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Pilot draws virtual Christmas tree during test flight route across Germany

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:59:38 GMT2017-12-14T21:59:38Z

A pilot feeling particularly festive traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380.Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa that the nearly five-and-a-half-hour flight the previous...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/xmastreeflight_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The pilot traced a Christmas tree over Germany, complete with baubles. Photo / Flightradar24




Pilots and cabin crew reveal the things they look (and listen) out for when they're passengers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:53:33 GMT2017-12-14T21:53:33Z

Flying is an ordeal for nervous fliers partly because planes are one big mystery to them and they don't know whether the various sounds and movements they experience on board signify danger or not.But it's different for pilots and...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/48667220_l_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Pilots and cabin crew have been revealing the clues that might indicate that something isn't right. Photo / 123RF




Flying from Palmerston North to Auckland with Air New Zealand

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT2017-12-14T17:00:00Z

Alexander Robertson flies from Palmerston North to Auckland aboard NZ5110. The plane: ATR 72-500. It's like a pencil with wings. Class: Cattle. On time: Like clockwork! However, if there was going to be a sole passenger...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/alex_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Passengers boarding in "Palmydise". Photo / Alexander Robertson




Plane turns around because of man biting passengers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:30:39 GMT2017-12-14T05:30:39Z

A plane flying from Los Angeles to New York had to be diverted to Las Vegas after, somewhere up above Utah, a man suddenly began biting his fellow passengers.The passenger was taken into police custody after the JetBlue flight landed...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/GettyImages-860631600_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The JetBlue flight was somewhere over Utah on its way from LA to New York when the passenger began biting fellow seatmates. Photo / Getty Images




Gramado, Brazil: Where Christmas starts in October

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:01:31 GMT2017-12-14T04:01:31Z

Brazilian newlyweds Júlia and Marcos Muniz found what they were looking for when they picked Gramado for their honeymoon: peace, quiet and a refreshing break from the heat and humidity back home in Rio de Janeiro. And quite by accident,...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/travel-brazil-6e3fe8d0-dc37-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The nightly lighting ceremony at Natal Luz de Gramado draws crowds into the streets in the heart of the city. Photo / Andrew Jenner, Washington Post




Flying from Auckland to Doha with Qatar

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT2017-12-13T20:00:00Z

Donna McIntyre flies Auckland to Doha on Qatar QR921. The plane: B777-200LR Class: Economy. In seat 33D, down the back. Flight time: At 17hr 50m, this is the world's longest commercial flight, going 14,535km and crossing...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/qatar_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Economy Class aboard a Qatar Airways B777-200LR.




Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Passengers who don't let you in line to get off the plane

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT2017-12-13T17:00:00Z

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. Humans are strange creatures. For the most part, if we are walking down the street or we're somewhere like a supermarket, we are understanding if someone...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/toilet_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Photo / Getty Images




Pacific nation demands tourist conservation pledge

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:58:19 GMT2017-12-13T03:58:19Z

With overtourism becoming a growing concern the world over, one tiny island in the Western Pacific has taken action to protect its future generations from the damage caused by overseas visitors.Palau has become the first country...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/GettyImages-808307342_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Palau has become the first country in the world to ask visitors to sign a conservation pledge on entry, which is stamped in their passports. Photo/ Getty Images




Take heed and learn from uninsured Bali travellers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:11:54 GMT2017-12-13T00:11:54Z

The recent volcanic eruption on Bali, a favourite destination for many New Zealanders, has shown how unexpected natural disasters can interfere with your travel plans.It's important to be prepared for the unexpected and understanding...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/SCCZEN_AP170112210446_70x71.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Authorities told tens of thousands of people to leave Bali due to the eruption of Mount Agung. Photo / AP




Naples celebrates UNESCO recognition of art of pizza making

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:50:50 GMT2017-12-12T20:50:50Z

The city of Naples, often in headlines for its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side.UNESCO on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or "pizzaiuolo," to its...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/AP17341456300839_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=A Neapolitan 'pizzaiuoli' (pizza makers) prepares a pizza, in Naples, Italy. Photo / AP




