Travel Troubles

Bali tourist dies taking selfie

A Singaporean tourist died when he was swept away by a wave while taking a selfie on holiday in Bali.

Solo holiday snap turns deadly for man after he was hit mid-click by a wave.

Protests close Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower closed to the public as workers protest a rise in aggressive pickpockets.

Korean Air 'nut rage' boss freed

Heather Cho received a suspended prison term for her "nut rage" tantrum, immediately ending her incarceration.

Woman who made headlines for her mid-air tantrum over nuts released from prison.

Grounded for 'inappropriate' quip

A plane passenger is in hot water over an "inappropriate" comment about security at Auckland Airport.

Man booted off Jetstar flight after making a crack about security.

Air NZ customer cheesed off

Air New Zealand customers have expressed concern at the airline's cracker-to-cheese ratio.

Air NZ is facing a grilling over concerns it has miscalculated the ratio of cheese-to-cracker.

Passenger gets angry and naked

An American passenger got angry and naked when he found out his flight to Jamaica was overbooked.

After dressing down a gate agent about an overbooked flight, an angry passenger decided to get naked.

Sweet 16 spoiled by smelly surprise

An American girl had a not so sweet 16th birthday celebration when rained poo on her party.

A teen's birthday celebration was soiled when poo rained down from the sky.

Freed cruise departs for Boston

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Dawn.

A cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda has departed for Boston.

Freedom camper loses caravan

Marlborough freedom camping in numbers.

A freedom camper has had his vehicle impounded after flouting camping rules.

'A shudder, then the ship stopped'

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship 'Norwegian Dawn" departs the Royal Naval Dockyard near the port of Hamilton, Bermuda.

Thousands of passengers left stranded overnight after ship runs aground.

Strange stories from flight attendants

Air hostesses are privy to some strange occurrences.

Men asking for sanitary pads, massage requests and confused pilots.

An airport more terrifying than Wellington? video

Watch the world's scariest landing at Madeira Airport

Nail-biting footage released over the weekend shows how several planes had to abort landings at Madeira Airport.

Snap-happy tourist tumbles into canyon

Grand Canyon and Yellowstone Fall at Yellowstone National Park.

Rangers have rescued a tourist who stumbled backward into a canyon while taking a picture.

A tuber in his pants

The haul of plant cuttings, a tuber and seeds taken from a Polish gardener's underpants as he tried to smuggle them into New Zealand.

A gardener coming into the country must have had quite a bulge. A tuber was just one of the plants he was packing.

Pilot caught drunk before flight

An Air India pilot has been caught drunk, just minutes before he was to pilot an international flight.

An Air India pilot has been caught drunk, just minutes before he was to pilot an international flight.

Passenger denied call to suicidal husband

Emirates flying across the Tasman has more spare seats to New Zealand than rival carriers.

Woman says a flight attendant barred her from calling her husband after he sent a suicidal text.

Fault halts flight

Air NZ flight grounded in New Plymouth.

A flight from New Plymouth to Wellington was aborted before take-off when an issue was detected with an automatic engine system.

Airline makes Dad pay to sit by his toddler

"No parent holds a higher responsibility – or more deeply visceral instinct – than keeping their child or children safe," writes Strong.

A single dad is frustrated he had to pay extra to sit next to his four-year-old daughter on a flight.

Mother of autistic teen says United overreacted

Donna Beegle and her 15-year-old daughter, Juliette.

Mum of autistic teen kicked off a flight calls for training on dealing with people who have autism.

Selfie-taking statue de-sworded

The statue of a selfie-taking Ottoman prince is intended to

A statue of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie has been vandalised amid strong criticism of the artwork.

Watch: Plane lands on its belly video

Skywest Airlines makes emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport

A jet trailed smoke as it made an emergency landing at LAX when its landing gear failed to fully drop down.

Dear passenger from hell

Passenger's hilarious open letter to her annoying seatmate takes passenger shaming to a new level.

A passenger's hilarious open letter to her annoying seatmate takes passenger shaming to a new level.

Kicked off flight for being autistic video

Donna Beegle and her 15-year-old daughter, Juliette.

A US mum says her family was removed from a flight because her autistic daughter was deemed "disruptive."

12 times people tried to open plane doors

There is no immediate explanation for the apparent spike in passengers trying to open plane doors.

Passengers have tried opening emergency doors without authorisation 12 times in barely four months

Bear chases tourists at Yellowstone video


This is why you shouldn't get too close to the wildlife.

Heavy fog blankets Waikato


Heavy fog covering the Waikato affected a flight out of Wellington and had police urging caution on the roads.

'Oh my gosh, we're going down'

Delta flight makes emergency landing after cabin fills with smoke

Passengers tell of the terrifying moment thick smoke filled the plane cabin.

'Very violent' fire at Rome airport video

Rome airport closed by fire

Dozens of flights have been cancelled and hundreds of passengers stranded as a fire ripped through Rome's airport.

China blacklists misbehaving tourists

A Chinese tourist strikes a similar pose to statues as they visit the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

China is cracking down on badly behaved tourists as it seeks to improve its image.

When angry birds strike

An angry little bird has left a big dent in the nose of a Turkish Airlines plane.

It was a case of nose to tailfeather when a birdstrike left this aircraft badly damaged.

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