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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

Plane, generic, strap

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

Bluesmart

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

Lufthansa

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.

Virtual reality hurts my heart

People try out the latest Oculus prototype at the Tokyo Game Show last month..

Even even this tricked-out digital era, here are six things in this world that are worth the jet lag and journey to see in person.

Huge new theme park for Beijing

A concept sketch of the new theme park.

The 400-hectare park announced by Universal is aimed to capitalise on China's growing demand for all things animated.

The strange allure of airport hotels gallery

Crown Plaza Changi Singapore lobby lounge.

I have developed an affection for airport hotels. 

Ebola airport screenings

A burial team from the Liberian Red Cross prays before collecting the body of an Ebola victim from his home in Liberia.

Here are the five things you should know about Ebola screening in US airports.

Joy ride over London

London

Why doesn't everyone fly into London City airport? The route is quick, easy and passengers get a free joy flight over London.

Boeing, Airbus at odds

MH17 black box

The world's largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject.

Virgin Galactic partners with luxury lodge

LUXURY LODGE: Misty McArthur, 48, from Ruidoso, New Mexico, soaks in the hot springs at Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging and entertainment options for passengers who hope to one day take flight into space.

Ebola screening

PREVENTIVE MEASURES: Quarantine officers attend an excercise to prevent Ebola virus in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province of China.

One of the biggest challenges is determining how best to screen travellers.

Virgin Atlantic to shut down UK short-haul

NO MORE SHORT-HAUL: Virgin Atlantic will cease its so-called "Little Red" service next year.

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic will shut its short-haul domestic service in Britain

Airbus orders trail Boeing

Airbus has taken 791 orders in the first 9 months of the year

The European aerospace giant has 791 orders for aircraft this year, well behind its main US rival.

Bermuda-bound 'bubble man' fails video

BERMUDA BOUND IN A BUBBLE: Reza Baluchi, a well-known extreme marathon runner, was attempting to travel around the Bermuda Triangle using only an inflatable bubble.

Prepare for a bout of seasickness-induced inspiration.

On the world's longest flight gallery

The first Qantas A380 arrived in Sydney on 21 September, 2008.

If you’re going to fly non-stop for 15 hours, this is the way to do it and the plane to do it in.

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