13 Awesome Southwest Hacks, Should Airlines Spin Off Loyalty Programs?, Amex Focuses on Gaming

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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, December 9, 2017, that we think you should read.

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Here’s What That Diamond Patch on Your Backpack Is Really Used For. – Makes total sense.  Always wondered why it was there, but the answer is really simple.

13 Hacks for your Southwest Airlines Flights. – Grant offers some really good tips.  I like his tip for increasing your chances of having an empty seat next to you by sitting in rows 8 or 9.

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The Ten ‘Most Christmassy’ Towns in the U.S. – I love visiting all of the Christmas lights with my family.  No-cost entertainment and it always lightens our moods, even though it is a bit chilly out.  It’s true, the Newport Beach Boat Parade is fun to watch and definitely unique on this list.

Should More Airlines Spin Off Their Loyalty Programs? – An interesting an analysis of the pros and cons of spinning off an airline’s loyalty program.  Although the cash infusion of selling would be tempting for many, I say the loss of visibility to the data is a compelling reason to keep the program in-house.

Amex fires another shot in their war on gaming. – The message is clear, Amex is highly focused on keeping people from earning sign-up bonuses by using Manufactured Spend.  Be careful out there.

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