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Switching airlines @ DEL

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Switching airlines @ DEL

I am planning a trip from Dhaka to DEL via Jet Airways. After which I plan to take Air India or AirFinn from DEL to Toronto.

I have a Canadian passport so I was wondering how would that work. For me to switch airlines using a separate ticket, I will have to collect baggage and then check-in for the 2nd leg. Normally we need a visa to enter India. For something like this would I require visa?


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1. Re: Switching airlines @ DEL

Hi, If you are flying both legs with Jet Airways, you need not collect your luggage. In this case the airline will check it through. You do not need a visa if you stay within the International airport transit lounge/area.

Going anywhere else even inside the airport will require a visa. Even collecting your luggage will need a visa, as you you have to take your luggage and do the check in again

A transit visa is required at the very least. If you have to do it both ways, I suggest you get a multiple entry visa with re-entry stamp.

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2. Re: Switching airlines @ DEL

all you need to do is give your jet airways baggage tags at the counter of air india/finnair(whichever you decide upon) at the time of your arrival in Delhi and while your next boarding pass is issued the airline officials will collect the baggage on your behalf

that's what usually happens when you do not have a transit visa but then you can never be sure if they did manage to get hold of your luggage or not

its definitely advisable to travel with Jet Airways on both legs of your travels

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