Jetstar flight (on British airways ticket) confusion

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Bit confused - I'm flying to London from the Gold Coast on Christmas day. All the flights (including the Gold Coast to Sydney leg on Jetstar) were booked via British Airways.
My question Re these - will Jetstar check my bags through to London or will I have to collect in Sydney and recheck at the international airport?
Is 2 hours enough to land, collect my bags at domestic, transfer to international and recheck and get through security etc at the international airport and still make my flight to London?
Thanks in advance for the help
 
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Is it possible to change OOL-SYD to a QF flight? I’d be concerned about that combo.

If JQ won’t check thru luggage (I personally don’t know if they do) but if they don’t you’ll have to self transfer with luggage from SYD T2 to T1 (train would probably be best).

2hrs will be tight. Even if they do thru check, 2 hrs is still tight.

Edit: unless you happen to be on a domestic leg of a JQi flight between OOL and SYD T1!
 
Nothing connects to or from JQ domestic. Regardless of how or who you booked with.
I’m surprised BA even sell that. If I squint, I can see BA to/from JQ in SIN (JQi are supposed to check through) but JQ domestic to international is problematic.
 
I’m surprised BA even sell that. If I squint, I can see BA to/from JQ in SIN (JQi are supposed to check through) but JQ domestic to international is problematic.

There is a specific MCT line for it (JQ to BA DI), it’s 2:00.
 
Edit: unless you happen to be on a domestic leg of a JQi flight between OOL and SYD T1!
None on Christmas Day and I think JQ no longer operates B787 international flights out of OOL
 
Interesting Jetstar just sent my flight confirmation with all the flights through to london included.
But sounds like I will be running.
 
Nothing connects to or from JQ domestic. Regardless of how or who you booked with.
Jetstar Group airlines are meant to check through to international connections, provided it is on the same ticket and the connecting airline is on their list of partners, of which BA is.
 
Jetstar Group airlines are meant to check through to international connections, provided it is on the same ticket and the connecting airline is on their list of partners, of which BA is.

Nothing connects to or from JQ domestic (Australia). It’s simply not done, every bag goes to the carousel regardless.

This has been their policy for 20 years. The policy is different for international.
 
Is it possible to change OOL-SYD to a QF flight? I’d be concerned about that combo.

If JQ won’t check thru luggage (I personally don’t know if they do) but if they don’t you’ll have to self transfer with luggage from SYD T2 to T1 (train would probably be best).

2hrs will be tight. Even if they do thru check, 2 hrs is still tight.

Edit: unless you happen to be on a domestic leg of a JQi flight between OOL and SYD T1!
Oh no such luck Jetstar to sydney domestic😢
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Nothing connects to or from JQ domestic (Australia). It’s simply not done, every bag goes to the carousel regardless.

This has been their policy for 20 years. The policy is different for international.
Darn
 
You will need to collect at Sydney domestic and make your own way to international and re-check in with BA.
 
I wouldn't attempt that even with hand luggage only. See if you can get it changed.
HLO is the only way to even try this with any sort of confidence that it may succeed. From gate in T3 to check-in or border control in T1 in 45 mins is doable using public transport or Uber/taxi in normal conditions. Of course, this presumes that the incoming flights in OOL is on time - if not, the beautiful plan is shaky.

JQ seems to have four other flights scheduled before yours. Definitely worth changing to an earlier one, if possible. In a similar situation, I'd look at the 7:05 and 8:30 departures as the realistic ones, 10:15 is already too late because it leaves zero room for cancellations.

Spending time at the airport or in Sydney on Christmas Day morning will be quite limited. But once you've checked your bags onto your connecting flight, you could head out to Wolli Creek and walk from there along the Cooks River. Makes for a nice little leisurely outing and keeps you in daylight and body in motion before sitting down for the longer flights.
 
Thanks for the good advice Ive managed to change the flight from OOL but had to get the 10.15 as the others weren’t available. If it cancels Ill have to try and get the 11.55 and hope they can get me on the later London flight via Doha. At least we are 6 months out and things can be changed - they have already cancelled 3 of my flights and this has meant Ive had to extend my trip by 2 days. Oh dear never mind. First world problem I suppose.
 
Is this reasonably priced flights all in you have? Sounds a bit problematic.
 

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