Airport Lounges Excluding Award Tickets, Marriott’s 40 New Luxury Hotels, Never Swaps Seats On A Plane

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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, December 7, 2017, that we think you should read.

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Marriott to Open 40 Luxury Hotels in 2018. – Most of these properties will be international.  Plenty of exciting locations for JW Marriott, St Regis, Luxury Collection, and W Hotels.  Which new property are you most excited to visit?

An Airport Lounge Reality Check. – It’s hard to know what the right answer here is.  All I know is that I don’t usually pay cash for flights (and certainly not for premium class tickets), so the prospect of being excluded just because I used miles instead of cash rubs me the wrong way.  And I’m totally concerned that other airlines may follow this policy as a way of reducing overcrowding.

Delta Sky Lounge seating
Unwind in a comfy and spacious seat

Why you should never swap seats on a plane. – The title is a bit misleading.  It’s really commentary from both sides of the issue… people arguing for and against swapping seats.  As one of the contributors mentioned, karma is real.  Be kind and kindness will eventually be returned to you.

40% of Americans expected to travel during the holidays. – That’s almost 100 million people!  Wow.  With so many people traveling, I tend to avoid traveling during the holidays and miss out on all the chaos.  Are you traveling for Christmas or New Years?  Follow our tips for saving money during holiday travel.

16 Mistakes Every First-time Flier Makes. – Just remember, we were all newbies once.  And these mistakes are being maid by seasoned travelers as well.  I know I’ve make a few of them occasionally just because I fall into habits or life leading up to the trip just gets too busy.  Which of these mistakes do you make when traveling?


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