Air New Zealand takes off to Taipei

Air New Zealand has today announced it will start operating non-stop flights between Auckland and Taipei from November 2018. The airline will fly up to five times a week between Auckland and Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport from November, with NZ77 departing...

Air NZ cancel flights as former Cyclone Gita approaches

Air New Zealand has cancelled a number of services scheduled for this afternoon as former Cyclone Gita approaches and weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate. The airline has cancelled all services into and out of Wellington from 2.45pm today through until...

A beginners guide to rental car insurance

Renting a vehicle can be one of the most confusing, frustrating and potentially risky parts of travel, especially when it comes to understanding the insurance cover you may (or may not) be getting. Get things wrong and you could suddenly find your holiday becomes a...

BTI-025 Bluetooth transmitter review

If you're a frequent flyer like me you'll probably own a pair of noise cancelling headphones. They're something I hate flying without, and right now I'm rocking a pair of Sony WH1000XM2 headphones for my travels. With most headphones these days now supporting...

Is Chicago about to become Air New Zealand’s newest destination?

Speculation has been rife for the last few years that that Air New Zealand has been considering non-stop flights from Auckland to Chicago to expand its presence in the North American market. This speculation may well be about to come true, with reports in the New...

Air New Zealand offers Wellington airport parking (again)

Air New Zealand are once again offering customers the ability to book parking online at Wellington Airport utilising the airport's own parking facilities. The airline previously operated its own carparking area at the southern end of the airport, however this was...

Kiwi breaks around the world record on commercial flights

Are you a frequent flyer who loves being 10km up? Then this is a trip you might want to consider: Getting around the world on commercial flights in 52-hours and 34-minutes - the record set by New Zealander Andrew Fisher this week. His journey started in Shanghai,...

Singapore airlines dumps Canberra to Wellington – replaces it with Melbourne to Wellington

Singapore Airlines is scrapping it's Singapore to Wellington via Canberra route a mere 16 months after the launch of the "Capital Connection" service. The flight was reviewed by TravelTalk in August. The Singapore to Canberra sector will continue, but now fly inbound...

Air New Zealand says kia ora to Alexa

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa has been a huge hit in North America and other parts of the world, and Alexa-powered Amazon Echo devices land in stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February. Air New Zealand is set to become one of the first airlines in the...

Air New Zealand in-flight Wi-Fi review

Air New Zealand launched its in-flight Wi-Fi trial in October on three of its fleet of seven Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The trial has been available to selected customers flying on these aircraft, and flying back from Los Angeles earlier this week I finally had an...