Tigerair Express Fare Is Just Another Way To Gouge You With Fees

Like any low-cost carrier, Tigerair makes a lot of its money from extra fees for selecting seats or being the first to board the plane. Its new Express Fare option for domestic theoretically offers a slight discount if you choose more than one of those at once — but in reality it’s just a way to get you to pay even more fees.

How To Prepare For Everything That Can Go Wrong On Your Trip

You want everything to go perfectly when you travel, but things almost never do. Here are some common ways your trip can be derailed, and what you can do to prepare for them.

Hotelwatchdog Helps You Narrow Your Hotel Search

The team behind fare-tracking site Airfarewatchdog has released a similar tool for hotels. Hotelwatchdog takes price, distance to popular attractions and previous reviews into consideration before giving you a list of recommended hotels.

Online Travel Insurance Is Designed To Rip You Off: CHOICE

Consumer watchdog CHOICE has released the results of an investigation into the online travel insurance policies offered by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin. It found that auto-selecting a policy when purchasing a plane ticket often resulted in a higher price tag and a raft of sneaky exclusions. Tellingly, most policies gave customers just ten minutes to review a 14,000 word document before the connection timed out.

WunderWalk Creates Walking Tours To Take In Your Neighbourhood

iOS/Android: We could all stand to get up and walk a bit more. WunderWalk creates a path based on activities or interests that you’re looking for, such as museums, restaurants, cafes and shopping destinations.

Taste Test: Qantas' New Super-Sized Economy Meals

In a bid to lure more customers away from its no-frills rivals, Qantas Airways has completely overhauled its economy meals on international flights. The new “economy dining experience” boasts bigger meal sizes, more choices and the ability to pre-order exclusive online dishes prior to flying. There’s also a stronger emphasis on upmarket Australian produce such as wagyu beef and a new self-serve option for snacks and refreshments. Yesterday, we were invited by Qantas to try out the new menu ahead of its official launch. Read on for our verdict.

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi And XBMC-Powered Touchscreen Car Computer

A touch-sensitive car computer would normally cost you big bucks to buy and have installed, but Instructables user Zaqq shows us how you can roll your own with the ever-powerful Raspberry Pi, some affordable components and a little elbow grease. Best of all, it runs XBMC beautifully.

Do You Prefer To Travel With A Backpack Or A Suitcase?

For almost any kind of travel, you can use either a suitcase or a backpack, but there are times when one has the advantage over the other.

Start Your Haggling At 35% Off When Travelling

Local markets are part of the charm of travelling. In many cultures, merchants expect you to haggle. Those unfamiliar with the process should start the haggling at 35% off.

Make Restaurant Reservations For Your Trip Before You Depart

If food is a big part of your next trip and you want to eat at a certain place, make a reservation before you leave to ensure you’ll be able to dine at the restaurant of your choice.