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Does Anyone Still Care About Free Hotel Wi-Fi?

According to the latest survey results from Hotels.com, Australian travellers are caring less and less about complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. In the company’s previous poll, 41 per cent of respondents said that free Wi-Fi was the most important factor when choosing a hotel. In 2015, this has dropped to just 26 per cent. We think some people need to reconsider their priorities.


How Every Australian Airline Is Cracking Down On Hand Luggage

Travelling only with hand luggage saves you valuable time, but domestic airlines in Australia are getting much stricter about enforcing their baggage limits. Here’s the current state of play for Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar and Tigerair, and the best tactics to use to avoid unwanted hassles or excess luggage fees.


Optus Is Pulling Out Of Qantas Frequent Flyer

Bad news, points junkies: from July this year, you’ll no longer be able to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points from Optus.


Shakeandpay Splits And Converts Expenses While Travelling

Android/iOS: Splitting bills can be a painful experience, even amongst friends, but when there’s currency conversion at play it can be downright exasperating.


These Are The Most Congested Days For Commuting In Australia

Being stuck in traffic always sucks, and some days are worse than others. Data from GPS manufacturer TomTom highlights which cities in Australia have the biggest congestion problems, and which days are the worst to travel on.


How To Get Better Sleep In Uncomfortable And Unavoidable Situations

It’s no secret that most of us aren’t getting enough sleep. And while it’s probably our own fault, many of us are also unwilling or unable to change our schedules. So since we can’t add another hour to our days, finding small windows of time to squeeze in a little extra sleep might be our most viable option.


For Australians, Hotel Rooms Are Cheapest In Asia

Hotel rooms can be one of the most expensive parts of a holiday or business trip. If you’re looking to choose a destination that’s less costly right now, swing towards Asia — and forget New Zealand.


The Impact Of Qantas' Strict New 'Smart Casual' Rules Will Be Minimal

Qantas don’t want your stinking thongs no more. From April 1 (no joke), it will begin more strictly enforcing its “smart casual” rules in Qantas Club and Business lounges. Does this mean the end of miners hanging out waiting for their FIFO connection? Not quite.


Ask LH: Should International Airport Restaurants Be Charging Me GST?

Hi Lifehacker, I was just reviewing receipts for a work expense claim and noticed that the meal and beverages that I purchased when in the international departures lounge of Melbourne Airport (after going through customs) included a small portion of GST. I was under the impression that once outside of customs, retailers should not charge GST. Is this actually the case?


How Qantas' New Bid Now Upgrades Will Work

Aching for a business-class upgrade? Qantas now has a new option called Bid Now Upgrades that give you a second chance at a better seat — but it will cost you both points and money. Here is how it works.


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