Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Jan 2014
Total posts 1
I'm flying MEL - DFW via SYD in October. I'm wondering if I only need to get to the airport for check-in and bag drop at domestic times as my first flight is domestic, or whether I need to check-in at an International counter and get there hours beforehand?
Member since 26 May 2012
Total posts 132
Domestic check-in times should be fine for you, but allow a few extra minutes for a slightly longer check-in process. Three hours is unnecessary.
Member since 12 Jul 2014
Total posts 79
This is completely correct.
I did TSV-BNE-SYD-LHR a couple of days ago, aside from the longer acutal check-in whilst they check your passport and print your boarding passes, the actual cut-off time is as Domestic rules. I think i had a 2 hour change over once i reached SYD, which was plenty as all I had to do was tranfer terminals and go through security and passport control.
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 73
Qantas recommend at least 1 hour before if you are connecting to an international flight. I do MEL-SYD-PVG a lot. And most times they put me on an earlier flight.
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