I shall be arriving in the early hours on an Air India flight from London, departing at 10am on a domestic Air India flight. I figured that by the time I leave the plane, go through immigration, pick up my bag and clear customs that I might have used at least an hour of the time to kill. What then though?? Not worth checking into a hotel and I wondered if anyone has first hand experience of the facilities on arrival at the new international terminal? I see that an international arrivals lounge is mentioned on the airport's website, but it doesn't seem to exist on the operators' website yet as I was going to book it online! If I leave the international terminal, will I be allowed into the domestic terminal at what is likely to be about 4am if I take things slowly? If I stay in the international terminal, is there a bar/coffee shop area where I can settle down with a beer or coffee and a good book for a few hours? Travelling solo and do not wish to end up stuck outside the domestic terminal. Do not want to book hotel as I figure I would only have about 4 hours in the room and would not sleep anyway! If it only it were daytime, I'd take myself into the southern suburbs and go shopping for a few hours!!
Thanks for any help and suggestions