Aeroplanes have changed a helluva lot, even just in recent times (anyone remember smoking in-flight? Yup, me too). And though their beginnings were humble there are now super-jumbos that can get your average Aussie from home to the Big Apple in less than a day (and for around $1200). Check out our gallery of the evolution of the aeroplane. My, how things have changed!
Check out our round-up of the worst things about flying, and our guide to airlines with the worst safety records.