Old Feb 2, 21, 12:13 pm
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: New Zealand (most of the time)
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The simple answer is no. No it's never been a thing, and even if it was a thing it's not possible since all arrivals into NZ right now need to go into managed isolation with the exception of the Cook Islands and since Air NZ operate this service 99% of pax would have bags tagged to their destination already if they had a Air NZ domestic connection.

Under normal circumstances if you are arriving into NZ and connecting to a connecting/interlined domestic flight your bags will be checked through and can be dropped at the international bag drop providing you do this at least 60 mins before your domestic flight. If you are under 60 mins you need to take your bags to the domestic terminal and drop them there.

If you need to check in for a domestic flight this needs to be done at the domestic terminal.
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