August 26, 2019

Jetstar ‘urinator’ unmasked as NZ netball coach’s son

The Jetstar urinator from last weeks incident on a flight to Singapore has been unmasked as Michael Aitken, son of Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken. Michael Aithken was identified after a photo taken by passengers in a drunken sleep was published in national media. Ruth Aitken, in Sinapore for … [Read more...]

Jetstar passenger unrinates on other passengers and gets off with warning

A drunk New Zealand passenger on a Jetstar flight from Auckland to Singapore two days ago urinated in the aisle of a Jetstar aircraft spraying one man and soaking a woman's scarf. Passengers were surprised when the offender was allowed to leave the flight in singapore with only a warning. Six … [Read more...]

Air New Zealand hits back at “malicious rumours” about ash cloud safety

Air New Zealand's chief executive Rob Fyfe has hit back at what he calls a campaign of "malicious rumours'' against Air New Zealand that have originated in Australia. Air New Zealand continued to operate most services during the two most recent ash cloud events while Jetstar and Qantas refused to … [Read more...]

Aussie flights cancelled as Chile volcano ash cloud strikes again

Air travel in Australia has been disrupted as a second cloud of volcanic ash from the Chile Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain drifts into Australian airspace. In Sydney, all domestic Qantas and Jetstar flights to and from the city from 3pm today have been suspended. All Virgin flights from 4pm … [Read more...]

Another ash cloud from Chile volcano heading for New Zealand

A new cloud of volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain in Chile is on its way to New Zealand. Dr Andrew Tupper from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre says the ash which is currently 2,000km south of Western Australia is headed in a north East direction. "It will obviously … [Read more...]

Old DC3 aircraft comes to the rescue for stranded ash cloud passengers

It first flew 67 years ago but a veteran DC3 aircraft is coming to the rescue for some New Zealand passengers left stranded by the volcanic ash cloud from the Chile Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. Even Air New Zealand was forced to cancel flights today to and from Christchurch, Dunedin and … [Read more...]

Chile volcano ash cloud finally forces Air NZ to cancel some flights

The ash cloud from Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano has finally forced Air New Zealand to cancel five flights involving Dunedin tonight. The airline said the cancellations were because of increased volcanic ash activity in the south of the South Island. The cancelled flights are NZ693 … [Read more...]

Passenger finds beetle larva in airline meal

A woman on a Jetstar flight from Singapore to Australia last week found a beetle larva in her Jetstar in-flight meal. Serena Chen asked for a refund but was told she would have to apply for one online. After some discussion she was offered a replacement meal and her money was refunded. Serena … [Read more...]

Branson unveils Virgin Australia re-brand

Richard Branson has flown into Sydney today in a re-branded plane to unveil his new Virgin Australia airline. Virgin Australia replaced the 10 yer old Virgin Blue brand as well as swallowing long-haul carriers, V Australia and Pacific Blue. Branson is hoping that the new branding and … [Read more...]