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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Travel money card comparisons

Avoiding fees is the first order of business when it comes to pre-paid travel money cards.

27 Mar 2012 | The travel card market has expanded in the last couple of years, with a range of new products released to the market, but the fees can still pack a sting.

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Carry-on suitcase reviews

Onboard suitcases are convenient, but price isn't always an indicator of quality.

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.

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Flight comparison websites

Don't assume you'll always find the cheapest flights on the most well-known sites.

9 Aug 2011 | We surfed more than a dozen Australian flight comparison websites and found savings of up to $369 for flights leaving to and from the same destination on the same dates.

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Your rights in flight

Delays due to natural causes, lost baggage or poor cabin service can ruin your travel plans.

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.

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Suitcase safety

We look at some suitcase safety measures that may protect your belongings at home and abroad.

28 Apr 2011 | Locks, straps, cable ties or shrink wrap? CHOICE runs through the options.

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Travel vaccinations

Avoid paying for vaccinations you don't need.

13 Apr 2011 | If you're travelling off the beaten track, you need the right advice on travel vaccinations.

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Domestic airlines satisfaction survey 2010

Before booking your next interstate trip, read how 11,000 CHOICE members rate domestic airlines for price and quality of service.

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

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International airline satisfaction survey

See which airlines our members rate the best and worst.

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.

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Airline satisfaction surveys

Results for our international and domestic 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.

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Carbon offsets for flights

Can you pay extra to make your air travel carbon neutral?

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.

 
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