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Passport-free boarding is the future

Full-body scans are already used at many airport's security areas.

Facial scanning throughout an airport means passengers will no longer need documents to fly.

Airlines warn of disruption

The Brexit will split the single aviation market in the EU, which could disrupt flights if the UK does not reach a new ...

Britain must prioritise aviation in Brexit negotiations to avoid major disruption to air travel, Ryanair warns.

Air fares a business blocker?

An Air New Zealand flight leaves Marlborough Airport.

High air fares and a lack of options has one Blenheim company looking to recruit in Nelson.

Kiwis open doors to Lions fans

Kiwis offering up their homes have been described as a "credit to mankind" by British and Irish Lions fans.

Generous Kiwis offer free beds, banter and beer to Lions fans struggling to find accommodation.

Trampers' fee to walk Te Araroa?

So many people are walking the length of the country that DOC may soon charge trampers.

So many people are walking the length of the country that DOC may soon charge trampers.

Now and then: Airline attire video

A woman photographed wearing barely-there shorts at the airport is in direct contrast to what people call the "Golden ...

Passengers may lament the Golden Era of travel but comfort is king for the majority of flyers.

World's fastest jet one step closer video

The Boom supersonic jet would reach speeds higher than 2300kmh.

The Supersonic jet would whizz travellers from New York to London in three hours.

Sex tourism: Cleaning up Thailand

Sex tourism began in Pattaya when it became an R&R spot for US soldiers during the Vietnam War.

It started as a rest spot for US soldiers during the Vietnam War and now there are 120,000 prostitutes.

What makes for a happy nation

Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly helps, as does having someone to count on.

Money can't buy happiness, but it certainly helps, as does having someone to count on.

Airlines grapple with laptop ban

Royal Jordanian recommends "reclaiming territory on your armrest" if you get stuck on a long haul flight without a laptop.

Free WiFi and "reclaiming territory on your armrest" among the possibilities as carriers deal with laptop ban.

Auckland Airport light rail confirmed video

There is currently no rail transport to Auckland International Airport.

A plan to introduce light rail between Auckland Airport and the city centre has been confirmed.

Packing tips for plus-size travellers

Every inch of space counts, so it helps to think creatively about the spaces that are commonly overlooked.

Packing can be a complicated task for owners of larger-sized clothes as it requires a lot more organisation.

Airline adds more Christchurch flights

The 30 double daily services will begin from 30 November 2017.

Singapore Airlines hopes the extra flights will bring more international visitors to the South Island.

GPS to stop fake Everest claims

Where's the proof? Climbers will be fitted with trackers and must take photos from the top to prevent false summit claims.

Climbers will be fitted with trackers and must take photos from the top to prevent false summit claims.

Boeing 747: just a flying truck video

The space shuttle Endeavour, carried piggyback atop a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, lands at at Edwards Air Force Base in 2012.

The wide-bodied queen of the skies was once revered for its luxury and spaciousness.

Cycle trail a step closer

13115 News Photo: Supplied. For story written by Kay Blundell on Lonely Planet naming the Rimutaka cycle trail one of ...

Transport Minister says cyclists will be considered in the rebuild of the earthquake-hit State Highway 1.

NZ cities among most expensive

Auckland jumped 22 places since last year's survey.

The wallet-burning cost of living in Auckland and Wellington has been highlighted once again.

What it's like to be a space tourist

Space tourist Richard Garriott went to the International Space Station.

It's not like an airplane where the pilots sit up front and you're served tea and coffee.

Laptop ban poses fire risk on planes

The chance of exploding batteries in cargo hold must be weighed up against possible terror attacks.

The chance of exploding batteries in cargo hold must be weighed up against possible terror attacks.

US, UK slap laptop ban on flights video

02022009/ Photo JOHN SELKIRK/ A Singapore Airlines jet takes off behind the Emirates A380 Airbus which had just landed ...

UK to follow US to ban laptops on some flights in response to possible terror threats.

Population heading towards 5 million

The number of people coming to New Zealand for at least 12 months continued to break new records in the year to February 28.

New Zealand could still be gaining close to 60,000 people a year, sending population towards five million.

354,000 visitors on a single day

New Zealand hosted 3.5 million overseas visitors last year but the number here on any single day varies by up to 242,000.

Seasonal fluctuations in tourist numbers are a challenge for disaster planning, Stats NZ says.

Face scan to use public toilets video

China wants to wipe out toilet paper bandits by conducting scans before giving out 60cm of loo roll.

China wants to wipe out toilet paper bandits by conducting scans before giving out 60cm of loo roll.

Electronics banned on US-bound flights video

Laptops, iPads and cameras are not allowed in hand luggage if you are coming from certain countries.

Laptops, iPads and cameras are not allowed in hand luggage if you are coming from certain countries.

Flight attendant recreates Toxic video

Flight attendant Assraf Nasir performed a routine while lip-syncing to Britney Spears' Toxic.

An airline worker has caught the CEO's attention, and the world's, for his on-board routine.

New Zealand, we're simply the best

Jump for joy: We've been named one of the happiest countries on earth.

We're the least corrupt country with some of the best living standards on earth. It's no wonder we're so happy.

Stephen Hawking to travel to space video

Physicist Stephen Hawking will be among the first passengers to visit space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

"I thought no one would take me," the 75-year-old physicist said after Richard Branson's offer.

Kids v freedom campers

Waiting for the school bus can be a smelly affair for the children of Raurimu.

Children sick of faeces and urine at the school bus stop are petitioning for a freedom camper ban.

Iceland's new tax on tourists

Visitors enjoy a drink in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Grindavik, Iceland.

From 490,000 tourists in 2010 to an estimated 2.3 million this year, the country has become a victim of its own success.

Squalid conditions for airport staff video

A makeshift bed at Sydney Airport

Workers are sleeping on makeshift beds in "third world" conditions in the bowels of Sydney Airport.

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