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Old 07-25-2012, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hello I am planning to fly into Sydney International airport from Los Angeles on Sept 9th of this year. My plan is to immediately fly to Auckland once we land. Before anyone ask why not fly directly to AKL-LAX, I am a airline employee and this is the route I need to take to make this happen. My question is once I clear immigrations & customs at Syd is there a transfer hall at Syd for an outgoing international flight(International to International)? Basically what I am asking is do I have to clear customs, exit security and start all over with the check-in process (landside) with Air New Zealand or is Syd built in a manner where I can go directly to the gate after clearing customs without leaving the secure area? I've tried looking this up on the internet and have not been able to come up with a clear answer. Side note I do have and realize I need the Electronic Visa (American) to enter Australia and our plan is to spend about 4 days in Sydney on the return leg home Any input would be greatly appreciated! Also if anyone would like to express things we should do or see while in Syd or Akl, That would be great!

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Old 12-25-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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I'm trying to figure the same thing out and haven't found any good information. I'm assuming you've already done this trip, so how did it work out?
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 AM
 
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You don't need to clear customs/immigration or collect your bags. Only the USA forces transit pax to do all that rubbish. When you disembark your flight you proceed toward the flight transfers area. You'll have to go through secuirity but it's a breeze as not many pax transit SYD, and then you're back in the departures area. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.

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Old 12-26-2013, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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You can take apples to.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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You don't need to clear customs/immigration or collect your bags. Only the USA forces transit pax to do all that rubbish. When you disembark your flight you proceed toward the flight transfers area. You'll have to go through secuirity but it's a breeze as not many pax transit SYD, and then you're back in the departures area. Shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
Canada does it too. Have transited to London via Toronto before with a US origin flight. Had to clear Canadian customs, collect my bag and recheck it at Pearson for my London flight. If Canada does it, Australia might, too.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:50 AM
 
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Canada does it too. Have transited to London via Toronto before with a US origin flight. Had to clear Canadian customs, collect my bag and recheck it at Pearson for my London flight. If Canada does it, Australia might, too.
Well add Canada to the list of idiotic countries that make transit pax clear customs and immigration. That's two out of 200.
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