I am travelling from Bangalore to Vienna by air India with a 3 hour layover at Delhi IGI airport. Can I meet my parents at Delhi IGI airport during layover time to handover a packet?
I see two cases:
- If your flight from Bangalore to Delhi is from a different service provider then you have to collect your bags and check-in again. The bag check-in area is very close to the exits which means you can go out and come back easily. On a side note, last time I took a Vistara flight from Bangalore to Delhi and Air India from Delhi to Vienna. Time gap of 3 hours was barely enough to get my bags checked in, go through the security, immigration and board the flight. So rethink even if it takes only 15 mins.
- If your baggage is directly transferred through the airlines, then you directly head towards international transfers, security, immigration and boarding area. So no exits nearby. It would be much of a hassle to go out and get in without considerable delay.
So rethink your plan to deliver the package by hand and choose a reliable courier service.
In the grand scheme of things, this is a speeding ticket.