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TSA Pre Reminds You Just How Painful Airport Security Usually Is

Normally, making your way through an airport in the United States is the most painful part of any overseas business trip. Off comes the belt! Off comes the shoes! Out comes the laptop! There is a less painful process — but normally Australians don’t get to use it. Last week, I got lucky.


The Best Apps To Help You Find Cheap Flights In Australia

In the endless quest for cheaper airfares, the right selection of apps can definitely help. Here are some of our favourites for finding better fares from Australia.


Jedi-Approved Productivity Tricks For The Business Traveller

Whether you’re a serial procrastinator or a black belt in OCD, everyone with a job requiring travel feels the pressure to reach Jedi status while on the go. Whether we’re tasked with meeting and impressing a VIP or aiming to land a new client, we need all the “force” we can get.


Tiger Web Check-In Is Good, But The Baggage Policy Still Bites

Bargain basement airline Tiger is finally introducing online check-in for domestic flights in Australia. Will that give you the option of escaping its draconian baggage policies? Here’s what you need to know.


How to Eliminate Stress From Your Next Business Trip

Sure, travelling for business may send you to cool locations (or, you know, the middle of nowhere), but do it frequently enough and it’s bound to take a toll on your body and your mind. Much of this is due to the stressors that spring from being away from your family and routine, not having access to your usual comforts, trying to make it to the gate on time, dealing with road rage and flight delays, and losing an average seven hours of productivity each time you travel.


The Flights Qantas Is Getting Rid Of And Changing

As part of a massive restructure that will see 5000 jobs lost and orders for new planes deferred and cancelled, Qantas is also dumping and altering some flights, including direct flights between Perth and Singapore. Here’s what frequent flyers need to know.


Hitting The Road With The HP Chromebook 11

The latest Chromebook to hit the Australian market is HP’s Chromebook 11 — a stylish-looking design with more than a hint of the MacBook Air about it. Can it measure up to Road Worrier’s needs for a travel machine?


How To Make The Airport Less Crappy (And More Fun)

In the era of budget airlines, flying no longer seems glamorous; often it seems more like a downright pain. Queues, outrageous parking fees, delayed flights . . . where’s the fun in that? But with a little planning and some smart choices, you can improve your airport experience. Here’s how.


How To Create An Air Travel Emergency Kit

On a good day, you’ll get to the airport, breeze through security, get on your plane, and take off and land on time. But that doesn’t always happen: delays are a fact of life when you travel. While you can’t make the trip go any faster, you can put together a kit so you don’t get bored, hungry, or too uncomfortable if your plane gets grounded.


Why You Should Treat Qantas Aquire With A Little Caution

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.