This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Here you can read about NYC hotels not changing sheets, wiping down surfaces, Americans will remain barred from European travel, American Airlines gets rid of social distancing measures, Apple launches ‘Path to Apple Card’ and some Amex Offers easier to redeem.
Some high-end Manhattan hotels aren’t thoroughly cleaning rooms between guests amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report found. Three different Midtown hotels didn’t even bother to change pillowcases or wipe down commonly used surfaces, according to an investigation by Inside Edition set to air Monday night.
Travelers from a list of 15 nations will be allowed entry to the European Union starting Wednesday, but the United States is not on the list. European Union governments decided Tuesday to open their external borders to Algeria, Tunisia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay. Chinese travelers will also be allowed in the EU, but only if China announces that it will also accept European visitors.
Starting July 1, American Airlines will get rid of its recently introduced social distancing rules. The airline said it would start selling flights to capacity, abandoning caps on passenger loads that were put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.
Declined Apple Card applicants may begin seeing notifications on their device later today that offer them the Path to Apple Card program. It’s an opt-in program that can run for up to 4 months.
Looks like some offers are now easier to redeem. When you have an offer that can be repeated multiple times (such as $5 off $90 for your cable bill for example), you can make one charge of $180 and you get $10 back. Or a charge of $270 and get $15 back and so on.