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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.
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.
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.
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.