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Domestic transfer - how does it work?

Sydney, Australia
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Domestic transfer - how does it work?

hi all

We are planning to travel from Lhasa to Tunxi. When we did a search for air tickets in kayak, we find flights that take us from Lhasa to Tunxi , via Chongqing. However, they are different airlines. [The first leg from Lhasa to Chongqing is operated by China Southern, while the second leg from Chongqing to Tunxi is operated by China Eastern]

There is only a 2 hour layover.

So how does it work? Do we have to go through immigration, collect our luggage at Chongqing and recheck in at China Eastern, and go through immigration again?

If that's the case, is 2 hour layover sufficient?


Sherbrooke, Canada
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1. Re: Domestic transfer - how does it work?

These are domesric flight so there is no immigration.

Sydney, Australia
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2. Re: Domestic transfer - how does it work?


Lhasa-Chongqing-Tunxi (Huangshan) is the domestic route, transitting at Chongqing Airport does not require you pass the immigration.

My recommendation is contact Kayak.com before you place the order, to confirm if both of the flights will be in the same ticket. China Southern Airlines (CZ) and China Eastern Airlines (MU) are Skyteam members. If so, CZ counter at Lhasa Airport will check your luggage to Tunxi Airport, and you will get both boarding passes. In this case 2-hour layover time is sufficient.


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