**Please review this page carefully as it will be updated before and during the semester to provide the most current information regarding flights and travel.**
Group Flight Itinerary
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Students traveling on the group flight to Melbourne are transported by Qantas airlines. As of April 2015, Qantas permits travelers in Economy class to travel with two checked bags (up to 50 lbs) and two carry-ons up to 15 lbs.
Typically, students find success checking one or two large bags, bringing on the plane a small carry-on bag to fit in the overhead bin, and carrying a purse or small backpack that can fit under the seat in front of them.
Allowances are subject to change and it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the luggage policies of Qantas.
Independent Travelers & Flight Credits
Students who choose to fly to Melbourne separately from the group flight will receive a flight credit on their Spring 2016 bill equal to the cost of one group flight airline ticket. The exact amount of that credit will be determined later in 2015, typically in late Fall. Please note that if a student flies any leg of the group flight (for example, if they fly on the group flight from the U.S. to Melbourne, but then fly back from Melbourne straight to their final destination) they will not receive a flight credit.
Required Travel Forms
Flight Information Form
To ensure the safety of all participants, both students traveling on the Group Flight and those traveling independently must provide N.U.in with the details of their itinerary, including any and all connecting flights. Students will receive an email prompting them to provide these flight details prior to departure.
N.U.in students intending to fly on the Group Flight must submit the Group Flight Reservation Form, either online, or by faxing or emailing a paper copy to Advantage Travel. Details regarding baggage restrictions, deviations, routing changes, stopovers, and other airline policies and regulations are included on the form. The deadline to submit this form is June 1, 2015. Students who have specific questions about travel arrangements should contact Advantage Travel directly.
Travel & Arrival
Students on the Group Flight receive itineraries and instruction via email prior to departure, though we always recommend checking with the airline on the day of travel to stay abreast of any flight delays or changes in schedule. Once they have landed, students will be picked up by buses and transported to their residence hall.
Advantage Travel: (800)788-1980
Aon WorldAware: +1.312.470.3108
Swinburne University Residences: +61.3.9214.5555
What to Bring & Preparation
- Passport and 3 photo copies each of your passport (photo page) & Australia visa (printout from confirmation email)
- Offer letter that is attached to the same email with your eCOE. This comes directly from Swinburne University of Technology. View an example of the letter to be received.
- Please record the serial numbers of important items that you are bringing with you (camera, laptop, iPod, Kindle, etc). This will be useful in case any items are lost or stolen. We recommend leaving a copy of these numbers with family members.
- Be sure to call bank and credit card companies to notify them that accounts will be accessed from a different country during the time spent abroad. We recommend making a photocopy of all credit and ATM cards to leave with family members in case these cards are lost or stolen.
The N.U.in Program works with Advantage Travel to arrange flights for staff as well as the group flight option for students. Once forms have been filled out, and group flights are booked, participants who need to arrange any changes to their flights or itineraries should contact Advantage Travel directly.
313 East Willow Street, Suite 104
Syracuse, New York 13203
Phone: (315) 471-2222; (800) 788-1980
Fax: (315) 471-6264
Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday
Closed: Weekends & Major Holidays