Okay to arrive in Mumbai 12 hours before flying home?

#1 Sep 10th, 2012, 06:24
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I need to catch an early-morning flight from Mumbai to the US on Dec. 24 and wonder if flying to Mumbai the previous day will be enough cushion? I'll be coming from Calicut by train then plane and hear there can be delays and/or fog especially at that time of year. Should I fly to Mumbai on Dec. 22 to be safe? Sure hate to cut my time in Kerala short if I don't have to.
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You can be rest assured there will be no snow blizzard However, seriously - If it is a nonstop on CO's 777, which is a non-stop to EWR(Newark) there might be a gate stop if there is bad weather in Tri-State area.

12 hours is ample time, provided there are no delays to your domestic flight.
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Thanks, nycrank. It's the train from Kunnar and flight from Calicut that I'm worried about. If they're delayed or cancelled, I could miss the flight out of Mumbai.
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I mean nycank!!
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Originally Posted by mishindia View Post Thanks, nycrank. It's the train from Kunnar and flight from Calicut that I'm worried about. If they're delayed or cancelled, I could miss the flight out of Mumbai.
Fog doesn't affect the south, what train do you plan to get from Kannur to Calicut and what time is your flight from Calicut?

(it's a mad ride from Calicut train station to the airport, my Fiance was a nervous wreck by the time we reached the airport)
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Fog doesn't affect the south, what train do you plan to get from Kannur to Calicut and what time is your flight from Calicut?

(it's a mad ride from Calicut train station to the airport, my Fiance was a nervous wreck by the time we reached the airport)
Just to add the Calicut Airport is 30km approx from Town and takes approx an hour.
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Thanks so much for the information about Calicut airport distance and stress. I could catch a train from Kunnar quite early -- 6 am or 7 am -- for an afternoon flight from Calicut to Mumbai. I'm worried about fog/smog in Mumbai cancelling the flight. An extra day in Kerala would be nice, but so would an extra day in Mumbai. Maybe I'll play it safe. Thank you again!
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The fog problems are 1000km north of Mumbai and happen because of the cold (and other reasons), Mumbai has a totally different climate, the fog is in the north of India, Mumbai is classed as the south.

The Parasuram Express is an ideal train for you, it starts from Mangalore, so shouldn't get delayed, it then departs Kannur at 07:15 and gets to Kozhikide (Calicut) at 08:55, but you should book and stay on the train till it arrives at Feroke station (station code FK) at 09:15.

Feroke station is about 9km closer to the airport and also helps avoid driving through central Calicut. (go to google maps, search for 'Feroke', then zoom out a little and you'll see Feroke station, Calicut train station and Calicut airport.)

One thing I liked about Calicut, a local on the train told me how much it should cost to get to the airport in a taxi, so I went to the taxi drivers expecting to have to battle to get a fare even close to that figure (sorry, can't remember the figure), but the first taxi driver asked for only Rs50 more than I'd been told, so I took that fare, it was a nice surprise.

Look out for the fabulous mural in the departure lounge at Calicut airport, It's really big and excellently done, it portrays many aspects of life in Kerala, and also adds a bit of Gandhi.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post One thing I liked about Calicut, a local on the train told me how much it should cost to get to the airport in a taxi, so I went to the taxi drivers expecting to have to battle to get a fare even close to that figure (sorry, can't remember the figure), but the first taxi driver asked for only Rs50 more than I'd been told, so I took that fare, it was a nice surprise.
That extends to the auto's (Tuk-tuk) in town as well. I lived there for a while and never haf to ever nargain for fare. Just get in, tell where you want to go, the meter is turned on and off we go. Just pay what comes on the meter. No refusal to go ever, no overcharging, no roundabout ways to increase fare. No hasstle. Very honest and a proud lot.

Hope the other auto drivers take a few lessons from them.

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