Tourism industry fears $104m hit

Coalition Against Travel Tax spokesman Chris Roberts says border checks are a "public good" that should be funded by taxpayers, not travellers.

Arrival and departure tax could result in fewer flights, lobby group warns.

Bag fees lead to fewer complaints

Southwest Airlines are the only airline in the state to let bags fly free.

Studies say bag fees have not hurt passenger demand and have led to fewer lost-bag reports

Secrets of a digital influencer video

Lauren Bath travels the world sharing her experiences and photography with numerous followers.

Crafting a career as a digital influencer involves more than getting a few likes on your posts.

NY to rebuild LaGuardia Airport

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks as US Vice President Joe Biden (R) looks on at an event to announce a major reconstruction project of New York's LaGuardia Airport in New York City

Vice President Joe Biden once compared the airport to "some Third World country".

The future of air travel?

The AHEAD aircraft design features an integrated wing and body.

Is this the future of airliners to come? According to TU Delft University and KLM, it may well be.

Bali: Turning ash into cash

Volcanic ash and clouds are illuminated by lava from the crater of Mount Raung.

The volcanic drama responsible for a terrible start to Bali's peak tourist season could also be the key to its recovery.

San Fran tests pee-repellant paint

A view of the Golden Gate Bridge and skyline of San Francisco. The city is ramping up efforts to stamp out public urination.

Travellers to San Francisco, don't get into a pissing match with the walls.

Man's emotional first take-off

Patsy Carville's emotional take-off.

57-year-old dad is brought to tears by his first ever plane ride.

Best and worst plane seats

Business class in Cathay Pacific's Airbus A330-300.

From legroom squeeze to premium comfort - our travel experts rate the best and worst seats on planes.

Carnival settles discrimination claims

The luxury cruise liner Carnival Spirit.

The world's largest cruise provider announced a settlement regarding access for people with disabilities on 62 ships.

20 tricks for dealing with airports

sleeping in airport

Flying can be stressful, expensive, and exhausting — but it doesn't have to be.

Bali flights resume as ash cloud shifts

Bali flights are being delayed or cancelled as the ash cloud returns.

Flights to Denpasar Airport resume after after the Bali volcanic ash cloud shifts

'Typical riches to ruin story'

Peter Vincent now flies for Sounds Air after he lost his business, Vincent Aviation, in 2014.

"Second Chance Pete" was known for giving pilots a flying start. Now they're lifting him out of debt.

Why airlines hate squished bugs

The ecoDemonstrator 757 flies over the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

For most of us, bugs are annoying, itchy, yucky summer pests. For airlines, they are quite literally a drag.

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels

The number of passengers worldwide could more than double, to 7.3 billion a year, in the next two decades.

In order to carry extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale.

Auckland and Manchester united

The Airbus A340-300.

I judge all my long-haul flights on how fast they seem to have passed - these went by in the blink of an eye.

Mackenzie tourism going strong


Tourism in the Mackenzie District is going full steam ahead, with a 12 per cent increase in guest nights for 2014/15.

Spain's 'ghost airport' sells for cheap

The Ciudad Real airport in La Mancha, Spain.

One of Spain's "ghost airports" received just one bid in a bankruptcy auction after costing 1 billion euros.

World's first air terminal for animals

Transporting animals by air is not aimed at low-income owners. Moving a horse can add up to at least US$10,000.

Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's Kennedy Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal.

Boeing: Batteries can destroy planes

A Virgin Australia's Boeing 777 aircraft.

Boeing warns passenger airlines that flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can destroy the planes.

Gold Coast Airport set for upgrad

Gold Coast Airport 2018 artist's impression.

Gold Coast Airport is about to begin a $300m transformation to add extra space for larger aircraft.

Mount Aspiring? No, Masterton

Masterton professional photographer Pete Nikolaison's shot of the Wairarapa commuter train heading over the Waingawa River south of Masterton toward Wellington on Monday morning, framed by snowy Tararua peaks, has generated a buzz among the region's rail users.

The train trip to Wairarapa is a massive, missed marketing opportunity, campaigners say.

When is it OK to recline an airline seat?

It's not OK to recline when you're expressly forbidden to do so.

There aren't too many issues that generate more heat in economy class airline cabins than this.

LA airport votes for uber, lyft

LA is moving towards allowing services like Uber to pick up passengers at the airport.

LA has moved toward becoming the biggest city in the US to allow ride-hailing service to pick up passengers at the airport.

Airline pays hackers

United Airlines has awarded two hackers with 1 million miles for finding flaws in their system.

Two hackers have scored a million frequent-flier miles for finding security holes in an airline's computer systems.

Church bans inside photos

The picture that no longer can be taken of the inspiring view from inside the Church of the Good Shepherd looking out to LakeTekapo.

An increase in numbers and visitors disrespecting God's house have resulted in a photo ban inside Tekapo's iconic Church of the Good Shepherd.

Air NZ resumes Bali flights

Tourists have been stranded in Bali due to volcanic ash affecting flights into Denpassar airport.

Air NZ flight to Bali delayed due to volcanic ash has departed Auckland.

Solar Impulse 2's world flight suspended

olar Impulse 2, a plane powered by the sun's rays and piloted by Andre Borschberg, approaches Kalaeloa Airport near Honolulu on July 3 after its record-breaking flight from Nagoya, Japan.

A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months.

Nepal asks nations to lift travel warnings

The Sagarmatha National Park in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.

Nepal is urging countries to lift travel advisories that discourage their citizens from visiting the Himalayan nation.

Air NZ ash delays continue

Volcanic ash and clouds are illuminated by lava from the crater of Mount Raung.

Air New Zealand offers flexibility for customers travelling to Bali.

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