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Air NZ moves to delay competition

Air NZ says there is "no compelling reason" why a revenue-sharing alliance between Qantas and American Airlines should start in December.

The airline is seeking to delay a co-ordinated increase in capacity from Qantas and American Airlines on the trans-Pacific route.

Why the return trip feels shorter

Think the return trip feels shorter? Science may have an explanation for you.

New research adds weight to the idea that the return trip effect actually exists.

Selfie stick crackdown

Anna Stahl, from Germany, and Jennifer Himryd, from Sweden, use a selfie stick to capture the moment on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

The Sydney Opera House has joined the list of cultural institutions worldwide to crack down on the use of selfie sticks.

Indonesian volcano disrupts flights

Ash from Mt Raung volcano in Indonesia lead to a number or plane flights being cancelled.

A number of flights in and out of Bali have been cancelled due to the ash threat from the Mount Raung volcano in Indonesia.

5 things to do in Whangarei

A rainbow greets Hatea Loop walkers in Whangarei's Town Basin area.

Where to go and what to do in the colder months.

White House lifts photo ban

Michelle Obama

Selfies are now allowed at the White House after it ditched a 40-year ban on photos during tours.

JetBlue ends free checked bags

JetBlue is ending its complimentary luggage policy after investors pressured it to improve returns.

Southwest Airlines is now the only major US carrier not charging for checked luggage.

Indonesia calls off search for victims gallery video

Indonesian soldiers and search and rescue teams  remove debris from the crash site of a military C-130  transport plane which went down yesterday in a residential area of Medan, North Sumatra,  Indonesia,  July 1, 2015. Indonesia's president called for an evaluation of the country's ageing air force fleet, as fears grew that the death toll from Tuesday's military plane crash could exceed 100 people. A military transport plane carrying 122 people ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes.
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Indonesian authorities will call off a two-day search for victims after a military transport plane crashed in Sumatra.

Japan's stationmaster cat mourned

Tama, the stationmaster cat, at her 16th birthday in April.

Thousands turn up to pay their respects to Tama, the cat that saved a small railway line.

Resort airport set for record day

A Jetstar flight lands at Queenstown Airport.

Queenstown Airport can't stop smashing records.

The world's safest cities for travellers

Singapore has an incredibly low crime rate.

There are some cities in which you'll feel immediately comfortable and secure as a first-time visitor.

Jetstar meets city leaders, dodges money questions video

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A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

Will a growing region be enough to entice Jetstar to land in Hamilton?

Clock ticking for travel tax

International air travellers will have to pay up to $15.90 extra to enter New Zealand under a proposed new travel tax.

Travellers have until January 1 to avoid new travel tax.

Fuelless plane attempts trip around the globe

Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered airplane attempts a round-the-world flight.

A solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe without fuel took off from Japan early Monday after an unscheduled, month-long stop.

Heatwave hits Spain gallery

A couple cools off during the first heat wave of the summer at the Mediterranean Sea on La Cala beach in La Cala del Moral, near Malaga, southern Spain.

Spaniards head the to beach to cool off as temperatures around the country soar above 40C.

Plane crashes on Alaska cliff, nine dead

Promech Air DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter plane appears to have crashed in Alaska, with nine people one board.

All nine people aboard an excursion plane from a Holland America Line cruise ship that crashed in Alaska on Thursday died in the accident.

Nelson bid to lure Jetstar to region video

Grant Kerr, head of Jetstar New Zealand, in Nelson on Thursday.

Nelson has made an "encouraging" appeal to Jetstar to bring the low-cost airline to the region.

Something's funny here gallery

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju show off the shiny new interior.

Kim Jong Un, his wife and entourage are pictured in various states of laughter. Should they be?

Royals spend $11m jetsetting

Prince George and his parents are penny pinches compared to his grandfather Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Which one spent the most on travel? The answer may surprise you.

New airline brings back route

Originair will fly between Nelson and Palmerston North from August 12 and Nelson-Wellington from September 10.

Direct flights between Palmerston North and Nelson are back.

5 Things...

Lifeguards Gary Hinds and Wayne Bourne man a fundraising stall at the Whitianga Scallop Festival.

Whitianga is much more than just a summer destination.

Wedding Cake Rock at risk video

A new geotechnical study has found that the very reasons that make the rock formation so photogenic also make it incredibly dangerous.

Hoping to get your photo taken on the edge of this unique rock? You're out of luck.

'The seven-minute miracle'

Efficient cleaning teams manage to tidy up a bullet train in just seven minutes.

Seven minutes to clean an entire bullet train? Not a problem for these fast workers.

Do locals fake it for tourists?

Some travellers believe that what you see in Japan is not what you get.

If so, I'll take fake kindness over real rudeness any day.

New China Airlines route for Christchurch

China Airlines is set to announce new trans-Tasman route from Christchurch.

China Airlines set to announce new trans-Tasman route from Christchurch.

First-class luxury at The Pier

The Pier is the latest in a series of luxury lounges to open at Hong Kong International Airport.

Cathay Pacific's new airport lounge in Hong Kong features massages, daybed suites and a new signature scent.

Should airlines limit in-flight drinking?

Some might argue that a cut-off limit is unfair to those who can hold their liquor.

If it makes for safer skies, perhaps it's an idea worth considering.

Jetstar's pressure on Air NZ earnings

A mock-up image of the 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft that Jetstar will be using on its regional routes.

Credit Suisse predicts Air New Zealand will lose as much as $50m as Jetstar launches regional routes.

Calls for Jetstar to axe opt-outs

The vast majority of people surveyed by Consumer NZ want Jetstar to ditch opt-out pricing.

More than 90 per cent of people want Jetstar to ditch pricing methods used in bookings.

Airlines should charge for carry-ons

It's easy to forget that the practice of paying for checked bags on legacy airlines started only in 2008.

OPINION: The days of watching a fellow airline passenger hold up a flight as he tries to stuff a suitcase into a packed overhead bin might soon be over.

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