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The surprising thing banned from the cockpit

Ever wondered what your airline pilot does during a flight? The answer might be surprising! These are the rules pilots have to obey in the cockpit. WHETHER it’s reading a book, binge-watching films or seeing just how many of those little bottles of wine you can put away, everyone has …

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Toddler’s Disneyland rant: ‘It’s a sham’

For most children, a trip to Disneyland is a dream come true. Not Mila Stauffer though. Having previously explained what was wrong with airport security, she now takes apart the so-called “happiest place on earth.” “If you go to Disneyland,” Mila tells the camera. “Prepare for a heartache.” Credit: Katie …

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The expensive truth about travel cards

Read the fine print to avoid any “hidden” travel money card fees. IT WAS my own fault, really. When I decided to load my holiday money onto a travel card I was so focused on avoiding some international fees and locking in a good exchange rate that I completely missed …

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Why you should book your seat on this row

The biggest mistake people make is not getting full value for their points. Courtesy ABC News FREE upgrades are the holy grail of air travel. They’re said to exist, although they often seem like an urban legend. And there’s nothing we won’t do in the hope of scoring one, even …

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Passport detail you might have missed

Travelling in china is weird. From toilets that restrict how much paper you get to random street dancing, China is amazing and confusing all at once. Before you book those cheap flights to Bali — will you have six months left on your passport after your return date? IMAGINE if …

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Money-saving flight hack airlines hate

The Australian dollar is surging when stacked up against other world currencies. The US, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are particularly good places to travel to and spend your money if you want to take advantage of the surge, with our exchange rates up around 10% from the …

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Baffling rules tourists have to follow

Watch the moment two drunk British tourists were frogmarched naked along a Pattaya beach and arrested – after being caught ‘having sex’ in the sea. Video: ViralPress Years of debauched behaviour in Magaluf have prompted a crackdown from authorities. Picture: Alex Diaz/PA Wire YOU might be able to walk down …

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The most important holiday photo to take

David Koch explains how to pick a policy that’s right for you THERE are few things worse than settling into your flight at the start of a much-needed holiday, and suddenly becoming overwhelmed by panic about the state you left the house. Did you lock all the doors? Did you …

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This travel ‘hack’ is complete rubbish

The best tips and tricks to get the most from your travel experience. Don’t try dressing up for an upgrade, it won’t work. DRESS up, they said. You’ll get an upgrade, they said. If you’ve ever been given advice on how to get bumped up from economy on a flight, …

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Pilots hate when you do this

Inside the QANTAS flight simulator Why you should never clap when a flight lands. WE’VE all felt that sweet relief of finally landing back on firm ground after a bumpy flight. But if you’ve ever felt compelled to applaud the pilot for landing safely, think again. “Don’t even think about …

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