How to hack Uber, Citi removes ThankYou transfers to Hilton, American LAX Catering Listeria

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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 Wednesday, November 8, 2017, that we think you should read.

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Hilton Honors Is Being Removed As A Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner. – Personally, I don’t see this as a big deal considering transferring ThankYou points to Hilton wasn’t a very good deal.  The only way it makes sense is if you need just a few more points for a redemption.

Hacking Uber: Earn points, cashback, and credits every time you ride. – Valuable info to maximize your benefits when riding with Uber.  If you haven’t opened an Uber account, use my referral link for a special bonus.


The hilarious airplane etiquette guide to sleeping next to strangers… – Pretty funny, and a must-read for some of the inconsiderate people I’ve flown next to in the past!  I agree with most of it, including that it’s OK to take off shoes, but never socks.

How American is Handling LAX Catering Since Their Contractor Was Found With Listeria. – I received a $50 voucher for my inconvenience.  I wish every flight didn’t offer food and I received a voucher instead because I try to avoid eating airplane food.

Hotel Status Matters Less for Families. Here’s Why. – And my friend Ed’s response.  I tend to believe in the value of loyalty and status based on getting upgraded rooms, late check-out/early check-in, and, of course, earning points towards the next free stay.  Some benefits don’t matter at lower-end properties where there’s not an opportunity for an upgrade.  My only status for hotels (except Kimpton) is whatever I earn from the credit card… I don’t need top-tier status, only something that gives me an edge for some extra benefits.

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