Somebody in Mexico who failed to read the instructions is out more than 6 pounds of meth and a $1,400 drone, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Police say the battery-operated drone carrying 3 kilos of the drug crashed in a Tijuana parking lot Tuesday night, about a mile from the US border, reports Vice. Link
For a limited time lucky customers flying British Airways could enjoy the thrill of getting a free one-way upgrade to First.
Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth in Europe with an increase in capacity on its flights to Italy, as well as the introduction of double-daily flights to Madrid. The increase in both capacity and service will roll out over the next five months to help meet the expanding passenger needs for both these popular…
Ryanair will open six new London Stansted routes to Clermont, Cologne, Deauville, Edinburgh, Glasgow Intl and Ponta Delgada (Azores), as well as increased frequencies on 40 other routes, which low cost carrier claims will deliver over 17m customers each year.and support over 17,000 “on-site” jobs at London Stansted Airport.
American Airlines promoted Vasu Raja to vice president – International Revenue Management. In this new role, Raja will lead a high-performing team responsible for overseeing all revenue generated from the company’s international business.
A South African woman caused an AC flight from LHR-YYZ to be diverted to YHZ after berating and technically assaulting members of the cabin crew. After pleading guilty, she will pay a fine and reimburse AC for the cost of the diversion. Link
The Federal Aviation Administration is warning airlines about fire risks from electronic cigarettes stored in checked luggage and is recommending that passengers bring them into the cabins instead. Link
With the deal, Expedia, which owns travel sites including Hotels.com and Hotwire, is building upon a 2013 marketing agreement that it had with Travelocity, the companies said in statement on Friday. Under that partnership, Expedia provided customer service for Travelocity and supported its websites in the U.S. and Canada. The acquisition gives Expedia more control…