Daily Archives: 22 April, 2008

Useful flowchart of Australian carry-on liquid regulations

Poking around the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government website I found this useful flowchart of Australian regulations regarding carry-on liquids. These restrictions apply to flights into and out of Australia and when transiting on international flights within Australia. Worth consulting, of course, before you pack.

Carry on Flowchart

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Budget Airline Add-ons: A Terrifying Vision of the Future

Minyanville’s Five Things You Need To Know on the future of air travel.

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All I would add would be an oxygen re-use fee.

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5% discount on travel insurance from TravelInsuranceDirect.com.au

The coupon code below is good for a 5% discount on your travel insurance premium from Travel Insurance Direct, according to OzBargain. I haven’t used the service and have not compared their premiums but they claim to be underwritten by Allianz.

Coupon Code: ARTOG

No details on how long this offer will last.

Lamas, motos, markets and ‘some weird looking red curry’

Vendor GirlSome articles about Asia that are well worth a look. – MyThaiLife stares into the unforgiving eyes of death Bangkok street food and lives to tell the tale without the need for a change of trousers. Drew Leifheit, determined not to be out-done, takes to the motos of Phnom Penh where ‘most [drivers] come to a stop if it means avoiding an accident’. Reassuring.

Viator has a decent guide to Kuala Lumpur.

Finally, National Geographic has reprinted a fascinating article from 1955 about Tibet written by Heinrich Harrer (Via Boing Boing)

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You may have missed… Travel news from around the place (22nd April)

Given the recent turbulence amongst low cost carriers Tiger Airways released some reassuring financials yesterday, although no trading figures were announced. The most promising sign is that they are reportedly giving Airbus the ol’ hurry up for fifty new planes on order, thirty of which are scheduled to operate in Australia.

Who's wrapping themselves in the flag?V Blue, an airline founded by an eccentric Brit, has offended patriotic sensitivities by awarding Singapore Airlines the tender to service its fleet of 777’s just because they, you know, have the tools and experience to service these aircraft. A talking head from the Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association decried the move claiming the ‘Virgin group should have considered the need to develop a skill base in Australia’, in between choruses of Waltzing Matilda and screaming Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie!!!

China is reportedly imposing more ever more stringent visa requirements.

Tourists taking a day trip from Siem Reap to the floating village of Chong Kneas are being mobbed by beggars taking to the water in plastic buckets.

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