Road Worrier Tests The Van Heusen Move Suit

I have to start wearing suits more often. I have been complimented on my choice of clothes for the first time in . . . well . . . ever.


Jetstar Is Now Checking If You Exceed Carry-On Baggage Limits At The Gate

We’ve often warned readers that trying to exceed the cabin baggage limits for bargain airlines can be a risky and costly business. Looks like it’s about to become a lot trickier on Jetstar, which is testing out “cabin baggage officers” on major routes.


Ask LH: How Can Qantas Frequent Flyer Be Profitable?

Hi Lifehacker, Reading the doom and gloom financial results from Qantas this week, I notice that its frequent flyer program is a star performer showing a profit of $286 million. How can a frequent flyer program be profitable? I would have thought it would be a liability on an airline’s balance sheet as it is points or flights that are owed to a program member. What gives?


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.


Vodafone's New Zealand Roaming Is Now 4G

Vodafone’s $5 a day roaming deal is one of the better choices out there if you want to roam on your existing account. If you’re travelling to New Zealand, it’s now an even more appealing option, since you’ll be able to access Vodafone’s own 4G network while doing so.


What Australian Airlines Charge For Baggage (And How To Cut Those Costs)

A cheap airline ticket isn’t a bargain if you end up paying a fortune for your checked baggage. This is what the biggest national carriers — Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tiger, QantasLink and Rex — charge for baggage on domestic sectors, and how to avoid paying more than you need to.


Five Best Laptop Bags

Finding the perfect laptop bag is no easy task. Some of us use whatever we got with the laptop, while others spend hundreds on the perfect bag. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


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.