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Passengers recount lightning strike

Passengers on the flight from Invercargill to Wellington heard a loud bang and saw sparks when the lightning struck.

3/12/2020
Travel news

'This is a joke': Kiwi couple issued 'impossible' itineraries by booking site

Airline staff laugh when the returning expats show them itineraries they had booked through overseas-based Kiwi.com.

3/12/2020
Travel Troubles

Out-of-practice pilots are making flying errors

Pilots are not getting enough opportunities to fly because airlines have grounded planes and scaled back operations.

2/12/2020
Travel Troubles

How I bribed a border guard to get into another country

OPINION: "Just $20," our guide says, as he slips a crisp, green American note into his passport. "Like this, and hand it over to the guard."

2/12/2020
Travel Troubles

Plane sent back to Hamilton Airport after reports of smoke in cockpit

Flight NZ5813 left Hamilton bound for Wellington but had to return due to an electrical fault.

2/12/2020
Travel Troubles

Virus resurgence dashes hopes for Hong Kong-Singapore travel 'bubble'

The pact would have allowed passengers to travel between the centres without a quarantine.

2/12/2020
Americas

Missing man found clinging to capsized boat 136km off US coast

Mariner missing for two days has amazingly been rescued just moments before his boat was poised to slip beneath the waves off the Florida coastline.

1/12/2020
Travel Troubles

The sneakiest hidden airline fees and the carriers guilty of them

OPINION: Years of attrition by airlines have ground passengers down.

30/11/2020
Local Democracy

Bay residents to have 'massive party' after new freedom camping rules adopted

It only took 15 minutes for councillors to vote to close all but five council-owned freedom camping sites in Marlborough.

29/11/2020
Travel Troubles

Wasps put planes at risk during take-off in Brisbane

Species imported into Australia is building nests in aircraft speedometers and stopping them working, research has found.

27/11/2020
Travel Troubles

'Just heartbreaking': Stranded Australians furious at government

Hotel quarantine limits have been cited as the key reason more Aussies haven't returned home.

27/11/2020
Local Democracy

Council closes freedom camping sites after backlash

Two-thirds of Marlborough's freedom camping sites owned by the council could shut.

26/11/2020