Boy Duct-Taped on Flight to LA, Curve ‘All In One’ Card, Small Towns Offering $20K to Move There and More

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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about 13-year-old boy duct-taped on fight to LA, Citi’s asinine ThankYou Point expiration policy, Curve ‘All In One’ Card, Spirit giving just $50 vouchers to stranded passengers, and small towns offer up to $20K just to get you to live there.

Boy, 13, duct-taped after going on tantrum aboard flight to LA

Flight attendants have once again resorted to duct tape to restrain an unruly passenger — this time tying down a 13-year-old boy on an American Airlines flight as another family member punched a window, according to the airline.

The teen threw a tantrum and fought with his mother aboard an American Airlines flight from Maui to Los Angeles on Tuesday, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Citi’s Asinine ThankYou Point Expiration Policy Explained … Sort Of

Citi continues to improve their ThankYou points currency, on the earning and redeeming sides. The Custom Cash takes the 5% earning card concept to the next level. The ease of cash out via the Premier and the American Airlines transfer capability givs you more opportunities. But what should you know about Citi points expiration? It’s all here.

Curve ‘All In One’ Card Coming To America

The Curve Card is an all in one card and they have added a waitlist page announcing that the product will becoming to America. Last we heard they had planned to launch in 2019, so hopefully this waitlist being added means the product will be launched here soon.

Curve is a payment card that aggregates multiple payment cards through its accompanying mobile app, allowing a user to make payments and withdrawals from a single card. It lets you “switch the bank card you paid with after each transaction is complete.”

Spirit Airlines passengers want more than an apology and $50 vouchers

Spirit Airlines was canceling hundreds of flights daily last week. Lots of people were stranded, and we saw many horror stories on social media. 

So Spirit Airlines thought that the best way to make up for all the trouble was an apology email and a $50 voucher.

Small towns offer up to $20K just to get you to live there

Northwest Arkansas is among a growing crop of cities, states and regions offering as much as $20,000 to entice newly remote workers to move to their areas. Some, like the Ozarks, are trying to create a pool of high-skilled workers to help fill job openings.

Others aim to build up a skilled workforce to attract companies. Still, others are combating longstanding population declines or are looking to fill new housing complexes. This contrasts previous strategies. Typically, cities have spent hundreds of millions of dollars offering tax breaks and other incentives to lure companies.

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