Roundup: Etihad Charging for Snacks, BlisPay News, Smoking on Spirit Flight and More

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.
News Roundup

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Etihad Now Charges For Drinks And Snacks In Economy

While meals remain free, Etihad passengers in the economy cabin are now being charged for snacks and certain drinks requested outside the scheduled meal service. This applies to both short and long haul routes. Read more here.

American Airlines scraps oversize bag fees for certain items

The company said they have eliminated “oversize bag fees for common sports and music equipment” and the change goes into effect immediately. Read more here.

Citi Bikes can now be rented through the Lyft app

Lyft previously announced the beta-testing of Citi Bike in its app for about 20 percent of its users. Now, it will be available to everyone with the Lyft app on their phone. Customers can rent a bike as easily as they hail a car. (Citi Bike still requires the input of five-digit code to unlock a bike.) Read more here.

Blispay Acquired By Alliance Data

FinTech company Blispay has been acquired by Alliance Data according to the Baltimore Business Journal. In November of 2018 Blispay had to suspend lending due to lack of funds. Blispay is a card that earns 2% cash back on all purchase and you get 6 months of no interest on all purchases on $200 or more. Read more here.

Man lights cigarette on Spirit Airlines flight in startling viral footage

Wild footage from a Spirit Airlines flight to Minneapolis, Minnesota, shows a passenger who began smoking mid-flight, breaking one of the cardinal rules of air travel. Read more here.


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