Lunchtime Wrap: Frequent Flyers & Windows Mac

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Choosing Airlines By Frequent Flyer Seat Availability One of the key factors when rating airline frequent flyer schemes is just how easy it is to actually redeem your points for a flight you want. A ranking of local and international airlines shows which airlines have the best seat availability, but there’s a bit more to the issue than it first seems.

Snow Transformation Pack Makes Your Windows Desktop Look Like Mac OS X If you like the look and feel of Mac OS X but prefer to stick with Windows (whether it be for gaming, or because you just don’t like Apple), freeware Snow Transformation Pack will make Windows looks like OS X.

ESTA For US Travel Will Now Cost You Money We’ve told you before how travelling to the US doesn’t generally need a visa, but does require you to acquire an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval. As of September 8, that will no longer be a free service: you’ll have to pay $US14 for the privilege.

Exetel Dumps Prepaid 3G Broadband Plans Exetel appears to have eliminated its prepaid 3G broadband options, effectively requiring customers to sign up to long-term month-to-month contracts or pay a penalty fee if they decide to switch providers.

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