Travel Troubles

Passengers removed from Qantas flight

Passengers were removed from a Qantas flight following a protest on Monday morning.

A Darwin-bound flight was disrupted when passengers refused to buckle their seatbelts.

US snowstorm causing travel chaos

WHITE OUT: Blizzard conditions in Chicago are showing no signs of easing up.

Huge winter storm dumps more than a foot of snow on Chicago and forces the cancellation of thousands of flights across the US.

Tourists taken off the road

Check your lease agreement before handing out car park keys.

Three tourist drivers had their rental contracts cancelled during a busy weekend on the roads around Queenstown.

Thai luxury train catches fire

The River Kwai, which flows through Kanchanaburi Province. A luxury train leaving Kanchanaburi's station caught fire.

The locomotive of a luxury train carrying about 200 tourists caught fire as it was leaving a station.

Hundreds left stranded

The Interislander ferry Kaitaki prepares to sail while docked in Wellington Harbour.

Hundreds stranded as issues with Interislander's Kaitaki ferry delay crossings for over four hours.

Flights cancelled after lightning hit

SAFE LANDING: An Air New Zealand plane was struck by lightning as it approached Dunedin Airport.

An Air New Zealand plane hit by lightning as it neared Dunedin airport was able to be landed safely.

Are lifejackets needed on planes?

A FLYING MUST:  It's worth paying attention to the life safety jacket demonstration.

Is it really worthwhile having a lifejacket demonstration on a plane?

Pilot locked out of cockpit

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US flight forced to make emergency landing after door fault saw captain locked out.

The hotel from hell

NATURAL BEAUTY: Luckily outside is much nicer than inside.

It sounded grand enough, but it was no honeymoon at the Raj Residency.

Flights cancelled in German airport strikes

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Dozens of flights are being cancelled at Germany's Duesseldorf and Cologne-Bonn airports after private security workers walked off the job in a dispute over wages.

Hawaiian Airlines flight to Auckland aborts takeoff

Delated tyres are shown in this image taken by passenger Jay Templeton.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Auckland experienced an aborted takeoff this afternoon.

More cancelled ferry sailings

FERRY WOES: The 'jinxed' Cook Strait ferry Aratere.

Cook Strait ferry Aratere will miss another return sailing between Wellington and Picton today.

Travel chaos continues

Winter storm Juno in New York City

Chaos remains for travellers across North America, where thousands of flights were cancelled.

NZ passports targeted

NZ Passport

The reputation of a Kiwi passport makes it valuable for criminals and terrorists.

Plane passengers stuck in blizzard

VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS: The recently re-branded Air Pacific is the national airline of Fiji. Its tribal-esque exterior is evocative of the island's rich native culture.

Disgruntled passengers trapped at airport during New York snowstorm were even less impressed when all they got was a $15 McDonald's voucher.

Passengers ordered off

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Passengers ordered off flight to Melbourne after tradesman leaves a screwdriver at Christchurch Airport.

King Tut's beard glued back on

A golden funerary mask of King Tutankhamun is on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The blue and gold braided beard of famed pharaoh was hastily glued back on after being knocked off during cleaning.

The curse of the flower poo

TRAVEL TERRORS: Oh god I can't cope with any more going to the loo. And that was just the beginning.

A Southeast Asian adventure is ruined by an illness, a worm and and an itch that can't be scratched.

Virgin flight drama costs man

FLIGHT DRAMA: An Australian man's wallet is considerably lighter after his bad behaviour aboard a Sydney-bound plane.

An Australian man's wallet is considerably lighter after his bad behaviour aboard a Sydney-bound plane.

Measles outbreak tied to Disneyland

HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH: A measles outbreak at Disneyland has trigged warnings for tourists.

A measles outbreak traced to the happiest place on Earth has led to warnings for tourists. It's a small world after all.

Woman freaks out over ferry delay video

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A woman's ridiculous temper tantrum about missing a ferry was captured on video for the world to see.

Injured, far from home

Jacob Webster, in hospital in  Bali, Indonesia, after a motorcycle accident.

The mother of a Kiwi injured in a Bali motorbike accident has remortgaged her home and maxed out credit cards to pay for his care.

The dumb things we do overseas

TUBING IN LAOS: It might be fun, but it was risky.

They seemed like good ideas at the time, but on reflection, these are the things I shouldn't have done.

British Airways' filthy first class cabin

British Airways has dozens of flights between London and New York each week.

If you were to pay more than $5000 for a first class flight, you would expect nothing but the very best.

Passengers open plane's emergency exit

BRAZILIAN AIRLINE: A Gol plane flies over in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Passengers trapped in a plane without air conditioning in Rio's brutal heat opened the emergency exit doors.

Tourist gets stuck in air vent

A man who was refused entry to a Surfers Paradise night club was charged after trying to sneak in.

Joke goes bad for a tourist charged after getting stuck in air vent while trying to sneak into Gold Coast nightclub.

JetBlue in near-collision

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A JetBlue flight was rolling down the tarmac at full speed when another aircraft suddenly crossed the runway.

Scuffle with pilot delays flight

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An Air India flight was delayed after a pilot allegedly assaulted a ground engineer on board an aircraft as he prepared to take off.

Air NZ flight diverted

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An Air NZ flight from Christchurch to Perth was diverted to Melbourne after a fault was found. 

Air NZ passengers get unexpected night in Melbourne

TOP AIRLINE: Airlineratings.com has rated Air NZ as the top airline in the world, again.

Air New Zealand flight to Perth rerouted to Melbourne over oil gauge problems.

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