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Business Holidays

Would you blow thousands on flying business class rather than spend it on luxurious accommodation after you've arrived at your destination?

Luxe Nomad

First world problem: is business class really worth it?

Lee Tulloch I often do fly business class and there's always a moment during every flight when I ask myself, "Is it worth it?"

Aircraft

Plane wars: the battle to rule long-haul travel

Airbus A350

The battle between Airbus and Boeing over their next-generation of long-haul jets is heating up, with a string of major airlines flagging plans lsat week to place multi-billion dollar orders.

Sky report

Down to business

China Southern Flight Attendant

Isobel King flew round the world at the pointy end to road-test China Southern and Aerolineas Argentinas.

Flight Test

Flight Test: Qantas business class

A Qantas 747 flight from Melbourne to LA takes more than 13 hours.

Flight Test We board late but the cabin crew make sure the aircraft is spotless.

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Photo galleries

Photos

British Airways A380 interiors

British Airways A380

British Airways has opted for a lower A380 seating density than some competitors as it seeks to maximise premium bookings, offering 469 seats in a four-class layout.

Lap of luxury: how sports stars travel

A specially outfitted Delta charter Airbus A319 used for NBA basketball teams

Tailor-made meals and an 'unbelievable' amount of leg room - Delta Air Lines goes all out to cater for US sports teams on its charter jets.

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Travellers Tips

Accommodation

Don't pay for the minibar: hotel insider's secrets revealed

Concierge

Veteran front desk agent Jacob Tomsky reveals some of the best-kept secrets of the hotel industry.

Air travel

Top tips for scoring an airline upgrade

Air France business class A380

Oliver Smith For most of us, there's only one way we'll ever fly at the front of the plane: get a free upgrade.

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Travel News

High hopes for Blue Mountains tourism as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take in the view

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DAISY DUMAS | As the Duke of Cambridge peered over a cliff edge at Narrow Neck lookout near Katoomba on Thursday afternoon, there was a reason for his wife's apparent nerves. Unlike accompanying media and the Mountain Youth Services abseiling team, neither the second in line to the throne, nor the duchess, had the comfort of a safety harness.

Australia to see rush of UK tourists after royal visit

2:57pm | Royal visit by Kate, Wills and baby George is drawing UK tourists Down Under.

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: CNN's MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

2:24pm | Flight simulator company sacks instructor for dressing like a teenager during CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Alexandra Rose Williams on good behaviour bond after in-flight bum grope

STEVE BUTCHER 12:36pm | A passenger who touched the buttocks of a crew member and tried to kiss him on the cheek on a flight from Manila to Melbourne has been ordered by a magistrate to behave for the next three months.

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