Biggest passenger plane comes to Chch video

Emirates' A380 service will begin on October 31 at Christchurch Airport.

Aviation enthusiasts will get to view the world's largest passenger aircraft as it begins daily service to Christchurch.

Spare planes bring Muslims to Mecca

Airbus and Malaysia Airlines met to discuss the potential plan.

Malaysia Airlines will use six surplus superjumbos to transport pilgrims to Islam's holy city.

Travel quiz: Test your knowledge

Tourists flock to swim in the Blue Lagoon near Grindavik.

In which volcanically-active country can you soak in the Blue Lagoon?

Travel pics: Snap and win! gallery

Off Cancun's coast 50 miles at sea with no land in any direction we found ourselves sitting with our legs outside the ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

Younger travellers seeking luxury

Rhiannon Baldock chose a Contiki package which was more expensive but gave her the comforts she wanted.

Millennials aren't necessarily after the cheap trip through Europe of 30 years ago.

This is how busy our skies are video

Wake Turbulence: LAX

From Auckland to LA, a photographer has captured hundreds of flights in just a few images.

Ferry plan floated

A proposed ferry service between Whanganui and Motueka could shorten the current trip and bring tourists to Whanganui ...

Would you catch a ferry from Whanganui to the South Island?

Daniel the duck flies economy

Emotional support duck Daniel has made the world's media quackers after accompanying Carla Fitzgerald on two airplane ...

Emotional support duck Daniel takes to the skies and flies into the world's hearts in process.

Ticket fraud: Police arrest 193

Airline fraudsters cost the industry an estimated $1.4b per year, Europol said.

Suspects detained at airports around globe as part of a crackdown on fraudulently purchased airline tickets.

The best seats in economy class

When you're off on an unexpected journey, there's bound to be a battle for the best seat in economy class.

Even in economy, not all seats are equal. Tilt the odds in your favour by choosing this one.

Fast ferry option floated

A new ferry service being floated from Whanganui to Motueka would leave from Castlecliff at the mouth of the Whanganui River.

Faster vessel between Whanganui and Motueka could significantly cut North-South island journey times.

Gorilla's astonishing squash guzzle video

Kumbuka was cornered at London Zoo when he stopped to guzzle five litres of concentrated blackcurrant squash.

Gorilla escapes through two unlocked doors to guzzle five litres of concentrated blackcurrant squash.

Kiwi selling historic Scottish castle video

Nelson woman Fionna Heiton, middle, with her Nepali partner, Durga Aran, far right, their 13-year-old twins Rhona Aran ...

Nelson woman receives storied $1.2m ancestral castle from distant relative.

Unfathomable: The world's worst airport

Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED) has out the dubious honour of being the worst airport in ...

"There were 200 people in line and the two people working just left."

Should you pay for misplaced bags?

Last year US airlines raked in US$3.8 billion for luggage fees.

Obama plans to give US flyers a refund when their bags are misplaced. Airlines are fuming.

The world’s worst tourist traps

Is London Eye worth the queues? Reddit readers don't think so.

"Niagara Falls. Honestly, if you have seen it once, you have seen it a thousand times."

When I decided to become a Kiwi stuff nation

After living in New Zealand for nearly 12 years, Rhonwyn became a New Zealand citizen in September 2016.

As my relationship grew, so did my relationship with NZ. It wasn't always easy.

How to create the perfect airport video

Singapore Changi International Airport has massage therapists, an orchid garden, a cinema, games rooms, and a freakin' ...

There are massage therapists, an orchid garden, a cinema, games rooms, and a freakin' butterfly garden.

Trump's yuuuge omission video

The hotels of US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are conspicuously missing a certain something, his name.

Donald Trump’s new hotels are conspicuously missing a certain something.

What visitors to Thailand need to know

Mourners gather outside the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok.

Tourists are being asked to dress respectfully and act with sensitivity after the death of King Bhumibol.

Airport kiosks to swap Samsungs video

A customer exchanges his Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 to Galaxy S7 at company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.

Customers can exchange their banned Galaxy Note7 before boarding.

Air NZ among world's best airlines

Conde Nast Traveler readers have named Air New Zealand the world's third best airline.

All classes get that famed New Zealand wine: US travel awards gush about NZ's national carrier.

Robots may soon replace pilots

The robopilot never tires, gets bored, feels stressed out or gets distracted.

The robopilot never tires, gets bored, feels stressed out or gets distracted.

Air travel's golden era returns

A bevy of stewardesses in their uniforms and travel cases gather outside and ceremoniously parade to the plane

Return to the 1970s; when people dressed up for flights and stewardesses served steak on china plates.

Most annoying type of plane passenger

Selfish men who don't fly often are most likely to recline their seats and pass gas on flights.

Selfish men who don't fly often are most likely to recline their seats and pass gas on flights.

Google Flights takes on Skyscanner

The new service tells you when you should book in order to get the cheapest fare.

The new service tells you when you should book in order to get the cheapest fare.

Freedom camping count

A social media campaign to reduce unacceptable behaviour by freedom campers will target those travelling in their own ...

Research will be done this summer to get a more accurate picture of freedom camping numbers.

Jet boat driver rescues wallaby video

Jet boat driver Jamie Earley rescued the wallaby on the Gold Coast.

A group of tourists in Australia had an unforgettable experience as their driver saved the drowning animal.

Airbus delivers its 10,000th plane video

The "10,000th" logo on the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900.

The brand new A350 is set for an epic 17-hour route from Singapore to San Francisco.

Appy chappies in the Sounds

A Marlborough Sounds cruising guide app will give up-to-date information to boaties and tourists.

The cruising app for boaties can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

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