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- 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
- Adelaide 4G Shootout: Mobile Data Is A Pig
- You Can't Opt Out Of Airport Body Scans In Australia
- Ask LH: What Should I Do When My Flight Gets Cancelled?
If you’re used to driving everywhere, taking the train or the bus might seem overwhelming and just too much hassle. Even so, if you live in an urban area (and most Australians do), it’s a sensible option and a way to escape rising petrol prices and car maintenance costs. Here’s how to learn the ropes of your local public transit system quickly and painlessly.
I was interested to read Angus’ writeup of the Qantas Q Streaming service a few weeks back, because it’s somewhat mirrored by the iPad-based rental service offered on Jetstar flights, except that Jetstar do not offer it for free. That doesn’t mean it can’t be good value for money, however.
Using your own mobile phone for data access overseas is never a good idea. We generally advise buying a SIM in your destination, but if you’re a regular traveller, having your own hotspot can make sense. In the first of an occasional series concentrating on a particular country, we’re rounding up some of the prepaid and casual options that are available for purchase for the USA.
Optus jumped ahead of its own schedule when it launched parts of its Adelaide 4G service late last year. That gave me the chance to put it head to head with Telstra’s existing 4G service on a recent trip there. The results surprised me.