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Flying from Sydney International on Christmas Day

Toronto, Canada
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Flying from Sydney International on Christmas Day

Has anybody experienced flying from Sydney Airport (International) on Christmas Day?

Would the airport very busy, long queue?

Do we need to arrive earlier than 2 hours for check in?

I am travelling with my 85 years old mother, so I wish to get as much info as I can.

Sydney/Melbourne
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1. Re: Flying from Sydney International on Christmas Day

Yes, I have, but not for a couple of years now.

Generally, Xmas day tends to be a little quieter because some people like to have Xmas either at home (before they go on holidays) or at their destination. But many people don't celebrate Xmas so to them it's just another day. Two hours prior to flight time is plenty. Most airlines in Sydney don't even open check in more than 2hours before the flight.

I would, however, suggest that you request special assistance for your mother as it can be a long walk from the check in counter to the gate lounge. Depending on the airline they will either provide a wheelchair or a ride for you and your mum on the little electric people movers.

Toronto, Canada
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2. Re: Flying from Sydney International on Christmas Day

Thank you, evamelb

3. Re: Flying from Sydney International on Christmas Day

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