Virgin Atlantic Says OK To Steal, Global Entry Being Revoked, Adult Movie Content on Planes

Virgin Atlantic salt and pepper shakers Christmas 2017
Photo courtesy of Virgin Atlantic.

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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 15, 2017, that we think you should read.

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AAA: Year-end holiday travel expected to break records. – Be careful out there.  Roads will be packed and made worse with bad weather (aka: ice, snow, rain).  Airports will have massive lines.  People will have shorter tempers.  Follow our guide to saving money on holiday travel.

Virgin Atlantic Is Encouraging Passengers to Steal From Business Class. – If anyone can get me a set of these salt & pepper shakers, that would be incredibly awesome!

Why seasonal overlays for attractions will become the norm. – I like it when the theme parks spice things up a bit by redecorating to incorporate seasonal/holiday elements.  It makes the experience more festive and a nice departure from going on the same ride for the 100th time.

The US is revoking Global Entry, the airport fast track – from Muslims… – I understand the need for “extreme vetting” and all that jazz, but wholesale revocation from one ethnicity is completely un-American.  If the government placed a membership on pause while they conducted an even more thorough (because your background is already vetted during the application process) background check, that might be understandable.  But permanent revocation is a bad approach.

Are nudity and murder OK onboard an airplane? – I normally read the newspaper or books when I fly, but will occasionally watch a movie.  I don’t go out of my way to watch movies with murder or nudity, but scenes like this do happen to pop up from time to time.  I never give it much thought, even though my kids travel with me most of the time.  My approach is that, if you don’t make a big deal about it, most kids won’t even pay attention because the movie doesn’t look like a cartoon.  What are your thoughts?

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