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Airport Information - please help!
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If I can remember right I had the same problem but on the way to Australia. I had to catch a flight from Sydney to Cairns. I do believe if you are transfering from a domestic flight you have to get your luggage and transfer it. An Hour will not be enough time so you are best to over night in Sydney. I had this problem in Canada and you can’t bypass customs in Sydney and that could take a while. So if you have to transfer your luggage from domestic to international you have to wait for your luggage then you have to go catch a shuttle to the international terminal, and then you have to go through security and customs, plus there might be a delay in you getting off the domestic flight. Chances are if you miss the flight they can try to fit you onto another one, but I wouldn’t take the risk of that happening. Stay at a hotel or hostel it might be worth the investment.
An hour in Sydney? Forget it. This year I travelled from Brisbane-Sydney-LA-NY and even thought I arrived in Sydney at 8.30am on a Sunday morning it was packed! I didn’t have to collect my bags in at Sydney as I had an international connection but it did take me over an hour from when I landed in Sydney domestic to get to international. I cleared customs/immigration in Sydney but sometimes the ques are very very long. In my experience you are better off allowing at least 2.5 hours incase of delays etc
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