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.
Sign Up for iConsumer, Get 500 Shares (Worth ~$200)
Shopping portal iConsumer has been offering a signup bonus of 500 shares for a while. But their shares are now worth 40 cents each, which makes this a bonus of $200 if you’re able to sell at that price. They say they are aiming for a $4 stock, which would make this huge, but don’t hold your breath for that. You need to complete a $25 purchase to get the bonus. Sign up now or read more here.
American Express Acquires Restaurant Reservation Service Resy
American Express has acquired restaurant reservation platform Resy. Resy partners with 4,000 restaurants in 154 US cities and 10 countries and helps power their reservation platform. Read more here.
Hilton Seeks More Partnerships to Entice Low-Tier Loyalty Members
The hotel chain is actively looking to engage more with low-tier Hilton Honors members, in order to increase wallet share, CEO Chris Nassetta said on Hilton’s second-quarter earnings call with analysts last week. This is predicated on introducing more loyalty partnerships with third parties, according to the company. Read more here.
Amtrak To Launch Nonstop Trains From DC To New York: Report
The service will be limited to just one northbound and one southbound train per weekday, but they will be fast: the southbound train will leave New York’s Pennsylvania Station at 6:35 a.m. and arrive at Union Station at 9:10 a.m., while the D.C.-to-NYC train will leave at 4:30 p.m. and arrive at 7:05 p.m. Read more here.
New Founderscard United Airlines Benefit: 3 Months of Valuable Gold Status + Challenge
Receive MileagePlus® Premier® Gold status from September 1 – November 30, 2019, and keep it through January 31, 2021. Read more here.
Baltimore airport officials find another rocket launcher, the second this week
Early Thursday, agents at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport found their second device of the week, according to the Maryland fire marshal, who said it was “empty of any explosive hazard and was inspected by the U.S. military for safety.” Read more here.