Vietnam open $900m terminal gallery

Workers leave the new terminal two wing at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi December 20, 2014.

Vietnam has opened a $900 million airport terminal that will nearly double the capital's flight capacity.

Fire alarm closes airport terminal

Auckland Airport's domestic terminal closed, but a spokeswoman said domestic flights had not been disrupted.

Auckland Airport's domestic terminal has been evacuated after fire alarms sounded.

Crackdown on campers

EYES ON CAMPERS:  Marine Pde, New Brighton, is popular among freedom campers. Alex Doroschenko, a German tourist, camped near Thompson Park this week as part of a freedom camping trip around New Zealand.

Councils take Big Brother approach to freedom campers with officers monitoring hot spots.

Jet loses wingtip in airport brush up

NO INJURIES: An American Airlines plane was on its way to its gate when the incident happened.

Two jets at New York's LaGuardia Airport got a little too close for comfort, with one ripping the wingtip off the other.

Car rental adds scooter hire

FOR RENT: Thrifty Car Marlborough operations manager Janette Burrows and Thrifty rentals "nifty thrifty" project manager Levi Macpherson show off the scooters now available for rent.

Visitors to Marlborough can take a spin on a scooter this summer.

Lost luggage returned, after 20 years

LOST AND FOUND: Around 21.8 million bags are mishandled by airlines per year.

It's an early Christmas present. Or a very late one, depending on your perspective.

Weirdest items seized at airports

anything to declare?

From scorpions to massive melons, travellers seem to be a little confused with what they're allowed to carry in their hand luggage.

Airbus' answer to the Dreamliner gallery video


Airbus engineers thought the Boeing Dreamliner was a joke.

Only in America

HEAD SHOT: Reporter David Breen takes out a zombie during simulator practice at Machine Gun America.

This attraction allows visitors, including kids, to fire machine guns in a variety of themed environments.

Video: Space in six minutes video

Six months of views from space in six minutes

German astronaut Alexander Gerst has released a timelapse made up of some of the best shots from his ISS tenure.

World's coolest airline liveries gallery its Boeing Dreamliner, painted in honour of the country's all-conquering rugby squad -- the 'All Blacks.'

Here's a selection of 15 airline exterior designs that look simply amazing.

Inside the second-busiest international airport gallery

TOP AIRPORT: Dubai International Airport.

More passengers than ever are passing through Dubai's rapidly growing airport.

The best companion a traveller could have

BEST SUITCASE: Ellen Creager, with the suitcase that has accompanied her for years

It is not much to look at, but it fits in everywhere. It is never flashy, yet neither is it dull.

2014's top travel news

TOP TRAVEL STORIES: 2014 was a year or triumphs and losses.

From the tragic death of an Air NZ pilot, to exorbitant wi-fi bills and norovirus fears, here are this year's top travel stories.

16 retro paintjobs we'd love to see gallery

Pacific Southwest Airlines was famous for it's 'smiling' paint job. Flyers were treated to this paint job until 1988, when the airline became part of US Airways. Prior to its merger with American Airlines, US Airways actually flew an Airbus A319 with the old PSA design.

Here are a collection from America and abroad that we would love to see taking to the skies once again.

Wisdom for young travellers in ebook

Amy Ridout, left, and Stacey Knott, authors of the ebook Working Nomads.

Pair of globetrotting Kiwis pen guide for young backpackers who want to explore the world but aren't sure where to start.

US issues worldwide travel alert

On alert: Today's worldwide travel alert is only the second of its kind to have been issued by the US.

The US has today issued an extraordinary global travel alert to its citizens, citing the Sydney lone-wolf attack.

Departure cards could go digital

Is it time to wave farewell to departure cards?

Rooting around for a pen and filling out a departure card is one of travel's minor irritations. But it may soon be farewelled.

Etihad gets A380, complete with suite video

Growth prospects: Etihad will begin flying A380 superjumbos between Sydney and Abu Dhabi in June, and increase capacity by replacing some other services with larger planes.

Etihad has showcased the arrival of its first Airbus A380, outfitted with "the only three-room suite in the sky."

Fasten your seatbelts

Jet set: Te Papa lead curator Lynette Townsend with a jet engine for Air New Zealand’s 75th anniversary exhibition, which opens tomorrow. Exhibits have been gathered from across the country.

A glimpse of the future complements the past at Te Papa's latest exhibition.

Deer at airport delays landing

A commercial flight was forced to delay landing at Timaru Airport this morning when a deer was seen in airport land.

Runway costs ratepayers extra $2m

An artist's impression of how the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension would look.

Councillors last night voted in further $1.95m for proposed Wellington Airport runway extension.

Flight test: Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia flies daily between Auckland and the Gold Coast.

The trans-Tasman budget airlines offer no frills, but it's only a short flight and it's a cost-effective way of getting to the popular east coast holiday destinations.

Beijing to get third airport

BUSY AIRPORT: Beijing Capital International Airport.

China has got the green light for a third airport for Beijing, with hopes it will reduce congestion and chronic delays.

Tourist killed in balloon crash

Balloons take tourists sightseeing over Cappadocia, Turkey.

Tourist dies and nine others are injured in hot-air balloon crash at UNESCO world heritage site in Turkey.

Auckland flight paths adjusted

Auckland airport

Public outcry over noise has forced Auckland Airport to readjust their proposed flight paths.

More Wellington to Melbourne flights

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Jetstar is adding a second international service from the capital, a week after its first Gold Coast flight landed.

It's plane flying at Te Papa gallery

The nose arrives in Wellington, to be lifted by crane on to the side of the building.

Now Wellington gets a chance to ‘‘pose with the nose’’ as a 737 cockpit arrived at the national museum.

The chances of an upgrade

FLIGHT OF FANCY: A seat upgrade is desirable but not likely.

Is it worth asking for a seat upgrade at the check-in desk?

737 nose travels across NZ gallery


Ever wonder what just the nose of a 737 looks like?

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