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Oceanshutter

Member Since 13 Jan 2010
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In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

26 July 2014 - 06:48 AM

Are you sure you can't check baggage all the way through? I've done it after arriving at BNE on at least 4 different airlines. Just go to the transfer desk, show the bag claim number, and they do the rest. Seems weird that it would require entering Australia only to check in again, rather than going to the transfer desk while in transit. But I have not had to do this myself so can't be sure.
If you did have to go through immigration and customs with your luggage, check in upstairs, then go back through the process the other direction, 2 hours is comfortable. BNE is not large and rarely very congested, and once you're checked in you're safe.


I am pretty sure. Though I will update this thread after my trip. Apparently air nuigini doesn't want to play nice with virgin Australia, because VA has created competition by not screwing the consumer flying into png. So they don't want to work with them at all. The more I read about the travel issues....the costs....the worrying about safety...png is really not appealing. I am excited for the trip, but I have stressed about this more than any other trip I have had. We will see if it's all for not. We are going to be about 30 lbs over each for the interior flight. So hopefully they don't charge us $2000. Which is what I read from some blogs.

I did learn yesterday, that there is a later flight in the day from Bne to Pom. So I am not as concerned with the 2 layover anymore. I thought it was once a day kind of deal. If we miss it they said we would just get put on that later flight.

Dustin

In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

25 July 2014 - 06:07 AM

Are you sure you can't check baggage all the way through? I've done it after arriving at BNE on at least 4 different airlines. Just go to the transfer desk, show the bag claim number, and they do the rest. Seems weird that it would require entering Australia only to check in again, rather than going to the transfer desk while in transit. But I have not had to do this myself so can't be sure.
If you did have to go through immigration and customs with your luggage, check in upstairs, then go back through the process the other direction, 2 hours is comfortable. BNE is not large and rarely very congested, and once you're checked in you're safe.


I called Virgin Australia, and I have seen a write up on experiences traveling to png. My question to you is, did they tag you baggage, on you original departure to go to POM. Or did the transfer desk do this for you?

Do you know if virgin Australia coming in from lax, and air nuigini are in the same terminal?

Appreciate your help. This trip is stressing me out.
Dustin

In Topic: PNG Baggage restrictions

24 July 2014 - 04:47 PM

So I have learned that Virgin Australia doesn't have a baggage agreement with Air Nuigini.  So the easy transit in BNE appears to not be able to happen.   Is a 2 hour 10 minuted lay over enough time to get bags, got through immigration, and check in to the counter?  

 

Since I am not on the same itinerary....between VA and Air Nuigini.  And I don't make the Air nuigini flight.  I would be considered a "no show".  Never had that happen.  What happens in that scenario?  

 

Dustin


In Topic: Komodo - Macro

23 July 2014 - 08:42 AM

Thanks Guys!


Very nice Dustin,

 

Do you mind if I share it on my Macro Facebook group? Or if you can? I think you are already a member.

 

Cheers,

 

Kaj

 

Kaj,

 

Thank you Kaj.  I just posted it.

 

Dustin


In Topic: Komodo - Macro

22 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

nicely done!  thanks for sharing

 

Thank you.  Welcome to Wetpixel!

Dustin