TSA Mask Requirement, Chase Rent Payment Platform, US Bank Data Breach 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 a Supreme Court ruling that leaves TSA mask ruling in place, Airbus debuts new A350 cabin, Chase has a new rent payments platform, Moxy Lower East Side in NYC, and Carnival Cruise Line cuts down on booze.

Supreme Court leaves TSA mask requirement ruling in place

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that allows the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to require mask-wearing on planes, trains and other forms of transport. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the TSA did have the authority to maintain security and safety within the transportation system, including imposing the masking requirement.

Airbus debuts new A350 cabin that seats 10 people a row

Airbus just unveiled an all-new cabin configuration for its A350 widebody jet with the goal to offer airlines more revenue opportunities and better efficiency.

On Wednesday, the European planemaker announced a 10-abreast seating layout for its A350 variants, including the -900 and -1000, made possible by adding four inches of space to the cabin width by carving out the sidewalls.

U.S. Bank reveals data breach involving some credit card accounts

U.S. Bank is notifying some of its customers about personal information that was accidentally shared by one of the bank’s third-party vendors, according to draft letters posted to the California Attorney General’s website. About 11,000 customers were affected after the vendor, a collections recovery group, accidentally shared the info, a U.S. Bank spokesperson told NBC News.

Chase has a new rent payments platform for landlords and tenants4

JPMorgan is piloting a platform it created for property owners and managers that automates the invoicing and receipt of online rent payments, according to Sam Yen, chief innovation officer of JPMorgan’s commercial banking division. “The vast majority of rent payments are still done through checks,” Yen said. “If you talk to residents to this day, they often say ‘The only reason I have a checkbook still is to pay my rent.’” The bank hopes to gain traction by offering users valuable insights through data and analytics, including how to set rent levels, where to make future investments and even screening tenants, according to Yen.

DFW Airport Has New Non-stop Service to Auckland

Customers at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) now have a new destination to explore with the launching of non-stop service on American Airlines to Auckland, New Zealand. American Airlines will operate this seasonal flight daily on a Boeing 787-900 aircraft. Service to Auckland begins Saturday, Oct. 29, and it is DFW’s second destination in Oceania.

Moxy Lower East Side Opens Its Doors in NYC

Inspired by the neighborhood’s history as a crossroads of entertainment and culture, and its present-day role as an incubator of innovation, the new 303-bedroom Moxy Lower East Side entices with endless amusements enlivened with the spirit of the absurd. Among them are Sake No Hana, a Japanese restaurant; Silver Lining, a piano lounge; The Highlight Room, a rooftop bar; The Fix, an all-day café and lobby bar; and Loosie’s, a subterranean club. Moxy Lower East Side is for adventure seekers who crave a multitude of New York experiences — and want affordability without sacrificing style or substance.

Carnival Cruise Line Makes a Major Beverage Change

Carnival has allowed passengers to order full bottles of liquor to be delivered to their rooms. That’s a policy the cruise line has decided to get rid of, Carnival’s loyalty ambassador, John Heald, shared on his Facebook.

“My apologies. You will have seen that we no longer have full bottle liquor sales available on preorder. Hard liquor is no longer available for preorder on our Fun Shops. All existing sales will be honored and guests can still preorder up to two bottles of wine for onboard delivery and consumption,” he wrote.

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