• Qantas cuts credit card fees, adds fee-free booking options

    Qantas has cut the cost of booking flights by credit card and added a 'fee-free' period for paying with a debit card. The lower prices, which take effect today, will be a welcome salve to travellers stung by the almost unavoidable cost of paying via plastic. They come in conjunction ...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2013 16 Comments

  • Flight search site Routehappy helps you pick comfort over price

    You've chosen flights by price, you've chosen them by departure time, you've even chosen them by the type of plane used — but US startup Routehappy has a new hook: how happy you'll feel on the plane. "All flights are not created equal," is the Routehappy declaration of independence, and CE...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2012 28 Comments

  • Quick look: Virgin Australia's new mobile website for smartphones

    Virgin Australia has launched a refreshed mobile version of its website today, to complement yesterday's revamp of the main VirginAustralia.com.au site. Here's a quick look at what you'll see on your smartphone. The home page provides one-tap access to the most commonly used parts of the site...

    POSTED 8 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Reviewed: Agoda's new hotel booking app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

    There's a new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch hotel booking app out for business travellers, which will be especially useful if you're looking to book last-minute hotels on the road. We're big fans of booking apps, since hotel websites are almost uniformly unusable on mobile devices. This one's from...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines CEO: "I am truly sorry about our website"

    Singapore Airlines has faced up to the many problems of its new website design, with the CEO making a contrite apology to customers. Goh Choon Phong wrote: On behalf of Singapore Airlines, I would like to offer our sincere apology for the inconvenience caused as a result of issues that arose ...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2011 5 Comments

  • New hotel iPhone apps for InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hotel Indigo and more

    Travellers can now book IHG hotels -- including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Hotel Indigo -- with a full range of iPhone apps from the hotel group that allow you to find a hotel, book rooms and manage your hotel reservations. Fortunately, you don't need to download separate ...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas introduces $20 fee for choosing your seat

    Flying international economy with Qantas and want to choose your seat in advance? That'll be an extra $20 please. The Aussie flag-carrier has added a $20 'advance seat selection' fee to its roster of costs. The charge applies to all international economy bookings as of today, Australian Bus...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2011 2 Comments

  • How to use Twitter to search for cheap flights in Australia and abroad

    Booking flights using an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android smartphone is still a fairly fiddly process. Nobody has yet made a smartphone flight search and booking app that we've found good enough to use on a regular basis -- and we've reviewed a lot of apps. But just about every smartphone has a Twi...

    POSTED 25 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • Skyscanner: amazing new iPhone app for booking flights

    A new iPhone app has been released that lets you book "all flights, anywhere" — including Australian domestic routes. We put it to the test to see whether it really found the cheapest fares and if it was easy to use. The app is unique because most travel booking websites target a certain t...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2011 1 Comment


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