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Near mid-air collision in New York

Pilots' quick-thinking praised by passengers after two planes nearly collided over an airport north of New York City.

Pick a stranger, any stranger

Do you really want to choose in advance which stranger you'll sit next to on a plane?

Traveller beats homeless man

A man who beat a homeless man with a chair at Newark airport after missing two flights is charged with aggravated assault.

Top NZ spots for a family getaway

We have rounded up some of New Zealand's top family holiday spots for the coming autumn.

Flights cancelled after lightning hit

An Air New Zealand plane hit by lightning as it neared Dunedin airport was able to be landed safely.

Are lifejackets needed on planes?

Is it really worthwhile having a lifejacket demonstration on a plane?

Changes coming to Kiwi visas

British MPs are pushing to make it easier for Kiwis to enter the UK, while US officials are looking to make it harder.

Time for a cool change

I love the freedom and flexibility of road trips.

Night Rider flights return

Air New Zealand has resurrected its $29 Night Rider service, this time extending the promotion to the regions.

The hotel from hell

It sounded grand enough, but it was no honeymoon at the Raj Residency.

Chinese tourists flock to NZ

A flood of Chinese tourists helped lift tourist arrivals by 5 per cent in December to record highs for any month.

FBI probes jet bomb threats

The FBI is investigating Twitter threats that saw 5 flights in the US cancelled.

Top travel photos of the week

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Slimy snail facials? Eeek!

The prospect of having my face crawling with slimy hermaphrodites did not immediately appeal.

Flights cancelled in German airport strikes

Dozens of flights are being cancelled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages.

Virtual reality takes to the skies

Qantas to trial offering a unique new type of inflight entertainment: virtual reality headsets.

Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

The US Air Force will use Boeing 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft.

Direct link to China closer

Direct flights between Christchurch and Guangzhou in southern China are likely in the next one to two years.

Hawaiian Airlines flight to Auckland aborts takeoff

A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Auckland experienced an aborted takeoff this afternoon.

Megaliners head to NZ

Two megaliners will cruise NZ’s coastline next summer, one of which will be the largest to have visited these shores.

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