Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 01 Aug 2013
Total posts 22
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 17 Nov 2014
Total posts 78
No. Departure is quite smooth and there's not a long queue there at SYD T1 as e-Gates are used. However, I cannot guarantee any accidents with eGate breakdowns due to the brutal cuts as Australians elected a wrong government on 18th of May.
Member since 02 Jan 2015
Total posts 20
Always depends on the time of day but my experiences have always been quick and positive much like the result on May 18th. A good positive one for Australia !
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 117
Can we refrain from political pot shots on here, somewhere where we can escape from that is useful. Tech breaks down everywhere from time to time, the e-gates are a godsend 99% of the time
Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
Member since 17 Sep 2015
Total posts 73
blaird, I don't know if the conditions of your ticket or other considerations allow, but even if the SmartGates aren't an issue, wouldn't it be better to travel on an earlier flight ex MEL and not have to rush? There's no guarantee that your initial (inbound) flight will be on time. You may then just miss a QF bus if that's how you are transferring terminals, and your blood pressure may rise as a result.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 227
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