Your questions answered on booking flights to Australia
Australia, known affectionately as the land down under, is home to some of the world’s most glorious beaches and attractions such as the Sydney opera house and surfer’s paradise on the gold coast named after the miles and miles of golden sandy beaches.
How far in advance should I book?
The further in advance of booking flights to Australia, the better chances you have of securing a seat in high season. High season is the summer months from October to February. Since all airlines have a variety of tickets at different prices, the less expensive ones go first. Booking 6 months in advance gives you a better chance at a better rate.
How much can I expect to pay for a flight?
Flights vary in price and are dependent on when the booking as made and which airline you have chosen to fly with. You are looking at around $850 to R1200 on average although you can get more expense flights. Off peak when the demand for flights is low you can also expect lower prices to Australia.
If money is no object and convenience a top priority you can pay up to $2500 for a direct flight to one of the smaller airports. The biggest, most popular and cheapest is Sydney although you can hey flights to Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane.
How long does it take to get there?
A stopover in Thailand is almost a given and with such a long journey through the air this may be a very welcomed leg stretch. Expect to be airborne from 16 to 24 hours with a one or perhaps two rest stops in-between.
Are there direct flights or do I need to stop over?
Direct flights are always more expensive, they are more risky and require flight attendant and crew shifts for such long flights as these. A broken flight is recommended for because of the duration. Make this a holiday of a life time and plan stopovers around the globe as you make your way to the land down under.
What kind of visa do I need?
Visitors do need a Visa that has been applied for before you arrive in Australia. His must be added to your passport. There are working Visas and holiday Visas. Be sure that you have the correct one. These days you can eve apply for your visa online.
Which airlines take that route?
Most airlines travel to Australia with the most obvious being Quantas Air, the local Australian airline. There are of course other major airlines including Virgin Atlantic and British Air. You may wish to choose ne of the eastern airlines for example Thaifly, China Air and Korean Air when booking flights to Australia. Australia has everything from the endless desert plains of the outback to shiny golden beaches and beautiful clean cities. There is so much to see here with popular tourist attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, Bondi Beach and the photogenic Sydney Harbour Bridge.