flying

Ask LH: How Much Baggage Can I Get Away With On A Flight?

Dear Lifehacker, Can I take a decent-sized overnight bag AND a decent-sized laptop bag as carry-on luggage for domestic and international flights? If so, how big can each bag be before I have to check it in and/or pay?


The New Rules For Using Electronic Devices In-Flight In Australia

From today, you’ll be allowed to use electronic devices including phones, music players and ebook readers during take-off and landing on Qantas and Virgin Australia flights — but there are still some restrictions. Here’s what you need to know.


How To Make The Most Of Airline Food

Airline food is the butt of endless bad comedy routines, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t maximise the experiencing of dining on a plane. With Qantas upgrading its in-flight meals this week, here’s what’s on offer and how you can get the best from it.


Shop For Carry-On Luggage Without External Pockets For Easier Flying

You can save time and hassle by never checking in luggage when flying. Consumer Reports has put together a short video with tips on how to buy carry-on luggage, including avoiding exterior pouches since they can make your bag too big.


Remember The 'One In The Air Is Two On The Ground' Rule When Flying

If you fancy an alcoholic drink or two when you’re on a plane, keep in mind that the drinks could affect you more than they would if you were on land.


Get On A Flight Attendant's Good Side By Giving Them A Pen

Flight attendants’ primary duty is passenger safety, but they also assist airline customers with all sorts of requests. Flight attendants get asked for pens all the time, so if you can spare a pen, you’ll quickly win flight attendants to your side.


Ask LH: Will Deleting Cookies Make Air Fares Cheaper?

Dear Lifehacker, Someone recently suggested to me that I should block or delete my cookies before I visit an airfares website, with the argument being that the price increases the more times that I visit the site. Is this true?


Overcome Jet Lag By Skipping A Couple Of Meals

Jet lag can be completely debilitating, and it may take you days to recover. Rather than struggling with fatigue, you might find you can reset your body clock just by missing out on a meal or two.


The Problem With Qantas' New Business Class Seats

From December, Qantas will begin introducing new business class seats on its A330 aircraft. They look shiny and flash and comfortable — but they do have a small problem.


Why Your Phone Can't Get A Signal When You Get Off A Plane

Ever lost a call the second you walked off a plane? Or noticed that your phone can’t seem to find anything to connect to in the first place? Wired took a look at why that is.