He Tangata: Koro Carman of Footprints Waipoua

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT2017-12-12T20:00:00Z

Elisabeth Easther talks to Koro Carman of Footprints Waipoua. Growing up in Rawene in the 1980s was cool. Small town New Zealand really was about whanau. We never wanted for anything. We were outdoor kids into rugby, touch, golf,...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/koru_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Koro Carman has always enjoyed the outdoors. Photo / Julia Thorne Photography




Stephanie Holmes' best travel of 2017

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMT2017-12-12T17:00:00Z

Stephanie Holmes has had a remarkable year in Travel, travelling to various locations in 10 countries, as well as many New Zealand weekends away. Here are her top picks from a year on the road ... and in the air. Best hotel: ...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/steph1_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The Efendi Hotel, Acre, Israel. Photo / Stephanie Holmes




Passengers spent seven hours on a flight that essentially went nowhere

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:24:08 GMT2017-12-12T07:24:08Z

A British Airways flight from Berlin to Heathrow took off five hours late yesterday, but then turned around within sight of the UK coast and returned to the German capital, leaving around 180 passengers stranded.Flight BA983 was...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/342c05b137d6c4b0ddcab96335fe13e6_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Flight BA983 turned around within sight of the UK coast and returned to the German capital, leaving around 180 passengers stranded.




Staying at the Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:00:00 GMT2017-12-12T03:00:00Z

Stephanie Holmes checks in to the Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences. Getting there: You can see the Metropolis from my window, so it was a quick five-minute walk through the city and the newly-renovated Freyberg Place. If you're...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/metro_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=At the Metropolis, all Auckland CBD has to offer is on your doorstep.




Flying from Auckland to Santiago with Latam

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:37:27 GMT2017-12-12T02:37:27Z

Steve McCabe flies with Latam on flight 800 from Auckland to Santiago The plane : A rather new-looking Boeing 787-9. Latam used to use Airbus A340s on this route, and the upgrade to Boeing's new Dreamliner is a definite improvement...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/23725721998_9de2a7a42a_k_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=A Latam Boeing 787-9. Photo / Flickr, Victor




Mexico: Andale, andale!

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:00:00 GMT2017-12-12T02:00:00Z

Forget your preconceptions — Mexico is a great place to take a youngster, says Nevin Martell. It is 248 steep steps to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun, but the views are worth the exertion.From the pinnacle of the third-largest...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/andale3_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Mexico has hidden treasures for families. Photo / Getty Images




Jamie Morton: Out of time, out of mind

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:24:12 GMT2017-12-12T01:24:12Z

Jamie Morton has airport woes — but he only has himself to blame. I've always hated airports — and airports have always hated me.Never mind dental clinics, hospitals or courthouses; airports are the only places I know that induce...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/SCCZEN_A_080116NZHNRTRAVEL6_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=So-called five-year passports are only actually good for four and a half, because of the fact most countries don't let you travel on them in that last six months. Photo / Nick Reed




Flying from Auckland to Bangkok with Thai Airways

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:00:00 GMT2017-12-12T01:00:00Z

Andrew Stone checks out Thai Airways new Boeing 787-9 — the Dreamliner — from Auckland to Bangkok. The plane: The Dreamliner seems to stretch forever when you board the aircraft. The aisle curves slightly as it disappears down...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/thai_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=The Thai Airways' Dreamliner. Photo / Rattaphol Kerdkaen




Ask Away: Keep it official

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:00 GMT2017-12-11T22:00:00Z

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I'm going on a trip to Europe next year, including France and the UK, and even though I know it's statistically unlikely, I still feel nervous about getting caught up in...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/getty_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona. "Keep to official websites." Photo / Getty Images




My Holidays: Penelope Naish

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:00:00 GMT2017-12-11T20:00:00Z

Penelope Naish's Black Estate winery in North Canterbury was judged best winery restaurant at the Cuisine Good Food Awards. What was your greatest holiday? Holidays are hard to rank. Probably my honeymoon (that would be with...


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http://media.apn.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201750/penelopenaish_70x70.jpg?media_subtype_id=16|caption=Penelope Naish and Nick Brown, of Black Estate winery. Photo / Supplied