Member since 12 Apr 2013
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2 hr or 3 hr before flight?
Member since 31 Mar 2014
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Googled for "cathay check in time melbourne"
Terminal 2, Departures - Level 1, Zone G, check-in counters 56-66
3 hours prior to scheduled departure time
(Check-in counters are closed punctually 40 minutes before scheduled departure time)
Member since 24 Oct 2010
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The standard for international airlines is three hours before the flight.
Member since 13 Sep 2016
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Even if you have checked bags sometimes CX check-in staff can put them onto your flight if you arrive very early. They have done this for me in Sydney, CX has four flights out of SYD each day so the check-in counter is almost always open. I arrive at SYD early in the morning for CX162 which departs 11.25am but I want to beat the traffic so I get there at 7am, they are open for CX110 but will check me in for CX162 and then I go to the Qantas First lounge for breakfast and brunch.
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Member since 15 Dec 2016
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Simple question: Are you flying in J, PEY or Y or holding any oneworld status? Check your bag online and go to find Baggage Drop-Off counter (Or J counter if you have J ticket or oneworld Ruby and higher or Marco Polo Club).
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