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Review: Virgin Australia's Deluxe 'The Business' Cabin

Virgin calls it The Business. Already flying for a few months on the Aussie carrier’s east coast to Perth long-haul domestic routes, this super-luxurious business class cabin has just been rolled out on the first of Virgin’s Boeing 777-300ER jets running twice daily between Sydney and Los Angeles. With its own in-flight bar, ultra-comfy beds and a ridiculous amount of leg room, it’s definitely a cut about standard business class. We put it to the test.


Eight Things You Can Get For Free On A Flight

Airlines don’t come with many perks these days — in fact, they charge you extra for the basics. However, there are still some things you can indeed get for free.


The New Airbus A350 Is Now Flying To Australia

Qatar Airways has a new route from Doha to Adelaide — which will be the the first commercial Airbus A350 to land on Australian soil, expected to add an estimated $41 million to the local economy. The launch of the new Adelaide route is part of Qatar Airways’ expansion plans in Australia. It launched its new daily flight to Sydney in March this year, and has been flying daily to and from Melbourne since 2009 and Perth since 2012.


8 Suitcase Hacks For Frequent Travellers [Infographic]

When it comes to flying, nobody wants to pay excess baggage fees. Unfortunately, fitting everything into one or two suitcases can be difficult; especially if you’re going to be abroad for more than a week. With that in mind, here are eight space-saving hacks that will help you cram more into your allotted baggage allowances without breaking stuff in the process.


When Is It 'Not Okay' To Recline Your Aeroplane Seat?

Last week, Australian sporting legend Grant Hackett was ejected from a Virgin flight after an in-air altercation with another passenger. Apparently, Hacket took umbrage at the seat in front of him being lowered and expressed his displeasure by giving the offending passenger a “nipple cripple”. While Hackett’s alleged actions are completely inexcusable, there are definitely unspoken rules when it comes to fully reclining your seat on aeroplanes. We want to hear what you think is (and isn’t) okay.


Get A Seat Near The Front Of The Plane To Avoid Missing Tight Connections

Missing your connecting flight can put a serious damper on your trip. If you know you won’t have much time to get from one flight to the next, the closer you can be to the front of the plane the better.


Calm Your Nerves When Flying By Packing A 'Feel-Good Kit'

Even if you fly regularly, it can still be nerve-wracking. You can calm yourself a little each time you fly by packing a kit filled with things that increase your comfort and cheer you up.


Flyover Country Tells You All About The Places You See When You Fly

iOS/Android: If you’ve ever flown and wondered what exactly you were flying over or past, Flyover Country is an app that helps you figure it out. It provides helpful information on landmarks and other sites, identifies them and shares a little history, too.


Pick The Best Frequent Flier Program With This Massive Guide

If you’re not taking advantage of a travel rewards program, you’re missing out on free flights. There are so many programs out there, though, and they all work a little differently. This tool from AwardAce helps you pick the right frequent flier program for your own travel needs.


The Best Times To Book Flights In Australia [Infographic]

When booking flights, it’s imperative to get the timing right: with a little planning and foresight it’s possible to save hundreds of dollars. This infographic from travel search engine Skyscanner looks at the best times to book in each Australian state: from the cheapest months to the amount of advance planning you need to secure the best deals.


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