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General travel

Independent and trusted tests, user trials and investigations of travel accessories, house sitting and airline travel.

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International airline satisfaction survey

14 Mar 2010 | CHOICE’s recent survey of nearly 9000 respondents who had flown in the past three years. We give you the top reasons for selecting an airline.  More »

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Your rights in flight

21 Jun 2011 | Most airlines do everything they can to limit their liability for any losses you encounter as a result of delays or cancellations. In some cases we think their terms and conditions wouldn’t hold up if challenged.  More »

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Carry-on suitcase reviews

24 Oct 2011 | CHOICE tested 10 suitcases, which can be used as either check-in or carry-on luggage, and enlisted three cabin crew to put them through their paces.  More »

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Carbon offsets for flights

21 Jun 2007 | One long haul flight could cause the same or more greenhouse gas emissions per person than a whole year’s electricity use in your home.  More »

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House minding agencies guide

01 Jul 2008 | Ever had that sinking feeling as you leave home to head off on holiday? Will the house be secure? Will the garden survive? Will the pets be safe and will your neighbour remember to feed them?   More »

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Airline satisfaction surveys

22 Apr 2009 | CHOICE’s recent survey of nearly 3500 respondents indicates that convenient flight schedules, a good standard of service and value for money are the top reasons for selecting an airline.  More »

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Airline website booking traps

25 Mar 2013 | Don't get stung with unexpected fees and charges when booking your next domestic flight.  More »

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Changes to the travel industry - FAQs

01 Jul 2014 | Major changes have come to the travel industry - but what do they mean for consumers?   More »

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Cheap flights and variable pricing

02 Jun 2014 | CHOICE investigates variable pricing and cheap flights on Qantas, Virgin and other airline and booking agent websites.   More »

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Domestic airlines satisfaction survey 2010

23 Apr 2010 | Once again, we found that members will sacrifice a lot for a bargain flight.  More »

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What you need to know before volunteering abroad

Volunteering abroad

14 Mar 2014 | Who really profits when you volunteer overseas?  More »

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Changes to the travel industry - FAQs

01 Jul 2014 | Major changes have come to the travel industry - but what do they mean for consumers?   More »

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Travel insurance tips

01 Jul 2014 | Save money on travel insurance and avoid the pitfalls with our general travel tips and travel insurance advice.  More »

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Cheap flights and variable pricing

02 Jun 2014 | CHOICE investigates variable pricing and cheap flights on Qantas, Virgin and other airline and booking agent websites.   More »

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Frequent Flyer failure

20 Mar 2014 | Scoring an airline ticket or an upgrade can be a tall order if you’re relying on Frequent Flyer rewards.  More »

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Hotel review sites

04 Nov 2013 | User-generated review sites like Trip Advisor still have a long way to go in ensuring the reliability of their reviews.   More »

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Booking a bed: from sites to swaps

17 Sep 2013 | Get the most bang from your buck by checking out CHOICE's comparison of hotel booking sites, couch surfing, home rental and more.  More »

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Hotel clubs and reward programs

04 Sep 2012 | We've looked into hotel club memberships, comparing the loyalty programs of a few major players, to see how much bang for your buck you really get.  More »

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Airline website booking traps

25 Mar 2013 | Don't get stung with unexpected fees and charges when booking your next domestic flight.  More »

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Carry-on suitcase reviews

24 Oct 2011 | CHOICE tested 10 suitcases, which can be used as either check-in or carry-on luggage, and enlisted three cabin crew to put them through their paces.  More »

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