Airline Travel Tips For Your Next Flight
And Holidays In Australia

These airline travel tips will help you be more organised and prepared, comfortable and stress free so you can enjoy the flight to your holiday destination.

Direct Flight or Non Stop Flight What is the difference?

A direct flight is a flight between two destinations which includes a stopover(for passengers to disembark, new passengers or for refuelling) but there is only one flight number.

Non-stop flights are direct flights with no stopovers, if you are getting another flight it is called a connecting flight and it will have a new flight number.

  • If you have registered for a frequent flyers program purchase your flight ticket in the same name as you registered for the program, which will usually be your full name.

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    When you are purchasing your tickets you may be able to indicate your program number and then the points will be added automatically.

  • Be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to an international flight departing and about an before a domestic flight departs. It's better to get there early and be waiting rather than rushing and run the risk of missing your flight.
  • If you have a disability or a special need make sure you indicate this when purchasing your ticket. You may be able to select your preference for seat position. You could remind flight staff of any special requirements when you are boarding.
  • Check you have all the necessary documents especially when travelling internationally. Check with government official information for all necessary requirements for passports, visas etc. You don't want to be stuck in a foreign country because you forgot paperwork.
  • Another airline travel tip is to make it easier to identify your luggage on the baggage carousel. Have a suitcase or bag in an unusual colour or pattern or attach something that stands out in a crowd.
  • For the security check layout your electronic equipment in a single layer rather than a jumbled mess. Security staff will be able to identify what each item is easily without having to open your bags. Also remove any sharp metal objects like scissors, pocket knives etc.
  • If you have young children with you and they are restless while waiting for a flight ask if there is a children's play area in the airport. Your child might like to use a car booster seat on the plane.

    Take favourite books or toys etc to keep them amused, most flights will have videos which work really well to keep kids happy.

  • The airline you are travelling with may have a members lounge to relax in prior to flight or after a flight. If you are not a member you be able to pay a fee and get use of the lounge for a few hours.
  • Check the prices in duty free shops, they aren't always bargains.
  • Some airport terminals will have 'quick pick up areas' where the person picking you up won't have to pay any fees. Just drive in, pick you up and you will on your way in a few minutes.

Whenever you go on a flight these airline travel tips will remind you of some important points to remember whether you are flying domestic or international. Enjoy your flight and Holiday!

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