Travel Troubles

E-cigarette sparks airport evacuation

The departures hall of a London airport was evacuated after a passenger lit up in a bathroom stall. 

The departures hall of a London airport was evacuated after a passenger lit up in a bathroom stall. 

Woman saved after cruise ship fall video

The moment a woman was hauled into a lifeboat, after falling off the Princess Sun cruise ship into the Pacific Ocean.

Footage shows the rescue of a woman who spent almost an hour in the Pacific after falling from a cruise ship.

Cafe charges tourists for electricity

Charge for a charge: A cafe owner is making customers pay if they want to plug in their devices.

A grumpy business owner is sick of customers asking to charge their phones, so she's making them pay.

Families to lose campground dibs

An estimated 95 per cent of people staying at Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp during the peak summer period are "priority ...

Changes at a popular Nelson holiday spot could end decades-long holiday traditions.

Tourist left with nothing after robbery

American tourist Greg Thompson has had thousands of dollars worth of photographic equipment stolen from his vehicle ...

A US man who lost $30,000 of gear from his van helped police track down thieves using Facebook.

Kiwi's close encounter with shark

Tamati Wilson captured his surprise meeting with a shark on camera.

While some people might run scared when a shark swims by, Tamati Wilson reached for his camera.

Passenger plane hits deer on take-off

The aircraft was sprayed with foam to stop leaking fuel igniting.

A pilot had to declare an emergency landing after smashing into an animal when attempting to take-off.

Fire alarm evacuated airport

Four fire crews are at the Auckland International Airport after an alarm sounded on Wednesday afternooon.

Business as usual at Auckland International Airport after fire alarm evacuated check-in area.

Mid-air emergency diverts Air NZ flight

An Air NZ domestic flight bound for Rotorua from Christchurch was forced to divert to Wellington because of a medical ...

A medical emergency onboard a plane heading to Rotorua from Christchurch forced a detour to the capital.

Road block turns back tourists

Debb Taylor, left, and Marie Church are turning away more than 50 cars and vans some days and say rental car companies ...

Determined tourists still trying to drive to Kaikoura from the north.

Globetrotter suffers online bullying

Cassie De Pecol has become the fastest person to visit every country in the world.

She has broken a world record for visiting 196 countries, but Cassie's achievement has been marred by negative comments.

When travel goes wrong

Feeling substantially better after three hours on a drip in a private clinic in Sihanoukville.

Living on a remote Cambodian island sounds romantic and far-flung, but not when you need a hospital, urgently.

Flight finally leaves Dunedin video

Passengers finally take-off after a 21-hour delay.

Beleaguered passengers managed a round of applause after a 21-hour delay.

Rocker brought gun on flight video

Rick Derringer says he has taken his loaded pistol on about 20 or 30 flights avoiding detection.

A US man thought it was "acceptable" to carry his pistol and ammunition onto a plane. It wasn't.

Toxic substance shuts down airport

Police officers inside the main terminal of Hamburg Airport.

Germany's Hamburg Airport evacuated and flights halted after travellers mysteriously fall ill in waiting areas.

Pilot's bizarre rant on plane

A pilot's bizarre rant on a United Airlines flight scared a number of her passengers off the plane.

Passengers flee US flight before takeoff, after the pilot went on a rant over the intercom.

Passengers in the lurch

Both Jetstar and Air New Zealand cancelled flights out of Dunedin due to engineering issues.

Disgruntled travellers stuck in Dunedin after Jetstar and Air New Zealand both cancel flights.

Cruise ship collision video

The cruise ship Seabourn Encore broke its moorings and collided with another vessel in the Port of Timaru on Sunday.

Cruise ship detained by authorities after breaking its moorings and hitting another vessel in Timaru.

Passengers sad to miss NZ

Edward Benton hopes to continue on the Norwegian Star.

Stranded cruise ship passengers stuck in Melbourne express disappointment at missing out on New Zealand.

Stricken cruise ship docks in Oz

The Norwegian Star cruise ship is now in Melbourne undergoing repairs.

Destined for NZ when it lost power, ship towed back to Melbourne in trip described as "bloody nightmare".

Air NZ defends turboprops

Christchurch businessman and frequent flyer Kevin Dore wrote an opinion piece last August criticising the ATRs as ...

South Island travellers still claim they're getting a raw deal.

Drifting, angry and at risk

The Norwegian Star was heading to New Zealand before the break down.

Passengers on stricken cruise ship say trip should have been cancelled after engine trouble struck for a second time.

Cruise ship investigated again

The ship L'Austral berthed at Bluff Island Harbour in January.

French ship reportedly hit a rock in Milford Sound, its second incident in months.

Stuck in the Tasman

The Norwegian Star leaves for NZ from Melbourne.

They were bound for NZ. But now thousands of scared and tearful cruise passengers are being towed back to Melbourne.

Technical glitch disrupts Jetstar check-ins

A Jetstar systems outage of nearly an hour caused flight delays.

A systems outage of nearly an hour caused flight delays.

Jason Derulo 'kicked off flight' video

When the airline tried to charge Jason Derulo's entourage $4000 in baggage fees, he ordered the plane to be turned around.

The star ordered the plane to be turned around on the runway... and the pilot wasn't happy.

Lawyers fight over airplane armrest video

An argy-bargy turns serious when the woman threatens to sue. Little does she know, her seatmate is a lawyer too.

An argy-bargy turns serious when the woman threatens to sue. Little does she know, her seat-mate is a lawyer too.

Shark bites daring selfie seeker video

The tourist was bitten by the shark as she tried to grab it for a selfie and was bitten, requiring four stitches.

A tourist was slammed online, needed stitches and got slapped with an $8700 fine.

Dozens evacuated from Paris metro

Police and fire crews at a Paris metro station where dozens of passengers were evacuated.

Reports of an "explosion", eight people injured and smoke filling a subway station.

Teen's violent mid-air brawl

The 13-year-old who found fame on Dr Phil was kicked off a plane after getting into a fight.

A 13-year-old who found fame on Dr Phil was kicked off a plane and banned for life after getting into a fight.

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