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- Five Reasons To Consider Using Multiple SIMs
- We Review Qantas' $30 Million Flight Simulator
- How The New Rules To Curb Global Roaming Charges Will Work
- A Driver's Guide To Mastering Public Transit
- What Airlines Should Do To Make Flight Delays Less Of A Hassle For Passengers
- How The Qantas-Emirates Deal Changes Luggage Allowances And Frequent Flyer Points
Qantas is launching a new business-centric frequent flyer program, Aquire, that will let you earn points for general business expenditures for your company and possibly share them with other employees. That might sound tempting, but with only some of the details disclosed, it’s hard to know if the scheme is worth it.
One of Qantas’ most popular Frequent Flyer goodies is a session in one of its multi-million dollar full-motion flight simulators — the same machines that are used to train real pilots. To see if it’s worth the dosh, we hopped inside a Boeing 747-400 cockpit and took to the virtual skies in a variety of international locations. Predictably, crashing ensued.
Coach travel is normally seen as a cheap and cheerful alternative that you’d never seriously pursue for business purposes. But what if the coach offered free Wi-Fi and power outlets at every seat? Road Worrier decided to find out by trying Greyhound’s Platinum Business Class service on a trip to the nation’s capital.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is introducing new rules to make it less likely Australian travellers will suffer a horrendous case of bill shock when they return from an overseas holiday and discover a massive global roaming bill. Here’s how the new system will work (and why anyone using a carrier other than the big three won’t notice changes for a long time).