• As someone who has transited Europe to Australia via Dubai 30 times in the past 3 years, I can confirm there is NO immigration process in Dubai for transfer passengers - only a baggage security check, same as an international transfer in Melbourne or Sydney. It is one of the easiest and smoothest...

  • Oneworld shakes up check-in rules

    Jun 11, 2016, 02:50 AM

    There is no obligation to through check bags on separate tickets and many carriers are strict about refusing this. I was shocked years ago departing with Cathay from Sydney when the agent asked what the final destination was. She realized it wasnt on the ticket, asked for the second ticket and th...

  • Oneworld shakes up check-in rules

    Jun 11, 2016, 02:42 AM

    How is this an opportunity for Star or others? oneworld was exceeding this policy, and in reality, some of the members will still continue to do it, but they are no longer obliged by the oneworld policy. In reality, most airlines around the world including members of the other two alliances and E...

  • Oneworld shakes up check-in rules

    Jun 11, 2016, 02:38 AM

    Mmusto. That is the point Joshua makes. when you flew domestic to international, the bag was legally permitted to be through checked. when you flew international-domestic, you have to clear customs. Your bag, I assume, had a baggage tag through to Phuket, but you had to clear customs in BKK since...

  • Oneworld shakes up check-in rules

    Jun 10, 2016, 04:41 PM

    Two thoughts if I may. While not bashing oneworld, this article singles out oneworld, arguable unfairly. In reality, oneworld has for far too long exceeded the airline industry standards and those offered by other alliances and we have not paid for that luxury. We should all be happy we benefited...

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