Member since 26 Aug 2019
Total posts 16
Have booked BNE-SYD-DOH-CDG for later this year. Flying VA to SYD and then QR rest of the way. Have booked a 3hr connection in SYD and am wandering if this is enough time. Additionally, do VA usually check you through to your final destination with QR.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 179
To answer your second question first: Virgin Australia does not appear to have an interline agreement with Qatar, so no, Virgin will not check you or your luggage through to your final destination. You'll need to collect your checked-in luggage in Sydney, travel to the international terminal under your own steam (I'd suggest the train), and then check-in with Qatar.
Is 3 hours enough of a connection to do this? Probably. If nothing goes wrong. But if your Virgin flight is delayed, or the trains aren't running in Sydney (a relatively frequent event, especially on weekends), or something goes wrong, neither Qatar nor Virgin will be held responsible for helping you or putting you on a later Qatar flight. Personally, I would give myself 4-hours or more in Sydney to be safe.
Olympic Air - Travelair
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 8
Further to Sibelius's post...
Depending on how much time you have you could use either of the following to transfer from DOM to INT:
Train: AirportLink ‘Terminal Transfer'. Cost is $6.70 and estimated travel time is around 3 mins.
TBus: Free terminal transfer. Estimated travel time is 10-15 mins.
Public Bus: 400, 420. Cost is $2.24 and generally same travel time as TBus. Note bus departs from the front of T3.
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the tips. As it is the 1640 departure on a Tuesday it will probs work. Thanks again.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jun 2015
Total posts 60
Is your VA flight on the same booking? If so it should be checked all the way through. If you've made it separately then no.
Alternatively if you can cancel VA flight and book a QF award flight this would normally be checked through to your final destination.
Can I ask if you didn't book all the way from BNE, why you didn't? QR allows you to book connections from BNE.
Originally Posted by NQflyer
Air France - Flying Blue
Member since 07 Nov 2018
Total posts 6
My partner flew BNE SYD DOH ZRH with Qatar Airways.
First segment was with Virgin - he was checked in all the way through Zurich as well as his bags.
They just reprinted the boarding passes at the gate at Sydney.
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 108
Originally Posted by Sibelius
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 96
VA I believe lists all their full list of interline partners in the on-board magazine. The partners on the website (apart from their codeshares/JV partners) are not the full list.
QR is listed as one of their interline partners in the onboard magazine.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 206
Based on this:
Check in at Brisbane. And ask.
Plan for them to not be checked through.
Be pleasantly surprised if they are.
Originally Posted by MRYJDrake
Yep, if you're all booked on a single QR ticket then let of the deal is through check-in.
Also... three hours is plenty of time.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Moved to the new Qatar Airways section of the Community.
Member since 21 Aug 2019
Total posts 14
On that oft discussed terminal transfer, the free bus is the most painless. Otherwise bags and all down two sets of escalators to the train platform, navigating the entry gates at the station, and doing the same one stop later. Plus $6.70 lighter for a three minute ride. In a parallel universe or next life will be a transit train linking Sydney airport much like HK, DFW etc. Have a good trip
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