In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can take flights to new islands. They are chosen randomly, and are useful to get more inhabitants for your own island, collect new types of food and catch new creatures. However travelling does come at a cost.
Before you can charter a flight, you’ll need to have paid back the 5,000 miles to Tom Nook. There’s really no point in avoiding paying, as there’s no other way to progress through the game. So pay it back as soon as you have 5,000. You’ll even get your first plane ticket for free.
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Travelling to Different Islands
As previously mentioned, you’ll need to of handed in your moving-in fees, which costs 5,000 Nook Miles. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have access to the ‘Redeem Nook Miles’ on the machine shown below. If you haven’t flown anywhere yet, then you should have a ticket waiting for you in the airport which you can use for free just once.
You can buy a ‘Nook Miles Ticket’ for 2,000 Nook Miles. If you don’t have enough, you’ll have to complete some more challenges, which you can look at on your phone by pressing ZL.
Once you’ve bought the ticket, it will be printed out and placed in your inventory. Head to the airport on your Island and speak to Orville, the Dodo Bird. Choose the ‘I wanna fly!’ option, and you’ll be taken to a different island at the expense of your ticket.
There are a few things you should do before flying though. Make sure to have inventory space to bring items back with you. Also ensure that you take at least some tools so that you can chop down trees, dig up fossils and catch fish. Once you return, you’ll have to pay another 2000 Nook Miles to fly again.