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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6315 times:
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If I already have a boarding pass for an onward international flight from AKL, after arriving at AKL on an international flight, what procedures do I follow? Do you need clear NZ customs and go through security again? How exactly does it work?


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User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

There is a transit desk and a passage to departure lounges (ask at the desk or follow the signs). Only clear customs if you need to enter NZ.

User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

No you dont go through customs but you will go through security screening again .. Just remember you are now only allowed to bring in a 1 litre resealable plastic bag for all liquids and gels 20 by 20 cm so dont bring in any liquid duty free or you will lose it . any way duty free in nz is cheap !!!


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User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6189 times:

Quoting SA7700 (Thread starter):
If I already have a boarding pass for an onward international flight from AKL, after arriving at AKL on an international flight, what procedures do I follow? Do you need clear NZ customs and go through security again? How exactly does it work?

In 2002 I flew to Brisbane from LAX via AKL on QANTAS. It was a flight continuation, but all we did was get off the the plane, it was cleaned and we got back on. No Security or Customs, enjoy your flight. Also in the wee hours of the morning at AKL breakfast food is hard to come by so I recommend getting off the plane and getting first in line.



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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7261 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6178 times:

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 3):
In 2002 I flew to Brisbane from LAX via AKL on QANTAS. It was a flight continuation, but all we did was get off the the plane

The pier has since been separated out into arrivals and departures.


User currently offlinePhoenixflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

I flew to MEL via AKL from LAX last year and we had to go through security but not customs when we got off the plane. Going to MEL we had the option to stay aboard but going back we had to get off the plane.

User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2466 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6120 times:

Now that you started this topic, I will ask my question here. I am booked on a EK flight SYD-AKL which arrives at 2:15pm and I have another booking AKL-LAX on QF which departs at 5:55pm. My question will be: where can I check in for my flight considering that both legs are on a separate PNR? Do I have to clear immigration and customs, go to the QF counter, check in and then clear immigration once more and pay the US$25 or is it considered a connection eventhough I left the transit area? Can I use the transit desk to check in? Thanks for your answers...

User currently offline767ER From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6111 times:

I am sure EK can interline your baggage to LAX. If not, collect your baggage and re check in with EK. You can get an exemption sticker for the rip off $25 airport tax from the Bank of NZ - ensure, though , that you retain your EK BP.


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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7261 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6088 times:

Quoting Rojo (Reply 6):
I am booked on a EK flight SYD-AKL which arrives at 2:15pm and I have another booking AKL-LAX on QF which departs at 5:55pm

Emirates should do that for you, but sometimes they don't, so make sure it gets done before you leave SYD. When you get to AKL you go to the Air New Zealand International Transfer Desk, where you will check in for QF25. There is no reason to land in AKL.


User currently offlineIAHFLYER From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6085 times:

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 4):
The pier has since been separated out into arrivals and departures

Good to know!! Did the breakfast get any better?



Little airports with the big jets are the best!! Floyd
User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6038 times:
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Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it. I've only been through AKL on 2 occasions - my memory was starting to get "fuzzy" about the exact airport layout.


Rgds

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User currently offlineKdm From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6035 times:

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 2):
Just remember you are now only allowed to bring in a 1 litre resealable plastic bag for all liquids and gels 20 by 20 cm so dont bring in any liquid duty free or you will lose it . any way duty free in nz is cheap !!!

I think you are not allowed to leave the country with greater than 1 litre of liquids, bringing in greater than 1 litre of liquids should be fine.

Not all Countries have bought in the restrictions.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

Quoting Kdm (Reply 11):
I think you are not allowed to leave the country with greater than 1 litre of liquids,

unless it is delcared

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 9):
Good to know!! Did the breakfast get any better?

no but departure gate lounges are a lot more crowded now especially when have a B773 or B744 departing


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6006 times:

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 3):
In 2002 I flew to Brisbane from LAX via AKL on QANTAS. It was a flight continuation, but all we did was get off the the plane, it was cleaned and we got back on. No Security or Customs, enjoy your flight. Also in the wee hours of the morning at AKL breakfast food is hard to come by so I recommend getting off the plane and getting first in line.

