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its a tricky one. policy used to be that one world airlines would through check baggage to other alliance members even if the tickets were on different PNR's
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If the bags are not through-checked, try the transit desk at SIN.
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Even if you have to collect baggage and check in again, you should be able to do this very quickly, and you'll be able to take advantage of early check-in to get back airside ASAP.P.S.: If you're staying in the T1 transit hotel, make sure you use the pool—it's wonderfully refreshing—but dine outside the hotel.
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I wouldn't worry about using a transit hotel and go out and check out the local dining scene in Singapore and explore some sights :)
Not everyone is a gunslinger like you or me! If they're in Y, the lie-down and swim would be a godsend. (Also, the minced pork noodle stall in the T2 airside food court is actually pretty decent.)
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If you do want to use the transit hotel, book online, don't rely on just turning up and booking there and then, very likely there will be no open spots.
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I've recently stayed at aerotel at Changi and it was great, we had 12 hours transit, 6 were spent sleeping and letting our 10mo son roll around at aerotel, the others were spent shopping and at the lounge
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I've never had a problem with having luggage checked through. I have all the ticketing info (e-tickets) and booking codes at hand when I check in. I arrive for check-in early before the rush sets in, when the staff are still fresh and don't have the rest of the growing queue in their sight-line.I am super polite and ask if it is possible to check the baggage through. I don't waste the check-in staff's time by telling them 'my story' unless they want/ask to hear it (ie why I didn't book the flights at the same time, hence the different booking ref numbers etc). If they do ask, you can plead you case if they seem to be reluctant, though with them both being OneWorld carriers, I don't foresee a problem. When they say 'yes' I am suitably appreciative, and full of thank-yous. If they say 'no', they cannot check them through, perhaps politely ask what you should do next time to avoid the drama (even if you know full well already). Befuddlement, real or feigned, goes a long way I have found - usually real in my case!I'm a solo traveler, so I have never had your exact problem, but is it worth phoning to see if there is a way to associate the two bookings (for no fee!) in advance? Not sure if this is a thing that can be done, but worth a try perhaps.
Hi Waz, me again.I was just checking out the Changi Airport website (I will be passing through there myself later on this year and hadn't heard about the transit hotels before - so thanks for that) and found this:http://www.changiairport.com/en/passenger-guide/transit.htmlSee: Making Your Connecting Flight Looking at this, (unless I am missing something) if Qantas have issued the boarding passes for the second flight, but for some reason have not been able to check the baggage through, you may still be able to just get your baggage transferred/redirected without going through immigration.
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