T1 International Terminal (SYD)

Airport Terminal
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) (Airport Dr.), Mascot NSW 2020, Australia
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Terminal 1 was opened on 3 May 1970, replacing the old Overseas Passenger Terminal (which was located where Terminal 3 stands now) and has been greatly expanded since then. Today it is known as the International Terminal, located in the airport's north western sector.

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    Trudy W.
    "Jetstar flight"(15 Tips)
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    "Australia & on Telstra"(9 Tips)
    Logan N.
    "Qantas staff at the check-in did a great job."(5 Tips)
    Adelia Oktaviani C.
    "Much harder than it should be to connect to the Telstra wifi."(5 Tips)
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  • Rinawati H.

    Arrived and having breakfast before sightseeing

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  • Graham F.

    Great place to catch a plane! 😁

    Graham Fz · March 22
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  • Münir K.

    Free shop unu görmedim henüz ama pahalı ve eski havalimanı bizdeki muş havalimanı daha iyidir yani :)

    Münir K. · February 28
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  • Yul

    Connect to free wifi: FREE_SYD

    Yul · February 4
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  • Tom R.

    Through customs and baggage claim in 20 minutes. Wow

    Tom Rooney Travels · January 18
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  • Robert A.

    Don't try to make phone calls or converse with anyone as it is near impossible due to the non-stop LOUD flight announcements.

    Robert A · January 3
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  • I-van L.

    Departure drop off area no longer indicates which airline so simply find an empty spot.

    I-van Leong · December 29, 2014
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  • Ricky A.

    What's the vibe like? Umm, it's an airport

    Ricky A · December 22, 2014
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  • Hugh

    Being a pen for the departure card, if going on an international flight

    Hugh · November 19, 2014
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  • Enrique N.

    Left my camera before boarding my flight. All my Australia pictures in there!!! I know exactly where I left it. Would any kind soul check if it's still there and take it to lost & found? I'llreward!

    Enrique N · October 8, 2014
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  • bronwyn l.

    Going to 'murica? Spotted a "SSSS" in the bottom left corner? Congratulations, enjoy the extra feel up/security screening! #fuckers

    bronwyn l · March 23, 2014
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  • Sam C.

    Free wifi using browser is cluggy

    Sam Cheung · March 7, 2014
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  • Eric A.

    United is by Section A…British Airways at B. Took me a while to figure that out…

    Eric Andersen · February 2, 2014
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  • A E.

    While MNL may be the worst int airport in Asia...SYD is the most boring. No free wifi means a tedious wait. DuFree xpensive. Bring a book and food!

    A E · November 30, 2013
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  • Oscar

    Typical ignorance of Sydney Airport - Signs showing where each airline is located on the departure level driveway have been removed which does not help at all! More traffic chaos than before!

    Oscar · October 19, 2013
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  • Steve H.

    Look at this line - this is one reason a hy you should never fly Economy.

    Steve H · October 18, 2013
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  • J K.

    Followed the "Pick Up Drop Off" sign and ended up in Level 8 of roof top parking building after 10 min. Very poor signage and no other options 'out' and you are only allowed 15 min of free parking.

    J K Blackwell · September 12, 2013
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  • Alan

    Don't fly Aerolineas

    Alan · August 8, 2013
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  • Adrian A.

    Get in extra early especially if your flight departs between 8am- Midday..... Immigration& check-in lines can be horrendous....

    Adrian Arumugam · August 1, 2013
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  • Roger K.

    If your baggage is overweight, youcan always use AustPost to ship stuff overseas! It is near Aisle K right in the far corner. Would be cheaper than paying for it via the airline

    Roger Kuah · July 30, 2013
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  • Mark K.

    DON'T COME THROUGH HERE IF YOU CAN AVOID IT. IT IS A DISORGANISED SHITHOLE

    Mark Kelly · July 6, 2013
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  • Jenna B.

    If you don't have a plastic bag for liquids they give them to you through the departure area. If you want to be ready when you get in there the news agency sells some for $2

    Jenna Brown · June 29, 2013
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  • Omaritosan M.

    Terminal is a disaster! Specially if some immig officers are missing very slow and looooong queue

    Omaritosan Montero · June 28, 2013
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  • ian

    Avoid buying food or beverages once you go through customs - they charge like wounded bulls and for poor quality. Either grab a bite before you go through customs or better before you leave home.

    ian · June 16, 2013
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  • Lufthansa

    Surf for free in Lufthansa lounges worldwide: Whether you are resting in a Relax Chair or enjoying a little snack in the bistro - surf for free in Lufthansa lounges worldwide.

