I am Indian citizen and travelling from Helsinki to Mumbai. My travel details are

  • Helsinki to Delhi
  • 3 hours layover
  • Delhi to mumbai.

I want to know if it is possible to get my luggage in Delhi itself. Then I would check it in again before taking the next flight.

  • I don't know about India so I'll not post this as an answer, but if it's like in many other countries then you would be required to collect your luggage in Delhi in order to clear customs because the previous flight is international and the following flight is inside the country. – Celada Feb 27 '16 at 18:08
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    Have you tried just asking the airline? – fkraiem Feb 27 '16 at 18:10

Yes, you will collect your luggage, and submit it to a customs examination when you first arrive in India, at Delhi airport. You have to collect your luggage as an international arrival, it is not avoidable.

This is how international-to-domestic transfers usually work (except inside Europe).

After customs, there is a desk on the left, near the lifts that take you to terminal 3 domestic departures. That desk will accept your luggage for the domestic flight. Alternatively you may take it to the domestic counter yourself.

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  • Thanks for the response,But problem is i have both booking in same ticket. – Naveen Tripathi Feb 27 '16 at 18:23
  • @NaveenTripathi The answer says that you will have to collect your luggage, whether the two flights are on the same ticket or not. – David Richerby Feb 27 '16 at 18:39
  • @Naveen Whether it is one ticket or two is irrelevant. You need to collect your bag and present it for a customs inspection at Delhi. – Calchas Feb 27 '16 at 18:44

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