Airline travel

Independent and trusted reviews and investigations of airline travel products and services, including information about flight websites, frequent flyer points, and your rights in flight. 

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Chargeback rights

CHOICE investigates how to claw back your hard-earned holiday money if your travel agent goes bust.

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

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ATAS-accredited travel agents

Is a travel agent accredited with the new voluntary travel accreditation scheme a better bet?

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

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Holiday accommodation and your rights

What rights do you have under Australian Consumer Law if there's a problem with your holiday accommodation?

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

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Travelling with a disability

A guide to accessible tourism for people with disability.

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

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Domestic airline reliability figures reflect fares

Figures for domestic airline reliability suggest it's pretty much a case of 'you get what you pay for'.

13 Aug 2014 | Government statistics for on-time departures and arrivals in 2013-14 financial year find Qantas and Virgin Australia trump low cost carriers, while Regional Express is best for regional travel.

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Changes to the travel industry - FAQs

What is happening and what do you need to know?

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

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Travel insurance tips

Don't count on travel insurance to cover you if an airline or travel agent goes broke and takes your money with them.

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

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Cheap flights and variable pricing

Why are cheap flights and other airfares on airline websites so fleeting?

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

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Frequent Flyer failure

Unless you fly often, frequent flyer points won’t get you very far.

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

What you need to know before volunteering abroad

Volunteering abroad

Volunteering overseas sounds like a great way to do some good and have a holiday. But who really stands to profit?

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

 
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