to do Visa on arrival in DEL or has this been replaced by the eVisa scheme that the OP doesn't have enough time for?

good luck!
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I understand the transfer desk will help to re-check your bag in DEL. They used to escort you to do so without the need for a visa. In any case, pretty sure Jet will tag the bag properly in KTM.
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Originally Posted by cas_de View Post
According to the result of a query in Expertflyer 9W *can* check baggage through on to CX. However if they are willing to do so on two separate tix -I don't know.

depending on your nationality and the time between the two flights - isn't there an option to do Visa on arrival in DEL or has this been replaced by the eVisa scheme that the OP doesn't have enough time for?

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I'm European and my layover is about 7 hours. There is a process which is called transfer without visa for layover less than 24 hrs. Im afraid getting a visa now would be too late. Flight is later this afternoon and will report back with the findings.
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Originally Posted by erik123 View Post
I understand the transfer desk will help to re-check your bag in DEL. They used to escort you to do so without the need for a visa. In any case, pretty sure Jet will tag the bag properly in KTM.
Interesting that they uaed to escort you, quite the system!
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your biggest problem will be trying to board your flight to del without a visa....if you can get through this hurdle then you won't have a problem....
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your biggest problem will be trying to board your flight to del without a visa....if you can get through this hurdle then you won't have a problem....
That is exactly right, even though it shouldn't as there is a process for this and a visa is not required in our case.

For the sake of helping future travelers I am copying this link with a semi recent experience:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopi..._of_Delhi.html
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Old May 6, 18, 7:43 am
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