I have a flight to Australia in January. I booked through Air NZ. My journey goes:
Vancouver - LAX LAX - Auckland Auckland - Brisbane.
I booked the flight under one ticket itiniery. My question is, I only have a couple of hours between flights (layover time) and I am wondering if I would have to collect my bags and go through customs/security at each layover stop? I am worried that I would miss my flight if I had to do that? I was under the impression that if you are just transiting through each airport that you could just go directly to the next check in gate and check in for the next leg of your flight with just your carry on bags etc and your checked bags would be put in for the final destination at the beginning in Vancouver. So you would just have to collect your bags at your final destination right? (Brisbane) Also is having an ESTA for USA and a NZETA sufficient to enter each country entry point and just transit through the airports? ( I am an aussie citizen just trying to get home)