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  • Hikers plunge 28 feet in bridge collapse

    Te Urewera National Park

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    New Zealand is known as a land of adventure, but four French hikers got more excitement than they might have wanted on the Lake Waikaremoana Track in the country's Te Urewera National Park.

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    By Chuck Thompson CNN
  • The best inflight experiences money can buy


    From Qantas

    Sorry, U.S. airlines, when it comes to inflight services, you're still not making the grade.

    So says aviation website, which has ranked international carriers on the quality of their first, business, premium and economy offerings an...

  • JetBlue opens farm at JFK airport



    JetBlue wants to bring farm to table. Tray table that is.

    The airline announced Thursday that it would be opening a blue potato farm and a garden at New York City's John F. Kennedy airport.

    The "T5 Farm" will be located outdoors at JetBlue's Terminal 5...

  • Surrounded by ocean, unique hotel a true escape

    North Carolina coast

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    Leaning back in his hammock, Garry Bickett looks over at his brother, Bill. He reflects on the day and the beauty of the sun setting across the North Atlantic Ocean.

    "This is it, right here," Garry says. Bill smiles back in agreement.

    The Bickett famil...

  • Best time to buy holiday plane tickets

    KLM plane


    Although rumors abound about the best times to buy the most affordable holiday plane tickets, flying during some of the year's busiest travel periods won't be cheap.

  • Woman using breast pump scolded on plane, she says

    American Airlines flight diverted

    American Airlines

    A Phoenix woman said she was reprimanded by a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight for pumping breast milk in an airplane bathroom, ABC News reported.

  • Flight diverts after co-pilot passes out

    United Airlines

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    A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing in New Mexico on Tuesday morning after the co-pilot passed out, an airport spokesman said.

  • Alaska Airlines loses its CEO's bags

    Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines

    Alaska Airlines has a good record when it comes to handling bags. But recently it lost its CEO's bags.

  • Pilot dies during American Airlines flight

    American Airlines

    Derek Davis/CNN

    Medical emergencies are rare, but hardly unprecedented in commercial flights.

    It's far less common when they involve the plane's pilot -- and that pilot dies.

    That's what happened Monday on an American Airlines flight between Phoenix and Boston.


  • Amtrak passenger train derails; 6 riders injured

    Amtrak Vermont derailment scene


    An Amtrak passenger train derailed Monday near Northfield, Vermont, injuring six people, officials said. There were no fatalities.

    Dana Huoppi, a spokeswoman with the Montpelier Fire Department, said at least two cars went off the track and over an e...

  • Danish moms told to buy baby-making vacations

    newborn baby hand holding parent's finger

    Chris Greene/FreeImages

    A Danish travel company has come up with a novel solution for reversing the country's declining birth rates.

  • Hotel's $2,000-a-night 'space' experience

    Space Hotel mirrors

    Kameha Grand Zurich via CNN

    Always dreamed of going to space but never felt cut out for grueling astronaut training?

    Soon it'll be possible to (almost) indulge this fantasy without leaving Earth.

    A hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, has just unveiled a new suite kitted out to look li...

  • Nepal bans novice climbers from Everest

    Mt Everest

    Larry Lazo/CNN

    Facing increasing criticism over safety and the environmental impacts of climbing on Mount Everest, Nepalese tourism officials have banned novice climbers from the world's tallest peak and are considering additional limits.

  • Disabled climber halts Everest effort

    Mount Everest

    Rupert Taylor-Price/Wikimedia Commons

    Mount Everest's summit will once again remain elusive for Nobukazu Kuriki, the tenacious Japanese climber who was nearly a month into his fifth attempt to scale the world's highest mountain when perilous conditions on Saturday forced him to abandon h...

  • Creepy mannequin heads dot Japan countryside

    mannequin head japan rice field sized

    Dennis Doucet

    If you're traveling around Japan's countryside in late summer, don't be alarmed if you see a bunch of creepy mannequin heads staring at you from the fields.

  • With a tarantula roaming about, Delta calls off flight

    Smithsonian tarantula

    Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images

    There are a multitude of reasons your flight might be canceled or delayed -- but a spider?

  • Virgin Atlantic plane wing clips fence

    Virgin Atlantic

    Virgin Atlantic

    Passengers were removed from a Virgin Atlantic flight in New York on Saturday after a wing clipped a fence.

    No one was injured on Flight VS26 from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Heathrow, according to the Port Authority of New York...

  • First look: Boeing's new 737 MAX 8

    737 MAX 8

    Boeing via CNN

    It's all about the winglets.

    Boeing has released new photos offering a tantalizing glimpse of the 737 MAX 8 -- the first member of the U.S. aviation giant's new, more efficient single-aisle plane family.

    Still under construction in a dedicated new faci...

  • Air Marshals allegedly sought prostitutes

    Crowded flight, airline, airplane passengers

    iStock / mkurtbas

    At least two Federal Air Marshals are at the center of a prostitution investigation by the Transportation Security Administration.

    The TSA's Office of Professional Responsibility and Office of Inspections has launched a probe into allegations two air...

  • Grounded American Airlines flights resuming after technical problems

    American Airlines

    Derek Davis/CNN

    American Airlines resumed flights Thursday after computer problems briefly grounded flights at three of its busiest airports.

    The problem affected flights to and from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, as well as Dallas-Fort Worth and Miami. Almost 300 flights...

  • Pilot diverts airplane to save dog

    Air Canada

    Air Canada

    Simba the French bulldog is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot.

  • Ex-SkyWest flight attendant accused of bomb threats


    Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons

    A former SkyWest flight attendant admitted he fabricated two bomb threats that resulted in emergency landings in North Dakota and Virginia, according to court documents released this week.  

  • Alaska plane crash kills 3

    Unemployment rates - Alaska


    A small plane crashed in the area of Iliamna in southern Alaska on Tuesday, killing three people and injuring more.

    Rescue personnel were on the ground and assisted the injured passengers, the Alaska Department of Public Safety said in a statement.


  • Air India grounds 'heavy' cabin crew

    Airline airplane


    Air India, a debt-burdened, state-run carrier, is trying to shed some extra flab.

  • Stowaway's body found at Dutch airport

    Schiphol Airport

    Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

    The body of a stowaway was discovered Saturday in the landing gear of a cargo plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, a Dutch border police official told CNN.


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