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How to leave Sydney in style

How to leave Sydney in style

Ben Sandilands August 20, 2013 2 Comments

Sick of airports, carrier computer collapses, lousy legroom, and all that? Take a ship instead.

Are you crossing the Blue Mountains tonight?

Are you crossing the Blue Mountains tonight?

Ben Sandilands May 11, 2013 3 Comments

  Somewhere on the lower slopes of the Blue Mountains tonight a party of 21 are resting up after day one of a re-enactment of the first documented European crossing of the ranges 200 years ago.

Parrots and porkers fly in flurry of hate emails

Parrots and porkers fly in flurry of hate emails

Ben Sandilands April 7, 2013 14 Comments

There were 816 unread emails waiting for Plane Talking this morning, most of them bulk deleted thanks to a wickedly good yet imperfect filtering system. Among them, from the Larry Pickering hate crazed loonies and liars factions, was one about a ‘muslim girl, a parrot, a pet shop and Christmas Island.’

Qantas Cash card may well challenge the banks

Qantas Cash card may well challenge the banks

Ben Sandilands February 20, 2013 9 Comments

Qantas may have handed consumers a way to beat some bank charges or reconsider how they currently use bank issued credit cards with its new chip enabled frequent flyer cards

Risky nonsense behind an Australian passport levy

Ben Sandilands October 30, 2012 10 Comments

Proposals to levy Australian passport holders making overseas trips carry risks that merit careful consideration. At the outset, the question must be asked how many cents per dollar, after bureaucratic costs, would actually be realised for the purpose of bailing out fools who don’t take out travel insurance? Would it be 10 cents in the […]

Hands free suitcases. Will they catch on, or catch fire?

Hands free suitcases. Will they catch on, or catch fire?

Ben Sandilands October 4, 2012 4 Comments

The next big thing in air travel may be hands free 'robot' suit cases. But will they go up in flames?