Intra-India Flights

Old Jul 23, 2023, 12:12 pm
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Intra-India Flights

I need to book a flight between Chennai and Delhi — stuck between Air India and Vistara.

Flight will be one way as flight back to the US leaves from Delhi.

Consensus seems to indicate Vistara is the better option, correct?

Domestic F price is comparable — around $300 USD.
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Old Jul 23, 2023, 1:21 pm
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UK is the better airline by far but ensure you take the right luggage option.
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Old Jul 24, 2023, 6:17 am
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Yes, Vistara is the better option.
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Old Jul 24, 2023, 10:21 pm
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Somewhat similar question.. I was able to get a cheap F award (via UA miles) for my mother on AI's DEL-ORD non-stop for mid october.. Want to book BLR-DEL connecting but will be two separate tickets.. Ok to book AI J but will they through check the bags from BLR even if on two separate tickets? Would dearly want that.. if not going to happen, will obviously book UK.. any previous experiences?
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Old Jul 25, 2023, 3:13 am
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Originally Posted by galaticos
Somewhat similar question.. I was able to get a cheap F award (via UA miles) for my mother on AI's DEL-ORD non-stop for mid october.. Want to book BLR-DEL connecting but will be two separate tickets.. Ok to book AI J but will they through check the bags from BLR even if on two separate tickets? Would dearly want that.. if not going to happen, will obviously book UK.. any previous experiences?
They will through check.
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Old Jul 25, 2023, 3:29 am
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Originally Posted by galaticos
Somewhat similar question.. I was able to get a cheap F award (via UA miles) for my mother on AI's DEL-ORD non-stop for mid october.. Want to book BLR-DEL connecting but will be two separate tickets.. Ok to book AI J but will they through check the bags from BLR even if on two separate tickets? Would dearly want that.. if not going to happen, will obviously book UK.. any previous experiences?
I've managed to do that with AI in the past. Was traveling JFK-DEL-Bom but on separate tickets. Having said that, it is hit & miss as I know a bunch of people who couldn't get AI to do something similar.
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Old Jul 26, 2023, 12:17 am
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Thanks Keyser & PiperAtGatesofDawn .. will book AI and hope they through check.. will report back..
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Old Jul 26, 2023, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by galaticos
Thanks Keyser & PiperAtGatesofDawn .. will book AI and hope they through check.. will report back..
Generally when they refuse to do it... it's a matter of competence. Ask for the check-in supervisor and they will be able to help.
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Old Jul 29, 2023, 9:53 pm
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I will be flying BOM / DEL on Vistara , DEL / YYZ on Air India. it is a single through ticket issued by Air Canada using Aeroplan Points. The booking code is same on UK and AI . I want to know if my bags at Delhi will be transferred or do I have to pick up bags at Delhi and re check them. Has anyone flown this routes and what their experience was ? I phoned Vistara , I was told they would be transferred directly. I sent email to Vistara, I was told I would have to pick up bags at Delhi and re check them with AI .
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Old Jul 30, 2023, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by mgn2000
I will be flying BOM / DEL on Vistara , DEL / YYZ on Air India. it is a single through ticket issued by Air Canada using Aeroplan Points. The booking code is same on UK and AI . I want to know if my bags at Delhi will be transferred or do I have to pick up bags at Delhi and re check them. Has anyone flown this routes and what their experience was ? I phoned Vistara , I was told they would be transferred directly. I sent email to Vistara, I was told I would have to pick up bags at Delhi and re check them with AI .
Single ticket - no issue, it will through check.
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Old Aug 3, 2023, 2:56 pm
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I would book AI and upgrade to Business. They will through check luggage and expedite you through immigration of the flight to DEL is late.
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