• Travel Forums Missing (Again!)

    #33 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:07:56 PM


    BKMD said:

    In a perfect world (even an imperfect one), all these forum navigation gymnastics shouldn't be necessary.

    If one can't get to the topic in a click or two, it gets dreadful to use. Users must be appalled with the frequent spammers, and difficult to locate Forum Topics. Tauck needs a world class website.

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  • Immigration and customs

    #2 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:39:47 PM


    I was on this trip 2 years ago and flew to Melbourne via Sydney. Going through customs/immigration in Sydney wasn't terrible. If you have Global Entry, you can get through quickly but ONLY if you have your Global Entry card with you (they don't have kiosks like in the US). Transferring to the domestic terminal was a hassle. I flew Business as well (including from SYD to MEL), but you get pushed through the same overcrowded room, and not particularly well-behaved line of hundreds of people, that Economy does, to wait for the transfer bus. I'd give that process (Customs/Immigration plus shuttle to domestic) two hours. Coming home, I flew directly from Auckland to LAX, without stopping in Australia on Air New Zealand. If you fly Qantas, you will stop in Australia, but just in a transit area, so you won't have to go through Immigration.

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  • Luggage

    #17 Posted : Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:51:12 PM


    I am also on the January 23rd trip. Travelling with 3 friends from FL. I'm a travel agent and Tauck gave me the internal flight information - I checked their baggage rules and all say 50 lbs and 62 inches for checked luggage. We arrive on the 21st and are taking a couple of tours before our welcome dinner on the 23rd. Looking forward to this wonderful itinerary.

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