I've got a problem and would like to hear some experiences or tips, what i can do;
My flight goes from Christchurch to Sydney, arriving at 8:05 - i booked this flight with Jetstar, when i wanted to fly in to NZ.
I just wanted to change the plane in Sydney, to fly to Asia, but wasn't sure where to go jet.
Now i booked another flight over bali to ende from sydney with "Garuda Indonesia". It takes of at 10:25 - leaving 2:15 to change the plane - not a problem i thought, if you normally change the plane on a flight times like this are common.
...later i realized my stupidity: If you have a normal stop over, you don't have to care about your bag - but if you have 2 independently booked flights, i have to get my backpack, and check it in for the other flight! - and to get to my bag, i have to migrate to the country, right?
All in all: Looong waiting times. I've still got a working holiday visa for australia, so that's not a problem, but checkin normally get's closed one hour before takeoff, leaving me with one hour to run out of the plane, migrate to the country, get my bag, go through the food checks (in NZ i had to unpack my tent - maybe they want me to do the same in AU because of their strict policies) and find the checkin place - That's a keen plan!
SO: Do you think this is possible?
And better: Do you know if i could do anything to improve my situation? Can i maybe tell Jetstar to directly check in my bag for the other flight? (Yeah, i know, i can't expect any service from jetstar, though, i would pay for it). Or can i tell Garuda Indonesia to grab my bag for me?
Or do you think i could at least ask on checkin in christchurch that they should store my bag on top, so it's gone be one of the first at the baggage claim (imagine i have to wait there till my bag finally comes up...!)
Changing flight dates isn't possible - i would have to rebook the flight. And before i do that, I'll at least try it! "Mission impossible"! ^^
I'm happy about every tipp / past experience =)