Air New Zealand

Soon use mobiles, internet on flights in India as TRAI issues new recommendations

Mobile and internet connectivity in flights coming soon as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday issued recommendations for allowing …

Technology (India)

Mid-air incident for passengers 'routine', says Wellington Airport

The Qantas aircraft - pictured here on a different flight - which was involved in an incident at Wellington Airport on Friday (file photo).<p>A Qantas …

Aviation

Air New Zealand flight from Houston to Auckland diverted to Fiji

The Air New Zealand plane had to land in Fiji to change crew. (File photo).<p>Passengers on board an Air New Zealand flight from Houston were nearly …

Aviation

Curious things you didn't know about your flight number

They are such a fundamental part of the modern airport experience that you might almost have forgotten they exist - scanning down the terminal departures board for the name of your destination, and all but overlooking the small combination of digits and numbers that waits alongside.<p>But a flight …

Airlines

These airplane 'seats' are the closest thing to your bed at home

Etihad Residence - a private lavatory, a sitting area and a bed, a real bed, that accommodates two people.<p>Airlines make a big deal about the comfort …

Airlines

Chat

Highlights<p>Fine Print<p>Facilities<p>Location & Getting There<p>Getting to the Cook Islands is easy! Flights depart direct from Sydney (approx. duration of 6 …

Travel

Exclusive: Mark Thompson flees Australia after difficult week

MARK ‘Bomber’ Thompson has left the building.<p>More specifically, the under fire AFL great has left the country.<p>Exclusive photographs from Auckland …

Sport (Australia)

Fiji airport worker protest: Thousands march in solidarity with workers seeking wage increase

Thousands of Fijians marched through the town of Nadi at the weekend in support of protesting workers at the country's main international airport, …

Airlines

Dunedin baggage handler wrongly dismissed after positive cannabis test

An airport baggage handler has been awarded nearly $11,000 after being found to have been unjustifiably dismissed when he tested positive for …

Cannabis

2018's top spots: Vietnam for the culinary traveller

Vietnamese cuisine is all about the fresh flavours.<p><i>We take a look at the trendy, tried, and true destinations for Kiwi travellers in 2018. Today,</i> …

New Zealand News

Damage to Air New Zealand plane not reported while in Nadi, Fiji

Air New Zealand said the damage was minor and was repaired (file photo).<p>Ground crew at Nadi International Airport in Fiji have been accused of not …

Aviation

Online scammers target Whittaker's consumers

Scam artists are using Facebook to glean personal information from unsuspecting Whittaker's fans.<p>The Porirua-based chocolate company posted a …

New Zealand News

Video catches moment Wellington plane aborts landing almost touching tarmac

TIM GORMAN<p>Flight NZ 449 had to pull out of landing at Wellington twice on Monday after changes in wind direction caused the pilots to perform a "go …

Aviation

Airline uses Star Trek -like device to speak other languages

Air New Zealand agents speak up to 40 languages<p><b>Fans of the original Star Trek series might remember that the Enterprise crew members could easily talk with even the most bizarre aliens</b> by using a hand-held device called the Universal Translator. Now Air New Zealand is testing something similar for …

Star Trek

Flying round the world? Make sure you do your research

For some reason, I decided to go to the other side of the world for Christmas. I may never do it again. Not because I didn’t like Australia (I loved it) but because it takes forever to get there. And spending 23 hours with your knees under your chin on a long-haul flight to the Antipodes will cure …

Airlines

Your seats on British Airways flights are changing in a major way

British Airways is to introduce non-reclining seats on short-haul flights in a move that replicates budget airlines.<p>The carrier confirmed that …

Airlines

'I thought the wings would tear off': Passenger tells of hairy landing at Wellington Airport

The flight path of an Air New Zealand aircraft arriving into Wellington on Monday looked more like a paper clip as the plane landed on the third …

Aviation

7 airlines from Asia Pacific named among world’s safest

ASIAN airlines aren’t always closely associated with safety.The case of MH370 in Malaysia dented confidence in that country’s flag carrier, while …

Airlines

Southland's H&J Smith target of scam video

H&J Smith's Invercargill store. The retailer has become the victim of an online scam reporting its stores are to close.<p>The doors will remain open at …

New Zealand News

4 things you need to know before you start collecting air miles — and exactly how to start

• <b>There are a number of things you should know before starting to collect air miles.</b>• <b><br>The best place to start is by choosing one of the three main alliances and flying only with their partners.</b>• <b><br>You can also get a co-branded credit card, open a checking account, and book hotels and car rentals through</b> …

Airlines

Air New Zealand warns public about free flight scam

Air New Zealand is warning people not to respond to scam messages offering free flight tickets.<p>Air New Zealand is urging customers not to respond to …

Airlines

The world's safest airlines in 2018 have just been announced

Air travel has never been safer as it was announced earlier this week 2017 was officially the safest year on record. However, some fleets are still better than others and 2018’s safest airlines have just been announced.<p>AirlineRatings.com have been monitoring more than 400 airlines since 2013 and …

Airlines

These Are the 20 Safest Airlines in the World (and the 10 Most Dangerous)

When traveling by plane, you really can't put a price tag on peace of mind. Even if you don't harbor a fear of flying, soaring 40,000 feet above …

Airlines

World’s safest airlines for 2018 named

The chances of dying in a plane crash are now one in 16 million, added aviation consultancy group To70.The post World’s safest airlines for 2018 …

Airlines

6 new ways to fly out of Vancouver in 2018

Air travellers will have more ways to get in and out of Vancouver this year.<p>• Budget-fare Flair Airlines began offering year-round flights from …

WestJet

Revealed: The world's safest (and least safe) airlines for 2018

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are among the world’s 20 safest airlines, according to an annual ranking of the world’s biggest carriers.<p>The website AirlineRatings.com assessed 409 major airlines before delivering its verdict, taking into account previous incidents, the average age of their …

Airlines

These are the 20 safest airlines in the world

• <b>AirlineRatings.com has released its annual list of the safest airlines in the world.</b>• <b><br>The publication's editors selected the 20 safest carriers from a pool of 409 airlines.</b>• <b><br>AirlineRatings did not name a "safest" airline. Just a list of the top 20.</b><p>Air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation …

Airlines

Spending 23 hours in economy class will cure anyone’s wanderlust

For some reason, I decided to go to the other side of the world for Christmas. I may never do it again. Not because I didn’t like Australia (I loved it) but because it takes forever to get there. And spending 23 hours with your knees under your chin on a long-haul flight to the Antipodes will cure …

Airlines

Revealed: These airlines are world's safest and least safe for 2018

Air Koryo, Bluewing Airlines, Buddha Air, Nepal Airlines and Yeti Airlines among others are the lowest ranked airlines for 2018.<p>Just days after it …

Airlines

EL AL's New Safety Video, Featuring A Mentalist

I recently flew EL AL for the first time, and thought they had a really cute safety video, with over-the-top animations of the crew. What I hadn’t …

Airlines