News Roundup: Southwest Email, Debit Card with Fingerprint Scanner, MoviePass Issues, Measles at LAX, New Boeing Plane

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.
News Roundup

Dear Southwest: Stop Trying to Play Hero in the 737 MAX 8 Situation!

Most of you should have received an email from Southwest today where CEO Gary Kelly explained the grounding of 737 MAX 8 planes that were involved in two crashes in the last few months. Read more here.

Pei Review – Card Linked Loyalty Program [Referral Bonus Increased To $5/500 Points)

Pei is yet another card linked loyalty program, similar to Dosh or Spent. You basically link your existing debit or credit cards to the app and then when you make purchases at select merchants you get rewards. Read more here.

Debit card with built-in fingerprint reader begins trial in the UK

British bank NatWest is trialling the use of a new NFC payment card with a built-in fingerprint scanner. The trial, which will include 200 customers when it begins in mid-April, will allow its participants to make NFC payments without needing to input a PIN or offer a signature. Read more here.

MoviePass Admits It Lost Track of How Many Subscribers It Has

MoviePass’s parent company hit another bump Tuesday, acknowledging it lost track of how many paying customers the film-subscription service had on its books. Read more here.

Travelers at LAX may have been exposed to measles

Travelers who passed through Los Angeles International Airport in late February may have been exposed to measles, health officials announced Tuesday. Read more here.

The world’s longest passenger plane is here — the Boeing 777X

On March 13, the very first Boeing 777X was presented to company employees, inside the airframer’s main wide-body manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington. Boeing had planned to unveil the jetliner on Wednesday, but delayed the debut following the crash of its aircraft in Ethiopia. The event was simplified to respect the recent loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX 8. Read more here.
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