When Kids Are Noisy on a Plane, “Free” Upgrade Costs $300 per Night, Mega Savings on Flights & Hotels

Miami to Grand Cayman American Airlines pilot Timmy

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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 Friday, December 1, 2017, that we think you should read.

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The Mysterious Flight That Turned Back to LAX Yesterday – And the Best Source Was a Supermodel. – I understand the security concerns, but couldn’t they have figured out who was the extra person while the flight was in mid-air?

Is It Rude to Ask Someone to Quiet a Child on a Plane? – I’m a firm believer in the theory that, if a parent isn’t parenting their child, others need to step in and parent for them.  My kids are well-behaved (most of the time), but every now and then they need a little reminder to chill out and respect others’ experiences.

Timmy flying from Paris
At 26 months old, Timmy was actually well behaved in Business Class

How asking for a “free” upgrade cost a hotel guest $300 per day… – OMG, that is horrible.  This is a good lesson in making sure you ask for upgrades (that you deserve with your loyalty status) the right way.

FinalPrice: An Awesome Travel Booking Platform. – For people that use cash instead of miles & points when booking airfare and hotels, this can be a huge opportunity to save some serious money.  Also consider using Whiskr or apps like HotelTonight or Dosh to save money without paying for a subscription.  And check out our tips for saving money on travel.

This Is What Happens to Half-used Hotel Room Soap. – It is heart-warming to know that the used soaps go to a great cause that helps so many people.

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