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1 Hour International-International at SYD

Old Feb 19, 2024, 5:41 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble

Since you have separate tickets, make sure that you do have appropriate visa / ETA for Australia , since you may not be permitted to board the flight to Australia if you are ineligible to enter the country
Can't speak for Australia specifically, but in all other cases where I was facing this having a a ticket for onward travel to another country sufficed, as OP does in this case.

AU home affairs site seems to corroborate.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...t-without-visa
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 6:20 am
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Would the reason for the time of arrival change be because of the time change in the US?
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by nas6034
Would the reason for the time of arrival change be because of the time change in the US?
Unlikely.
1) the change is not by a round number
2) the time change has been known since well before booking
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 12:52 pm
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Originally Posted by PLeblond
Can't speak for Australia specifically, but in all other cases where I was facing this having a a ticket for onward travel to another country sufficed, as OP does in this case.

AU home affairs site seems to corroborate.

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...t-without-visa
Given that the passenger has 2 separate, unrelated bookings, I would not trust on the airline accepting it. If it was a through booking, there would be no issue. The OP has a ticket to Australia and would not be surprised if the airline check in requires that the passenger is eligible to enter the country of that ticket's destination
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 1:16 pm
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Well thanks for the messages, but it was mostly what I expected which I guess should not be a surprise. I will be entering both countries eventually on the trip so no worries about being allowed in, I'll have everything needed for that.

Was just hoping to see some anecdotes of people being accommodated in similar situations even though I know it is not QF responsibility at all. Sort of annoying that the connection turned into 1 hour, slightly longer and I would be more confident to take the risk, and any less time and it would force my hand to just pay up. I'll give it a think and plan the New Zealand portion of the trip accordingly taking into consideration a later than expected arrival.

Also technically my SYD-AKL flight did have a schedule change after I bought it, but only 5 minute difference, I doubt that qualifies for a free flight change haha.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 1:26 pm
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Today's QF12 flight landed 33 minutes late. Left LAX 31 minutes late
QF12 on time performance 77% (~not good)

https://www.sydney-airport.net/syd-f...s?arrival=QF12
We have calculated the percentage of flights that arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled time, or earlier, based on real flight data from the last 3 months. More about punctuality and delays

In terms of On-Time Performance, by analyzing the flight data from the last three months, spanning from November 18, 2023 to February 17, 2024, we have obtained these figures.
Total number of flights: 92
On Time: 71 ( 77 % )
Moderate Delay: 11 ( 12 % )
Significant Delay: 4 ( 4 % )
Major Delay: 5 ( 5 % )
Canceled: 1 ( 1 % )
Diverted: 0 ( 0 % )
Average Delay: 10 minutes.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by quitecryptic
Well thanks for the messages, but it was mostly what I expected which I guess should not be a surprise. I will be entering both countries eventually on the trip so no worries about being allowed in, I'll have everything needed for that.

Was just hoping to see some anecdotes of people being accommodated in similar situations even though I know it is not QF responsibility at all. Sort of annoying that the connection turned into 1 hour, slightly longer and I would be more confident to take the risk, and any less time and it would force my hand to just pay up. I'll give it a think and plan the New Zealand portion of the trip accordingly taking into consideration a later than expected arrival.

Also technically my SYD-AKL flight did have a schedule change after I bought it, but only 5 minute difference, I doubt that qualifies for a free flight change haha.
Not sure if it helps, but I've been accommodated on separate tickets in the past, in fact even proactively (AC Concierge meeting me at the plane and escorting through transit at ICN after we landed 90 minutes late because of headwinds) . In both cases AC connecting to another *A flight and a mix of paid J and Aeroplan ticket. In each case I had a note referring to the other flights in the file (and yes, I know this isn't worth much), had status (*G) and had checked luggage that was checked through across the reservations.

Given its QF-QF and I the SYD-AKL is a frequently flown route, I would hope they would be nice and accommodate you, but of course they have no obligation to do so.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 5:17 pm
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But you had top status with the airline you were flying, they were late and you had an award, on another airline, using your airline ff miles. So all 3 closely related to Air Canada.

The OP does not have that luxury. OP will be 1 of many coming off that A380 with an onward flight on QF. And some will very likley be on the SYD-AKL flight. Would not expect a QF Concierge to meet quitecryptic as an AS freq flyer (status unknown)

On today's 33 minute late QF12 flight would leave 27 minutes to get on board. Doors shut ~10 minutes before scheduled departure (= 17 minutes). If OP had the boarding from LAX would be a rush, and QF may know where he/she is. If had to get the boarding pass at the transit desk, may be classified as a "now show" depending on seconds-minutes. Is a security check to process. QF may accommodate, but of course they have no obligation to do so.

For a 5 minute time change on SYD-AKL nothing to lose by asking the question. But phone agents go by the book/screen.
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