An incredible moment happened Sunday down under, with a Rugby League player from the New Zealand Warriors PASSING A FOOTBALL THROUGH HIS LEGS WHILE BACKFLIPPING IN MID AIR. If THAT wasn't enough, the team scored a try off it, (that's basically their version of a touchdown). Show More Summary
Divers in New Zealand face an unusual standoff with sevengill sharks, which are known to become aggressive in certain circumstances, and a new documentary airing on Discovery is examining the situation, leading to stunning footage of the sharks hunting in packs and feeding at night. Show More Summary
Is it okay to recline an airline seat? Recent airline incidents tell us your answer could pit you against your fellow air travelers. In the case of a New Zealand man, it also ended in a date in court and a NZ$600 (US$400) fine for abusive...Show More Summary
A large focus on cool climate wines made me a little leery about how they’d translate in the air. The region of the Burgundy white is not known for fruit forward wines (contra the wine list descriptions). New Zealand sauvs are oftenShow More Summary
The last stop on my Sydney lounge tour was the Air New Zealand temporary lounge. The temporary lounge was.. interesting. It's a drab, windowless space that was definitely too small for all of the passengers it was servicing. Like the rest of the downstairs lounges, the ceilings weren't especially high. Show More Summary
Air NZ has revived the roman catapult or trebuchet in its opening shot in the trans Tasman ski holiday contest that always breaks out at this time of year. Being a sucker for really good marketing, and New Zealand in general, Plane Talking has broken its own rule about avoiding PR campaigns to draw attention [...]
The impressive winning entry in a private competition to redesign New Zealand’s flag could inspire a radical, and perhaps much needed, change in Air New Zealand’s livery. Gone might be the vegetarian pirate design, sometimes unkindly compared to the flag of a terrorist organisation, that looks particularly striking in the All Black versions that appear [...]
While it appears Virgin is focused on profitability rather than re-igniting a price or capacity war, keeping Air New Zealand under pressure is useful insurance for Qantas.
It’s official. As reported earlier, Jetstar is launching a turbo-prop operation in New Zealand to take on routes where the Air NZ presence is either vulnerable or overpriced. The flights will use an initial fleet of five former Qantaslink 50 seat Q300s, and are expected to operate to at least four regional destinations initially from [...]
Editor’s Note: As part of our SimpliLeader series in which we showcase the best minds in aviation, here’s an interview with Mike Tod, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer, Air New Zealand. This interview originally appeared on. MikeShow More Summary
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Airline safety videos are a big chance for companies to express some major personality. On Virgin Airlines, people sing and dance their way through five minutes of flight instruction. Air New Zealand's latest video even employs hot surfers to tell you how to inflate a life jacket. But it's Delta Airlines that surprisingly just outdid all the others. Show More Summary
In his third film with New Zealand born director Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "Lords of War"), Ethan Hawke plays Major Thomas Egan a US Air Force pilot who is now flying drones instead of real planes from the safety of a bunker in Las Vegas. Show More Summary
This is a good day to buy airline tickets to Australia with Qantas where I found a fare of $993 CAD = $819 USD round trip. Air New Zealand posted fares of $987 to $993 USD to Sydney and Melbourne. Delta and United are about $50 moreShow More Summary
The Kiwi carrier turned to surfers – and their buff bodies – to get the attention of passengers.
Betty White, Bilbo Baggins, and bikini babes have all been featured in Air New Zealand safety videos at one point in time or another. So what does the airline have left to showcase in the latest version? Surfers! Released just this week...Show More Summary
There's a reason Air New Zealand is considered one of the best airlines in the world. While many airlines have made entertaining safety videos, Air New Zealand has turned them into an art form, transforming the mandatory announcements...Show More Summary
Now that it’s done with Hobbits, Air New Zealand has found a new way to get passengers to watch their air safety videos – by filling them with beautiful young women and men frolicking on the beach and showing off their surfing skill...
One of my favourite things about New Zealand is their national airline, which has these great safety videos that take a totally different and engaging approach to seat-belts, emergency lighting and the brace position. Honestly, they're clever and funny and engaging and you actually want to watch them. Show More Summary
There’s no airline in the world as innovative when it comes to their safety videos as Air New Zealand. They’re engaging, innovative, and fresh. And I actually think they’re brilliant. I know some people argue that safety videos shouldn’t be made entertaining, but I disagree. Show More Summary