Your Luggage or Your Life 3: Russia Edition

Airline disasters keep happening, people keep acting like idiots, and we keep trying to warn flyers. This time it happened in Russia. An Aeroflot flight was struck by lighting just after taking off, damaging the plane’s electronics. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing back at the airport, bad things happened and the plane […]

Did Boeing screw up the 737 Max? (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

What caused the 737 Max to crash, twice? That is the question everyone wants answered. Technical details are closely guarded by Boeing and the authorities investigating both crashes, but from what’s been revealed so far there appears to be a clear pattern pointing to a series of poor business and engineering decisions, as well as […]

What’s up with all the emotional support animals on planes?

Flying is often stressful, anyone who has flown can tell you this. But what’s up with all the emotional support animals on planes?

Are you ready for the longest flight in the world? (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

Singapore Airlines just started the longest flight in the world, 19 hours non-stop from Singapore to Newark, NJ and the media can’t stop talking about it. The flight is on the new Airbus A350-900ULR, the ULR stands for “ultra long range” and they mean it. The Singapore to Newark flight is 9,500 miles but this […]

Beware of Travel Booking Scams (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

A lot of people worry about scams and fraud when they travel, but Forbes is warning about a whole range of travel booking scams to worry about before you even leave the house. The article by Christopher Elliott , a consumer advocate who helps people with travel related problems, paints a scary picture of criminals […]

Would you fly on a plane with just one pilot, or no pilot? (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

In the old days commercial jets had 3 people in the flight deck, 2 pilots and a flight engineer. In the past few decades computers did away with the flight engineer and no one seemed to mind. Now computer technology is getting ready to cut that down to one and even zero pilots. Boeing has […]

How to survive an ultra-long flight (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

Singapore Airlines and Qantas, among others, are researching how to keep fliers happy, and healthy on ultra-long flights lasting 20 hours or more. These ultra-long flights are getting more common thanks to new planes with advanced technology that can fly farther, namely the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. The issues are the same as with […]

Your Luggage or Your Life 2: Airline Passenger Stupidity is Risking Lives (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

  Two years ago we wrote about the danger of passengers stopping to get their luggage out of overhead bins in an airplane evacuation. No one paid attention. Patrick Smith of Ask The Pilot fame wrote about the same issue on his excellent website. Then last week Scott McCartney of the Wall Street Journal wrote […]

What’s the Best Carry-On Luggage for Business Travel? (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

Many people ask what is the best carry-on luggage for business travel. Like most things, it depends. How long is the business trip? What kinds of clothes do you pack? Are you a man or a woman? There are many options out there, from low-priced cheaply made luggage on one end to brands like TUMI […]

Mythbusters airplane boarding

Airplane boarding, the Right Way to Do It (SkyRoll Luggage Blog)

Most people who fly think the way the airlines handle boarding is, to be blunt, stupid. But did you wonder if the airlines ever gathered any hard data to determine what the best method of boarding a plane actually is? My guess is that no airline ever actually did the experiments. Luckily, our friends and […]

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