Roundup: $6 Flight to Hawaii, United Playing Hardball, Tallest Modular Hotel, Use Food Stamps Online, Near Crash at JFK

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


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Winner Winner Arby’s Dinner – My $6 Flight to Hawaii is Booked!!!

If you remember last Friday and this Monday there was a contest hosted by Arby’s. They offered 10 people a chance to fly to Hawaii to eat Arby’s on the beach. Read more here.

United Airlines Plays Hardball With Expedia and JPMorgan Chase

United Airlines has had relationships with JPMorgan Chase and Expedia Group for years, but on Wednesday the airline’s executives suggested both companies may need to improve their offers to maintain the carrier’s business. Read more here.

World’s Tallest Modular Hotel Set to Rise in Manhattan

Marriott International Inc. is laying plans for what it says will be the tallest modular hotel in the world, in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood. Its 168 guest rooms will be assembled in a factory in Poland, shipped overseas and trucked into New York in the middle of the night, when the city streets can accommodate the oversized loads. Read more here.

Food stamps recipients can now order groceries online for delivery. Amazon, Walmart and ShopRite will offer the service

For the first time, the US Department of Agriculture has given the green light for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to use their benefits to buy groceries online and get them delivered to their homes, the agency said Thursday. Read more here.

American Airlines flight ‘nearly crashed’ after departing from JFK

While the National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation of an April 10 incident, in which an American Airlines flight was forced to turn around after striking a foreign object while departing from the airport, a source is now stating that the plane “nearly crashed.” Read more here.

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