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January 12

Free Travel and Better Value for Money Using Credit Cards

Posted by on January 12, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Travelling is something most of us generally enjoy and it would be a complete joy if sometimes it weren’t so expensive. Learning how to take advantage of free travel via your credit cards and other means is a great way to save money on both national and international journeys.

Free Travel and Better Value for Money Using Credit Cards

This article looks at some of the best methods to use in order to receive discounted or at times free travel by using credit cards and other known industry tips and tricks. It wont require a calculator to see how much money you could save by using these ideas the next time you go away.

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October 24

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 8:19 AM

Best Value for Frequent Flyer Points per 1,000 Spent?

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February 19

How to Find the Lowest Virgin Australia Ticket Prices Online

Posted by on February 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Those of you looking to visit family around Australia or wanting to travel abroad will be happy to know there are many ways to save money by flying with Virgin Australia. The process of finding a good deal isn’t difficult either, as Virgin has a number of ways which making sniffing out a travel bargain all too easy.

How to Find the Lowest Virgin Australia Ticket Prices Online

If you’re a veteran Virgin traveller then the following money saving tips might already be obvious to you (e.g. checking Buckscoop for any Virgin Australia promo codes before booking a ticket). But for those of you who aren’t, then these bargain travel tips will show you how to take advantage of Virgin Australia’s best fares, its Thursday happy hour sales and tracking and monitoring price changes on the go so that you never miss a good deal.

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July 24

Reasons to Avoid Using Amaysim Plans Abroad over Other Telco SIM-only Plans

Posted by on July 24, 2015 at 8:11 AM

In a recent post that I wrote regarding international data charges for tablet users, something significant that my research uncovered was the extortionate rates being charged by Amaysim. To reiterate, I found that consuming 1GB of data while abroad with them would cost you a staggering $23,000!

Reasons to Avoid Using Amaysim Plans Abroad over Other Telco SIM only Plans

This got me thinking about what other Australian telco’s were charging by comparison. Seasoned travellers often try to get the cheapest data rates by picking up a local SIM from the country they’re visiting, allowing them to pay local data usage rates when not in a wifi zone. However, hunting around for a shop selling SIM cards in unfamiliar surroundings, not to mention potentially doing so in a foreign language too, can often be a major hassle. As such I’ve decided to look at what the other domestic telco’s in Australia are charging for international data packs on on their SIM-only plans.

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May 4

Australian Airlines Crack Down on Baggage Allowances – Know your Limits

Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 8:32 PM

Travelling with airlines, for many, is one of the most stressful experiences, even if you get yourself to check-in and boarding on time. The entire process from driving, to parking, to queuing, to waiting and then the cherry on the cake – delays. In spite of this we still pay premium prices to be herded around like cattle in many cases.

 Australian Airlines Crack Down on Baggage Allowances – Know your Limits

To dampen the mood for travellers even further, airlines are now cracking down on hand baggage and suitcase allowances again. The majority of us know that its easier to take hand luggage for short trips away, firstly for ease of boarding but secondly (and arguably more importantly) to save on costs. In light of this, below is a list of these recent changes to airline weight restrictions which I’ve summarised in tabular format to help you know what these new limits are. This should hopefully allow you to avoid getting stung by as much as $70 for one overweight bag.

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October 31

Travelling Tips to Avoid Unexpected Costs with Airline Companies

Posted by on October 31, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Travelling Tips to Avoid Unexpected Costs with Airline CompaniesMany of you may be travelling nationally or internationally during this year’s festive period. If you are treating the family, or planning on visiting family and friends, be sure that new changes made within the airline industry’s policies don’t sting you.

Policies are constantly being changed to either make travelling more efficient, or to boost the income of those travel providers, which is why I want to bring these airline changes to your attention, so I can empower you to be in control of what you get charged for. Especially when flying, any minor increments regarding weight in your luggage can come with some hefty charges. Find a full break down below of all major airlines, their luggage allowances and their charges for exceeding them.

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