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Thursday, June 18, 2009

How to get to | Lord Howe Island

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.

Lord Howe Island
source: Fanny Schertzer

There is only one practical way for visitors to get to and from Lord Howe Island, and that is by flying on Qantas from Brisbane or Sydney. Note that as the flight travels a long way overwater, using a small aircraft, and with no alternate airports to fly to in case of problems, there are strict and very low baggage limits allowed. Passengers are also routinely weighed before boarding (especially Lord Howe Island to mainland Australia).
TIP Fares are high, only available from mainland Australia (although can be added to international fares), and there are never any sales. Book as far ahead as possible, whether on paid or award tickets.
TIP A longhaul economy class award to Australia with included flights to and from Lord Howe Island using Oneworld miles is especially good value. Likewise if you can include these flights on an Oneworld round the world economy fare.

1 comment:

Joe said...

An AA intra-Australia award can include Lord Howe Island and represents excellent value.

Flights are also offered from Port Macquarie.