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        I think I already know the answer to this but.  We had originally booked a flight leaving Sydney at 2pm. Debarking the morning of January 2 and flying back to US. We received a notification that our flight is now 11:30am.  I really dont think we could realistically make that flight. It is still 5 months away so could change again.  Do you think we should try and change it now. Our ship docks at White Bay.

   

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Change, I have seen ships delayed by 1-2 hrs, delays disembarking a traffic jams. Dont forget you have to be at the airport a couple of hours early as well.

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I would change your flight if you can. It is doable if everything goes right. The ship just needs to be late into Sydney, disembarkation delayed and of course traffic jams. Due to staff shortages at most major Australian airports, travellers are being urged to arrive much earlier for their flights. You may be asked to be at the airport three hours before your international flight. Even flying domestically from Sydney, we never book a flight home before 1pm as we have been late docking by a few hours. Fortunately this particular time, we were staying overnight and flying home early the next morning. 

 

Also remember the airport will be exptremely busy with Christmas/New Year travellers.

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100% change, but like all airports around the world right now, Sydney airport has been a nightmare (very very long lines for security - people waiting hours in them).

 

Also as mentioned above this will be peak holiday season for alot of Australians, especially the day after new years, you will find alot of families going away. If possible, I would overnight in Sydney the day you disembark. 

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Thank you for all the replies. You all just confirmed what I was thinking. We are in the process of changing our flights to the next day.

  The stress that would bring is no way to end a cruise!

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On 8/26/2022 at 10:42 PM, cunnorl said:

Thank you for all the replies. You all just confirmed what I was thinking. We are in the process of changing our flights to the next day.

  The stress that would bring is no way to end a cruise!

Smart move.  When I recently flew from Brisbane to Sydney the check in time was three hours before.  I haven't received the check in time later this month from Sydney to Brisbane yet. 

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