Delhi to Chennai

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Hello -

My friend is getting married in Chennai in January. They groom is from Delhi and the bride from Chennai - as such they are doing celebrations in both cities - with only one day in between!

I will be living in Delhi but would also like to attend the Chennai celebrations. Since there is only one day in between it means I cannot take the train and have to fly!

I have checked Jet Airways and it is expensive! $350 roundtrip!!

Apparently Kingfisher Airlines does not have a Delhi-Chennai route.

And besides Air India and Indian Airlines, any other airlines offering cheap(er) fares - would love to make it to Chennai but cost is a major concern here!

Many thanks in advanced!
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look into flying to bangalore and maybe bus it from there...?
dont know how much it saves ya?

you could alternatively fly one way and get back slowly.....

thats pretty inconsiderate of them to have it back to back like that..unless they dont want to feed the same mouths twice
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Originally Posted by greenchutney thats pretty inconsiderate of them to have it back to back like that..unless they dont want to feed the same mouths twice
I think you may be on to something, GC, but I suspect they made these arrangements primarily to accommodate family and friends from each city who couldn't afford to travel to the other place, and weren't worrying a whole lot about accommodating people who might have the time and money to attend BOTH celebrations. I don't think this is actually inconsiderate. After all, they could have decided to hold the celebrations in only one city, which would probably have meant that a lot of people from the other city couldn't have attended at all. Having celebrations in both cities is a nice accommodation for the folks from each place who otherwise couldn't have attended at all if the celebration had been held only in the other city.
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Ahhh, Come on, Dzibead.... stop being so fair and reasonable! !!!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H Ahhh, Come on, Dzibead.... stop being so fair and reasonable! !!!
Oh, OK, Nick. Just to accommodate you: "The REAL reason they scheduled the celebrations back to back is because they were too cheap to pay for two parties for everybody."

Happy now?

And, to continue in the cynical vein, I suspect the real reason they're doing celebrations in both places is because they didn't want have to spend the rest of their lives listening to the griping and guilt-trips from relatives & friends that would have invariably followed if they'd had a celebration in one place and not the other. E.g, Auntie Gita: "Well, Mohan, we really would have loved to attend your wedding [heavy sigh], but you know your Uncle Sanjay just can't bear to sit in a car [train/plane] that long nowadays" ... at every family get-together ... for the rest of your life (or theirs) ... ... or is it only my family that does stuff like that?
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or here is another plot...

boys family will not be seen under the same roof as the girl's family as one is from delhi and another from chennai.. ~...big drama...boy and girl decide they will have two separate weddings~ ..
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Originally Posted by greenchutney or here is another plot...

boys family will not be seen under the same roof as the girl's family as one is from delhi and another from chennai.. ~...big drama...boy and girl decide they will have two separate weddings~ ..
One way or the other, there's a Bollywood movie script lurking in this story ...

In the U.S., they would have just run off and gotten married in Las Vegas.
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some localized plots for tollywood or kollywood

there is always drama in an indian marriage..

we didnt get the sambhar, kamala mami got a better saree as a gift, suresh mama wasnt received properly at the door, vasantha attai (aunt) is a walking jewellery store, cousin radhika has a bad mother-in-law who's come along too throwing tantrums...

~ jealously, gossip, scorn, ego, pettiness all is there at the family gala in full display...so is happiness, joy and weariness ~ thats why indian weddings are so much fun for some...not for the bride and groom..and definitely not for the bride's father...
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Originally Posted by greenchutney some localized plots for tollywood or kollywood

there is always drama in an indian marriage..

we didnt get the sambhar, kamala mami got a better saree as a gift, suresh mama wasnt received properly at the door, vasantha attai (aunt) is a walking jewellery store, cousin radhika has a bad mother-in-law who's come along too throwing tantrums...

~ jealously, gossip, scorn, ego, pettiness all is there at the family gala in full display...so is happiness, joy and weariness ~ thats why indian weddings are so much fun for some...not for the bride and groom..and definitely not for the bride's father...

Gosh, sounds just like weddings in the U.S.!
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That's better, dzibead. You've brought a grin to my face now

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Can someone now reply to OP's query!!?
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Can someone now reply to OP's query!!?
OK, your wish is my command. I don't have fare info, but the OP could look into Air Deccan and Sahara Airlines. I think both have a Delhi-Chennai route.
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so does spicejet, with a stopover at hyderabad for an hour.
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jeez..asadji! that cane is for the street dog maybe ~

i will add to the reply i posted in my first post...look into bangalore..since kingfisher homebase is bangalore..and they might have cheaper flights there..and then its maybe 6 hours by 'superfast aka you might make it alive' bus...

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