Member since 19 Jan 2012
Total posts 138
Changing flights in AKL on different tickets. Can anyone advise on this please: take the JQ MEL-AKL arriving 1545 at AKL (to ride the 787) and then, on separate ticket, a QF code share flight on the EK flight to BNE leaving at 1815. I assume I'd have to clear customs and check in at AKL. The EK flight could be made to be a refundable biz just in case...
Member since 15 Dec 2013
Total posts 15
You will need to enter NZ and check-in for the EK flight, unless you do so online in which case you can remain airside between flights.
When were these tickets issued and what is the travel date? Entering NZ for such a short time will appear strange to Customs.
Thanks. I haven't bought them yet. So you reckon if I check in online I should be Ok to remain airside? I have only cabin bag.
just a crazy idea to ride the 787 and the A380to get home from MEL to BNE on a Monday.
Member since 12 Jun 2013
Total posts 216
You should be fine to remain airside. The international-to-international transfer security at AKL doesn't check whether you have a boarding pass.
As far as I'm aware that should be fine.
It's probably best you remain airside. If you try to enter NZ, your ticketing details may capture the interest of NZ Customs' analysis software (especially if the tickets are recently issued).
It's probably best you remain airside. If you try to enter NZ, your ticketing details may capture the interest of NZ Customs' analysis software [Google "Customs adds powerful new software to arsenal"].
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Member since 28 Sep 2011
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I'd make EK refundable - JQ track record for on-time arrival trans-Tasman isn't stellar. Remain airside. Secure seat in EK lounge early due to overcrowding. If you miss EK flight and can't get on QF or NZ, Novotel at the international terminal is good for overnight but it's not airside you'll need to immigrate.
JQ's on-time record isn't perfect, but it's actually better than EK at AKL.
At least one of the EK flights is delayed almost every day.
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