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Topic # 230616 5-Mar-2018 11:53
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For years, whenever one booked on-line there was a page of entering Passport details for everyone on the tickets.

 

This morning I booked for flights to Australia, and noticed that such details are not asked for anymore (at least with this airline) ... I wonder if the prevalence of digital scanning at kiosks and booking counters is so quick and inclusive that airlines no longer request pre-notification of such?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1968233 5-Mar-2018 11:53
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  Reply # 1968242 5-Mar-2018 12:39
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Pretty much. Come to similar conclusion myself

 

The only thing is specified terms you must have a valid passport to travel. So it looks like the onnus is now put onto the punter, taking the airline itself out of loop. You can still enter it in your AirNZ account and have it appear on bookings automatically however.

 

Bonus income for those who forgot to renew I guess :)

 

Aus have also ditched the departing user cards. So they don't even know where you are going now. NZ Considering. mostly for tracking/census/airport stats anyway.


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  Reply # 1968249 5-Mar-2018 12:48
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Oblivian:

 

The only thing is specified terms you must have a valid passport to travel. So it looks like the onnus is now put onto the punter, taking the airline itself out of loop. You can still enter it in your AirNZ account and have it appear on bookings automatically however.

 

 

Some countries require you to have six months remaining on your passport when you enter the country. This is not the case for NZ and AU passport holders when entering the other country, and obviously not the case when you enter your home country.

 

Oblivian:

 

Aus have also ditched the departing user cards. So they don't even know where you are going now. NZ Considering. mostly for tracking/census/airport stats anyway.

 

 

New Zealand are considering the same too. They still know where you are flying too, but beyond that, it's really none of ABS / INZ business what you are doing overseas.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/101937176/airport-departure-cards-for-kiwi-travellers-may-go


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  Reply # 1970187 6-Mar-2018 21:27
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Conveniently just booked a trip to aus. And yep. It's small printed at the end now for AirNZ

 

 

Essential travel documents
Passports must be valid for the duration of travel and for certain destinations some months beyond your intended stay. Depending on your passport nationality and destination, additional requirements may include visas, return or onward tickets and sufficient funds for your stay.


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  Reply # 1976438 14-Mar-2018 12:03
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You may not be required to enter your passport detail when booking but you will have to if you check-in online.


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  Reply # 1996189 14-Apr-2018 20:42
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Oblivian:

 

Aus have also ditched the departing user cards. So they don't even know where you are going now. 

 

 

Not true. Since they always receive the flight manifest through Advance Passenger Processing System they don't need the departure cards, since they already know where you're going.


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  Reply # 1996244 15-Apr-2018 01:24
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The procedure varies a bit depending on the airport. If you fly Qantas from Christchurch to Sydney and check in online, you still need to go to the online checked in counter at Christchurch, & they look at your passport and print out the boarding pass.

 

At Sydney things are more automated.   If flying Sydney to Christchurch you can check in online, come to the airport and use one of the kiosks & select the checked in online button, scan your passport, and a boarding pass will be printed out. However, if you are like me you tell the Qantas lady helping at the machines that you have checked in online & she will take your passport & print out the boarding pass!   I asked her if I could have done the whole thing using the kiosk & she said yes, just press the already checked in button. Oh well, I will know next time!


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  Reply # 1996286 15-Apr-2018 09:26
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The procedure varies a bit depending on the airport. If you fly Qantas from Christchurch to Sydney and check in online, you still need to go to the online checked in counter at Christchurch, & they look at your passport and print out the boarding pass.

 

At Sydney things are more automated.   If flying Sydney to Christchurch you can check in online, come to the airport and use one of the kiosks & select the checked in online button, scan your passport, and a boarding pass will be printed out. However, if you are like me you tell the Qantas lady helping at the machines that you have checked in online & she will take your passport & print out the boarding pass!   I asked her if I could have done the whole thing using the kiosk & she said yes, just press the already checked in button. Oh well, I will know next time!

 

 

This is no different to any other airline incl Air NZ.

 

If you use the kiosk your passport is validated and processed via the APP system to validate your entitlement to travel.

 

If you use online check-in you'll need to have your passport validated either at the kiosk, or lounge/gate by staff before you can board the plane. For this reason alone using online check-in for TT travel is a complete waste of time if you're taking carry on only.

 

Even when I don't have a bag I always use the kiosk as it takes me 60 seconds to process myself and saves the lounge staff having to call me over the PA for my passport, take it up to them, and for them to then take it away and get it checked.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1996297 15-Apr-2018 09:43
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Last year we arrived at Brisbane (International), and found several Passport scanning kiosks all along the walkway from the plane ... you obtained a ticket that saved a lot of time and could go direct to the eGate without intermediate steps.

 

It was quite humorous watching couples and families swapping spots with bags at the kiosks and toilets undecided

 

 


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