Travel Troubles

Flying doctor? Must be a man

Jetstar says a system error meant a doctor's gender was automatically selected as male.

Female doctor furious after Jetstar flight booking system assumes all doctors are men.

Cockroaches found on plane video

A cockroach sitting on the headrest pillow of a seat, allegedly on boar a Pakistan International Airlines plane.

A passenger on board a plane has filmed the moment cockroaches were seen running over seats.

Hotel break-in: No-one cared

Anthony Dennis was in Noosa, Australia when two people broke into his hotel at 3.30am (file photo).

Anthony Dennis was in Noosa, Australia when two people broke into his hotel at 3.30am. No-one cared - not the police, nor the hotel.

Cities that are sick of tourists

Tourists take a selfie as they visit the Basilica of 'La Sagrada Familia' in Barcelona, Spain.

Some of Europe's major cities are sick of stag-do crowds in suburbs, photo-taking foodies in local bars and window shoppers in markets.

$13k down after flight cancelled

From left: Shelley Trigg, Georgia Trigg, Tania Hassan, Fred Barton, and Nan Barton at Christchurch Airport after they ...

The family was heading to Bali for their father's 70th, but fog and bad service almost ruined their trip before it started.

Why it's hard to fly in heat

Delta Airlines plane sun light

When it comes to getting planes off the ground in hot weather, it's not the heat or the humidity. It's the air density.

Fog forces flight cancellations

Dense fog blanketed Christchurch on the shortest day of the year. Pictured from Gloucester St.

Fog disrupted morning flights in and out of Christchurch, with one international flight diverted to Ohakea.

Plane air leads sickness

Cabin crew have reported headaches, dizziness and breathing problems.

Contaminated air supply on planes is causing headaches, dizziness and breathing problems, new study shows.

How fog affects flights

It's the low visibility on the ground that poses the biggest problem for aircraft in foggy conditions.

Pilots normally need a gap of 61m between the clouds and the ground to be able to see the runway and land the aircraft safely.

Too hot for planes to fly

Some American Airlines regional flights in and out of Phoenix, Arizona, have been cancelled as temperatures push towards ...

As temperatures push towards 50deg C in US southwest, airline cancels flights due to heat.

Poisoned dogs fed to tourists

A vendor at Seminyak Beach admitted he sold dog meat but didn't tell his tourist customers.

Tourists are eating poisoned meat in Bali, thinking it's satay, report claims.

Trump Cuba controls help Castro video

US President Donald Trump's policy could unintentionally help the Castro government.

US President rolling back Obama policies on Cuba - but it's likely to help the Castro government, not hurt it.

Tourists struck by mystery bug

New Plymouth man Cory Bellringer and daughter Isla, 3, went over to Fiji with a party of 14, and they all fell ill with ...

Five-star Fijian holiday becomes nightmare for Kiwi families, as mystery bug strikes.

Fog diverts two international flights

Fog is impacting regional and international flights to and from Auckland Airport on Sunday morning. (File photo)

Another foggy morning at Auckland Airport is affecting regional and international flights.

Flights cancelled, delayed by fog

Auckland has been hit by fog on Saturday morning. [FILE PHOTO]

Fog that caused disruption to more than 120 flights at the Auckland Airport has finally lifted.

Jet passenger spots massive fuel leak video

The United Airlines flight was scheduled to go from Newark, US to Venice, Italy when the leak was spotted.

Crew hadn't noticed the fuel pouring out as the US plane waiting on the tarmac.

Dying woman 'dragged off' US jet video

Theresa Hines was 48 years old and from Texas.

Theresa Hines collapsed mid-flight but the manner of her removal from plane is called into question.

Jet's tyre bursts on landing

The burst tyre at Soekarno-Hatta Airport.

Malaysia Airlines plane lands heavily at an airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Big jump in US airline complaints

A video screengrab shows passenger David Dao being dragged off a United Airlines flight.

They are up 70 per cent year-on-year after a series of embarrassing blunders.

My worst airline experience video

China Eastern Airlines: Not the worst, but plenty to be annoyed about.

OPINION: I often get asked about the worst airlines I've ever flown with, and there have been a few shockers.

What caused huge hole in plane video

A mid-air emergency could have started with a few "loose screws", says expert.

A terrifying mid-air emergency could have started with a few "loose screws", says expert.

You're too heavy, get off

A Qantas spokeswoman said an issue with the fuel pump had affected the plane's load readings.

Up to 40 passengers were removed from Aussie Qantas flight because it was too heavy to fly.

Huge hole on jet out of Sydney video

The cause of the damage has not yet been identified.

"We went up in the air and all of a sudden we heard this noise. It kind of smelt like burning. Oh, I was scared."

J-Law's jet emergency

Jennifer Lawrence is okay after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing due to both engines failing.

Both engines on the private plane Jennifer Lawrence was on failed, forcing an emergency landing for the Oscar-winning actress.

Stay on or get out - pilot panics tourists

The tourists were supposed to fly to Bristol on Thursday but did not board the plane until two days later.

It was already a holiday from hell, the pilot's vote proved to be the final straw.

Released after 'bomb' conversation

Police also destroyed a piece of baggage that wasn't claimed by anybody on board.

German authorities release Brits whose "suspicious" discussion led worried pilot to divert flight.

Tourist plane turns rescue plane

A photo of the rescue mission taken from Auckland Seaplanes, who retrieved an ill woman from a charter boat on Sunday.

Seaplane carrying tourists goes from seeing sights to rescuing ill woman from boat in Hauraki Gulf.

Is this the worst airline customer?

The attendant is identified only as Sabrina.

He lets rip at the boarding attendant causing her to break down in tears.

Pilots landed at wrong airport video

The flight crew were warned the two airports were close and easy to confuse. But they still landed at the wrong one.

They were warned the two airports were close and easy to confuse. But they still landed at the wrong one.

Scuffle with airline worker over violin

Yennifer Correia is worried her hands may have been injured in the scuffle.

An airline tried to get a musician to check her 17th-century violin. A "wrestling match" ensued.

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