Member since 16 Jan 2018
Total posts 19
So I have used the transfer service by Qantas from gate15 of Sydney domestic terminal to international terminal even without a int boarding pass. (I just wanted to get to int terminal to meet my clients travelling from overseas)
That paper behind the counter that stated who could get on the bus had a date of November 2017 on it too.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
Indeed very poor form. Of course there is t$5 train but that is not the point. Maybe the relavent person may receive some ‘counselling’.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Jul 2013
Total posts 62
Had a similar experience to [email protected] I’m QF platinum and needed to meet people at the sydney domestic terminal without an onward boarding pass. I also looked on qantas’ website and had the page as above printed out to show them (expecting a frosty response). I checked it with the CSM on the flight, he confirmed it was true and even went to the trouble of contacting someone at Qantas in Sydney to confirm this (not sure who) and they confirmed it would be okay too. When I landed in Sydney, I made a beeline towards the domestic transfer facility, where after some discussion I was denied use of the bus despite having the printout of the webpage & the CSM calling Qantas HQ in Sydney! It does seem that qantas should clarify this, it would be very handy to be able to use this service even if we don’t have an onward connection. It’s Not travellers’ fault that it’s not free to change terminals in Sydney, whereas in most major international airports around the world (thinking SFO, LHR, SIN, HND for eg which have similar situations), and in Melbourne and Brisbane, it is free.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 27 Jul 2019
Total posts 1
The T-Bus shuttle service between SYD domestic and intl terminals is free
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 431
Yep, or seriously, just take the train. If you're a Qantas Platinum or P1 I'm sure $5 won't break the bank...
If they had that clearly specified on the website, I wouldn't have a problem to use the bus, paid or free, to get to the other terminal. It's just that they saying one thing here, n doing the other there that I'm having issue with.
These buses get quite crowded so they may give onward bookings priority. The train is very quick once you get to it.
Member since 15 Feb 2018
Total posts 151
Believe it is due to the buses being full. Of course they will give priority to people who are travelling on. When the buses aren’t full, in off peak periods, they may allow people who aren’t travelling onwards internationally.
Oh, trust me, I was there for a while. Two buses left half full
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 135
This is just typical Qantas, the customer is always wrong. Even when they are wrong.
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