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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The worst sales promotion in history
27 years ago, Hoover offered two free international flights with any £100 purchase. Today, it’s remembered as the worst sales promotion in history. Read more here.
Cracks Found on 5% of Older Boeing 737 Planes in Inspections
More than 5% of older Boeing Co. 737 jets that underwent urgent inspections worldwide in the past week have cracks in a structure connecting the wings to the fuselage and will have to be temporarily grounded. Read more here.
Credit Card Delinquencies in U.S. on Rise for Smaller Issuers
Fed data show a growing gap between delinquency rates for the 100 largest banks compared with all others. Delinquent accounts for the largest banks were at 2.44% in the second quarter, while other banks saw the rate spike to 6.34% from 5.73% the prior quarter. Read more here.
Saudi Arabia allows unmarried couples to share hotel rooms
Saudi Arabia has gone one step further in its bid to encourage international tourists. Unmarried couples will now be allowed to share rooms while on vacation in the country. Read more here.
Huge Value Is Possible When Maximizing The United Excursionist Perk
Great post about maximizing the United Excursionist Perk. Read more here.