While transiting through Abu Dhabi (AUH), from India (BLR) heading to the US (JFK) -all on Etihad, there's a "pre-clearance" that passengers need to go through. Few questions regarding that:
- If in case the BLR-AUH flight gets delayed for some reason, will the passengers be accommodated in the next flight?
- Assuming that the delay is at the "pre-clearance" stage (i.e., the inbound flight is on time, but there is a delay in pre-clearance for any reason) what happens at that case?
- What happens to the baggage that is presumably "through checked"?
- Do the rules of the game change if the tickets for the entire journey (onward and return) are booked through a third party site instead of Etihad?
This is an offshoot of the original question: Abu Dhabi: Transit time and US pre-clearance question