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Are Sony's MDR-1000X Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Worth The Money?

Reducing the roar of jet engines to a whisper, Sony’s MDR-1000X Bluetooth headphones offer first class noise-cancelling for travellers with deep pockets. At $699 Sony’s MDR-1000X headphones certainly aren’t cheap but in return they deliver amazing noise-cancelling performance – a big step up from Sony’s $499 MDR-100ABN “H.ear On” headphones which already sound pretty impressive.

Here's How Much Your Frequent Flyer Points Are Actually Worth [Infographic]

Frequent flyer points are a fantasy currency that fluctuates depending on how you use them. This makes it difficult to know what they’re worth — or whether you’re squandering their potential value. This infographic breaks down the dollar value of 1000 points when purchasing everything from flight upgrades to commercial goods.

Ask LH: How Stringent Are Virgin's Hand Luggage Rules For International Flights?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m from the US and will be visiting Australia in November for business. I have 4 domestic flights on Virgin Australia and I plan to travel light (backpack + 1 personal item). I’ve spent lots of time trying to find a carry-on bag that meets VA’s size guidelines. The bag I’m looking at is slightly over their size requirements. So I’m wondering: how strictly do they enforce them? Should I try my luck or look for a smaller bag?

Is It Legal For Elon Musk To Colonise Mars?

Earlier this week, Elon Musk revealed his plan to make humanity a multi-planetary species by building an express train to Mars. There are a lot of open questions about how this will work, technically speaking, and who will pay for it. But there’s another fundamental issue that must be addressed before anybody can reserve a seat on the first spaceship out: Is going to Mars even legal?

Your Airbnb Bookings Can Now Score You Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

Good news for frequent travellers and Airbnb devotees — you can now earn Qantas points when you book Airbnb accommodation through the airline’s website.

How To Get Work Done While You Travel

Maybe you have to squeeze in some email during your holiday. Maybe you’re one of those much-envied digital nomads and work from anywhere you roam. Whatever your scenario, if you have to work and travel at the same time, it can be a challenge to balance both. Here’s how.

Melbourne Launches A Free Wi-Fi Network

Today Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis announced that Melbourne would be launching a free wi-fi network across the CBD.

Apparently it’s “unparalleled” and “world class”.

International Flights Will Cost More Thanks To Tax Rejig By The Government

The cost of international flights are set to increase as the Federal Government reneged on a plan to tax backpackers who come to Australia to work at a higher rate. The cost of backtracking on the plan will be recouped by increasing the levy on international airline tickets. Here’s what you need to know.

How Do You Beat Jet Lag?

Jet lag can suck some of the fun out of travelling, as your body takes a day or two to adjust to a new time zone. How do you fight jet lag when you travel?

Nine Ways To Cure Jet Lag After A Long Flight

Jet lag is no joke, but you don’t have to resign yourself to suffering. Along with getting some extra sun at just the right time, prepping before your trip, and a good cup of tea, here are a few ways you can beat back the effect of jet lag, whether you’re flying east (when it’s worse) or west.

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