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.
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.