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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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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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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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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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Winter holiday fares on the march

Virgin Australia

Clive Dorman Though it might not be immediately apparent, the graphs of what happened to air fares 18 months ago were foretelling the future.

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Becoming a tourist in your home town

Bundaberg jetty.

The Backpacker First rule of visiting your old home town: no one cares about your stories.

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When a domestic flight costs more than one-way to LA

Virgin Australia's Mount Isa flights will begin with an Embraer E190, it's smallest jet.

Traveller's Check Isn't it marvellous what a little genuine competition can do for air fares?

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I've done all the dumb things

Courtney Houseboat

The Backpacker Travel is better when you have no idea what you're doing.

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The only tourist destination not full of Australians

Whitehaven beach

The Backpacker Australian tourists can be found all over the world except for one place: Australia.

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Think twice before donning a skipper's hat

Houseboat on Broadwater.

The Backpacker Some ideas are better in theory than they are in practice.

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There's a real trick to Easter holidays

Boolimba Bluff Walk, Carnarvon National Park

The Backpacker I rarely travel at Easter because, like Christmas, it's the time when everyone else travels.

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How the floods coverage killed tourism

Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise beach girls

Travellers' Check The dramatisation of the recent floods has created a world of trouble for Queensland tourism

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The ultimate in travelling freedom

Driving past Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Car mirror

Ben Groundwater I've decided what I want to be when I grow up. I came to this decision at a campsite in northern NSW.

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