Flying from the US to Australia – What is it really like?
What is on your travel bucket list? If you said Australia, you are not alone; who wouldn’t want to visit Australia? Australia is travel heaven with unique wildlife, gorgeous white sandy beaches, such a varied landscape and more! The long flight can appear overwhelming, but it so worth it and can be made more enjoyable if you follow some handy tips. Read on to discover what its really like to fly to Australia from the US.
Booking with a Travel Team Agent means less stress!
Travel team agents recommend taking a direct flight to Australia. Direct flights from Australia usually depart from a main hub, or central airport in cities like Dallas, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Your travel team agent can book your domestic flights as well as your international flights all at the lowest rates – with no extra cost to you! Your bags will be checked all the way thru.
Handy tip: You will cross the international date line during your flight to Australia, which means you lose 1 day. When booking your flights both your domestic and international flights should be booked at the same time. Your travel team agent will do this for you. Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today for more information!
During Your Flight
After your travel team agent has booked your flight, get ready to board your plane on the way to Australia for the next 12 – 17 hours. Your travel team agent will send you information on how to purchase advanced seats, for instance if you want to sit with a friend or in an exit row for more leg room, it may be worth it to spend a little more to select your seat ahead of time. Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today for more information!
Most airlines offer great in-flight entertainment with movies, games, music and more. You might also want to bring a laptop or kindle if you want to read something you bring, watch your own movie, use the wi-fi, or maybe just relax during the flight!
Bring your toothbrush and a change of clothes on the flight to help you feel refreshed. During your flight, maybe relax with a movie or show. About 3 hours later, we recommend that you get up and out of your seat to stretch, maybe walk a bit up and down the rows of the plane. Some planes may even have stairs, so make use of these and walk up and down them a few times. You can ask the flight attendants for a pillow, sleep mask, or blanket if you need these. Rest up so you can be ready to start your Aussie adventure when you arrive.
Arriving in Australia
As you exit the plane, take in the sights, you are in Australia! You will have to go thru customs where you wait in line with everyone else, show your passport, get your bags and away you go to begin your adventure. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your travel date!
Now it is time to go to your hotel. Ask your travel team agent if you have booked transfers which will wait and take you to your hotel. Usually arriving in Australia from the US is fairly early in the morning. Contact a Travel Team Agent at 1-800-788-0829 today for more information!
Handy tip: If your room is not yet ready, ask your hotel to store your bags or you while you explore. It is better if you do not take a nap, you will want to stay awake during your first day in Australia to adjust for jet lag.
Ready to plan your dream vacation to Australia or anywhere else in the world? Call a Travel Team Agent today at 1-800-788-0829