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Customs/immigration at Brisbane

Independence, Kansas
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Customs/immigration at Brisbane

We will be arriving in mid-May at 1005 from Christchurch with a plane change going on to Sydney at 1140. We will have nothing to declare except a pair of hunting boots. Should be go with that flight or maybe look for another later flight. A 90 minute connection seems a little tight to me or is it do-able without too much stress? Any advice most welcome.

Edinburgh
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1. Re: Customs/immigration at Brisbane

Very important factor, is this all on one ticket or to seperate bookings?

Independence, Kansas
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2. Re: Customs/immigration at Brisbane

All on one ticket with Quantas.

Edinburgh
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3. Re: Customs/immigration at Brisbane

Well it's tight but with their seamless transfer service, it's their proble not yours if you miss the connecting flight. They have to rebook you free of charge on the next available flight.

You'll go through immigration, customs and quarantine, then Qantas will have a desk to hand you bags back for the onward flight. They will transfer you by bus to the domestic terminal.

Sydney, Australia
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4. Re: Customs/immigration at Brisbane

Make sure those hunting boots have been thoroughly cleaned...

Brisbane, Australia
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5. Re: Customs/immigration at Brisbane

90 mins is a little tight, but given that there are flights to Sydney every hour, you won't have to wait long for the next connection if you do miss it (and as AmoMondo says, it's Qantas's problem not yours if you do miss it).

10am is towards the end of the morning International arrivals rush, so queues to get through Customs and Quarantine shouldn't be too bad, just make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting through Quarantine unmolested by having nothing to declare. The transfer to Domestic takes 10 mins.

Brisbane, Australia
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6. Re: Customs/immigration at Brisbane

Should be ok, just be open and honest and have your boots readily accessible for inspection. Yes we take quarantine seriously but honesty and politeness is the key to getting through quickly. And remember 'trail mix' is food so don't try to bring it in.

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