Obscure airline beats everyone on punctuality

Qantas came fifth in this year’s world punctuality league, as assessed by OAG, the global authority on airline and airport data – and the winner was an airline that even travel agents may not be familiar with.

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Airport arrest: ‘walking wardrobe’ wore 10 shirts

If your luggage exceeds airline weight limits, just make it lighter by wearing all your clothes at once, right? That sort of tactic can sometimes work – but not if you get arrested for wearing too many clothes.

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‘Sharing economy’ booking requires utmost care

The perils and rip-offs that can hit unwary travellers who book accommodation directly through “sharing economy” platforms has been illustrated vividly by a number of recent cases of people being fleeced of their cash.

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Two big names behind quest for perfect airline seat

What you need on a long flight is a really good seat – and now one of the world’s major plane-makers has teamed up with a leader in vehicle seating to design just that.

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Did you know that the pilot and co-pilot are not allowed to eat the same food? Five intriguing facts about safety on board

What happens if lightning strikes an airplane?

Lightning can and does occasionally strike airplanes, but fortunately planes are designed to tolerate lightning strikes. According to one estimate, lightning strikes an airplane once in every thousand hours of flying.

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