Roundup: Missile Launcher in Checked Bag, Fake Equifax Websites, United & Clear Partnership, Monopoly in Airline Industry and More

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, please send them my way.

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TSA finds missile launcher in passenger’s checked bag

A traveler flying out of a Maryland airport packed a missile launcher from Kuwait in his checked bag in the hopes of keeping it as a souvenir, officials said. Read more here.

Look Out for Fake Equifax Websites

As you may have heard, Equifax has reached a settlement that will see the company finally begin to pay out damages to those who were affected by its data breach. “Beware of fake websites claiming to be the Equifax settlement claims website,” the agency tweeted Monday. Read more here.

Amazon is looking into creating a new grocery chain

This new chain would blend aspects of online ordering and traditional shopping, and may be inspired by a 2017 internal memo circulated ahead of the Whole Foods acquisition. Read more here.

United Airlines & CLEAR Announce Awesome New Partnership

United Airlines and CLEAR have announced a new partnership. As part of this, United is also making an equity investment in CLEAR. Read more here.

Have Mergers Created Monopoly Power in the Airline Industry?

While there’s certainly been consolidation in the airline industry as America West acquired US Airways and then American; Delta acquired Northwest; Continental acquired United; Southwest acquired AirTran and Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America this hasn’t led to higher prices for consumers. Read more here.

Flying to Songkran on EVA Air & Thai Airways Plus a Night in a Box

Review of EVA Air and Thai Airways on the way to Songkran and a stay at a little wooden box meant for airline travelers to rest through the night. Read more here.

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