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The Most Epic Flight Safety Video Ever

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel

It's called "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made," and for once the word "epic" isn't being misused. Air New Zealand's new in-flight safety video...

Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

Christine Negroni | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September.

Nick Visser

On The Front Lines Of Climate Change, Antarctica's Scientists And Penguins Fight For World's Attention | Nick Visser | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

Last November, New Zealand outdoorsman Michael Armstrong was watching a cricket match in his local pub when he thought of penguins. A friend had told ...

Two Thumbs Down on Air Nonsense

Jeff Polman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel
Jeff Polman

Imagine my horror then, the next time I flew Virgin America, and witnessed this abomination: a five-minute long, professionally-choreographed singing and dancing video.

WATCH: Mother With Cancer 'Belittled' By Air New Zealand

Posted 11.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

After learning she had breast cancer, a New Zealand woman's initial bid to postpone a flight that interrupted her first radiation treatment was declin...

Why I'm So Disappointed In Betty White

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The beloved 91-year-old comedian Betty White has a new starring role in Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety video. I don't think it's one of her finest performances.

Betty White Has An Important Safety Message For You

Posted 10.11.2013 | Travel

Richard Simmons exercised his way through one. Bear Gryllis went outdoors for another. The "Hobbit" was, predictably, involved in another. Even Presid...

New Zealand's First Same-Sex Wedding Took Place On A Plane

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

The flower girl skipped through the aisle seats when a New Zealand couple tied the knot in an airplane on Monday, the same day the country's gay marri...

Surviving Cook Island Is Pretty Easy

Pam Grout | Posted 05.20.2013 | Travel
Pam Grout

My favorite Aitutaki motu was probably Tapuaetai, the world's only "deserted island" with its own post office.

A Social Media Breakfast With Teddy Goff and Ross Dawson

Jo Brothers | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Jo Brothers

Last month Air New Zealand, New Zealand's leading brand in social media for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube held its second Social Media Breakfast with speakers Teddy Goff, President Obama's Digital Director, Futurist Ross Dawson.

WATCH: Bear Grylls' New In-Flight Safety Video

Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel

TV host and survival expert Bear Grylls stars in a new in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand which will be played on the airlines' Airbus A320 fl...

A Look Back At Aviation In 2012

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

There's no better way to see the ebb and flow in the world of aviation than to go back and review the events of the past year. As I look at what I saw fit to write about in 2012, I appreciate the unconventional approach some airlines have taken in response to the rapid changes in the industry.

Cute Overload, New Zealand?

Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel

Ok, New Zealand, the Hobbit hoopla is getting to be a bit much. It's totally adorable and understandable that you're proud of your role in the "Lor...

The Magic of Filming The Hobbit in New Zealand (VIDEO)

Jo Brothers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Jo Brothers

Watch this video of The Hobbit, from Air New Zealand, featuring the cast, Sir Peter Jackson and some of the most dramatic and remote film locations ever used in movie making.

Airline Slammed For Transgender 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices

An Air New Zealand riddle about a steroid-enhanced female shot putter from the Olympics is causing turbulence, the Dominion-Post reported. Twitter fol...

Behind the Scenes of 'An Unexpected Briefing'

Jo Brothers | Posted 01.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jo Brothers

A week ago, Air New Zealand released their latest safety video, "An Unexpected Briefing," which has now reached an amazing 7.7 million views.

WATCH: Hobbit In-Flight Safety Video

Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel

Air New Zealand, the official airline of Middle Earth, launched a new Hobbit-themed in-flight safety video Wednesday. The video, entitled "An Unex...

PHOTOS: Air NZ's Fly Flight Attendants Of The 80s

Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

We just can't get enough of retro photos of flight attendants. There are the snapshots of Continental's old crew getup pre-United merger, British Airw...

WATCH: Celebrities, Leaders Abound In New Air Safety Video

Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel

Just when you think Air New Zealand has tired itself out with the incessantly kitschy in-flight safety videos, the airline pulls a fast one and enlist...

Why Don't Airlines Award Loyalty Points Based on Dollars Spent Rather Than Miles Flown?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2012 | Travel

This question originally appeared on Quora. Michael McGraw-Herdeg, Microsoft PM (Excel Services). Yes, the legacy US airline model of "if you you ...

Are Airlines Bringing Sexy Back?

Tiffany Hawk | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel
Tiffany Hawk

Travel writer Rolf Potts declared the death of the Mile High Club back in 2007, pointing out the decades-long decline in airline allure and comparing the lavatory tryst to sex in a Walmart bathroom. But even with cut-backs, extra fees and cramped quarters, many believe love is still in the air.

Dashing Thru the Sky, on an @FlyAirNZ Sledge... Yay!

Jo Brothers | Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact
Jo Brothers

As we count down to the last days of 2011, residents of Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island are looking forward to a more settled 2012.

WATCH: Why Is Richard Simmons Behind Bars?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

Air New Zealand is kinda sorta obsessed with its mascot, Rico. So much so that the airline has created a whole game over who "murdered" the beloved...

The Hoff Rides A Faux Horse In Air New Zealand Commercial

Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel

David Hasselhoff, he of "Knightrider" and "Baywatch" fame--or if you're too young for that "America's Got Talent"--is now lending his services to the ...

Airlines That Charge for a "Civilized Experience"

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.06.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I learned how to open the airplane door in an emergency, help a handicapped person into a seat, take down a disruptive passenger and deploy the evacuation slide.