Air India Bkk - Ldn with a 7 hour lay over in BOM.
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Mar 15, 2013 12:02 AM Last Post By: angsta
Mar 6, 2013 10:06 AM
Mar 6, 2013 7:17 PM
1Mumbai airport is a dump. See if they do a flight via Delhi. Much better airport.
Mar 7, 2013 3:03 AM
Mar 8, 2013 3:46 AM
3Not only is Mumbai a dump , but it's a bloody expensive , i'm with Krest ..
If it's possible i would try and re-route through Delhi , a much better Airport ..
If you wish to leave the Airport you will need a transit visa , if you do have a transit visa and you can re-route through Delhi and your luggage is checked through to London , then yes you could just jump on the Delhi Metro and pop into central Delhi for a few hours , and of course bare in mind that you will have to check in for connecting flight ....
But 7 Hours in Mumbai Airport is not my idea of fun , i spent three hours there about four years ago and it was hell ...
Mar 8, 2013 6:56 AM
Mar 8, 2013 1:10 PM
5I resolved years ago to just not accept any layover much over 4 hours no matter where it is (except 4 hours 5 minutes is better than 3 hours 45 minutes because you get a free meal). I like having a short layover after a flight of 7-8 hours though and about 2 hours is ideal. Passing through Abu Dhabi recently (on a 3.5 layover myself) there were these two Irish guys holed up there for like 18 hours there is no way I would put myself through something like that. They were spending a fortune on beers as well. If I saw a booking with a layover of 7 hours I'd reject it wherever it was.
Mar 15, 2013 12:02 AM
Usually they have a darkened room where they have big benches that you can sleep on but sadly this was closed for renovations. Its at the back on the right hand side. Mumbai terminal is still a dump and I agree Delhi is a much better option and I will be flying back via Delhi in 8 weeks.
Mumbai has beer, well Kingfisher at 300-400 rupees but you can get a bottle of French wine for $10 in duty free. Rocket science it ain't. Usual coffee/KFC/Indian food place where you can pay in dollars although some places are reluctant to give you your change in local currency, much like the rest of Delhi. Indian tea runs at 20 rupees.
Heathrow terminal 4 was a breeze at 11am on a Thursday morning.
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