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How Every Australian Airline Is Cracking Down On Hand Luggage

Travelling only with hand luggage saves you valuable time, but domestic airlines in Australia are getting much stricter about enforcing their baggage limits. Here’s the current state of play for Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair, and the best tactics to use to avoid unwanted hassles or excess luggage fees.


How To Survive Being Stranded Overnight In An Airport Terminal

As I write this from Heathrow Airport, the time is currently 5am. I have been stuck in airports since 8am the previous morning. Here are a few survival tips I’ve learned over the past 21 hours of terminal gate haunting. [Warning: Slightly unhinged writing may ensue.]


All The Ways Taxis Could Improve And Reduce The Threat From Uber

One of Uber’s most appealing features is that it isn’t providing taxis. So what should taxi services implement to fight off Uber’s customer-snaffling ways?


For Australians, Hotel Rooms Are Cheapest In Asia

Hotel rooms can be one of the most expensive parts of a holiday or business trip. If you’re looking to choose a destination that’s less costly right now, swing towards Asia — and forget New Zealand.


The Impact Of Qantas' Strict New 'Smart Casual' Rules Will Be Minimal

Qantas don’t want your stinking thongs no more. From April 1 (no joke), it will begin more strictly enforcing its “smart casual” rules in Qantas Club and Business lounges. Does this mean the end of miners hanging out waiting for their FIFO connection? Not quite.


How Qantas' New Bid Now Upgrades Will Work

Aching for a business-class upgrade? Qantas now has a new option called Bid Now Upgrades that give you a second chance at a better seat — but it will cost you both points and money. Here is how it works.


The Best (And Worst) Airlines In The US

When flying in Australia, you only have a choice of four major airlines (and often less depending on your destination). Choosing airlines in the United States is much more difficult — which is where this guide can help. We’ve ranked US airlines based on their reliability, customer experience and propensity to charge extra fees.


What Can (And Can't) You Take From Hotel Rooms?

When you’re packing your bags and checking out of a hotel, you might be tempted to grab a few extra soaps, a notepad, or maybe even a towel. Is that stealing or does the hotel expect you to swipe a few items? A hotel manager responds and lets us know what’s OK to take with you.


Why We Keep Using Uber Despite Douchebag Behaviour

Uber, the leading company in the taxi app sector, recently had to defend its company culture, values and ethics due to several reported incidents. These range from customer complaints, poor safety standards, protesting cab drivers and, more recently, reports on how the company handles customer data.


How To Prepare Your Body For Jet Lag (And Get Over It Quickly)

With long distance travel comes the insomnia, dizziness, and just out-of-it feeling we all know as jet lag. Luckily, just because you’ve been on a plane for several hours doesn’t mean you have to lose a day. These tips will help you before, during and after your trip to beat back jet lag as quickly as possible.