Finally arrived in Delhi after a bit of a shambolic journey! After a serious lack of zzzzzzs the night before our departure, we were up and on the go at 3am Saturday morning, arriving at Edinburgh airport at about 4.20am, only to find out that our flight to Amsterdam had been cancelled due to heavy snow. For once the problem was at our destination and not due to Edinburgh’s typically crap weather.
We were guided towards the KLM service desk. Now, it’s not often you’ll hear me commend customer service, or very much else for that matter, but I have to say that I was impressed at how KLM handled the issue. We were put on a BMI flight to heathrow, business class, then onto British Airways from there to Delhi.
First impressions, Delhi airport seemed fairly modern and organised. This was to be tested, as was our patience and calm natures! We had planned to collect our bags and check into the airport transit hotel. Instead, we found we would have to go through immigration to collect our bags, meaning we would have entered India and faced the prospect of not being able to get back in in 10 days time to attend our friends wedding Kolkata. If you enter India and then leave, you can’t enter again for 60 days. Unfortunately not many of the airport staff understand this, nor understand the consequences their poor knowledge. We were given lots of conflicting advice, but finally managed to negotiate BA forwarding our bags to Kathmandu and allowing us to check-in to the hotel.
We have just finished our complimentary breakfast, discovered our flight to Kathmandu is delayed by an hour and are hoping and praying our bags end up in the same place we do!

    • Carine
    • February 7th, 2012

    haha Like the title of your blog! 🙂

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