Travel Troubles

Villarrica volcano erupts in Chile video

HOT STUFF: Ash and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago.

Thousands flee as lava surges down the slopes of South America's most active volcano.

Family kicked off Cathay Pacific flight video

An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seathbelt on.

An entire family was kicked off a Cathay Pacific flight when a misbehaving toddler refused to put his seatbelt on.

Bad plane behaviour exposed

AIRLINE ETIQUETTE:  The world is full of idiots and it certainly feels like that when you're stuck in close confines with a few hundred of your fellow human beings for 14 hours.

Revolting airline passengers can hide no longer – their antics are out there for the whole world to see.

30 minute flight takes over nine hours

An American Airlines flight that typically takes less than an hour ended up being a nine-hour journey.

An American Airlines flight that usually takes 30 minutes got a "little chaotic" when it was grounded for nine hours.

Nude tourists infuriate locals

Angkor Wat

Cambodia's most popular tourist attractions are suffering from a form of overexposure.

Unruly passenger disrupts flight video

TROUBLE MAKER: Police boarded a Jetstar flight to remove a disruptive passenger after he was caught drinking his own alcohol and smoking twice.

A disruptive passenger has forced a Jetstar flight to turn back after about an hour in the air. 

Photos: Jet caught in a hailstorm

The frightening power of hail bashed in the nose of a commercial Brazilian jetliner and cracked both its windshields.

The frightening power of hail bashed in the nose of a Brazilian jetliner and cracked both its windshields.

Passengers injured on Thai Airways jet

Passengers injured on Thai Airways jet

A Thai Airways plane hit severe turbulence over Thailand that injured 11 people on Thursday.

Mexican volcano disrupts flights

SMOKE IN THE SKY: The snow-covered Popocatepetl volcano spews a cloud of steam high into the air in a file photo from September 25, 2014.

For the second time recently, the Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash into the sky, forcing cancellation of flights.

Morning trains disrupted video

BLOCKED: A downed tree is blocking the rail line near Ngauranga.

Train services remain disrupted this morning after a tree brought down power lines north of Wellington.

Angry passengers go on a rampage gallery

Lina Febriyani, a Lion Air passenger, shows the boarding pass of her delayed flight at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta

Glass was smashed, gates barricaded and airline workers held hostage as furious passengers stormed this airport.

Winter storm cancels 400 flights

Sydney's second airport confirmed at Badgerys Creek

A winter storm forecast in North Carolina is already taking a toll on air travel.

Tourist seriously injured by bull in Spain

Youth seriously injured by bull in Spain

A young tourist is recovering in a hospital after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival.

Airline goofs up, cricket fans grounded

Air India

Air India's Delhi-Sydney flight was delayed by over 8 hours, which meant that fans would miss the epic India-Pakistan clash.

Korean Air jet clips parked plane

Korean Air jet clips parked plane at night, still takes off

A Korean Air jet clipped a parked plane at night, still took off when no alarm was set off.

Woman stung by scorpion on flight

A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles took off.

A scorpion stung a woman on the hand just before her flight from Los Angeles took off.

Sudden turbulence injures passengers

ROCKY SKIES: Seven people were injured on a United Airlines flight after the plane was struck by sudden turbulence.

Seven people were injured on a United Airlines flight after the plane was struck by sudden turbulence.

Getting higher up high

INTOXICATED ON HIGH: A Ryanair flight between Latvia and Ireland was forced to land in Denmark yesterday so a drunk, semi-naked wall-punching passenger could be arrested.

Pre-loading airline passengers are boarding planes already drunk and going wild in the sky.

Topless drunk passenger punches walls video

INTOXICATED ON HIGH: A Ryanair flight between Latvia and Ireland was forced to land in Denmark yesterday so a drunk, semi-naked wall-punching passenger could be arrested.

A drunk, semi-naked and muscle-flexing passenger on a Ryanair flight has forced an emergency landing. 

Ferry funding unfair, Peters says

CALLING FOR CHANGE: SuperGold cardholders at Auckland's ferry terminal turn out in support of Winston Peters' call to extend the card's funding to Explore Group.

SuperGold card architect Winston Peters calls for a level playing field when it comes to funding ferry rides for senior citizens.

Is Uber creating a black economy?

Debate continues to rage over whether Uber should be legalised.

Are new "shared" services a threat to be fought or are they a force for good?

False alarm on Air NZ flight

An Air New Zealand plane.

Firefighters were called to Palmerston North Airport after an alarm activated in the cockpit of an Air New Zealand flight.

Bomb scare on Jetstar flight

Jetstar

Police are speaking to a man over an alleged bomb threat on a flight from Christchurch to Auckland.

'He won't drive buses again'

Atomic Shuttles driver accused of dangerous driving has left the company.

An elderly Atomic Shuttles driver accused of swerving and eyes 'drooping' has given up his licence.

'Serial stowaway' arrested

Plane, generic, strap

A woman with a history of sneaking aboard airliners has now checked into someone else's hotel room.

Skydivers' near-miss with plane video

Skydivers nearly collide with airplane

Incredible video shows a pair of tandem skydivers' near-miss with the airplane they just jumped from.

Rio beach robberies worry bathers

ICONIC BEACH: A woman walks on Ipanema beach. Locals and tourists are avoiding Rio's beaches due to a spate of mass robberies.

Locals and tourists are seeking alternatives for their beach time as youths ransack iconic beaches.

Passenger films midair engine fire video

A passenger on a VivaColombia flight has captured the terrifying moment the engine caught fire.

A passenger on a VivaColombia flight has captured the terrifying moment the plane's engine caught fire.

Mechanical issue forces AirAsia jet back

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An AirAsia X flight heading to Saudi Arabia turned back shortly after takeoff due to a technical problem.

Plane hits bridge, crashes into Taipei City river video

Amazing imagews have been caught of a plane crash in Taipei

Taiwanese officials have refused to give up hope of finding 12 people still missing after a plane crashed into a Taipei river.

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