Ukrainian Jet Shot Down, Apple Pay Glitch, CBP to Collect DNA Samples, World Elite Mastercard Benefit, AA Shutdowns

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, or if you have your own blog and have something relatable please send them my way.

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U.S. officials confident Iran shot down passenger jet

Crazy news about the plane that crashed in Iran yesterday. U.S. officials are confident Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner in the hours after the Iranian missile attack on U.S. targets earlier this week. The Ukrainian International Airlines plane crashed Wednesday soon after takeoff from Tehran’s airport, killing all 176 people on board. Read more here.

Apple Pay glitch saddles NYC straphangers with accidental charges

The OMNY tap-and-go fare readers have been taking a $2.75 charge from people who have enabled a passcode-skipping Apply Pay service — which allows straphangers to enter the subway with a swipe of their iPhone at the turnstile — even while trying to use a regular MetroCard. Read more here.

Government To Start Collecting DNA Samples On Travelers Detained Entering The U.S.

Now your DNA will become a precondition for international travel, at the discretion of Customs and Border Protection. That’s because the U.S. government has started a pilot program to collect DNA from people taken into CBP custody, with plans to roll the program out nationwide. Read more here.

Little Known World Elite Mastercard Benefit

World and World Elite Mastercards provide free access to the Mastercard Travel and Lifestyle Services program. This program offers some really great benefits that provide a ton of added value to each cards unique set of benefits.  Read more here.

American Airlines Is A Bad Actor in These AAdvantage Shutdowns. Here is Why!

American locked the accounts of tons of people they suspected of violating these rules over 3 weeks ago. Is it right or wrong? Read more here.

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