I'm picking up someone from Syd Int tomorrow morning, it's a Qantas A-380 flight from London and they're in business class.

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frenchglen

Member since 03 Nov 2011

Total posts 14

I'm picking up someone from Syd Int tomorrow morning, it's a Qantas A-380 flight from London and they're in business class.

I've never flown business on a longhaul flight so i just don't know - will their baggage arrive *earlier* than economy folks on the carousel? or does everyone right up to first class STILL have that most-annoying part of the trip: the wait for the luggage?

in other words: wondering whether i can have 20 minutes more sleep before heading off to pick him up :P.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

In theory, yes, his/her bags should be among the first off the plane and onto the carousel. But that's not always the case, of course!

If you've got an iPhone it might also be worth using FlightAware to check the flight's arrival time – or even just entering the flight number into Google - in case it's running late, that might also give you a little extra shut-eye.

Personally I'd not risk being late to pick up someone for an extra 20 minutes of kip! :P

frenchglen

Member since 03 Nov 2011

Total posts 14

thanks. good to know. installed flightaware on my android :).

well if it means i can get up at 3.10am rather than 2.50am, i think that counts for something :).

aero-seat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 May 2012

Total posts 178

Unfortunately frenchglen it doesn't look like you can sleep in for an extra 20 minutes. Business, First class passengers along with Platinum and Gold Frequent Flyers get priority baggage.

MissBasset

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Aug 2012

Total posts 69

In theory, yes. In reality, not so much! I think it depends on the baggage handlers. I suspect some thing that fancy-ass First and Business types should have to wait the same as the others! Airlines would cite 'factors beyond their control' if one complained, probably.

AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

Hey Frenchglen, will you come back tomorrow and let us know if you got your extra 20 minutes sleep in, and if your friends flight was on time and baggage out first?

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