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'Human guinea pigs': World's first 20-hour non-stop passenger fight underway:

October 19th, 2019

The longest commercial passenger flight in history is underway - a gruelling 20-hour marathon from New York To Sydney.The human guinea pigs departed the US on board a Qantas Boeing Dreamliner about 4pm NZ time Saturday.Almost...

Air NZ flight from Auckland to San Francisco diverted to Hawaii with 'engineering issue':

October 19th, 2019

An Air NZ flight from Auckland to San Francisco was rerouted to Hawaii this morning due to engineering fault. Flight NZ 8 departed from Auckland airport at 7:51 Friday, but was rerouted to Honolulu mid flight.Air NZ said the engineering...

Your next vacation may be virtual says Japan's ANA:

October 19th, 2019

Japan's biggest airline is betting that the future of travel isn't traveling at all. For the last month, a married couple in Oita Prefecture has been interacting with a robot - called an Avatar - that's controlled by their daughter...

The Golden Age of airplane food is over; the future is sustainability snacks:

October 19th, 2019

The rattle of a flight attendant's service cart sparks a nostalgic joy in me. No matter how many times I fly, I perk up when those trolleys come rumbling down the aisle, maiming any appendages brazenly stretched beyond arm rests....

'Climb fever': Uluru rangers reveal 'craziness' as Ayers Rock climb deadline looms:

October 18th, 2019

Hundreds of tourists have arrived in a stampede of red dust to climb the Australian landmark, an act that will be illegal by the end of next week. The climbing ban has been a long time coming, however the 26 October cut off has...

Royal Caribbean 'moron' passenger has holiday cut short by reckless selfie:

October 18th, 2019

A passenger on a Royal Caribbean vessel was captured on camera risking their life for a brazen travel selfie ? but she hadn't intended to appear in this photo.The woman, who has not been identified, was seen posing on the very edge...

Jet lag is your own fault, Qantas long-haul research says:

October 18th, 2019

Jet lag is a common complaint after a business trip abroad or long overseas holiday. But, it turns out, you only have yourself to blame.Ahead of Qantas's record-breaking New York-Sydney flight, the Australian airline has invested...

Qantas just days away from 'unthinkable' record New York-Sydney flight:

October 17th, 2019

In days, a group of human test subjects will board a Qantas Boeing Dreamliner in New York for a flight no airline has completed before.Almost 20 gruelling hours later, they'll land in Sydney, having conquered the longest non-stop...

Scotch whisky 'tide pods' an experience dividing the web:

October 17th, 2019

If the squidgy, colourful capsules are an attempt to break away from the staid, old-boys club image of Scotch whisky, then Glenlivet's 'capsule collection' is a job well done. The 23ml edible pouches are made from seaweed and contain...

Woman's extreme measure to avoid excess luggage fees:

October 17th, 2019

Faced with an excess luggage fee with minutes 'till boarding, this passenger was able to perform a sort of budget-airline miracle:Passenger Gel Rodriguez's quick thinking was able to reduce her 9kg bag to fit into the 7kg weight...

Kiwis' favourite overseas destinations and what not to wear:

October 17th, 2019

Last week a Taiwanese woman was fined over her tiny bikini bottoms while on the popular Phillipine island of Boracay. "Maybe it is their way of expressing how they appreciate the beauty of the island and the beauty of her body,"...

Wrong turn on Canadian road trip sees family detained in US:

October 17th, 2019

The holiday of a British family visiting Canada took a turn for the worse when they were arrested by US border authorities. Following a wrong direction Eileen, 24, and David Connors, 30, had accidentally crossed the northern US border...

Qantas' mystery jumbo buyer gives 747 a new lease of life:

October 16th, 2019

Australian airline Qantas has announced how its beloved 747 will enjoy retirement after 90,000 hours in the air as a commercial passenger plane.The Boeing 747-400, with the registration of VH-OJU Lord Howe Island, is the next of...

Shweeb: How New Zealand's Hyperloop contender became a theme park attraction:

October 16th, 2019

Roll over, zorbs! This could be New Zealand's most bizarre travel invention and there are two of them in the country, in Rotorua.The shweeb is a human-powered monorail train. Sat in a capsule, riders cycle themselves along safe...

Danube tour boat captain not to blame for deadly crash, 28 dead:

October 16th, 2019

Experts have concluded that the captain of a sightseeing boat that collided on the Danube River with a much larger cruise ship was not responsible for the deadly crash that killed 28 people, including himself, Hungarian police said...

Contiki want to take you on holiday in return for TikTok videos:

October 16th, 2019

Young people who like making videos on TikTok have a chance to score an epic OE - for free.Contiki are awarding a "TikTok creator ambassadorship" which includes a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 Contiki Trips in 2020, destination...

Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands of Catalan separatists clash with police:

October 16th, 2019

Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona's airport on Monday after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and...

Amsterdam tulip tourists scammed by seedy underbelly:

October 16th, 2019

A major investigation into the Dutch capital's "floating flower market" has exposed a scam targeting the city's 19 million tourists.The report commissioned by the Amsterdam city council revealed 99 per cent of bulbs bought from...

Australia expels airport sausage smuggler in African swine fever scare:

October 15th, 2019

Australian border authorities at Sydney airport stopped and refused entry to a woman who was discovered with 10kg of undeclared food in her luggage The 45-year-old from Vietnam was caught entering the country with what officials...

13 brilliant travel hacks for your next holiday:

October 15th, 2019

Rick Klau's excellent travel hack last month was so good it sparked a flurry of other truly clever hotel tips. But that was just a mere sample of the brilliance of the Internet at large. I don't remember who posted this on...

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