You can create as many boarding rules as you like, but human behaviour still rules.
Sydney-based writer and photographer, Michael Gebicki has been writing travel articles since 1982 and is Traveller's resident Tripologist.
These atmospheric relics have intriguing stories to tell.
Here are some of the most bizarre items you can't take on a plane.
Low-cost carriers have been around since the 1960s, but in the 1980s American Airlines made a discovery.
Arrive by camel train for a night in the dunes beneath the Saharan sky.
You can get a refund of up to 25 per cent on things you buy in Europe. But you need to understand the rules or risk missing out.
Non-stop flights from Australia to London, the world's longest haul and entering the final frontier were some of the biggest events of the year.
What are airlines doing about this problem? In some cases, nothing.
The aerodynamic design of this popular aircraft resulted in its trademark teardrop-shaped hump.
There are several reasons why a doctor may be reluctant to help out in a mid-air medical emergency.
If you suffer from severe allergic reactions, don't leave your EpiPen at home.
Will I be covered if I have an accident overseas when I'm drunk?
An almost empty plane is surprisingly not good news for travel bargain hunters.
When a natural disaster hits a tourist zone, when is it possible to return?
Airlines have their own good oil on taking the humble coconut on board.