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Air travel

Plane rude: When is it OK to recline your seat?

JULIETTA JAMESON 5:02pm You're in cattle-class hell, with very little personal space ... then the person in front of you puts their seat back.

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Latest travel news

Etihad bringing A380 luxury to Australia

Jamie Freed 9:47am Etihad Airways will begin flying the world's largest aircraft to Australia next year.

Airlines: Ryanair's new and cheaper business class fares

Russia: 'Roofing': The best way to see a city

Airlines: Seat-recline gadget that sparked a mid-air fight

Latest travel news

Can a hostel ruin your travel?

THE BACKPACKER 10:46am Hostels: they're either the best thing in the world, or the worst.


The Philippines

Asia's most overlooked paradise

STEVE MCKENNA It's not Bali, Phuket or Penang - but here's why you should visit.

Galapagos Islands

The captain can croon

KEITH AUSTIN You see many strange and wonderful sights in the Galapagos Islands.


Twenty reasons to visit San Francisco

Sharon Bradley Hear hauntingly compelling accounts of what it was like to live and work on Alcatraz.

Northern Territory

Arnhem Land: The walls are talking

MICHAEL GEBICKI Arnhem Land is the largest Aboriginal reserve in the country and entry is by permit only.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia: three colours bleu

SHERIDEN RHODES New Caledonia's latest five-star resort has plenty to offer travellers looking to step-up the comfort levels.

Expert traveller

Jetstar to replace Qantas? Why that's absurd

Travellers' Check When Qantas invented Jetstar a decade ago, it aimed to be everything Qantas wasn’t.

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The Tripologist

What's the best insurance against DVT?

MICHAEL GEBICKI What's the best insurance against deep vein thrombosis when flying?

Luxe Nomad

When GPS is not your friend

LEE TULLOCH I felt pity for the poor family who's rental car ended up perilously perched on top of a flight of stairs in an Italian village.

Flight test

Flight test: Jetstar economy

CRAIG PLATT You get what you pay for so the minor inconveniences of having to buy extras are easily forgiven.

Traveller letters

On the Paris Metro, it's good to be paranoid

This Adelaide car rental agency may regret its new policy for punishing early returns.

Traveller quiz

Test your knowledge: Traveller quiz

Each day, approximately how many people board a flight?

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

edited by JULIETTA JAMESON Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.


Flight test: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class (business)

FLIGHT TEST It's hard to grumble about average food and the less than spectacular cabin staff aboard this flight.

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Top travel photos, August 22, 2014

Take a look at some of the best travel photos from around the world this week.