Rooftop Pools to Dream About, United Devalues Singapore Crediting, Low-Cost US to Tel Aviv Flights

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Marina Sands Bay Infinity Pool
Charlie relaxing overlooking downtown Singapore

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 Tuesday, October 3, 2017, that we think you should read.

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Yet ANOTHER person violently dragged off a plane. – How has anyone not received the memo that this is a bad idea?  Major negative press, delayed flight, and upset passengers equals major lawsuit.  There was something noticeably off with this lady since she stated that she had a life-threatening allergy, yet wanted to remain on the plane.  Doesn’t add up, but not a good situation for anyone involved.

25 Rooftop Pools to Dream About While You Sit in the Office. – I have to say that the Holiday Inn Sydney rooftop has a much better view than the Park Hyatt Sydney… for a fraction of the cost.  Charlie has stayed at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore before and he totally raves about it.

Marina Sands Bay Infinity Pool
Charlie relaxing overlooking downtown Singapore

 

7 Gadgets We Can’t Travel Without. – The Bose headphones create beautiful sounds and drown out the noise, but it can be hard to travel with such a bulky item.  Many of these items on the list are duplicates (3 headphones, 2 tablets), but I agree with having wireless headphones, a battery pack to recharge, and an iPad.

Bad News for United Flyers Who Like to Earn Miles on Cheap Flights. – Posts like this reinforce my strategy of not chasing status with airlines.  Airlines invented loyalty programs and it seems like they are hell bent on destroying any concept of “loyalty.”  I almost exclusively use miles and points and choose the cheapest or fastest option available.

Low-Cost Airline XL Airways Will Now Offer Flights from New York to Tel Aviv. – Competition is a good thing, even if this is a low-cost carrier.  It forces the big airlines to be honest and competitive.  The best thing about this is that XL Airways allows free stopovers in Paris for up to 5 days without charging extra!

 

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