I have a flight from Cairns to Melbourne early in the morning with a tentative arrival time of 10:55 AM in Melbourne Tullamarine T4. I booked a separate ticket flying from Melbourne Tullamarine to Canada at 1:00 PM from T2. I was hoping to bring checked luggage, but I wasn't sure if there would be enough time to grab the luggage from the carousel and then get to a United Airlines counter to have it checked in.
Do you think there is enough time? I wasn't sure how long it takes on average for a domestic flight to have luggage arrive on the carousel after landing.
I was also wondering if there is any recourse or ability to rebook if I accidentally miss my United Airlines flight because I was delayed by my prior flight booked on separate tickets? I did use a credit card with trip protection, but I wasn't sure if this would be eligible.
I've never booked separate tickets before, but it was unavoidable at the time of booking as finding a flight directly from Cairns cost an additional $1800.
Thanks for any input or suggestions. Cheers
Edit: Thanks for all the input. Based on what I hear, it is doable, but just to be safe, I won't check in any luggage and instead just use a carry-on only.