My dad is flying to CHC, New Zealand for the first time and I booked him tickets with 1 stopover in SYDNEY. I booked with Qantas and I just realized that his connecting flight in SYD is operated by Emirates. He is flying form MNL with Qantas and arrives in SYD at 6:10AM and next flight to CHC is at 7:50AM with Emirates. He only has 1hr and 40min before his next flight assuming flight is on time. I have never been in SYD myself so I dont know how it works. My questions are:
1) Will Qantas allow to check-in luggage straight to CHC?
2) If answer is yes, can he take his boarding pass to CHC at the Transfer Desk to avoid long queues at Emirates check-in counter?
3) If answer to #1 is NO, obviously he will have to claim baggage for re check-in with Emirates. How long will it take to undergo through customs and Immigration? I am worried that 1hr40min won't be enough. Can he skip the queue and ask people to let him pass?
4) Is there any desk at the Sydney airport I can contact to assist him. I cannot afford the Meet and Greet services offered by some companies at the airport. I am wondering if I can call Sydney airport concierge to help my dad get to his next flight. I am willing to pay but not as much as the airssist or fasttrack charges.