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air flight to brisbane

NJ
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air flight to brisbane

hi i will be arriving at Syndey airport at 8 am from USA and planning to fly to brisbane the same day (different airplane)

How much time should i allow (going through custom, getting the luggage) when i arrive at the airport and book another flight to brisbane

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1. Re: air flight to brisbane

I'd allow about 3 hours, tombo62.

You need to be checked in 45 mins before departure if you have luggage on the domestic leg. Arriving at 8am, you'll be in the middle of early morning peak hour traffic, so transfer to the domestic airport will take longer than normal. Allow 20-30 minutes for that.

You may not NEED 3 hours, but it's better to have a little extra and have a coffee & some breakfast in a relaxed fashion, than to be scrambling around in a couple of strange airports, worrying about missing a flight.

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2. Re: air flight to brisbane

Who are you flying with up to Brisbane?

I agree with Bokhara, err on the side of caution concerning how much time to allow as you never know how many planes are landing at the International terminal at that time of the morning.

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3. Re: air flight to brisbane

Arriving on an international flight, immigration will be quite quick; its the customs and quanratine process that will take time.

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4. Re: air flight to brisbane

i am flying up to brisbane by myself and hire a car and drive south to sydney

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5. Re: air flight to brisbane

Ahh ... that's not what I meant - sorry.

Which airline are you flying with?

NJ
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6. Re: air flight to brisbane

i am thinking of tiger airway because they are cheap lol

it is a short trip are tiger airway any good

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7. Re: air flight to brisbane

anyone but tiger!

cant u get your brisbane leg added to your international ticket?

and the question still is...who are u flying to australia with?

Edited: 21 March 2011, 21:34
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8. Re: air flight to brisbane

i cant add the leg because air canada does not fly to brisbane

what is so terrible about tiger i am going alone

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9. Re: air flight to brisbane

read these tiger reviews excluding the international sevices.

http://www.airlinequality.com/Forum/tiger.htm

reliability is always a question.

and check out their fees before u think they are so cheap

http://www.tigerairways.com/au/en/fees2.php

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10. Re: air flight to brisbane

If you do a search on the Aussie forums for Tiger, you will find that quite a few people have had problems with them - eg

* cancellation of flights

* flights delayed to the point where people can't fulfill their arrangements at their destination

* hard to get your $$ back

* strict check in times

* people in check-in queues not checked in as the check-in deadline is up

* additional costs - eg on-line check in, baggage etc etc

Barely a week goes by without a letter to the editor of the SMH Traveller section on a Saturday.

When it's all said and done, your cheap airfare will probably end up costing you the same if not more than a Qantas Red-E deal IMO.

If you subscribe to Jetstar (Qantas Low Cost Carrier) or Virgin Blue (another LCC) or Qantas, you'll be notified of special deals and "Friday Frenzy" or "Happy Hour" prices etc.

IMO, book Tiger at your own risk. I've never flown with Tiger and have no wish to - the new CEO was supposed to be cleaning up their act but so far ..... nothing that inspires me.