The terminal has been rebuilt with seperate levels for arriving and departing pax... there is a security screening point inbetween these for transit pax...just follow the signs. There are also more food places airside than previously (cafe, BK, bar) which are open usually from about 5am.

Quoting Rojo (Reply 6):
Now that you started this topic, I will ask my question here. I am booked on a EK flight SYD-AKL which arrives at 2:15pm and I have another booking AKL-LAX on QF which departs at 5:55pm. My question will be: where can I check in for my flight considering that both legs are on a separate PNR? Do I have to clear immigration and customs, go to the QF counter, check in and then clear immigration once more and pay the US$25 or is it considered a connection eventhough I left the transit area? Can I use the transit desk to check in? Thanks for your answers...

See if you can get your bags interlined in SYD. Get your boarding pass issued at the Air New Zealand transfer desk (they are the ground handler for QF in AKL) on the departures level of the terminal. You will need to go thru security, but there is no need to clear customs. They can retag your bags for you (provided you give them enough time to go down and locate your bag and get it loaded onto the flight so I suggest you write down a good description of your bags for them - type, colour, nametags etc).



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5957 times:
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Quoting Kdm (Reply 11):
Quoting Nzrich (Reply 2):
Just remember you are now only allowed to bring in a 1 litre resealable plastic bag for all liquids and gels 20 by 20 cm so dont bring in any liquid duty free or you will lose it . any way duty free in nz is cheap !!!

I think you are not allowed to leave the country with greater than 1 litre of liquids, bringing in greater than 1 litre of liquids should be fine.

Once passed Security your allowed to purchase water and bring it on board the flight


User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5921 times:

Quoting Kdm (Reply 11):
Quoting Nzrich (Reply 2):Just remember you are now only allowed to bring in a 1 litre resealable plastic bag for all liquids and gels 20 by 20 cm so dont bring in any liquid duty free or you will lose it . any way duty free in nz is cheap !!!
I think you are not allowed to leave the country with greater than 1 litre of liquids, bringing in greater than 1 litre of liquids should be fine.

Not all Countries have bought in the restrictions.

Hi when transiting AKL you can not bring in any liquids over the 1 litre volume unless checked in .. You can only bring in Duty Free if you are clearing customs.. Its a new rule since mar 31 !!! So if you are transiting AKL or any NZ or Australian USA or some Asian countries you can only have on you liquids that will fit into a 1 litre resealable bag or 20 by 20 cm..And all liquids or gels can not be in containers larger than 100mls ..So if any duty free comes in and they are in transit internationally it will be confiscated and NOT allowed into NZ..

You can purchase any duty free in what ever quantities you want after clearing customs but if you transit another country check first or you could lose your duty free purchases.. You can leave NZ with liquids greater than 1 litre it must be either checked in or purchased after customs air side..



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User currently offlineCchan From New Zealand, joined May 2003, 1762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

Quoting Nzrich (Reply 15):
if you transit another country check first or you could lose your duty free purchases.

There is a simple solution: just sit down and drink them before you walk through security  Big grin

Are empty water bottles allowed through? Technically there is no liquid.


User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2466 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5805 times:

Thanks to all for your responses!!! I will let you all know how it went in one of the NZ Aviation topics...

User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7261 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5723 times:

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 9):
Good to know!! Did the breakfast get any better?

most places open at 0500. That's a cafe and Burger King airside.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6436 posts, RR: 38
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

Quoting Cchan (Reply 16):
Are empty water bottles allowed through? Technically there is no liquid.

Yes, they are allowed.

Plenty of places to fill it up at least in AKL. The new departure hall is very nice. And they still have free local phones which is great.. Although those Bluecoats try and limit your time to the "3 mins" as stated above.. But Internet costs! And there's free wireless.. I don't get that. Free internet before customs... Then you have to pay after.



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