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Can you trust your pilot?

INVESTIGATION: German police officers shield a person leaving the house believed to belong to the parents of crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany.

Germanwings crash may be the fifth or sixth time a rogue pilot has killed everyone aboard.

CAA tightens flight deck policy video

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The Civil Aviation Authority changes flight deck procedures after Germanwings co-pilot killed 150.

Cockpit errors cause panic

WORRYING MOMENTS: The doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Doomed Germanwings flight was not the first to have had a pilot locked out of the cockpit .

Tourism industry travelling well

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NZ's premier tourism event, Trenz 2015, will see a larger contingent of buyers out of the UK as well as emerging markets.

Air NZ adds service to Melbourne for cricket fans

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Cricket fans, don't despair, Air NZ has added a service to Melbourne for Sunday's Cricket World Cup final. 

Jetstar boosts ski season flights

WINTER FLIGHTS: A Jetstar flight lands at Queenstown Airport.

Jetstar is adding more trans-Tasman winter services for Queenstown.

A pilot can be locked out of cockpit

The Germanwings A320 crashed in a remote section of the French Alps.

It is possible for one pilot of an Airbus A320 to lock the other pilot out of the cockpit.

Rag left in Jetconnect plane

A Qantas Boeing 737-838 in the skies.

A rag left in a jet's electronics department during maintenance in Australia caused a trim cable to start to wear.

This is why Changi airport is the world's best gallery

Most passengers enter the airport at Terminal 3, the newest and largest terminal at Changi, which is where Singapore Airlines is based.

Singapore's Changi Airport was just named the world's best airport in 2015 by the World Airport Awards.

Air NZ reveals Argentina pricing

Air New Zealand will begin flying 777-200ER to Buenos Aires from December 1.

Air New Zealand has revealed pricing for its new Auckland to Argentina service.

Christchurch is no 'war zone'

DERELICT: The Holiday Inn was extensiively damaged in the 2011 quake and has remained closed since.

Deputy mayor Vicki Buck says the city's "construction site" look reflects it rebirth.

Wairarapa air link fails to take off

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An Air New Zealand Beech 1900 lifts off From Wellington Airport.

Attempts to re-establish air services in Wairarapa remain grounded.

Air travel safe and getting safer

The airline industry is doing a great job improving its safety.

Even as air travel is generally getting much safer - the odds of dying on a major airline flight are one in 4.7 million

Laws you didn't know you were breaking

Tourists cool off in a pool of the Guadalevin river on a hot summer day below the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) (rear) in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain, July 4, 2013. The Puente Nuevo is 120 metres (390 feet) high and the gorge of the river divides the city of Ronda. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)

Thinking about an underboob selfie in Thailand? Don't.

Christchurch 'looks like a war zone'

DERELICT: The Holiday Inn was extensiively damaged in the 2011 quake and has remained closed since.

Tourism boss says tourists tell him the empty, damaged city is not ready for visitors.

Mystery of plane's eight-minute drop

A rescue helicopter from the French Gendarmerie hovers in front of the crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 24, 2015 in this still image taken from TV. The Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren.  REUTERS/BFM via Reuters TV   	 FRANCE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FRANCE

Ill-fated Germanwings jet made rapid descent without single mayday call - but why?

Germanwings has an excellent record

A general view of the airfiled at Duesseldorf International Airport in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Germanwings is a minnow of the budget airline world but its safety record had given little cause for concern until now.

Fears of ferry traffic snarls

TAILBACK: A row of cars leave a ferry in Picton. Two larger ferries that will be sailing the Cook Strait this year could create traffic congestion.

The arrival of new Cook Strait ferries with greater vehicle capacity has the potential to create traffic problems, says MP Stuart Smith.

TripAdvisor's top 10 destinations gallery

Agustina Vignau (L) and Hugo Matrolorenzo from Argentina compete during the final round of the Tango World Championship in Stage style in Buenos Aires August 26, 2014.   REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

No, New York, it's not you: This year's list of the best destinations is missing some big names.

How safe is the Airbus A320?

WORKHORSE OF THE SKY: A Germanwings and Lufthansa aircraft are parked on the apron at Dusseldorf airport.

You've most likely flown aboard an Airbus A320, the kind of jet that crashed in the French Alps with 150 people onboard.

How to travel when you're a wheelchair user

TRAVELLING WITH A DISABILITY: Each person must determine a course of action in consultation with a travel partner and, often, a doctor.

I've been cautioned by experts that every person's situation is different, which means there is no standard solution that will work for everyone.

Tourists flocking to Cuba

Tourists stand near the Capitol in Havana.

Bookings to Cuba jumped 57 percent for one New York tour operator in the weeks after Washington.

How to reuse airline amenity kits

Airline amenity kits can be re-purposed in creative ways.

These new airline amenity kits can indeed be re-purposed in many creative ways.

Tourism numbers 'unacceptable'

'LOVELY SCENERY': Tauranga visitors Diane and Bryan Burton, left, chat with Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park owner Philip Todd.

Invercargill's latest tourist figures are nothing to celebrate, a holiday park owner says.

The Anti-chain: World's hotel rebels

'Lifestyle' boutique hotel is the next trend in Europe.

Absolutely no trouser presses, bellboys, or stupid pillow chocolates here.

Air NZ-Air China $200m tourism boost

An Air China 777-300ER lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, February 15, 2015. United Airlines has no immediate interest in purchasing 777X aircraft from Boeing Co but views the plane's predecessor, the 777-300ER, as a potentially good fit for its network, the carrier's Chief Financial Officer, John Rainey, told Reuters in an interview March 2,2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro  (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)

National flag carriers aim to double capacity between China and New Zealand.

What happens when someone dies on a flight?

SPECIAL PROCEDURES: With billions of people travelling around the world, a midair death is inevitable.

With an estimated 3.3 billion people traveling on about 27 million flights annually, there have been many sudden deaths aboard planes.

France braces for 'tide of the century'

MAKING WAVES: People make their way through waters during the outgoing tide at the Mont Saint-Michel 11th century abbey off France's Normandy coast. At the Mont Saint-Michel, where some of the biggest tides in the world occur, visitors gathered to watch the tide disappear out of sight, exposing areas of beach and rock visible only every 18 years.

Towns on France's North Atlantic coast braced for their first giant tide of the millennium.

More flights needed to reach goal

Palmerston North Airport.

Passenger numbers through Palmerston North Airport are growing, but not as fast as hoped.

Skifields dread DOC plan

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Canterbury club skifields fear they will be "phased out" if a "derogatory" new DOC plan is approved.

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