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Answered How early can I check bags domestically?

WLGFlyer

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Hi there,

I will be arriving early into MEL from an international flight and plan to have a day in the office before heading on to SYD. Can I drop off my checked luggage at the domestic checkin in the morning even though my flight isn't until the evening?

Thanks!
 

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Which airlines? Certain combinations you will be able to check your bags through. You'll pick them up and do customs, then drop them off again.

Otherwise, no. Check-in 2 hours before the flight. Leave your bags at the luggage storage facility in the public arrivals area at Melbourne.
 

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Wouldn’t your bags be tagged the whole way through? You collect your bags prior to customs, and use the unmanned bag drop chute, hence why I wouldn’t think this would be an issue.
 

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Qantas. Same PNR.

2h, really? I'm sure I have dropped bags earlier than 2h?
Don't sweat that. If QF -->QF your bags will be tagged all the way through. Pick up bags, go through customs, head right out of the secure area to the Qantas transfer area, and drop your bags off there.
 

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MEL has a 3 hours bag check-in limit.

But for a through checked itinerary, I think you'll be fine.
 

WLGFlyer

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Thanks all.

Just out of curiosity, what is the limit for BNE/SYD, assuming a purely domestic flight?
 

JohnK

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Arriving into BNE at ~7:00am followed by domestic flight to SYD at 2:00pm and had to wait until 8:00am before being able to check bags to SYD.

I don't recall but the 2 itineraries may not have been on same booking.
 
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