Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Sep 2014
Total posts 21
ABT brains trust. I am travelling PER > SYD with QF followed by SYD > DOH with QR in F. Arriving in SYD at 15:55 and departing at 21:25. My flights are booked on seperate tickets but i was hoping Qantas would check my bags all the way through when in check in in PER. Would they do this? or will I have to collect my baggage in SYD transfer across the INT. using the train and then wait for the QR desk to open? This is my first time flying F and I was hoping to maximise my time in the Qantas First Lounge.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 245
Strictly speaking, as you are travelling on separate tickets, the new oneworld rules mean QF should NOT check you and bags all the way through. But you can always ask.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
It is 4+ hours in lounge! How much more do you need? And you have to change terminal anyway. So fail to see much of the problem. Though worth to ask anyway.And out of curiosity - why the heck I would fly PER-SYD and then back if direct flight PER-DOH exist? Just to sit 5 hours in First Lounge? Seriously?
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
Hi Serg - PER-DOH QR operate the 777 which only offers Y / J (older 2-2-2 product). I have the opportunity to fly F ex. SYD and having never flown F I have chosen to take the opportunity. Being QFF Gold I also have not had an opportunity to experience the Sydney F Lounge.
Member since 03 Feb 2016
Total posts 3
John is correct, separate booking so the bags will need to collected at Sydney domestic. You will then need to check in for your QR flight, generally check in opens three hours prior to departure.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Strictly speaking, you won't be able to through check your bags but there is no harm asking. At least you have plenty of time to connect if QF PER cannot accommodate you.
I'm wondering if you're better off getting an Uber from SYD domestic to the International terminal, as opposed to the train?
Whatever rocking your boat. I would not sit additional 8 hours in the sky just to experience First. No freaking way - business is good enough for me. If you have curiosity then yes, I flown First.
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 129
Personally If I was given the opportunity I would also fly the extra hours and spend time in transit to enjoy the full range of perks of First (on an airframe of my liking). It is his choice, so not the most helpful response there Serg.I'm finding I have a similar issue regarding codeshare Qantas on Emirates metal regarding the 3 hour bag drop times, you can only ask nicely. Hell my mum managed to get Qantas to transfer her bags on to an Air Canada flight late last year!In terms of transiting between the terminals a taxi will cost you roughly $17-20. Ubers at departing from the Sydney Domestic Terminal have to pay an access fee of $4 for an uberX and $8 for an UberBLACK. The fare estimate I just pulled off the app for an uberX was $15-$18, not sure if that included the access fee or not. The train is probably your quickest and cheapest option unless you are traveling with multiple heavy bags.
I do not have any problem with yours or his approach. But for me flying First instead of Business is not enough incentive to make 8 hr detour and especially if it via Sydney where I avoiding domestic<->international transfer as a plague. Though I must admin that recent years it became only pain in the tail while before it was true and genuine pain in the a$$.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 445
Not understanding the hate for the Sydney Domestic/International transfer - it's an air-conditioned bus and takes 4-5 mins (Qantas side anyway)...you don't even need to leave the terminal.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 306
I also have never understood the well voiced dislike for the Sydney transfer and found it was preferable to my experiences of waiting outdoors for the bus at Brisbane. Just wondering if a QF int boarding pass is needed or is it also available if you arrived on QF and will transfer to another airline?
Main pain in the butt is of course international-domestic transfer when you have to pass passport control, collect baggage, clear customs and then before catching air-conditioned bus to other terminal RECHECK BLOODY BAGGAGE AGAIN!!!!! . When some poor fellow must do it because they live far away from international airports I cannot get why QF forcing me, a Melbourian (second biggest city in the country!) going through such nightmare. Again, now it became better organized and more civilized, but just few years ago it was true and genuine nightmare. One day I managed to miss my domestic flight because I arrived too late. No worries - good Australian Qantas put you on another flight without any fuss. However you have to stay looooong time in loooooong queue to re-check. And in the morning some miracles happens: "Passengers arrived from Los Angeles by flight XXX and heading to Adelaide by flight YYY please move forward". Then "Passenger arrived from Hong Kong by flight AAA and flying to Hobart by flight BBB please move forward". Then .... You got the picture. I missed my bloody flight and thus they WILL NEVER call me. I was standing like 10-th person in the queue for MORE THAN AN HOUR watching how all happier pax "moving forward". I finished it with huge loud scandal calling supervisor and vigorously expressed my disgust with f####g Sydney airport and frankly quite a few pax that been in pretty much the same situation supported me.In Melbourne for example such things never happens - take your bags, go upstairs and check at corresponding counter.Why I dislike Sydney international-domestic transfer? Perhaps simply because I am Melbourian? LOL!!!!!
Member since 28 Feb 2017
Total posts 10
If one of your flights/tickets is a revenue ticket and the other is a points based booking then under qantas and one world rules your bags can be booked through as it's not possible to book a revenue and points based flight with seperate one world partners under a single PNR
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 229
It's an exception that Qantas allows, but other airlines may not.
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