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Road Worrier Tests The Van Heusen Move Suit

I have to start wearing suits more often. I have been complimented on my choice of clothes for the first time in . . . well . . . ever.


The New Rules For Using Electronic Devices In-Flight In Australia

From today, you’ll be allowed to use electronic devices including phones, music players and ebook readers during take-off and landing on Qantas and Virgin Australia flights — but there are still some restrictions. Here’s what you need to know.


How To Make The Most Of Airline Food

Airline food is the butt of endless bad comedy routines, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t maximise the experiencing of dining on a plane. With Qantas upgrading its in-flight meals this week, here’s what’s on offer and how you can get the best from it.


What Australian Airlines Charge For Baggage (And How To Cut Those Costs)

A cheap airline ticket isn’t a bargain if you end up paying a fortune for your checked baggage. This is what the biggest national carriers — Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tiger, QantasLink and Rex — charge for baggage on domestic sectors, and how to avoid paying more than you need to.


The Problem With Qantas' New Business Class Seats

From December, Qantas will begin introducing new business class seats on its A330 aircraft. They look shiny and flash and comfortable — but they do have a small problem.


Roaming In Tokyo For Free

A couple of years back, I visited Tokyo and was struck by the fact that there was a genuine dearth of “free” Wi-Fi options. I recently returned to Japan’s capital city to see if things had improved.


The Best Clever Packing Tricks For Travelling

When you’re travelling, the way you pack can be essential. Whether you’re a space-saver, or just like things as organised as possible, you’ve probably picked up a few tricks along the way. Here are some of the best ideas.


When Each Australian Airline Puts Flights On Sale

Trying to track down cheap flights? Knowing when tickets go on sale is an important strategy. Here’s when to strike to find the best deals on Australian domestic carriers.


Five Great Things About Flying In The USA (And Five Things That Bite)

Flying to and from the USA is not a new experience here at Road Worrier HQ, but I recently spent close to a month roaming around the country for work. That reminded me of the areas where flying around the US works well — and where it bites.


How To Renew An Australian Passport In 4 Hours

It is feasible — with a little luck and some manners — to get a very rapid Australian passport renewal. Here’s how I did it, and the larger lesson it taught me about customer service and planning.