The Auckland-Los Angeles flight breaks the monopoly Air New Zealand has enjoyed on the route since 2012.
The app is supposed to "take the awkwardness out of meeting strangers while travelling".
A stowaway cat is feline fine after completing an epic journey, travelling more than 300km on a cruise yacht.
Do you know where Koh Phi Phi is? Or what happens if you kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland?
Emirates is upgrading its planes on the world's longest nonstop flight to double-decker A380s.
A man thought he missed his flight when he turned up at the gate and the place was deserted.
Longer queues at customs is a worry but a weaker pound would be good for international visitors.
Scientist have discovered something a little off about Egypt's oldest and largest pyramid.
The single-seat Solar Impulse 2, which is powered solely by the sun, took three days to go from New York to Spain.
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When Piers Morgan suggested he was more famous than Brad Pitt, British Airways cut him to size.
Pilot reveals where passengers should sit for the most peace and quiet on their next flight.
Bluebridge gets green light to increase speed in the Marlborough Sounds.
Visitors to NZ the highest ever for the month of May - and we had more Chinese tourists than Aussies.
As the Northern Hemisphere heats up, these pool snaps remind us of the bygone days of summer.
More than 12,000 people watched the sun rise and celebrated the Northern Hemisphere's longest day of the year.
This resort once welcomed 15 million tourists but now British Airways has cancelled all flights indefinitely.
There are no Kiwis among 13 cruise ship passengers hurt in a bush crash in Vanuatu.
$585m has been spent on this all-new airport, which turns out to be practically unusable.
Emirates has revealed 360-degree video tour of A380 flight deck with a Kiwi pilot.
As winter gets underway, we look at what to think about when the Kiwi bach just doesn't cut it.
Tourists get a little more than they bargained for as a bear gets up close and personal.
Inspections of Interislander ferries have found a propeller with bits missing and rusty lifeboats.
Sure you know the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. But do you know where these statues are?
A flight attendant did something special for a woman who lost her grandson in the Orlando shooting.
Fiji Airways may have missed a trick when launching their direct route to San Francisco.
New fund will encourage development of business incentive offers that showcase the Canterbury region.
Osteria Francescana is officially the best eatery on the planet, making it the first Italian restaurant to take the top spot.
It cost $5.5 billion to make and the company behind the theme park are already planning to extend it.