News Roundup: New Mastercard Logo, Supersonic Travel, Onboard Tipping, Island Life for $130K, Shutdown Etc

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 content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.

News Roundup

Mastercard is dropping its name from its logo

The credit-card network and financial-services firm announced on Monday it will drop the name “Mastercard” from its logo. Instead, the logo will appear as two intersecting circles of red and yellow, with orange in the middle, on payment cards, sponsorships, and logos in stores where the card is accepted. Read more here.

Boom Raises $100M To Develop A Supersonic Airliner

Boom Supersonic has raised $100 million from an array of Silicon Valley investors to help it build a supersonic airliner. It’s a large amount of money that brings its total funding to $141 million, but they will need a lot more to bring supersonic flights back. Read more here.

Frontier Airlines Is Doubling Down on Its Controversial Practice of Flight Attendant Tips

The low-cost airline introduced a tipping function three years ago, including an option to add gratuity on the digital tablets used to order food and drinks on its flights. And now, as of Jan. 1 of this year, each person will keep the tips they make from their own sales. Read more here.

E-cigarette battery ignites fire on American Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago

An American Airlines passenger’s e-cigarettebattery overheated and ignited a small fire shortly after landing in Chicago Friday night. Flight attendants, who have been trained on fighting high-energy battery fires, “quickly extinguished the fire and the plane taxied to the gate.” Read more here.

This Dream Job Will Pay You $130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San Francisco

If you want to live on an island, all by yourself, the East Brother Light Station, located on a small island in the middle of the San Pablo Bay off San Francisco, has an opportunity for you. And it pays well, $130,000 a year. Read more here.

Shutdown’s Toll on Travel Mounts With No End in Sight

From hotels to tour operators, activities, destination marketers, restaurants, and gift shops, the partial shutdown is reaching into the U.S. travel industry, even as essential services such as air traffic control, transportation security, and train service remain in place. Read more here.

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