The thought of taking a connecting flight is mostly a concern for first-timers and even frequent travelers, especially if you have less time between flights.
This article will help you understand everything that is involved in boarding a connecting flight.
Most journeys to Australia consist of more than one flight and are connected by a “layover airport” in between. If you understand what you need at the airport during a layover, you won’t find yourself lost and confused.
After the first flight reaches the intermediate airport, the cabin-crew will guide you to the aircraft’s exit.
You must have received multiple boarding passes when you started your journey. You will now need the boarding pass for your onward flight.
If Your Layover Airport Is In The Same Country As Your Destination Country
In case your intermediate stop is in the same country as that of your destination country you will need to go through immigration and customs and quarantine at the airport where you landed. You might, in some cases need to change the terminal and arrive at the domestic terminal for the next flight. At the domestic terminal, you will need to go through another security check before reaching the gate.
If Your Intermediate Stop Is Not In The Same Country As Your Destination Country –
On the boarding pass find the flight number of the next flight and look it up on the electronic displays at the airport. Look carefully for the terminal which you need to go to, and the gate number. If you cannot find your flight number on the electronic display, do not panic. Quickly locate the Information Desk and seek assistance. Once you know the terminal and gate number, proceed to the next gate.
At the boarding gate, you will need to go through another security check. Keep an eye on your watch as you need to reach the boarding gate at least 30 minutes before your flight’s departure time.
Even if you have multiple layovers you will need to follow the same steps mentioned above.
We wish you a pleasant, safe and hassle-free layover experience!