How Safe Is Air Travel Today?

In light of the news of another tragic airline crash, and following in the wake of several other high profile air disasters, it might be natural to ask whether air travel is becoming less safe. In fact, according to the numbers, air travel is safer than at almost any point in the history of commercial flight.

Check If Your Destination Requires Blank Passport Pages Before Booking

Besides making sure your passport is valid for at least six months before travelling internationally, make sure it’s not too full. Some countries require you have several blank pages before you leave home.

Warning: Taking Your Own Pillow On A Plane May Inspire Irrational Hatred

So here’s a travel tip I picked up while travelling overseas recently — if you’re planning to take your own pillow aboard an aeroplane, be prepared to cop an inordinate amount of abuse from complete strangers. Especially if it’s a big’un.

Ask LH: Can I Be Refused A Refund For Accommodation?

Hey Lifehacker, We have paid a non-refundable deposit for some accommodation for 10 people for a weekend away in July. But now we need room for 18, which they can’t accommodate, but they want to keep our $500 deposit. Is this fair? Is this legal?

How To Survive Plane Flights Next To Babies

There are any number of guides to travelling with your own baby on long-haul flights, but what about when you’re seated next to somebody else’s bub? Here’s how I maintained sanity on a recent Sydney to London flight.

NSW Drivers Can Now Get 10-Year Licences

If you’re an eligible driver, you’re now able to get a decade’s worth of driving permission at a slightly reduced rate in NSW.

Tigerair Has Reduced Its Carry-On Baggage Allowance

Tigerair Australia already has a deserved reputation for meanness with baggage: it charges a fortune for excess baggage and weighs your hand luggage before you board to make sure you comply with its limits. That process will now be even harder, since the allowed weight for carry-on has dropped from 10kg to 7kg.

Visit The Top City Or Landmark In Every US State With These Maps

The perfect road trip across the US would take you to all the must-see landmarks and historical sites and minimise unnecessary driving, but figuring out the ideal path isn’t easy. CS graduate research assistant and data tinkerer Randal Olson created an algorithm to solve this problem and come up with an epic road trip.

Next NSW Election Could Decide If State Gets Digital Drivers Licences

Fancy swapping your plastic vehicular permission slip for an electronic one? NSW drivers could find themselves in a few years’ time pulling out their smartphones rather than their wallets when asked for ID, if the state government survives this month’s election.

Negotiate A Last-Minute Rate For Cheap Holiday Rentals

Sites like Airbnb and VRBO are fantastic alternatives to a cramped hotel room. But you don’t always have to settle for the rate the owner is asking, especially when travelling last minute. By learning to negotiate the rate, and knowing what to ask for, you can lower your holiday costs significantly.