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  1. parsonstrish

    parsonstrish Active Member

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    I've not flown int'l out of melb. before. How do you travel from dom. to int'l terminals. thanks, trish
     

  2. turbo

    turbo Intern

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    It's all within the same building with 3 different areas. T1 is QF & J* dom, T2 is all intl and T3 is virgin & REX. if you come in on QF (T1) you can go downstairs to arrivals and collect your bags or if continuing on just stay upstairs, exit past security and follow the signs. no buses etc necessary. virgin (T3) is at the other end of the terminal building. Intl terminal is bang in the middle

    go to Melbourne Airport - Home page
     
  3. Ikara

    Ikara Member

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    Easy - you walk. All terminals are on the same level. The middle arm is the International Terminal. From Qantas, turn right - from Virgin, turn left. It's about 200 metres.

    JB
     
  4. NM

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    MEL is the easiest airport for international/domestic transfers in Australia.
     
  5. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    I know, the only problem i never transfer here since i live here, i always get the crap sydney transfer with bus ....

    E
     
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Yup, why if I am flying QF to somewhere like PER with choice of BNE/SYD/MEL transits I'll take MEL unless specific reason not to (eg meeting someone in BNE).
     
  7. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    I reckon Darwin is easier, since the international reverts to a domestic gate when not in use:D
     
  8. serfty

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    #8 serfty, Apr 19, 2007
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    OT: Actually, I kind of like the B*s transfer; often great view of aircraft, tarmac and generals goings on ... :cool:

    As for MEL, before I became WP for eveing flights I used to hit the DOM QP for a few party pies and the like before taking the short stroll through emigration over to the cold buffet of the MEL J Lounge. (Come to think of it, I used to do this in SYD as well; the b*s trip was kind of fun after a HP or three ;) )
     
  9. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Likewise for ADL. But for international->international not as good. Had to find someone to open up the transfer security station for me.
     
  10. NM

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    Well you have not done that yet! Just let me know and I will be happy to join you for an ale or two at BNE ;) .
     
  11. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    If you are lucky enough to be transiting to catch a late night flight at BNE, enjoy the experience of trying to get a cab to take you to the Intl terminal, the airtrain stops at 8PM, something I have been caught out before with when catching a intl flight to Syd and then returning on a night flight to the domestic, and it does not start early enough to allow you to park your car at Domestic and catch the train to INTL for that lovely 5AM flight!
     
  12. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Yes I have - I met with Lindsay Wilson for breakfast last year, on the way back. Don't get to BNE much these days with the decline of a/c used on AKL-BNE-AKL route.
     
  13. acampbel

    acampbel Member

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    One time when I was de-planed at Brisbane due to Sydney curfew issues, the taxi rank corporal approached me as I queued with my voucher in hand. "Could you give someone a lift to International on your way out?" he asked. There was a young bloke with a backpack standing off to the side.

    Of course it was no problem, but why they can't they run a shuttle service when the train isn't running - rather than expecting people to bum a lift?


    Cheers,


    Andrew
     
  14. NM

    NM
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    Well you didn't invite me :p :p :p
     
  15. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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  16. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    First train of the day from domestic is ~6:15am weekdays and ~6am Sat/Sun.
    Last trains from domestic are ~7:30pm each day.
    First trains to domestic arrive ~6am weekdays/Sat, ~6:20am Sun.

    They keep plugging the service as "Catch the Airtrain". Yep, if your flight comes in a little too late or your bags get held up, then it's "Catch the Airtrain to nowhere".
     
  17. serfty

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    I always smile to myself when landing in BNE after 7:30pm and hearing that Airtrain Spiel. :eek:

    Doing the same next Friday and I'll try to remember to post on whether it is again quoted or not.
     
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