Travel Troubles

Holidays thrown into chaos

GROUNDED: AirAsia has canceled flights directly to Bali.

Holidaymakers were looking forward to flying to Bali. Then they received a text on Christmas Day.

It was over before it began

ROAD TRIP MEMORIES: TV3 presenter Kanoa Lloyd recalls a family road trip that doesn’t end well.

TV3 presenter Kanoa Lloyd recalls a family road trip that doesn’t end well.

A fast ride to disappointment

PARADISE ISLAND: Maya Bay in Thailand - a glorious, sun-drenched, white-sand strip surrounded by crystal-clear waters.

The whole reason I wanted to visit Thailand was The Beach. But Thais and tide wait for no man (or woman).

TripAdvisor fined for misleading reviews


Italy's competition watchdog has fined TripAdvisor over $790,000 for publishing misleading information.

Air NZ crew quit over boozy night

BIG NIGHT: The four flight attendants had been out drinking in Wellington.

A boozy night has seen four Air New Zealand flight attendants resign from our national carrier.

Jetstar employee lets loose

Jetstar employee Emily Capewell.

A Jetstar employee labelled those complaining about delays on Saturday "a bunch of whingers" and "nuts freaking about delays".

Jetstar flights delayed after IT outage

Delays of up to 90 minutes are expected.

Flights delayed after computer meltdown just as many travellers head off on their Christmas break.

Troubled waters for Interislander

DOCKSIDE: The Interislander ferries at Wellington ferry terminal, Kaitaki, Arahura and Aratere.

It's summer and you fancy a holiday in the South Island. But will the ferry get you there?

Shortland St star's holiday disaster

LINGERING MEMORIES: You can tell the thought of that holiday is still wedged at the back of her memory. Even on set.

Actor Ria Vandervis recalls a terrifying holiday experience in the Bay of Islands.

Mid-air brawl over crying baby

Air china brawl

Chinese women end up in midair brawl after a baby cried and seats were reclined.

Holiday horrors: 3 days of bloody hell

WILD MAN: The intrepid writer, primed and ready to commune with nature.

It was supposed to be a 3-day tramp on the Abel Tasman, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

Auckland fog hits flights

PEA SOUPER: Fog blankets Auckland city this morning.

Operations are returning to normal at Auckland airport after thick fog this morning caused disruption for travellers.

Video: Flight rocked by turbulence video


A video of a US-bound flight rocked by severe turbulence might be just what you need to see to ensure you keep that seatbelt fastened.

Bird nests don't fly at Auckland airport

BIOSECURITY RISK: An attempt to smuggle bird nest into the country didn't fly.

A couple have been sent back to Shanghai after trying to smuggle edible bird nests into Auckland.

Air NZ flight returns to Auckland

air nz

An Air New Zealand flight to Tonga had to circle over the Hauraki Gulf for two hours as it attempted to burn fuel.

Aratere delayed again

FERRY WOES: Phil Boudreau watches Cook Strait ferry Aratere preparing to berth in Wellington Harbour yesterday after a sailing was cancelled.

Interislander ferry Aratere is delayed today, after a cancellation stranded hundreds yesterday.

'Fireball' forces emergency landing

NIGHTMARE TRAVELS: A Flybe plane takes off from Birmingham Airport.

Terrified passengers were forced to jump onto a runway after the engine on their plane turned into a giant 'fireball'.

Passengers fear for lives

Atomic Shuttles

Bus company investigates claims tourists abandon bus on mountain pass due to 'erratic' driver.

Ferry sails after false alarm

JINXED SHIP: Phil Boudreau watches the 'jinxed' Cook Strait ferry Aratere preparing to berth in Wellington Harbour this afternoon.

Cook Strait ferry Aratere cleared to sail again after fault in its alarm system turns out to be minor.

Weather to calm in north video

There are major traffic delays on Auckland Harbour Bridge.

Severe thunderstorms and strong winds are set to calm in Auckland region after a wet and windy summer’s day.

Gourd-ness gracious!


Oh my gourd! Biosecurity officers were left amazed at the 1.2 m giant vegetable stopped at the border.

Turbulence injures passengers


A number of people were injured when turbulence struck American Airlines flight.

Chinese tourists behaving badly video

2 minute noodles

Chinese tourists are getting a bit of a bad rap this week after a series of mid-air dramas.

Drunk man causes ruckus on flight

Plane, generic, strap

A man has been accused of hurling racial slurs and curse words at a flight crew on a Hawaiian Airlines flight.

Most hated passengers

SMELLY NIGHTMARE: A Philadelphia-bound flight made an emergency landing when passengers on board couldn't contain their disgust at a mysterious odour that wafted through the cabin.

If you smell bad, kick the seat in front of you or let your kids run wild in the cabin, you're hated.

R&B star in airport incident

TROUBLE MAKER: R&B star Jeremih faces charges after allegedly trying to open a door to a boarding ramp in Newark International Airport.

R&B star Jeremih faces charges after allegedly trying to open a door to get his tardy fellow travellers on board a flight.

China to punish tourists


Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travelers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant.

All Black's sky high 'lap dance'


Air NZ flight attendant on notice for allegedly getting too close to Israel Dagg during boozy flight.

Attendant kneeled before Cho

SORRY: Heather Cho says she will apologise to the senior flight attendant.

Korean Air flight attendant has described his shame when thrown off a plane over macadamia nuts.

Hot water thrown over hostie

AIR ASIA: The budget airline flight was on en route to China.

Mid-air fight that left flight attendant doused in two minute noodles sends flight back to Thailand.

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