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Booze Drones Approved by Alcoholic Aviation Authority

As well as sandwiches and whatever you buy off Amazon, one beer maker has outlined a future in which drones deliver beer via the sky. Brewer Lakemaid produced a YouTube clip apparently showing a drone with enough grunt to lift a box of beers, a concept that could see our daily litre of vodka flown in while letting us avoid the intimidating and judgemental off licence youths. [YouTube via The Register] Read More >>

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Cheap Return Flights to Europe is Your "Wunderbar, Mein Liebchen" Deal of the Day

To quote good ol' Madge: Holiday! Celebrate! If we took a holiday, took some time to celebrate just one day out of life, it would be, it would be so nice. Unquote. However, holidays are expensive which can make something supposedly relaxing more stressful than it needs be. Read More >>

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Crazed Ryanair Passengers Loot Drinks Trolley in Fury Over 24-Hour Delay

A nightmare Ryanair flight -- featuring an emergency stopover for medical treatment, a re-route to an alternative airport and a bus journey -- kicked off in terrifying fashion, with furious passengers said to have looted the duty free trolley and abused staff during their delay-hit ordeal. Read More >>

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West Midlands Couple Book Holiday Flights from the Wrong Birmingham

Birmingham Airport. That's probably in Birmingham, right? Must be. Clue's in the name. Problem is, there's also Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama, which is where a couple from the West Midlands booked their flights to the Caribbean from. They got the wrong Birmingham. They wanted the one with the Wetherspoons in Terminal 1. Read More >>

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£1 Return Flights to International Destinations are Your "Around the World in 80 Pound Coins" Deal of the Day

Even though sitting in a plane that hurtles through the sky filled with farting humans and recycled burps is one of the most distressing things a human can do, going on holiday is nice, isn't it? Once you've got over your crippling fear of walking into eateries and bars you don't know, that is. Read More >>

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What, People are Actually Paying Easyjet to Pre-Book Seats?

Budget flier Easyjet increased its average profit-per-passenger from £4.81 per seat to £7.03 over the last year, thanks in part to letting passengers pay a little extra for the luxury of pre-booking a seat in advance and trying to bag a nice one with an extra few millimetres of knee/magazine clearance. Read More >>

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Now You Don't Have to Shut off Your Electronics on European Flights

After last month's hugely celebrated decision by the United States FAA to overturn the personal electronics ban on flights, Europe's EASA has come to a similar decision. The Guardian reports that by December, passengers on European flights will no longer have to turn off their mobiles, e-readers, or laptops, though larger devices will need to be stowed during takeoff and landing. The revolution's going worldwide! Read More >>

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Join the Mile High Club for £270 (Must Supply Own Sex Partner)

A US flight company is offering customers the opportunity to do some sex in an aeroplane, selling romantic mini flights for just $425. Customers go up in a small light aircraft and get to do it behind a curtain while the pilot tries to concentrate. Read More >>

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Don't Be a Schmuck By Missing Out on This "So Good They Named it Twice" NYC Deal Of The Day

Even though it predominantly smells of pollution and urine, New York is still the coolest place on Earth. They've got coffee houses where strangers talk to each other, they have gigantic buildings that make you vomit by just looking at them and they have cronuts. What more could you want? Read More >>

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EasyJet Manager Threatens to Kick Man Off Flight for Slagging Airline on Twitter

An EasyJet employee has managed to heap shame upon the budget flier today, by threatening to have a man kicked off his flight because he dared to criticise the airline's policies on Twitter before departure. Read More >>

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How an Engineer Earned 1.25 Million Air Miles By Buying Chocolate Desserts

Air Miles are one of the greatest inventions ever: they can be used to score free flights, hotel stays and if you’re really lucky, the scorn and hatred of everyone you come in contact with who has to pay full price when they travel. The king of all virtually free travelers is one David Phillips, a civil engineer who teaches at the University of California, Davis. Read More >>

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Does Ryanair's Profit Warning Show We're Tired of Penny-Stealing Small Print?

Last week, Ryanair warned investors that there'd been a "perceptible dip" in bookings for September and the rest of the autumn, a fall that could show we're moving on from pursuing the cheapest prices in favour of getting the fairest treatment and not having to pay £1.50 for a Twix. Read More >>

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At Least Airline Badboy Ryanair Doesn't Overbook its Flights

Consumer site Which? has conducted some research into the shady world of airline flight overbooking, the practise of selling more seats than physically fit in the aeroplane to ensure planes fly full even if a few people don't show. Nine out of the 14 flight providers ask admitted to routinely overbooking their routes. Read More >>

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Ryanair Refuses to Refund a Dead Person's Flight

We all know that Ryanair is out to make as much money as possible. We accept that when booking. But you'd think there are limits like, you know, death? Apparently not if you die "too early". Read More >>

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What Your Flight Number Actually Means

Traveling this summer? Don't forget to pack the suntan lotion. And check in to your flight online. And check if your flight is delayed using your flight number. Speaking of which, how the hell do aeroplanes come up with flight numbers? Apparently there's a system! Like did you know flights that go east or north are usually given even numbers while west and south flights have odd flight numbers. Read More >>

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WSJ: The FAA Is Ready to Ease Restrictions on In-Flight Electronics

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration in the US is about to loosen its restrictions on in-flight gadget use — more than a year after it first announced it was mulling the idea. Read More >>

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