And as we all know, live & breathe by the adage "why fly direct when you can connect", tending to changes happening at/to stopovers enroute is going to an issue.
I'm thinking very deeply to make a booking for Mar'22 involving at least 9 flights between CBR & MAA over 30 hours of flying ... should I do it or skip the transits and book direct? #Confusions!
I'm leaning towards making the multi-city hop/transit, but wondering what happens if I get stuck in ADL or CMB ...
I don't think transits will be the issue - usually there's no need to check-in once you've kicked-off from the first sector (this was my experience earlier this year flying MEL-SIN-LHR and then LHR-SIN-BNE).
I'm currently looking at MEL-HND-HEL-MAN (there's currently some decent J fares available) and was thinking of overnighting in HEL having always transited but wanting to experience the city. This would mean having to present a PCR prior to leaving both MEL and HEL - restricting my test and time in HEL to either being reliant on a test just before check-in at MEL or having to source/submit to an additional test prior to flying from HEL, updates to the UK Passenger Locator Form etc etc etc.
Frankly, travelling is becoming more of a chore and less of an enjoyment; trivial in the scheme of the numbers of serious casualties but enough to make me question my wanderlust.