Marriott Says It’ll Pay for New Passports for Those Affected by Data Breach

Marriott has promised to pay for new passports for any of the 500 million Starwood customers whose personal information was exposed in a massive data breach.

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Qantas Starts Weighing Carry-On Bags

Qantas plans to start weighing carry-on bags at the gate. Some airlines have a weight limit on them and Qantas is planning to start enforcing it. For the Australian carrier, that limit is 7 kg or 15.4 lb per bag. They plan to place scales at gates across Australian airports. Enforcement is reportedly occurring on the busiest…

Massive Data Breach at Marriott, 500 Million Customers Affected

If you have stayed at Marriott Hotels or any of their other brands then you might have had your personal information stolen. Marriott announced today that they suffered a major data breach affecting about 500 million customers. The breach came from the Starwood brand database. Apparently the hacking has been going on since 2014, but…

Sinemia Makes Changes After Class-Action Lawsuit by Customers

Movie-ticket subscription service Sinemia announced big changes to its plans on Thursday in an attempt to address some of the complaints that sparked a class-action lawsuit by angry customers. The lawsuit filed earlier this month, was about a $1.80 “processing fee” that the company began to roll out in mid-October. “Sinemia lures consumers in by…

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Icelandair Scraps Plan to Buy Rival WOW Air

Icelandair said on Thursday it had scrapped its all-share deal to buy WOW Air. The acquisition seemed like a done deal when it was first announced earlier this month. Icelandair said the conditions for the share purchase were “unlikely” to be filled by the company’s shareholder meeting, slated for Friday. Shares in Icelandair tumbled 10 percent…

New Centurion Lounge Coming to Charlotte in 2020

American Express plans to open a new Centurion Lounge. This one at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and was revealed in a City of Charlotte meeting agenda that was posted online. Charlotte would host the fourth new lounge announced this year for a 2020 opening, following New York-JFK, Denver International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airports. Update:…

Dunkin Warns DD Perks Customers of Data Breach

Dunkin’ Donuts has issued a warning to its ‘DD Perks’ customers, saying a third-party might have gained access to their account information. “Although Dunkin’ did not experience a data security breach involving its internal systems, we’ve been informed that third-parties obtained usernames and passwords through other companies’ security breaches and used this information to log…