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Air Canada runway accident

An Air Canada Airbus A320 has been damaged landing at Halifax airport.

A plane has made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather.

Is quiet travel the best travel?

GET AWAY: Let someone else take Manhattan; the quiet traveller will find more rewarding experiences in the dunes of the Xiangshawan Desert, also called Sounding Sand Desert, Mongolia.

OPINION: The finest travel experiences are those that allow you to fully engage by savouring the silence.

Don't turn a trip here down

SPECTACULAR: The Western terrace ruins of Mount Nemrut.

This treasured Turkish spot makes flying across the world for a wedding worth the effort and expense.

Longest road coming soon?

NEW ROUTE BEING CONSIDERED: A superhighway between the UK and the US would be "very ambitious and expensive".

Plans for ambitious 20,000-kilometre superhighway linking the UK and America are reportedly being considered by Russia.

Off to a flying start 75 years ago

An Air New Zealand DC-8 on the tarmac in Chrsitchurch in the late 1960s.

The national carrier that became Air NZ is celebrating its 75th birthday.

JetBlue sued over midair meltdown

JetBlue pilot captain Clayton Osbon is removed from the plane after erratic behaviour forced the crew to land in Amarillo, Texas.

Pilot sues his airline saying it should have stopped him from having onboard breakdown.

Germanwings pilot reassures fliers

A Germanwings pilot has stood in front of his passengers to reassure them they would get home safely, just days after a co-pilot for the company sent an aircraft crashing into the French Alps.

Budget airline pilot goes out of his way to promise passengers they'll make it home safely.

Runway funds take off

An artist's impression of how the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension would look.

Mayors are pledging ratepayers' money to help get a longer Wellington Airport runway.

Can you trust your pilot?

INVESTIGATION: German police officers shield a person leaving the house believed to belong to the parents of crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany.

Germanwings crash may be the fifth or sixth time a rogue pilot has killed everyone aboard.

Grand Canyon: A mind-blowing view video

A Papillon Helicopters tour party during a visit to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

They say everything is bigger in America, but this is ridiculous.

CAA tightens flight deck policy video


The Civil Aviation Authority changes flight deck procedures after Germanwings co-pilot killed 150.

A beer for the tropics

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A visits to a Rarotongan microbrewery that's taking on the big boys.

When one door opens

ROYAL HISTORY: Sudesh and Mona visit Oxford Castle, built in 1071.

Sudesh Lourdes and his family are making the most of the "gateway to Europe", in Oxford, England.

The last frantic days of summer

MURDERER'S BAY: Abel Tasman lost four crew here but it was re-named after gold was discovered.

It was the last of the golden weather, and it was Golden Bay.

Buyer beware when booking online

Waikiki in Honolulu is the most famous stretch of beach on Oahu, Hawaii.

With $2000 ready, a question nagged at my mind. Why is the money going to a bank in Poland?

Fog disrupts Auckland flights

HOLIDAY OVER: Matt and Claire Fistonich are waiting for a flight home to the Kapiti Coast.

Low cloud in Auckland delayed or cancelled more than 30 flights.

Sleeping among a cloud forest

Hummingbirds are fed honeywater at the lodge's feeding station.

It’s hard to keep your head out of the clouds in the magical forests of Equador.

Thais smile through gritted teeth

Chinese tourists visit the Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok.

Drying underwear at a temple and defecating in public; that's a sample from a litany of complaints about Chinese tourists.

Top travel photos of the week gallery

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 22:  A cosplayer poses for a portrait at the cosplay area during the Anime Japan 2015 Expo on March 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Cosplay (Costume play) is a subculture that sees participants role play as a specific character of their choice. Many of the popular characters are sourced from manga, anime, comic books, video games and cartoons, often the cosplayer will take on the body language, clothing and mannerisms of the character. AnimeJapan 2015, is one of the largest anime festivals in Japan, offering visitors entertainment such as stage performances, screenings, workshops, cosplaying areas, and a chance to buy exclusive anime themed goods.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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

Cockpit errors cause panic

WORRYING MOMENTS: The doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Tourism industry travelling well

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NZ's premier tourism event, Trenz 2015, will see a larger contingent of buyers out of the UK as well as emerging markets.

Air NZ adds service to Melbourne for cricket fans

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Cricket fans, don't despair, Air NZ has added a service to Melbourne for Sunday's Cricket World Cup final. 

Jetstar boosts ski season flights

WINTER FLIGHTS: A Jetstar flight lands at Queenstown Airport.

Jetstar is adding more trans-Tasman winter services for Queenstown.

The secrets of Rio

NICE VIEW: The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Who wouldn't smile with almost the entirety of Rio de Janeiro spread out below them?

Choppers, zipline tap into Glenorchy

To the skies: Heli Glenorchy owner Nick Nicholson with his new helicopter on the lower Humboldt Mountains.

Start-up businesses are tapping into untouched ventures in Glenorchy, boosting the town's tourism.

'I'm going for Dad's sake'

Australian and New Zealand soldiers stand guard during a dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove.

When Joan Altwasser travels to Anzac Cove next month, she will be following in the footsteps of her father.

How to avoid travel scams gallery

PATTAYA, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Thai ladyboys wait for customers outside a bar in the red light district September 21, 2014 in Pattaya, Thailand. Pattaya is tackling sex tourism and crime as the city attempts to clean up it's image doing nightly arrests in the popular sex tourism district called the Walking Street. Ladyboy sex workers are being targeted by police who are assisted by members of the Foreign Tourist Police Assistants (FTPA). They are fined 300 Thai bhat ( almost $10 US). (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

They're ingenious, the ways that the scam artists of the world have found to separate you from your cash and valuables.

A pilot can be locked out of cockpit

The Germanwings A320 crashed in a remote section of the French Alps.

It is possible for one pilot of an Airbus A320 to lock the other pilot out of the cockpit.

Saunas, sausages and seats

SATISFACTIONS: Forget the view and think of the convenience of scoring an aisle seat when flying.

Three writers reveal the strange experiences that preoccupy them while they're travelling.

Eat, drink, ride, admire

Relaxing at the Riwaka wharf, one of the many stop offs on the trail.

Taking a ride on the Great Taste Trail, a scenic 175km loop around the top of the South Island.

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