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The majority of visitors choose to fly into Coolangatta Airport (OOL) when visiting the happening city of Byron Bay. However, there are a couple of airports in the region, so keep that in mind when organizing your itinerary.
A flight to Byron Bay means stepping off the plane at either Gold Coast, QLD Airport (OOL-Coolangatta) or Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. The first is 56 kilometers(55 km) away from the city center. The second sits 23 kilometers(20 km) away.
Byron Bay is serviced by 7 airlines from at least 15 worldwide airports.
Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas are the most frequent fliers to Byron Bay. The highest number of flights originate in Sydney, with Virgin Australia having the most services on this route.
With roughly 454 direct flights each week, you’ll be hitting the runway in Byron Bay before you can say, “Are we there yet?”
Travelers often jet off from Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland airports when heading to Byron Bay.
If you’re flying to Byron Bay from Sydney, you’ll have a flight time of 1 hour and 19 minutes. Those jetting off from Melbourne can expect to be midair for 2 hours and 2 minutes. From Auckland it’s 3 hours and 38 minutes away.
If you want to save some cash on your trip to Byron Bay, listen up! As every seasoned traveler knows, avoid booking at the last minute. Airfares are usually more expensive just prior to the departure date.Don’t stop there, though. Do some research and find out if there are multiple airports at your destination. Fares often differ depending on the airport you use. Don’t forget to compare fares across airlines too.Last of all, another simple way to save some money is be ready to book at a moment’s notice. If you stumble on an irresistible deal, don’t hesitate — grab it while the opportunity’s there.
Wherever you’re coming from, flying can be an enjoyable experience if you’re well prepared. Take a peek at these handy hints that will help get your Byron Bay escape started on the right note.What to pack in your hand luggage:
Flying can be easy if you’ve got all the right gear. Firstly, you’ll want a few toiletry items, such as toothpaste, a toothbrush and some deodorant, a clean set of clothes and a good read. Next, make room in your hand luggage for your phone, tablet and chargers, your important medications and perhaps a blow-up neck pillow as well. Lastly, and most importantly, be sure to bring your passport, travel papers and some money.
Pack all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked luggage. Any gels or liquids in your carry-on suitcase larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated by security. Sharp objects, like your beloved pocket knife, and dangerous products which are flammable or explosive, such as flares, chemicals agents and fuels, are also banned.
Comfort should always be your prime concern when picking what to wear on board. Consider your footwear choice carefully too, as swollen ankles and feet are a common occurrence. Flat shoes which are slightly roomy work well.
Most travelers are aware of DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by prolonged periods of sitting. There’s lots you can do to lessen your risk. Wear a pair of compression socks, drink lots of water and remember to keep your legs and feet moving. Do a few laps of the cabin or perform some simple exercises in your seat.
Being organized before your flight can make your getaway to Byron Bay a breeze. Check out our handy tips for a speedy journey through security:
Your boarding pass and passport will need to be presented to airport security. Keep them at hand so you don’t have to dig around for them.
The X-ray machine is up next. Empty your pockets and remove anything that is likely to set off the scanner’s alarm. This includes items like headphones or earphones, as well as bulky coats or jackets. They’ll all need to go on the X-ray conveyor belt.
For just a few minutes, you’ll have to unplug from the digital world. Your phone, tablet and any other electronic devices also need to go through the scanner.
Any gels or liquids, such as toothpaste or perfume, that you want to bring on board must be no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). Also, they all must fit inside a quart-size (one liter), clear zip-lock bag.
The right choice of footwear can save you several valuable minutes. Boots are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Lightweight sneakers usually aren’t.
Knives and other sharp items are prohibited in the cabin. They’ll be seized at security, so put them in your checked luggage.
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