Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 Aug 2015
Total posts 8
I’m on a QF classic reward ticket next Tues arvo from Launceston through to Perth. Arrive 2:50pm and have 4 hr wait in MEL then I’m on a 6.55pm flight to Perth.
Member since 03 Apr 2018
Total posts 14
QF9 arrives Perth at 5:05 not departs Mel, it leaves Mel at 4:15, having said that i’ve never had much success changing to earlier flights on red edeal or rewards seats (other than when weather is an issue), no harm in asking though.
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 433
Because the MEL - PER QF9 is an international flight, and you need the D sticker thing, this time round, I would not try it.
You have to go through outgoing immi procedures, with the international security screening.
Ideally, even if QF allows it, you won't make it.
If your LST flight arrived earlier, and you had bought a through ticket, it might work, but in your situation, logistically, you will have to run all the way from the QF end of MEL QF MEL pier A out all the way to T2, check in with your driving licence or passport or photo id, go through international screening, go thorough passport control, and then run to the lounge, if you have access, then run to the gate that QF9 will depart from.
14.50 to 16.15 is not really that long a time, considering its quite a walk or run from T1 to T2 what with all the checks and also having to stand in the check in queue.
Give it a try if you feel you must though.
Edit: just did a test booking, QF online booking will not link the flight OP is on, onto QF9.
Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 42
QF doesn't want domestic pax in 32" pitch economy - it would ruin their reputation!
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
QF9 as a domestic passenger
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter to get the latest premium travel news, exclusives and inspiration right to your inbox.