Tips to Traveling to Australia by Air
When traveling by air to Australia, the first thing you probably want to look at are the different airlines that are available. By knowing what airlines are available and where they travel to, you can find the best rate for the flight you are looking for.
Australian Airlines *Qantas- This is the national airline of Australia. *Jetstar Airways- major domestic airline *Virgin Blue- major domestic airline *Tiger Airways- budget airline serving major resorts and cities throughout Australia *Rex Regional Express- operates throughout New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria *Air North- operates throughout the Northern Territory and Broome in Western Australia *Macair- operates throughout Queensland *Skywest- operates throughout Western Australia There are also other small airlines that operate to the islands off Tasmania. Special deals are often found by nearly all domestic airlines that can save you money with reduced rates. There are also private charters that can be found by licensed small craft pilots for travel within Australia.
You can bring certain items with you that will not incur any customs duty. These include: *Clothing and personal hygiene items, excluding fur apparel and perfume *Alcohol of up to 2.25 liters *250 grams of tobacco or 250 individual cigarettes *Other personal goods not exceeding $900 in value, or $450 if the traveler is under age 18 Any customs regulations you have questions about can be addressed with the Australian Customs Service.
Here are some other personal tips for traveling to Australia by air that may be helpful to you. Early morning and late afternoon eastern seaboard routes are usually heavily booked by business people traveling between capital cities. Keep this in mind when booking your flight. Also, seats near the exit doors normally have more leg room than other seats. If you desire more leg room on your flight, request one of these seats when booking. When taking a long international flight, you may want to request a seat that is not directly in front of the large central video screens. When leaving Australia, there is a $30 departure tax that will have to be paid for each adult. The option of Australian travel insurance is available to cover all aspects related to your travel.
Most flights to Australia are going to be very long. Wearing comfortable, loose clothing will make your flight more comfortable. Drink lots of water and try not to over-do-it with alcohol consumption. Not eating too much will also offer a more comfortable flying experience. Get up and walk around, as well as do some stretches in your seat to keep limber. Hopefully, these tips for traveling to Australia by air will help you out, and you can enjoy your trip almost as much you will enjoy your stay in this great country.