They sound like a simple way to manage your money but they might not be the best choice.
Sydney-based writer and photographer, Michael Gebicki has been writing travel articles since 1982 and is Traveller's resident Tripologist.
Are airline disasters increasing? Not so much the kind that result in deaths and general mess – but public relations disasters.
The white hats are now synonymous with Qantas, which also demands its pilots ditch chewing gum and wire hangers.
A small number of cards have no international transaction fees.
How does the price you pay for your air ticket square up against your airline's cost of getting you from A to B?
Hidden charges can take a chunk out of your travel budget, so it's best to think ahead.
Why does every Boeing you've ever sat in start and end with the number 7? And why do Airbus always seem to start with a 3?
A bumpy landing is more likely to come about from a conscious decision made in the cockpit.
Sure you're a beneficiary, but it just might be a gift that benefits the giver at least as much as the receiver.
Some airports have that wow factor for pilots by offering a chance to test their skills and spectacular views.
The fact that foreign nationals pay more than residents to see exactly the same thing is an ongoing source of resentment, but is it unfair?
If you see a network that calls itself "Free Wi-Fi", beware.
The travel industry uses a lot of terms that may not make much sense to your average traveller.
The price of oil can hit airlines – and their passengers – in the hip pocket.
Is the hotel responsible when something is stolen from your room?