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Minimum time for connecting flights Sydney airport

Brisbane, Australia
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Minimum time for connecting flights Sydney airport

Qantas have just advised us that our flights have changed - Brisbane/Sydney/Bangkok with only 1 hour 5 minutes connection time in Sydney. Hubby and I are not happy with such a short time but Qantas will not change our flight from 7am to 6am (which definately has seats available) without charging an arm and leg. Have other people made connecting flights in Sydney with only 1 hour? We have had delays and trouble twice before with connections in Sydney. Was wondering if a cab would be quicker than waiting for the transit bus?

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1. Re: Minimum time for connecting flights Sydney airport

u will get your boarding passes and have your baggage checked thru to BKK in brisbane.

on arrival in sydney u should take advantage of the qantas seamless transfer system from domestic t3 to international t1.

qantas.com.au/travel/…transfer

they would be aware that u r transferring.

leaving the secure area to catch a cab/ airportshuttle then go thru emigration/security at t1 all in an hour would imo negate that advantage.

Sydney/Melbourne
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2. Re: Minimum time for connecting flights Sydney airport

You don't take the transit bus.

As lien said,take the seamless transfer bus which goes airside across the tarmac to International, not via Qantas Drive and along the roads, so it's much quicker.

If your flight is running late, you should be able to get priority through emigration and move to the front of the line.

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3. Re: Minimum time for connecting flights Sydney airport

If your incoming flight isn't late you will make the connection and if it is you'll be put on the next available flight which hopefully is the same day or they'll put you up for the night in a hotel and give you meal vouchers but you would miss a day of your holiday.

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