Flight to India - stopover in Europe


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musicgold   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 07-07-15 18:59:15

Hi,

I am planning to stay in Paris / London for a couple of days, en-route to India. Has anyone here does this before?

How much will be the fare difference as compared to a regular flight to India (Toronto - Paris - New Delhi)?

How is the luggage handled?

Any tips would be much appreciated.

Thanks.



hchheda   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 08-07-15 11:27:15

I have done this in 2011 with family and NO extra cost for stop over. However, depending upon the days you select, there might be cost differential between connecting flights since mostly weekend flights are more expensive compared to the weekday flights. Just that the difference is not due to your break.

We flew Air France, so no extra airport taxes. There is a paid luggage storage in the Airport terminal where we left about 5 large bags and traveled with 3 smaller bags to London via train. Returned to Paris after 3 days, collected the bags from the storage and checked in again for flight to Mumbai.

We preferred Paris over London due to higher taxes for Heathrow.

It is perfectly do able.

Good luck.

Hiren



Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 09-07-15 10:59:03

Since we travel to India during winters , we go via Dubai and enjoy 4-5 days of sunny pleasant weather plus reliving some old memories :)

A stop over should be well planned - as others have pointed out air fare should not be changed because of this ... but you would need to manage other costs while in the city which you go with visiting the place like hotels , transportation ...

Good tip of using the cloak room @ the Airport to store your luggage.


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musicgold   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-07-15 00:43:45

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We booked not long ago combination of Finn Air & British airways

Canada-London-Helsinki-->Delhi-Helsinki-->London-->Canada

1 day free stopover in London & on return 21 hour stopover in Helsinki--enough time to make a city tour (you need to pay for hotel if you don't want sleep at airport).



How did you book these flights?
Did you go through an agent or did you use a site like Expedia or did you book the flights separately yourself?

Thanks.



Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-07-15 06:39:02

You may wish to try both ... For Agents Gala Travels is a good one ... you can speak with them on phone , give your requirements and they will come back to you with options.


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Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 10-07-15 15:37:35

Yaar tu badhiya hai !!! Laga rah ....

Har thread mein Islam ko le aata hai ...

Can't you see anything other than Islam that you make an (anti) Islamic entry in every thread ?

Irrelevance personified :)


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tamilkuravan   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 11-07-15 08:19:46

Good info. for CD's Guptaji.

Murali


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