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Sydney airport

We flying from Cains to Sydney airport from where we will fly to Hong Kong. We will need to change from domestic terminal to international terminal and do our check in to Hong Kong as it is separate tickets and we flying with different airlines. We probably also will need go get our check-in luggage from one flight and than check-in to another.

If we have only 2h (actually 1h55min) is it enough or extremely risky? How much time we need? Anyone similar experience?

Thank you on advance

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1. Re: Sydney airport

Have you for one minute considered what happens if the inbound is really late or cancelled?

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2. Re: Sydney airport

If your flight arrives on time, and we do not know which airline. You have to get from plane and down to collect you bag,then over to the International terminal I doubt you can do this in less than 35 mins.

I would make sure I was booked in on line for the International flight.

I know that Emirates who I fly with out of Sydney, like people check about 1 and half hours before.

If it was me I would be there more like three hours to be sure.

Good Luck

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3. Re: Sydney airport

It is possible there’s and inter line agreement unless you are on Jetstar then yes you need to collect and recheck

If you are either virgin or qantas and travelling on one of their inter lines even with 2 tickets your luggage may be checked t,Hough

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>>We probably also will need go get our check-in luggage from one flight and than check-in to another.<<

Most likely you WILL have to collect your luggage at domestic, take it to international and check it in. Even if the two airlines are partners (or have an "interline" luggage handling agreement if they are not network partners), many are routinely refusing to transfer luggage on separate bookings.

Under two hours is very risky. As KEV has mentioned, your inbound flight could be late or cancelled. Coming from Cairns to SYD is not like coming from Brisbane or Melbourne, where there flights at least hourly if not more frequent. Safer bet would be to get to Sydney the day before.

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5. Re: Sydney airport

I flew back from Cairns last week and Q was interlining regardless......

Comment was airports are so busy ATM its easy on all staff.....

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6. Re: Sydney airport

Have you checked the cut off times for checking in and bag drop for your international flight? Most recommend 2 hours before departure. Some close the boarding 1 hour before departure.

2 hours before means standing in the check in area ready to drop your bags off, not still sitting on another plane making its way to the other terminal. This could work on a true connection. On seperate tickets there is absolutely no way I’d attempt something as risky as this.

Hope you can change your domestic flight otherbwise be ready with a credit card to buy new tickets home at walk up prices.

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7. Re: Sydney airport

Which airlines?

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8. Re: Sydney airport

There are several flights a day Cairns to Sydney - book a earlier flight.

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9. Re: Sydney airport

We was thinking go Tigerair that will arrive to sydney at 2pm and our HK flight at 3:55pm.

The other consideration Jetstar that arrives 13:15

Or even earlier flight that arrives 10:55am. But feel it is too early.

To HK we fly with Cathay Pacific

How far is domestic and international terminal?

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10. Re: Sydney airport

Tiger is renown for flight cancellations...

there are direct flights out of Cairns to HK

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