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Cheap flights to Banner Elk (TRI)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Banner Elk on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Banner Elk.

Roundtrip prices range from - , and one-ways to Banner Elk start as low as .

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Banner Elk (TRI)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Banner Elk. There are airlines flying into TRI: . 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Banner Elk (TRI) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to TRI in and in for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Banner Elk?
For more information about updating your flight to Banner Elk or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Banner Elk that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Banner Elk, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Banner Elk now?
Make your flight to Banner Elk straightforward and simple by making your first stop our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. This is the fastest way to stay informed about current travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements and the latest official health advisory info.
What is the name of Banner Elk's airport?
If you’re arriving by plane, you won’t have to decide which airport to choose. Banner Elk has just one – Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI).
How many airlines fly to Banner Elk?
Banner Elk is serviced by 5 airlines from 24 airports across the globe.
Which airlines fly to Banner Elk?
Flights to Banner Elk are typically operated by American Airlines. The greatest number of flights depart from Charlotte, with American Airlines servicing this route the most.
How many nonstop flights are there to Banner Elk?
Organizing an exciting Banner Elk vacation is simple when there are 264 nonstop flights each week to choose from.
Where are the most popular flights to Banner Elk departing from?
Travelers frequently depart from Charlotte, Atlanta and Chicago airports when going to Banner Elk.
How long is the flight to Banner Elk Airport?
Which city you depart from determines how much of the in-flight entertainment you’ll get to enjoy. From Charlotte to Banner Elk, the average flight time is 59 minutes. From Atlanta it’s roughly 1 hour and 2 minutes, and from Chicago it’s 1 hour and 45 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Banner Elk?
Don’t leave locking in your flight to Banner Elk until the last minute. That’s one move seasoned travelers use to get the best deals. Booking well in advance means more choices and cheaper flights. Also, do some online research and compare your options. If your destination has multiple airports, you may be able to pick up a better price by flying into one a little farther out. Lastly, be ready to lock in your seat quickly if you stumble on a real bargain. It might not stick around for too long. With a bit of know-how and a little good fortune, the perfect fare will be yours.
How to survive the flight to Banner Elk?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your flight to Banner Elk could be a piece of cake or it could drag on forever. We’ve rounded up some useful tips that will help you start your next great adventure on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • The trick to having a great travel experience is to plan ahead. So, let’s start with the basics: passport, official ID, credit cards and daily medications. Next, bring items that’ll help keep you entertained, like your laptop or a thrilling novel. You’ll also want to pack your chargers, a quality neck pillow and a pair of earplugs. And of course, don’t forget to pop in toiletry items like a toothbrush, cleansing wipes and a fresh change of clothes.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Check carefully that you don’t have sharp objects (like a knife or scissors) lurking in your carry-on luggage. Other banned items include explosive or flammable substances, like aerosols and matches, and gels and liquids in containers with a volume of more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters).

What to wear on a flight:

  • The long, narrow aisles of your aircraft are no place for a fashion parade. Layer up with comfy clothing and remember to bring a cardigan as it can get chilly inside the cabin during longer flights. Enclosed, flat shoes are always a good idea too.
  • Unfortunately, a risk of flying long-haul is developing DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by lengthy periods of inactivity. To avoid this, take every opportunity to walk around the cabin and stretch your legs. Compression socks and tights are also a great idea to help reduce this risk.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Banner Elk?
As savvy travelers know, the secret is to be well organized before you get to security. That way, you’ll be stepping onto that plane to Banner Elk in the blink of an eye. Follow these tips and get your vacation off to a flying start:

  • Your boarding pass and passport will need to be shown to security personnel. Have them close by to avoid fumbling around for them.
  • After that, both you and your carry-on luggage will be X-rayed. To speed things up, take off anything that might trigger the alarms. Items like your jacket, belt and headphones will be required to go through the machine.
  • All your electronic devices, including your phone and laptop, are also required to be separately scanned.
  • Any gels or liquids, such as hair oil or hand cream, that you want to take on board need to be in containers no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters). Also, they all must fit inside a quart-size (one liter), zip-lock bag.
  • Choosing your footwear wisely can save you valuable minutes. Hiking or heavy-style boots are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Slip-on shoes usually aren’t.
  • Airlines won’t allow any sharp or pointed objects in your carry-on baggage. If you must bring these kinds of items, pack them in your checked luggage.

Flights to Banner Elk information
Destination Airport
Banner Elk
Destination Airport IATA Code
TRI