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Jetstar v Tigerair: budget airline war looms

Travellers' Check While Virgin and Qantas battle it out over business class, the action is now moving to the cheap seats.

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Business class is the battleground

Qantas business class seat can be adjusted with various lumbar options and reclines to a flat bed.

Travellers' Check The airfare war is far from over, and business class is where the bargains are.

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The Backpacker

How to get back in the good books with your girlfriend

The Backpacker Need to earn some brownie points after upsetting your significant other? Here's the perfect way.

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Will a second airport solve Sydney's problems?

Sydney Airport terminal evacuated (Thumbnail)

Travellers' Check A second airport could mean cheaper fares, no curfew and more airlines. But there's one problem.

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The Backpacker

Ten popular tourist attractions that can kill you

Full Moon Party, Thailand

The Backpacker If you don't like taking risks, you should probably avoid doing any of these.

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Qantas plays the plane game on routes

QantasLink Qantas 717

Travellers' Check The type of plane Qantas flies to a destination can - and has - caused controversy.

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Do-it-yourself check-in rules

Check in kiosk, Virgin.

Travellers' Check Soon you'll be checking yourself in at a kiosk on all domestic flights, no matter what airline.

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Who will you be flying with in 2014?

QANTAS.

Travellers' Check The shape of air travel in Australia is about to undergo huge changes.

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Qantas: just another airline

Generic Qantas pictures at Melbourne airport.

Travellers' Check Sometime in the next year, it’s highly likely that Qantas will no longer be Australia's national airline.

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Genie is out of bottle on airborne phones

mobile phone on plane

Clive Dorman Aviation authorities worldwide may approve the use of passengers' mobile phones in flight.

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The Backpacker

My worst travel injury

Globe with barbed wire

The Backpacker The worst injury I've suffered in the last 10 years of travelling and it happened in the least likely place.

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Are you covered? Agent exploits loophole

Stranded Air Australia passengers

Travellers' Check 'If you don’t use a travel agent, you’re on your own.' That's the message from agents as financial protection for travellers changes.

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The US airline we need in Australia

Travellers' Check There's an ultra-low-cost airline in the US that I really wish an Australian carrier would emulate.

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Is Australian service getting better?

Caravan holiday

Travellers' Check We're starting to holiday at home again, but have things improved?

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The Backpacker

Drunks, vomit and bad smells: the horrors of being a domestic flight attendant

Host

The Backpacker Cleaning toilets, mopping up vomit, and 'crop dusting' - a domestic flight attendant reveals the truth.

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More cheap fares, to more places, coming

Tiger Airways Tigerair

Travellers' Check The next airfare battle in Australian skies likely to be Qantas versus Tigerair.

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Airline complaint? Who you gonna call?

There is an airline customer advocate to help passengers resolve complaints, but is it working?

Travellers' Check You may not have heard of her, but there's someone who can help with your airline complaint.

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Miss Snow It All

Snow worries: will global warming kill the ski industry?

snow making

Miss Snow It All With increasingly erratic winters, the global ski industry is clearly in environmental trouble.

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The Backpacker

Films that get travel all wrong

LEONARDO DICAPRIO

The Backpacker They're packed with cliches, they're unrealistic, or they're just plain wrong...

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Miss Snow It All

Snow Ponies - women in the snow world

Torah Bright

Rachael Oakes-Ash Women have won 73 percent of our individual snow sports medals, yet few reach the upper echelons of power.

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