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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 surcharging

08 Dec 2014 | CHOICE looks at the latest surcharging rip-offs by the big airlines including Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tiger Airways.   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 travel money cards vs the rest of the market

12 Dec 2014 | There is no single best travel money card out there, but some will suit your travel plans better than others.   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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Airline travel money cards vs the rest of the market

12 Dec 2014 | There is no single best travel money card out there, but some will suit your travel plans better than others.   More »

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Airline surcharging

08 Dec 2014 | CHOICE looks at the latest surcharging rip-offs by the big airlines including Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tiger Airways.   More »

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Holiday Horrors campaign

24 Nov 2014 | Send us your story and help us fight for a better travel industry.   More »

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Chargeback rights

26 Nov 2014 | Travel agent gone broke? How to reclaim a credit card payment before it's too late.  More »

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ATAS-accredited travel agents

24 Nov 2014 | A new voluntary accreditation scheme is seeking to provide assurance for consumers after the abolition of the Travel Compensation Fund.  More »

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Holiday accommodation and your rights

17 Nov 2014 | Had trouble with your holiday accommodation? Our troubleshooting guide can help.  More »

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Travelling with a disability

13 Nov 2014 | The how-to of accessible travel, from boarding flights and hiring cars to booking hotel rooms and dealing with discrimination.   More »

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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