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Old 14th December 2011, 20:14   #781
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Thanks. I would believe i dont need to carry my passport as my id proof right?

The reason i ask is the crpf/security folks outside would want to see a passport considering i am getting into an international terminal.
No, but you need an ID proof for all flights these days.

Also, as ranjitp mentioned, you need to ensure that you avoid the customs queue at Hyderabad.
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I would assume once i clear security at terminal 2 ( international -andheri) i would have to hop onto a bus to get to the flight.

Any more insights would be helpful as i have never taken a flight which flies domestic but needs to be boarded from the internationl terminal in mumbai
The check-in would close for the flight 1 hour before departure. I once almost missed such a flight because i assumed it'll close check-in only 45 min before departure.
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My elderly parents are planning to travel to the US in Mar/Apr next year to visit my sister. They've completed and received their visas. They have travelled by air extensively, though it was years back (80's) when we were in Africa. Now, my question is this - though it is much easier to get information these days especially in transit, can they request for help from someone specifically for this purpose from the airlines? I am a little worried for them especially due to the fact that they will have around 24 hours of travel time from India.
Most of the airlines and airports themselves have something called as a Meet & Greet program.Emirates calls it the Marhaba service,which entitles passengers availing of the service to get priority over all other passengers(even over business & First)at the arrival airport.

In India most of the major airports are covered by Akbar Travels of India as a part of their Swagat Seva service.You could contact Akbar Travels and avail of the same.This has been awarded to them by AAI(Airports Authority of India).

If you are a little more specific with your expectations and at which airport,maybe I could help you with more information.
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Most of the airlines and airports themselves have something called as a Meet & Greet program.Emirates calls it the Marhaba service,which entitles passengers availing of the service to get priority over all other passengers(even over business & First)at the arrival airport.

In India most of the major airports are covered by Akbar Travels of India as a part of their Swagat Seva service.You could contact Akbar Travels and avail of the same.This has been awarded to them by AAI(Airports Authority of India).

If you are a little more specific with your expectations and at which airport,maybe I could help you with more information.
Thanks for the help, Ranjit. Yes, though we can get help in India, can this be extended to other airports too? Just cause dad sometimes gets too anxious if he feels that he is late or has missed some information.

Don't know the airports yet cause tickets haven't been booked. I will get back when I do get information on this.
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My elderly parents are planning to travel to the US in Mar/Apr next year to visit my sister. They've completed and received their visas. They have travelled by air extensively, though it was years back (80's) when we were in Africa. Now, my question is this - though it is much easier to get information these days especially in transit, can they request for help from someone specifically for this purpose from the airlines? I am a little worried for them especially due to the fact that they will have around 24 hours of travel time from India.
Hi Naveen,

In my opinion the best thing to do is to ask for a wheelchair service from the airline when you book the tickets.

This way they will be escorted all along and also be transported to the proper gate during transit. Another benefit is that they will also not have to walk long distances.

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Hi Naveen,

In my opinion the best thing to do is to ask for a wheelchair service from the airline when you book the tickets.

This way they will be escorted all along and also be transported to the proper gate during transit. Another benefit is that they will also not have to walk long distances.
Thanks for that idea. But is it available across all airlines, transit airports too? Any cost involved?
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Thanks for that idea. But is it available across all airlines, transit airports too? Any cost involved?
As per my knowledge all airlines provide this service across all transit airports and at no extra cost.

The benefit as I mentioned earlier is that your parents will not have to walk long distances and will be spared the anxiety of finding the right gate. The attendants will do all that.

I have seen in Frankfurt and Amsterdam that they use electric Golf carts.

Ask your travel agent and he will be able to clarify any doubts.
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Very nice idea, mitrajdeep.
By using wheelchair service with no cost or little extra cost, everyone is in win win situation.
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As per my knowledge all airlines provide this service across all transit airports and at no extra cost.

The benefit as I mentioned earlier is that your parents will not have to walk long distances and will be spared the anxiety of finding the right gate. The attendants will do all that.

I have seen in Frankfurt and Amsterdam that they use electric Golf carts.

Ask your travel agent and he will be able to clarify any doubts.
Yup, nice idea indeed!

Will surely keep this in mind as we'll be booking tickets soon. Will make inquiries about this.
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I need to be carrying a 42 inch tv from delhi to bbsr. Airline options are Indigo and Air India. Had the following questions:
Is it allowed?
Will it charged extra? I will have minimum other luggage.
Should I inform them in advance?
Will they break it?
Which airline?

Its my dear tv. Hence getting paranoid.
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I need to be carrying a 42 inch tv from delhi to bbsr. Airline options are Indigo and Air India. Had the following questions:
Is it allowed?
Will it charged extra? I will have minimum other luggage.
Should I inform them in advance?
Will they break it?
Which airline?
I'd say Indigo. I have carried not TV, but other delicate electronic equipment (printers and such) and they have been very considerate. Just pack the unit properly with the original thermocol cushions or bubble wrap, take to the checkin counter and ask them to attach a "Fragile" sticker on it. They'll make you sign an indemnity and accept it. Regular baggage limits will apply (which is 20 kg per passenger, iirc).

Check with the airline beforehand, though.

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Its my dear tv. Hence getting paranoid.
Best would be for you to drive it yourself, then
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Hi,

Planning to buy some perfumes and such stuffs at Dubai airport for cousins and friends back home. Unfortunately, Dubai is a transit point for me and hence I cant put those into check-in baggage. My question is how much quantity/pieces of perfumes/colognes can I take in cabin baggage? Is it allowed at all?
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The check-in would close for the flight 1 hour before departure. I once almost missed such a flight because i assumed it'll close check-in only 45 min before departure.
Did the Mum-Hyd sector .Air India 050.

Checked in at sahar ,filled the form for domestic ,cleared immigration (pretty straight forward)

Boarded the bus which did like a 3km run to take us to the plane (parked near the santa cruz terminal,my wife starting wondering as to we doing a road trip to hyderabad)

Nice spacious plane which was like 30% occupied ,take off on time.

Good option i must say.( Mumbai traffic around sahar airport is a big annoyance though ,all dug up due to the ongoing metro rail work)

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Planning to buy some perfumes and such stuffs at Dubai airport for cousins and friends back home. Unfortunately, Dubai is a transit point for me and hence I cant put those into check-in baggage. My question is how much quantity/pieces of perfumes/colognes can I take in cabin baggage? Is it allowed at all?
There is no limit to the amount of shopping you can do at duty free at dubai. for any liquid items they may ask you to pay for the product purchased and issue you a receipt. You will be handed the bags with your purchase articles right before boarding. That is what is followed at JFK so I guess it must be the same in Dubai too.
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Dubai, you can buy and carry on board. Their security is stringent as you enter the duty free area. Anything bought within that area is deemed safe. Worst case is that they might take it off you as you board flight and check it in and you collect once you reach
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