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Woman forced from seat by obese passenger

The woman complained to Air New Zealand about the sitting.

Passenger complains to airline after she was squeezed out of her seat by obese man - and forced to spend most of a trans-Tasman flight standing.

Plunge for SkyJump owners

TAKING THE PLUNGE: Henry van Asch of Bungy NZ and John Mortensen of SkyCity.

AJ Hacket's bungy business takes over Sky Tower's SkyJump and hopes for a leap in tourist numbers.

Airport to get upgrade

HIGH FLYERS: Far North Holdings chief executive Andy Nock and Far North mayor John Carter with plans of the airport extension.

Aircraft and passenger facilities at Bay of Islands Airport in the Far North are set to be upgraded.

Pyongyang's new airport

North Koreans gather in front of bronze statues of North Korea's founder Kim Il Sung.

Thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly to give the capital a fancy new airport.

It's easy to travel to Syria

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These teens told their father they were staying home sick from school. Instead they headed off to Syria.

North Korea bans foreign tourists

A giant statue of Kim Il Sung stands in central Pyongyang.

In recent months, North Korea has taken steps to encourage tourists. But those efforts are now on hold.

Get your home sorted

How to avoid capital gains tax when property investing

In the rush to head away on holiday, don't forget those last-minute tasks that ensure a happy return.

The suitcase you can ride video

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Product designers just can't seem to leave suitcases alone.

A 'most epic' safety video video

Air New Zealand has today released its new safety video which, weighing in at more than four-and-a-half-minutes, has been aptly titled The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Safety is fantasy in Air New Zealand's Hobbit star-studded safety video, directed by Taika Waititi.

Trans-Tasman route cancelled

GROUNDED: An Air New Zealand flight stuck at Hawke's Bay airport while emergency services deal with a flipped Cessna.

Air New Zealand received almost $10m from Rotorua ratepayers to subsidise the soon-to-be-cancelled Rotorua to Sydney flights.

A 'quantum leap' forward

QUANTUM LEAP: The design for the new Qantas A330 business class seat.

Business class travellers will be able to recline during take-off and landing in new Qantas A330 seats.

Where to go next year

HOT DESTINATION: The view from the rooftop pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

The hottest destinations in the world to visit in 2015 have been announced by Lonely Planet.

Sick Kiwi girl happy to be home

HOME SWEET HOME: Rosie Tattersfield was happy to arrive back at Auckland Airport this afternoon.

A relived mother and her daughter have had a pain free flight back to Auckland this afternoon after a two week ordeal in Australia. 

Heathrow flights cancelled

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Around one in 10 flights may be cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow on Tuesday due to stormy weather

More heys and giddays

More people visited New Zealand this September. Who can blame them.

More visitors are arriving from Australia and the United States, but numbers from China have declined, new figures show.

'A suitcase for this century' video

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A campaign to crowdfund the "world's first smart, connected carry-on" reached its goal in just 2 hours.

Are you considering Europe?

Early bird savings will appeal to many travellers.

if you're thinking of a European fling in 2015, early bird airfares are worth considering.

Etihad's new arrivals lounge

CHILL ZONE: The Etihad Lounge.

Had a long flight and can't check in to your hotel yet? Here's the answer.

Japan's new passenger jet video

MRJ UNVEILED: The Mitsubishi Regional Jet at Mitsubishi Heavy Industry's Komaki -Minami factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture.

This fuel-efficient, next-generation aircraft claims to offer more passenger comfort with lower operating costs.

Lufthansa pilots strike

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Lufthansa's pilots have announced a new 35-hour strike against the airline's short-haul fleet.

NZ comes up trumps

BEST AIRPORT: Auckland Airport won the best airport in Australasia.

Want an award-winning holiday in Australasia? Stay at home!

MRJ rolls out

Mitsubishi Aircraft President Hideo Egawa walks past a poster of Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) at the company headquarters in Nagoya, central Japan.

The first made in Japan passenger jet in four decades reaches a development milestone later this week.

Airbus signs record deal

Unlike the traditional A320, the "neo" is designed to consume less fuel, a major selling point for airlines in the cut-throat medium-haul sector.

The purchase of 250 A320neo by IndiGo will be the single largest order of any Airbus aircrafts ever.

Air passengers to increase

CROWDED SKIES: A passenger looks out the window at Miami International Airport.

The number of people travelling by plane each year is expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034.

Dreamliner's business class

British Airways has dozens of flights between London and New York each week.

Flight test: London's Heathrow to Newark, New Jersey, in a British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Service with a computerised smile

A SmartGate self-processing system in Australia.

Technology is becoming increasingly common in our airport experiences, but will it increase or decrease our stress level?

Scary, but not unsafe

A panel in the cabin of a Boeing 757 started breaking apart in midair.

Scary, but not unsafe: That's the assessment of aviation safety experts about a flight during which the wall panels cracked loose.

For flying families

WE ARE FAMILY: Thomson Airways "family booth" provides seating facing each other with a table.

An airline in the UK plans to "revolutionise holiday flying" with family and couple seating.

Return of the Queen

Sri Lankan ethnic Tamils rush towards the train "Queen of Jaffna," after it arrived at Jaffna on Monday.

A once-popular rail route that was abandoned for 24 years because of civil war is back in Sri Lanka.

'Please pray for us'

A panel in the cabin of a Boeing 757 started breaking apart in midair.

A Dallas-bound American Airlines makes an emergency after some of the cabin's wall panels cracked loose in midair.

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