News Roundup: United Bans Cats & Dogs, Save Your Old Gift Cards, Venice Tax, LaGuardia Bathrooms Etc.

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 content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. If you come across any interesting articles, please send them my way.

News Roundup

United Airlines joins Delta in banning emotional-support puppies and kittens

United Airlines will no longer accept emotional-support kittens and puppies under four months of age and will ban emotional-support animals outright on long flights as it tries to crack down on soiled cabins and biting incidents that have harmed passengers and crew. Read more here.

Why You Should Save Pre-Paid Gift Cards Even After You Spend Them

Saving your gift cards after using them it’s a good idea for several reasons.  You can use them as “dummy” cards when you want to sign up for a free trial plus you need them in case of returns or rebates. Read more here.

Venice to charge day trippers up to $11 to visit

If Venice is on your travel list, there’s some some bad news. Venetian officials have announced plans to charge day visitors up to $11 (€10) to enter. Currently, the Italian city’s tourist tax only applies to those spending the night. Read more here.

The US government is warning Americans that if they visit China they may not be able to return home

The US State Department has issued a travel advisory urging Americans to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to the People’s Republic of China. The warning comes as concern that China may arbitrarily enforce local laws and detain US citizens without cause. Read more here.

Here Are All 80 Sears & Kmart Stores Closing Over Next Three Months

Sears is closing down 80 stores soon. You can check the list here to see if your local store will be closing.

New LaGuardia Bathrooms Are a Big Hit

The overhaul at LaGuardia has some early success, thanks to its new bathrooms. The design is getting a lot of attention. Instead of a countertop that typically is wet and dirty, trough-style sinks have an outer edge that slopes down toward the drain. And, from pictures, bathrooms look more like a hotel than an airport. Read more here.

Bathrooms that resemble ones in four-star hotels have made a big impression on travelers at LaGuardia. A lot of design effort and money went into the restrooms. PHOTO: © JEFF GOLDBERG/ESTO/LAGUARDIA GATEWAY PARTNERS

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.