Alaska Lounge Priority Pass Access, Book Hotels With Alexa, Why You Never Check A Bag

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Welcome to The Morning Shave.  We read a ton of travel articles each day for our personal research and to share the best travel tips and tricks with you.  Here are the articles for Thursday, August 10, 2017, that we think you should read.

 

The Morning Shave

Alaska allowing guests again with Priority Pass. – Alaska has nice lounges, so it is good to see this policy change, even though you’re limited to just two guests, which is a problem when you’re a family of 4.

Kayak and Amazon Echo Now Offer Voice-Powered Hotel Booking. – Cool technology, but not much help when you prefer to book using hotel points.  I imagine that this day is coming soon though.

Amazon Echo Dot

This is why I never check a bag. – And to think some people paid $25-$35 for this kind of treatment!  I avoid checking bags whenever possible, not because of this, but due to time savings.  But this is even more reason to put up with the hassle of overhead bin space.  And a reminder to keep valuables and fragile items with you at all times.

Beware of One-Way Rentals that Charge Extra for Mileage. – I remember being a child when rental car companies didn’t include unlimited miles.  But that policy changed a long time ago, so I wouldn’t have noticed this either.  Always read the terms and conditions when you book travel (or anything else for that matter)!

The One Thing You Should Start Doing Now to Save for Next Year’s Vacation. – While this action may not make sense for you, find something that does.  You can afford to travel.  But you have to make choices of what is and what is not more important to you.

 

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Lee Huffman

Lee grew up loving to travel with his parents. Now he explores the world with his wife, Anna and his two children Timothy and Scarlett. He enjoys being spoiled as a Kimpton Inner Circle Member and taking full advantage of Southwest's Companion Pass. Lee wants to teach his readers how to 'Travel More. Spend Less. Live Better.' using miles, points, tips and tricks.

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