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baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

Brisbane, Australia
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baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

I am travelling Brisbane to San francisco am I able to check in baggage allthe way through or do I have to re check in at Sydney.My departure is from Brisbane international through to Sydney for a link up.Also do I need to be at Brisbane 3 hours before take off

Sydney/Melbourne
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1. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

You should complete emigration and go through security in Brisbane and stay in the transit area in Sydney.

You bags will go straight through to SFO.

Frankfurt, Germany
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reviews: 3
2. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

Why would he go through emigration in Brisbane if he's on a domestic flight to Sydney first?

Unless of course, he's booked on the flight that stops over in BNE coming from Dallas.

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

The OP says he is departing from Brisbane international, so presumably the Brisbane-Sydney leg is part of a continuing international flight to SFO.

Phoenix, AZ
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reviews: 187
4. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

A few questions please:

Are you flying from Australia to the US on the same airline?

Are you flying on one ticket, or separate tickets?

There can be different answers, depending on your answers.

Fly safely,

Hunt

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

And what is the flight number of the Brisbane-Sydney flight?

Brisbane, Australia
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6. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

one ticket to San Fransisco from Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia
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7. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

QF 8April 13th

Sydney, Australia
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8. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

OK. If it is QF8, then Brisbane-Sydney is part of a through international flight, and the information in reply #1 is correct.

Queensland
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reviews: 153
9. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

Ok more info needed. QF 8 BNE-SYD is the last leg of the DFW/BNE/SYD flight so formalities will be done at BNE International. QF 8 terminates at Sydney. You will transit at Sydney International. What is your outbound flight number to the US? You will have a different flight number. QF 7 is Sydney to Dallas. If thats the case you will then transfer to a domestic American Airlines flight to SFO. Without the specific flight numbers we are unable to advise any furher.

Other options you may have to the US are Qantas 107 to LAX. United fly direct to SFO so check if you're booked on them but doubt it if your are on one ticket.

Check your flight numbers and get back so we can advise.

Edited: 3:03 am, March 13, 2014
Brisbane, Australia
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reviews: 18
10. Re: baggage check in brisbane though to San francisco

Thanks for help am an older lady travelling alone and am beginning to be scared My ongoing flight is United UA870