Travel Troubles

Airline unclear on why passengers fainted

A United Express flight (not pictured), operated by SkyWest Airlines  made an emergency landing in Buffalo.

Three passengers lost consciousness on this US flight, but officials still have no idea why.

Jet makes emergency landing

A United Express flight (not pictured), operated by SkyWest Airlines  made an emergency landing in Buffalo.

A SkyWest airlines flight descended steeply after a passenger lost consciousness.

Sydney storm tests pilots video


Pilots flying into Sydney in recent days have been put to the Wellington test.

'I thought I was going to die'

RELIEF: Athanasia Georgoudakis after the Carnival Spirit finally docked at Circular Quay.

Athanasia Georgoudakis' journey on the Carnival Spirit cruise ship will be her last.

Sydney weather: Carnival Spirit voyage 'very scary' video

Sydney storm cruise ship

​4000 people are stuck on a cruise ship outside Sydney Heads in giant waves caused by a storm lashing Australia.

Jetstar defends pricing

Jetstar may be in for a bumpy ride over 'opt-out' pricing.

After 'warning' Air NZ, competition regulators investigate Jetstar over 'opt-out' pricing

Family forced to sit in vomit

A US family say United Airlines told them to sit in vomit or catch another flight.

This US airline told a family to sit in vomit or catch another flight.

Aboriginal passport refused video

Aboriginal rights campaigner Callum Clayton-Dixon.

A man returning home from NZ says he was "hassled" when he tried enter Australia on an Aboriginal passport.

Passenger 'stabs' snoring Santa

Lenny Mordarski's injuries.

A plane was unable to take off after a woman stabbed a snoring passenger with a pen.

'We felt like hostages'

US passengers were stuck in a 'sweaty, foul-smelling plane' because the airline refused to pay $95

US passengers were stuck in a 'sweaty, foul-smelling plane' because the airline refused to pay $95

Stuck on plane for 7 hours

The Cathay Pacific aircraft at Ohakea on Saturday, about 15 minutes after landing.

More than 250 passengers on a flight from Hong Kong were stuck on a plane at Ohakea Air Force base for seven hours.

Stuck passenger: We weren't angry

The Cathay Pacific aircraft at Ohakea on Saturday that was diverted to the air base for seven hours because of bad weather in Auckland.

Seven hours on the tarmac in Ohakea wasn't an ordeal for 266 people onboard, says passenger.

Malaysia: 'Come and distress'

The blue globe stress ball, featuring an embarrassing typo

It's the misspellings that fly beneath the spell-check radar that can hurt the most.

Plane wifi could facilitate terrorism

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The same internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane.

The misadventure of a baggage handler

Pay it forward': A kind gesture from an Alaska Airlines employee has helped a stranded passenger fly home.

"That supervisor said, 'Huh, I wonder where Louie is?' The 'huh' is a yellow light that you need to pay attention to."

Passengers injured as plane skids off runway

A passenger is loaded into an ambulance after an Asiana Airlines flight skidded off the runway after landing in Hiroshima.

An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people received minor injuries.

'Treated as some sort of criminal'

Christchurch Muslim Nada Tawfeek, 21, and her sister Hannah, 18, felt ambushed by security at Brisbane Airport in what felt like religious profiling.

Two Christchurch Muslim sisters are furious after being held, questioned, and searched by Brisbane border security for two hours.

Flight returns with worker trapped in cargo hold

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines says a flight had to return to Seattle after the pilot heard "banging" from inside the plane's cargo hold.

Passenger gets carried away video

A rather tired passenger takes a quick nap in the wrong place at Domodedovo Airport in Russia.

Tired? Maybe a little inebriated? Then a luggage conveyor belt could be just the place to grab a few winks.

Germanwings plane evacuated

A model of a Germanwings plane is placed among flowers and lit candles in Cologne Bonn airport.

Germanwings says a plane headed for Milan was evacuated after German police received a bomb threat.

Push to remove 'sexist' van slogans

One of the Wicked Camper vans that does not feature a slogan.

Wicked Campers hire company in trouble again for "violent, sexist" van slogans.

'Fake relative' claims free flights

Passengers are seated aboard Airbus A321 operating Germanwings flight 4U9441.

The freeloader claimed to be a cousin of a female teacher who died.

More Jetstar luggage woes

Jetstar has swung to an underlying profit as its domestic performance improved.

Faulty Jetstar loading gear at Wellington Airport has left yet more passengers without their luggage.

Capital trains alert service down

ON THE TRACKS: In 2012,  the fleet of new Matangi train started servicing Wellington.

Technical glitches have shut down Tranz Metro's electronic alert system.

Jetstar in luggage mess

A Jetstar plane flew back to Christchurch on Wednesday before luggage was unloaded.

A Jetstar plane headed to Wellington, then flew back to Christchurch with passengers' bags still on board.

'Ryanair, oh how we love Ryanair' video

Not real love: Sidonie performs their tribute to the 'irritating airline'.

Barcelona-based Sidonie performed the short song on board one of the low-cost carrier's aircraft before posting it online last month.

Woman with cancer kicked off flight

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"I'm being removed as if I'm a criminal or contagious because I have cancer."

Flight lands with 1 engine shut down

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A Japan Airlines domestic flight returned safely to Tokyo after the pilot shut down an engine due to unspecified trouble.

Stowaway survives 1-hour flight

Reports said Ambarita had wanted to visit Jakarta, having been born in the capital, but could not afford a plane ticket.

An Indonesian man has survived a one-hour flight by hiding in the passenger jet's landing gear.

Airline denies cockpit punch-up

Air India denies any violence took place on one of its flights, saying there was only a verbal argument between the pilot and co-pilot.

Air India has dismissed reports of a cockpit punch-up between a pilot and co-pilot on one of its planes.

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