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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.


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.


How To Get Better Sleep In Uncomfortable And Unavoidable Situations

It’s no secret that most of us aren’t getting enough sleep. And while it’s probably our own fault, many of us are also unwilling or unable to change our schedules. So since we can’t add another hour to our days, finding small windows of time to squeeze in a little extra sleep might be our most viable option.


Career Spotlight: What I Do As An Airline Pilot

We’ve come along way from the aeronautic engineering feats and test flights of the past century that made air travel a routine and safe part of life, and yet pilots maintain a certain mystique. We still feel like it might be Chuck Yeager up front, adjusting his shades as he ascends into the clouds.


Odd Jobs: How To Become A Blimp Pilot

Mark Finney is the chief pilot of Appliances Online’s Legendary Blimp: the only airship in the Southern Hemisphere. Here he explains how to get to fly a blimp yourself.


Qantas Is Using Samsung's Gear VR For Its First-Class In-Flight Entertainment

If you’re lucky enough to fly in first class, your pointy end long-haul flight is about to get even fancier. Qantas is going to be using the Samsung Gear VR, and the accompanying Galaxy Note 4, for in-flight entertainment for its first-class customers.


Why Flying Is Still The Safest Form Of Transport

If you’ve been following the news it might seem like there’s been a lot of air crashes recently. It might seem that flying has become a risky business.


Regularly Check Your Frequent Flyer Accounts For Breaches

With so many hacks out there recently, your first instinct might be to look at your credit cards and bank accounts after a breach. If you’ve racked up lots of frequent flyer points, you should check those accounts also.


Tripnary Tracks Your Travel Bucket List, Helps You Decide Where To Go

iOS: If you’d like to see the world, Tripnary is an awesome iPhone app that can help you fulfil your wanderlust on a budget. The app lets you save cities and attractions you want to visit as well as discover new ones with a simple swipe through travel photos.


The SOAR App Provides Tools To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Flying

iOS/Android: Being afraid to fly is pretty common, and a lot of that fear comes from the unknown. The SOAR app on iOS and Android provides you information on flying and airliners from an experience commercial pilot to help make your flight less stressful.