    Lufthansa · June 6, 2013
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  • Bob H.

    Longhaul 6am arrival, going direct to work? Head upstairs to Departures K for a relaxing shower first.

    Bob Hitching · June 3, 2013
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  • AjO

    Bring your earplugs they don't stop making announcements - it's so unnecessary

    AjO · May 29, 2013
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  • Ali H.

    So convenient, buy duty free when you leave and pick up when you come back, no more hassle with security checkpoints through your travel and layovers!

    Ali Houssein · May 10, 2013
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  • Ali H.

    Watch out it's about 17 bucks to get there by rail from The CBD, you might want to take a cab if you are more than 1 !

    Ali Houssein · May 10, 2013
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  • Big M T.

    Need a maxi? Up to 9 people with luggage! Anywhere in Sydney! SMS or Email for a quick quote and availability - 0403048996 info@bigmtours.com.au

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  • Dave S.

    If you want your phone to work, visit Optus for a prepaid sim. They have the best price. Bring your passport.

    Dave S. · May 5, 2013
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  • Reece T

    To AVOID perfumes and colognes etc. TAKE A SHARP RIGHT after security and go through walkway to ALL Gates.

    Reece T · May 5, 2013
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  • Claudia L.

    Sistema de free wifi del aeropuerto es fantastico.

    Claudia Lopez · May 3, 2013
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  • Pierre G.

    Microwave in the babys toilets near the airport train gate at the arrival lugages floor

    Pierre Gay · April 29, 2013
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  • Tony

    It's BYO pens for form filling at customs in departures.

    Tony · April 19, 2013
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  • Elise T.

    Don't take a taxi b/t terminals, as a complete rip-off at min $20. We figured for 3 ppl, couldn't possibly be more than train ($16.50), but SURPRISE! No free xfers b/t terminals? Get with it SYD.

    Elise Tang · April 9, 2013
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  • Wil T.

    Skip past the annoying duty free section by going through this passageway right after security checks (next to the Chanel counter)

    Wil Tan · April 3, 2013
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  • Martin P.

    You can have that last cigarette at the Terrace just behind the qantas check ins.

    Martin Plaza · March 27, 2013
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  • Rebecca T.

    If you smoke unusual brands of cigarettes then buy them in the country of departure elsewhere as Duty Free in Sydney airport is a monopoly & they stock very few brands

    Rebecca TP · March 24, 2013
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  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.

    If your iPhone indicates Vodaphone here but has no Internet access, restart the iPhone.

    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍ · March 13, 2013
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  • Felicia

    The millimeter wave scanners (aka the body scanner) have finally arrived, but don't worry, it's the stick figure version.

    Felicia · March 6, 2013
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  • Andrey P.

    Бесплатный инет на територии всего терминала.

    Andrey Posokhov · February 24, 2013
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  • Pavel K .

    Have a few drinks before the flight to guarantee enjoyment on board.

    Pavel K 🐎🐎🐎 · February 21, 2013
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  • Keith E.

    Free wifi is none -- money hungry lot !

    Keith E · February 19, 2013
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  • Yoonkyung L.

    앨리스 스프링스에서 시드니로 그리고 다시 브리즈번으로 고고씽~♥

    Yoonkyung Lee · February 18, 2013
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  • Mike G.

    Don't expect free wifi to work well. Or the AIRCON at a gate lounge with no seating either! Worst airport ever

    Mike Gyde · February 11, 2013
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  • Mike O.

    Free WIFI, as every airport should!!

    Mike Olsen · January 13, 2013
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  • Jetset Franky G.

    No chance for Smoking during Transits

    Jetset Franky Giegerich · January 13, 2013
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  • Slava K.

    Transfer from domestic to international terminal either by train ( 5 dollars) or by bus, which is 5.50..Definitely extra 50 cents worth Probably, they will start charging for lifts and elevators soon)

    Slava Kornilo💎 · January 11, 2013
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  • Trix M.

    No decent coffee to be had past security, although I suppose the Aroma and Santos offerings are better than what you'll get on the plane.

    Trix M · January 1, 2013
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