Travel Troubles

Climate change affects flights

Planes could spend an extra 2000 hours in the air each year as a result of climate change.

Expect to pay more for your flights and spend longer in the air as a result of global warming, scientists say.

Couple hit with $4000 change fee

Air New Zealand said its usual change fee for the route was around $174.

Their flights to NZ cost $600 - but trying to change them cost this elderly British couple $4000.

'We're all going to die'

A drunk man is escorted off an Alaska Airlines plane.

Intoxicated man hurls abuse and mini alcohol bottles at passengers before being escorted off Alaska Airlines flight.

Auckland trains getting back on track

A signal fault near Britomart caused delays across the Auckland train network.

Aucklanders faced delays to train services on Wednesday due to a track fault near Britomart.

Cyclone could ground flights

A storm north of New Zealand has "all the ingredients" to become a tropical cyclone.

Air NZ customers offered later or earlier flights due to potential cyclone.

Peeing passenger causes scuffle

Crew on board the Algiers to Paris flight had to pin the man down and detail him.

A man urinated on another passenger on board a flight from Algiers, causing a mid-air brawl.

Air NZ flight diverted to Nelson video

The Air New Zealand ATR72-600 sits on the Nelson Airport tarmac following an emergency landing on Tuesday.

Cockpit problem sees flight to Hamilton with 58 people aboard land at Nelson Airport.

'Go somewhere else'

Tekapo residents Lorna Inch and Dennis Bradley are calling on the Mackenzie District Council to close the Hamilton Dr freedom camping zone.

Tekapo residents are fed up with freedom campers, defecating, littering, and knocking on their doors.

Can you fly if your name is wrong? video

Danielle Tanner Bingham and her mother Anne-Marie Bingham spent two weeks trying to contact Tripsta after it got Danielle's name wrong on her plane tickets.

Danielle Tanner Bingham thought she had a bargain when she booked tickets on Tripsta.

'Truly terrifying' cruise ordeal video

Damage after the Anthem of the Seas was caught in a storm

The captain steered a course right into the hurricane - a hurricane that was forecast days out.

Tourist's big mistake

A man has become famous in Iceland for driving six hours to his hotel because the GPS told him to.

Man senses something amiss during six-hour drive to hotel, but decides to keep trusting GPS.

Roger got on the wrong flight

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

Jets '20 seconds from collision' video

The plane disappears from view under the wing.

Footage emerges of apparent near miss at Melbourne Airport involving three planes.

Trapped for 2 hours, 'no big deal'

Passengers are being assessed by ambulance staff after being trapped on Christchurch's gondola for almost two hours.

Passenger trapped in swaying gondola slams company's "no big deal" response.

Two planes collide in mid-air

Rescue boats search for wreckage from two small planes that collided in midair and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbour.

Two planes have collided in mid-air and plunged into the ocean off LA. No word of survivors.

Damage indicates cruise ship 'hit rocks'

The Azamara Quest berthed at Waitohi Wharf, in Picton, on the day the incident in Tory Channel took place.

Investigations reveal damage to the liner Azamara Quest and paint on a rock it is alleged to have hit.

Huge snakeskin in Kiwi's luggage

Auckland Airport biosecurity staff intercepted this giant anaconda skin.

Biosecurity staff in Auckland have seized a snakeskin more than two metres long.

Campervan woes ruin dream trip

American tourist David DiMichele and his wife, Amber, left New Zealand with a sour taste in their mouths after they had repeated campervan trouble.

American couple left disappointed after a rental van trouble turned their dream trip into a nightmare.

Spare a thought for the animal

An Asian elephant is used to take tourists for rides.

"If you can ride it, hug it or have a selfie with a wild animal, then you can be sure it is cruel."

Jet evacuated over threat

The Saudi Arabian Airlines jet taxied to a remote part of Madrid's airport after the threat was reported.

The "bomb threat" written in English, was attached to a baggage compartment in the plane with a knife..

'Vomiting in the pool' video

There are reports that as many as 158 passengers caught the contagious virus while on board Carnival Australia's megaliner, Diamond Princess.

More than 150 passengers struck with gastro after "megaliner" sails from NZ to Sydney.

Man sucked from plane in blast video

Voice of America's Somali-language website published photos showing a large hole in the aircraft's fuselage close to the right wing.

Man dies after being sucked out of airliner following mid-air explosion.

Measles warning for Auckland flight

Health officials are warning people to stay aware and make sure you have had the vaccines.

A passenger who had measles on board a flight to Auckland may have infected others.

Passenger 'sucked from plane'

Voice of America's Somali-language website published photos showing a large hole in the aircraft's fuselage close to the right wing.

Unverified reports suggest a person fell out of the hole caused by Somali mid-air explosion.

Airline sorry for fight on flight

Delta Airlines have apologised after two fighting flight attendants grounded a plane.

Delta Air Lines is apologizing to passengers after a confrontation between two flight attendants.

Delayed passengers finally home video

Megan Reyden, left, and Andy Kaptyen are welcomed at Auckland International Airport.

Passengers said Air NZ handled the medical emergency and flight diversions as well as they could.

Travellers caught in airport chaos

An internal error has thrown Virgin flights into chaos.

Long queues and delays hit passengers flying Virgin from airports across Australia.

Attendants' flying fists ground plane

A Delta Airlines flight was forced to land after two flight attendants started fighting.

A Delta Airlines plane was grounded after two flight attendants got into a mid-air fist fight.

Prince refuses to re-board plane

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was among passengers who chose not to re-board after a dramatic landing.

Duke of York among terrified passengers terrified after 747 after landing gear failure.

Panic as crew pass out, again

Flight 904 left Rio de Janeiro for Miami but was forced to land in Brazil. File photo.

American Airlines jet forced to land in Brazil as mystery illness hits for second time in a week.

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