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Connecting between Rex Regional and Domestic flights

For passengers with Rex regional and domestic connections in the same booking, you will be able to complete check-in for multiple flights at your point of origin (web check-in, at a kiosk (if available) or at the check-in counter). You will not need to complete check-in a second time for your connecting flight.

If travelling with checked baggage, baggage will be available at the baggage carousel at your final destination. There is no need to collect your checked baggage during transit between your flights.

Connecting regional and domestic economy flights in one booking
Carry-on baggage allowance is 7kg. Please note that on regional flights, size limits apply for carry-on baggage permitted on the aircraft.

Checked baggage allowance of 23kg is permitted provided that both the regional and domestic sectors are in the same booking.

Connecting regional and domestic Business Class Fare (Biz) in one booking
The carry-on baggage allowance is 10kg for Biz Saver, and 15 kilograms for Biz and Biz Plus fares where for passengers are connecting between a regional flight and holding a Business Class Fare for their domestic flight. Note that no one bag may weigh more than 10kg

Please note that on regional flights, a size limit applies for carry-on baggage. You may be in possession of such baggage between check-in and boarding, however baggage which is deemed too large to travel as carry-on baggage on the regional flight will be stored in the aircraft’s cargo hold for the duration of the regional flight. It will be available for collection at disembarkation.

A checked baggage allowance of 32kg is permitted provided that both the regional and business class sectors are in the same booking.

For baggage information, please visit the Baggage Allowance section of our website.


Connecting times

Passengers are responsible for ensuring that their connecting flights comply with the Minimum Connection Times.

For passengers travelling on more than one flight on any day, there are minimum connection times that should be allowed for when booking flights. These connection times are based on the experience of our airport staff to ensure customers have enough time to move within and between terminals and check-in again where required.

The following minimum connection times apply for all airports:

  • 40 minutes between Rex regional flights
  • 30 minutes between Rex domestic flights
  • 30 minutes from Rex domestic flights to Rex regional flights
  • 40 minutes from Rex regional flights to Rex domestic flights
  • 1 hour between Rex flights (both domestic and regional) and Virgin Australia flights
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes between Rex flights (both domestic and regional) and other domestic/regional flights
  • 2 hours between Rex flights (both domestic and regional) and international flights (2 hours 30 minutes in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth)

Please Note:

  • Passengers should check international check-in times with their respective international carriers.
  • These minimum connection times are of general advice and are in accordance with industry recommendations for the least amount of time required to make connecting flights. They do not take into consideration flight disruptions. Rex does not guarantee flight connections nor is Rex liable for consequential expenses resulting from a missed connection. Travel Insurance is recommended.

Interline Agreement

Passengers flying on Rex regional services with a connecting Virgin Australia flight in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Perth can benefit from our checked baggage interline agreement. They will be able to remain in the same terminal and connect smoothly to their Virgin Australia destination or vice versa, without the hassle of handling their own bags in between. Check-in for boarding pass and seat allocation is required with Virgin Australia.




What must I do to make sure I can have my baggage transferred to my connecting Virgin Australia flight?
You must be checked in at your regional airport of departure no later than 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your Rex flight (NSW, SA, TAS, VIC and WA), 30 minutes for regional Queensland airports, and 60 minutes for Burketown and you must produce your Virgin Australia itinerary which shows details of your connecting flight and also show your photo ID.

What is the time between my Rex flight and my Virgin Australia service?
The minimum connection time (MCT) is 60 minutes between the scheduled arrival of the first flight and the scheduled time of departure of the second flight.

What happens to my baggage and where do I get my boarding passes?
When you arrive at your port of origin you will be asked if you have a connecting flight with Rex/Virgin Australia. If the answer is yes and you have left at least 60 minutes between connecting flights then your baggage can be checked straight through to your final destination. You will receive a boarding pass for your first flight but not your second. Therefore when you arrive at your transit port you will still have to go to the check-in counter of your next flight to obtain a boarding pass for that flight. If it is a Virgin Australia flight you can get your boarding pass from the Virgin Australia Express check-in counter.

Can I use Web Check-in if I am connecting from/with a Virgin Australia flight with check-through baggage?
No, this feature is NOT currently available. Standard airport check-in is required for both Rex and Virgin Australia sectors if travelling with checked baggage that requires transfer between airlines. We are unable to process the baggage tranship if a passenger has completed web check-in for either their Rex or Virgin Australia flight. Please note there is a 60-minute minimum connecting time between Rex & Virgin Australia.

What are the ports where I connect with Virgin Australia?

The six shared ports that Rex operates with Virgin Australia are Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Perth. It is through these six ports that we are able to offer the Rex / Virgin Australia through checked baggage space. A complete list of sectors that Virgin Australia operate can be viewed on the destinations section of Virgin Australia website.

What if I have special needs? (Including medical conditions / requirements, travelling with pets or booking a child under 12 to travel alone. A list of special requirements can be viewed here.)
For bookings regarding passengers with special needs you must contact Rex on 13 17 13 to discuss if your baggage can be transferred, as not all special requirements can be catered for, such as those indicated in the questions below.

Can I book my child to travel alone on a Rex / Virgin Australia connection?

No, children under 12 who travel alone are classed as unaccompanied minors, and special conditions apply to their travel.These special conditions mean that unaccompanied minors cannot travel on a Rex / Virgin Australia connection.

Can I book my pet on a Rex / Virgin Australia connection?

No, due to the transit time between flights pets cannot be accepted for travel on a Rex/Virgin Australia connection.

Will guests taking excess baggage be charged fees from both carriers?

Excess baggage fees and allowances from each airline will apply.

Rex does not provide interline through checked baggage in any other circumstances.