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How crowded is Sydney Airport these days?

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aldrigsomandre

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Aug 2015

Total posts 86

I am flying on board a Scoot flight to Kaohsiung via Singapore tonight. I was wondering if it'll be enough time to get to the airport three hours before the flight.

Thank you all in advance.

daschok

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Feb 2015

Total posts 27

3hr is plenty in evening, use to do it regularly when flying HA

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

just last Friday I flew Sydney to Christchurch on the evening 5:45pm Qantas flight. I arrived around 2hr 30mins prior to departure and there was no wait at all. 

aldrigsomandre

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Aug 2015

Total posts 86

Thank you both! I was afraid that there'd be increased security measures given the recent events.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 824

With an LCC (who typically staff checkin thinly) I'd arrive 3.5+hrs early or 2hrs early - otherwise you will likely be in a longish queue

aldrigsomandre

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Aug 2015

Total posts 86

With an LCC (who typically staff checkin thinly) I'd arrive 3.5+hrs early or 2hrs early - otherwise you will likely be in a longish queue

I have priority check-in, so I think it'd be fine if I go there 3 hours in advance.

victort

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Feb 2017

Total posts 77

LCC's are a different story as the lines tend to be very long - due to no Status priority check-in for economy as with all other full carrier airlines. So basically unless you're travelling business EVERYONE checks in via the economy line.

3hrs should be enough though.

aldrigsomandre

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Aug 2015

Total posts 86

Reporting from gate lounge 51, immigration and security were both quick. Hardly any queue at all. 

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 181

Great to see they have direct flights to Kaohsiung from Singapore again, it is good to know. It used to be a pain to go to Taipei and then down on the fast rail.

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