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Review: Virgin Australia's Deluxe 'The Business' Cabin

Virgin calls it The Business. Already flying for a few months on the Aussie carrier’s east coast to Perth long-haul domestic routes, this super-luxurious business class cabin has just been rolled out on the first of Virgin’s Boeing 777-300ER jets running twice daily between Sydney and Los Angeles. With its own in-flight bar, ultra-comfy beds and a ridiculous amount of leg room, it’s definitely a cut about standard business class. We put it to the test.


Eight Things You Can Get For Free On A Flight

Airlines don’t come with many perks these days — in fact, they charge you extra for the basics. However, there are still some things you can indeed get for free.


6 Things I Learned After Moving To Cambodia To Teach English

Blurry-eyed and exhausted, I lumbered up to a member of airport security staff. I had just gotten off a flight from Singapore, and after the longest series of flights I have ever taken I had finally arrived at my last destination, Siem Reap. He simply asked “Singapore?” to which I responded with a croaky “yes”. He sent me in a different direction to the sign that said Passport Control and after confusingly looking in both directions three times, I realised he was sending me towards the gate to catch a flight to Singapore. I panicked “No wait, I’ve just come from Singapore!”. He laughed hysterically at the mistake, and in my worn-out state so did I, grateful that the Cambodian stereotype of being incredibly friendly showed itself to be true thus far.


Opal Fare Hikes: How Much More Will You Pay?

Public transport in NSW is about to get a whole lot more expensive thanks to sweeping changes proposed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). From July 1, there will likely be no more free weekly travel after eight journeys. In addition, fares will be going up 4.2 per cent each year for the next three years. Here’s how much more you’ll be paying after the price hikes.


The New Airbus A350 Is Now Flying To Australia

Qatar Airways has a new route from Doha to Adelaide — which will be the the first commercial Airbus A350 to land on Australian soil, expected to add an estimated $41 million to the local economy. The launch of the new Adelaide route is part of Qatar Airways’ expansion plans in Australia. It launched its new daily flight to Sydney in March this year, and has been flying daily to and from Melbourne since 2009 and Perth since 2012.


8 Suitcase Hacks For Frequent Travellers [Infographic]

When it comes to flying, nobody wants to pay excess baggage fees. Unfortunately, fitting everything into one or two suitcases can be difficult; especially if you’re going to be abroad for more than a week. With that in mind, here are eight space-saving hacks that will help you cram more into your allotted baggage allowances without breaking stuff in the process.


PressReader Gives You Immediate Access To Hundreds Of Newspapers, Anywhere You Go

Web/Android/iOS/Windows/Blackberry: If you read a lot of newspapers, do a ton of research, or just like the idea of seeing what the world is talking about in papers around the globe, PressReader brings them all to your browser or your smartphone, anywhere you go.


Here's All of the Stuff You Can't Take Into Australia

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard made headlines across the globe last week when their bizarre, hilarious and totally excruciating apology video to the Australian government was leaked online. While smuggling living animals into the country is an obvious no-no, our strict biosecurity legislation covers much, much more: everything from noodles to dirty shoes can land expats and tourists in hot water.


When Is It 'Not Okay' To Recline Your Aeroplane Seat?

Last week, Australian sporting legend Grant Hackett was ejected from a Virgin flight after an in-air altercation with another passenger. Apparently, Hacket took umbrage at the seat in front of him being lowered and expressed his displeasure by giving the offending passenger a “nipple cripple”. While Hackett’s alleged actions are completely inexcusable, there are definitely unspoken rules when it comes to fully reclining your seat on aeroplanes. We want to hear what you think is (and isn’t) okay.


Australian Airport Strikes: The Dates You Need To Know

If you’re flying overseas in the next few days, we have some bad news for you: Australia’s immigration and border protection workers are resuming strike action at major international airports around the country. This means your flight will probably be delayed. Here are the relevant dates and times for each Australian airport.


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