Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:09:41 +0000A New York architectural firm has proposed a creative way to bend the city's restrictive property zoning rules with a new curved skyscraper that aims to be the world's longest building.The Big Bend - measuring 4,000 feet (1.22km)...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:04:50 +0000The first chartered flight from Dunedin to see the Aurora Australis has delivered spectacular results.Photographers including organiser Ian Griffin have published a series of images showing heavenly views of the southern sky taken...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/plane_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The first ever chartered flight to the Antarctic Circle from Dunedin New Zealand to intercept the auroral oval on the night. Photo / Stephen V YouTube
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:00:00 +0000The Plane: Embraer 190SR, a peppy Brazilian-built short-haul jet. You could mistake this plane for an Airbus A320 from a distance, but on closer inspection it's smaller, with giant winglets on each side. Interestingly, the pilots'...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:15:07 +0000Say hello to the person next to you. Reclaim territory on the armrest. Think of the reasons why you don't have a laptop or tablet with you.This is some of the light-hearted advice dispensed by Royal Jordanian on social media Thursday,...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/55560963_l_70x71.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=If the thought of the in-flight laptop ban fills you with dread, these tips from Royal Jordanian could help make your flight more enjoyable. Photo / 123RF
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:11:20 +0000Location: The Gaylord is a 20-minute drive from downtown Nashville. The "Gaylord"? Seriously? Yep. The check-in staff don't even bat an eyelid as they say the name. "Welcome to the Gaylord, sir!" "They'll have you in a Queen in...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:07:33 +0000Indonesia has launched an investigation on the resort island of Bali after an Australian man is believed to have been infected with HIV while getting a tattoo.Gede Putra Suteja, head of the Badung district health agency in the Kuta...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/47256008_l_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=There is a strong possibility the tourist contracted the virus while at a tattoo parlour.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000Location: On the beachfront in the upmarket Seminyak area. How big? There are 229 rooms, suites and villas. Room: A Marvellous One Bedroom Pool Villa decorated in a soothing colour scheme of green and grey tones. The outdoor...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:49:33 +0000With US and UK authorities announcing a ban on iPads and other large electronic devices on flights to the Middle East, we recall what else was once permitted at 35,000 feet. 1. Smoke Ah, the golden age of flying. When air hostesses...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-515331874_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Lighting up a fat cigar on a flight was once a common occurrence. Photo / Getty Images
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:31:59 +0000When travelling, holidaymakers can face an unfortunate reality if they don't have their wits about them.Tourists who are conspicuous and vulnerable make for easy targets to criminally-minded locals, who are able to exploit their...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:14:26 +0000Reports have surfaced that a private jet fell 3000m in uncontrolled descent after it encountered the wake turbulance of an A380 flying above it.The Emirates' airbus was heading to Sydney when it flew 300m above the MHS Aviation...
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:07:13 +0000Sam Shank has been a travel junkie for almost his entire career, logging periods at search engine DealBase and pioneering hotel review site TravelPost, which Kayak has since absorbed. Now he logs up to 100,000 miles a year as chief...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-476817363_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Use clips to hold hotel curtains together, so no light seeps through in the morning. Photo / Getty Images
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:00 +0000I'm a caveman. Born and raised in Waitomo, suckled on stalactites - I grew up on 1600 acres of farm full of caves and forest and cliffs. When I was growing up, we didn't get out much, we basically just played in the forest and the...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/glowworms_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Angus Stubbs was the Legendary Black Water Rafting Company's first guide. Photo / Shaun Jeffers Photography
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:44:03 +0000A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft.Miroslav Gronych, who was employed by Sunwing Airlines on a work visa from Slovakia, was...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-631009628_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Pilot Miroslav Gronych (left) got bumped off his plane after his crew found him slumped over in the cockpit with 'three times the legal alcohol limit in his system'. Photo / Getty Images
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000The plane: A B777-200. The interior was fairly dated. United started this service with their plush new 787 Dreamliners, but soon phased in the older 777s. Class: Economy Plus. There are 72 seats in this section in a 3-3-3 formation....
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:34:00 +0000One of the first tourists to travel in outer space found it to be a bit of a buzzkill. Sure, he loved every minute - even if he was physically miserable part of the time. The next wave of space tourists will need a high tolerance...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-523108580_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The microgravity of space takes a serious physiological toll on the body. Photo / Getty Images
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:30:00 +0000"And you thought Liberace was dead," cooed the man in a rhinestone-studded white suit, matching shoes and big rings.His luxuriant head of hair topped by a spectacular blond pompadour added inches to his already significant height."In...
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:28:00 +0000Already one of the world's most expensive destinations, Iceland is considering introducing a new tax on tourists in a bid to prevent overcrowding.The country has witnessed a near fivefold increase in tourism since 2010 and is...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-168536587_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=New taxes are being considered to fight the rising tide of tourism. Photo / Getty Images
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:15:20 +0000Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board.The passenger had gotten off the plane. The snake had not."The...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/AP170322115555_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=A flight attendant holds a snake found on a Ravn Alaska flight between Aniak, Alaska and Anchorage. Photo / AP
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:26:20 +0000A favourite of Kiwis and Aussies alike, Bali has been named the best destination in the world in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards. The Indonesian island was described as a favourite destination for "both adventurers and those...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-533661311_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Bali has been named the best destination in the world in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards. Photo / Getty Images
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:40:00 +0000The US president is no stranger to a failed enterprise. Over the years he's launched a catalogue of dubious businesses, including (but not limited to) GoTrump.com (a travel search engine), Trump Ice (spring water), Trump Steaks and...
http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201712/GettyImages-515245812_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Trump pledged to create 'the best transportation system of any kind in the entire world.' Photo / Getty Images
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