a VirtualTourist member asked on Jun 16, 2015
I am traveling from Germany to Calcutta via New Delhi.
Layover is just 90 minutes. I have 2 check in baggage. During layover I want to check out one baggage and give it to my relative and then will take the next domestic flight.
- Now when I start from Germany, can airline keep different destination for these baggages?
- Within 90 minutes, is it possible to get the baggage and provide it to my relative and then to the domestic flight check in in 90 minutes? International to domestic gate...
Let me know if am not clear. Please help.
If your baggage is checked through to Calcutta then you will not be able to access it during your connection. If it's only checked through to New Delhi you simply won't have time to collect it, exit the airside and catch the connecting flight.
So, impossible IMO.
As far as I know no airline will check one bag belonging to a passenger through to one destination and another belonging to the same passenger to another destination. Your bag/bags travel with you all the way from A to B.
Frankly, I'd be pretty surprised if you make your connecting flight at all in 90 minutes, much less fooling around with collecting a bag, going landside to give it to your relative, and going back through security to get to your new gate. That is a tight connection under any circumstances, as you will have to go through immigration in DEL. Then also you have the fact that the airline is not going to allow you to check one bag to DEL and another to CCU. Forget this plan. Better to ship the goods to your relative from Calcutta to Delhi once you get there.
90 mins is tight but doable but also depends on which connecting flight Nehem is taking. Certain flight like Indigo and Jet take extreme care of such cases and fasten up the process for them. Altough I do agree there's no point in even trying for what you are planning to do. Sending the baggage through cargo via road would be much easier and a very cheap option too.