News and notes from around the interweb:
- ICYMI: Paul Manafort is alleged to have been using Airbnb to launder money
- “Cannabis is legal” bins at TSA checkpoints at the Ontario, California airport
- When Google acquired ITA Software they agreed to support public facing API for airfare search for five years. After 7 years they will shut down the QPX Express API service April 11, 2018. (HT: Douglas M.)
According to TechCrunch, customers of QPX include a lot of household names like Bing Travel, Cape Air, CheapTickets, Kayak.com, Orbitz, Alitalia, American, ANA, United Airlines, US Airways, and Virgin Atlantic.
- Airport worker tried to sneak onto a JetBlue flight to Boston. He used his credentials to access the plane and even self-checked luggage. (HT: Ken A.)
- An arrest warrant has been obtained for actress Rose McGowan after she allegedly left behind drugs on a United flight to Washington Dulles early in the year.
- PETA sent out a press release that “United Airlines quickly agreed to remove [foie gras] from the menu at Classified, the airline’s invitation-only restaurant at Newark Liberty International Airport” in response to their appeal.
- In Soviet Russia, inflight entertainment watches you! (The Russian Reversal joke would work better if American Airlines wasn’t so opposed to seat back entertainment.)