United’s Basic Economy Mistake, Best Way to Identify Luggage, Hotel Booking Scam

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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 Saturday, September 9, 2017, that we think you should read.

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United Is Losing Money Because of Basic Economy, Will Keep Doing It Anyway. – Decisions like this are why the airline industry (collectively) operates at a cumulative loss since inception.

Face Suitcase Covers Are the Strange New Way to Keep Track of Your Luggage. – This might be going overboard just a bit.  However, I can imagine some pretty awesome pictures of my travels that I’d want to put on one of these.

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Don’t Get Ripped Off by This Common Hotel Booking Scam. – Hackers can replicate websites so that they seem like the real thing.  I use points for a majority of my bookings made via the app or directly at the hotel brand website.

Uber Hacks Every Passenger Should Know About. – My favorite on the list is the link to all of the pickup locations for airports.  How about you?

10 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Board a Plane. – This list is actually pretty good.  Some basic stuff, but also some useful apps for tracking flights and gate locations.


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