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Tigerair are offering two-for-one domestic flights across Australia, which means you can purchase one fare and get the second fare for free. If getting in a giant metal box with wings and travelling across Australia is on your agenda any time soon, then this Tigerair deal is worth considering.


Tiger Airways was once known as the worst budget airline in Australia. In recent times, the company has made some drastic changes to improve its reputation and claw back former customers. We were recently invited to test the airline on a return flight from Sydney to Melbourne. So has the Tiger changed its stripes? I put my body on the line to find out.


Virgin Australia has finally received the tick of approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to buy a 60 per cent stake in Tiger Australia, a plan that Virgin first announced in October last year. While the ACCC was originally opposed to the deal on competition grounds, it has concluded that if Virgin doesn't invest, Tiger will probably take its planes and go home to Singapore.


Last October, Virgin Australia announced plans to buy a 60 per cent stake in rival Tiger Airways, as well as acquiring Skywest outright. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was happy to approve the Skywest buy, but has today confirmed that it has serious reservations about the Virgin buy. The reason? A substantial reduction in competition that could see fares go up and choices reduced.


Virgin Australia has taken a 60 per cent stake in its bargain-basement rival Tiger Airways, as well as buying out WA airline Skywest and strengthening its partnership with Singapore Airlines. What will that mean for the average passenger?


Doesn't Tiger Airways already enough reputation problems without breaking spam email laws? The airline has been slapped with a $110,000 fine for failing to honour unsubscribe requests from customers on its email list.


You can score airline tickets cheaper than ever these days, but the charges for luggage can produce a nasty sting in the tail. Here's what the biggest national providers -- Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tiger, QantasLink, Rex and Skywest -- charge for baggage on domestic sectors, and how to avoid getting rorted