Frequently Asked Questions
We recognise that for many people, flying is not something they do everyday and therefore are bound to have lots of questions.
Below are the most commonly asked questions received by Albury Airport customer service staff.
Q: What can I do while I’m visiting Albury?
Answer: Albury Wodonga offers a rich urban life in a fresh country setting. Everything is here, easily accessible, with unexpected discoveries around every corner.
Q: Am I allowed to bring my dog into the Airport Terminal?
Answer: Only assistant dogs (with a proof of identity document)
Q: Why can’t circuit training be banned at my local airport?
Answer: Circuit training is the first, vital stage of practical pilot training focused on take-offs and landings.
Q: Why can’t helicopters be banned from flying over residential areas?
Answer: Helicopters enable services to be provided that are of benefit to communities, including fire fighting, crime prevention, search and rescue, construction and media coverage.
Q: Why aren’t the noisiest planes banned?
Answer: Australia has one of the most modern, quietest fleet of aircraft in the world.
Q: Why do the aircraft's engine noises change during flight?
Answer: Aircraft need more power to climb than to descend, in the same way that a car needs more power to go up a hill than down one.
Q: Why do the flight attendants insist that all window blinds be up for take-off?
Answer: The most critical phases of a flight are the take-off and the landing.
Q: Why do you sometimes feel tired from flying?
Answer: As the aircraft altitude increases, air pressure decreases.
Q: Why do you have to get permission to move to a vacant seat?
Answer: The aircraft's speed is calculated by the weight and balance of the aircraft, and many factors need to be considered for a successful take-off.
Q: When can electronic equipment such as laptops, iPods and mobile phones be used?
Answer: All Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) must be placed in flight mode inside the departure terminal and must remain in flight mode until inside the arrival terminal.
Q: I have a physical disability, can I fly?
Answer: A chair lift and/or a ramp is available
Q: Do I have to print out my itinerary from the email my airline sent me?
Answer: No you don’t. You do need to show photo I.D.
Q: What I.D. do I show for my baby, as I don’t have photo I.D. for them?
Answer: Medicare card is fine.