Beware of Travel Booking Scams

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?

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

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 […]

More Airline Carry-On Insanity

Yesterday a United Airlines passenger got into a heated argument with United employees over the size of her carry-on. Here is the story and video. Why this is newsworthy is that the bag fit in United’s own sizer at the gate and United employees wanted to force her to check it, until a more level-headed […]

Battery Fire in Luggage on a flight

“Smart” Luggage isn’t so Smart – or Safe

A trend in recent years is to add big batteries to luggage. This so-called “smart” luggage lets you charge your phone, track your suitcase via GPS, and do other things that, quite frankly, seem like gimmicks. All SkyRoll luggage is carry-on so there is no need to track it, and all airports and most planes […]

www.upside.com

A New Way to Book Business Travel (and Save $)

A new website from the creator of Priceline aims to help make your business trips a lot easier, and save you money in the process. It’s called Upside.com and it lets you book complete packages (flight, hotel, car, etc…) in one place for one low price. But it gets better. They offer 24/7 live personal […]

10 Commandments of Travel

I found this in my hotel in South Africa, I think it’s all you need to know about traveling.

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