Fast Airplane Wifi Coming Soon, Why You Should Print Your Tickets, Best Domestic Airports

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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 Tuesday, February 6, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Top 3 reasons to still print your tickets and travel itineraries. – Charlie totally gives me a hard time about this, calling me “Grandpa,” but I never have to worry about battery life on my phone or a bad signal interfering with me going through security or boarding a plane.

Expect huge improvements to fast airline WiFi — slowly – As travelers, we’ve come to expect fast and plentiful wifi wherever we travel.  Wifi on airlines is still slow and costly, but that will be changing over the next few years.  Here’s an article Brett wrote about which airlines offer the best wifi.

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The 10 Best Domestic Airports. – This list is mostly smaller airports, so I would imagine their service levels and cleanliness would be better than the busier and more crowded airports.  But, does that make them better?  What’s your favorite airport?  When I travel, I factor in lounge access using an app like LoungeBuddy to see what lounges are available.

How you can use up leftover reward points. – Having a few hundred (or even thousand) points in your account, with no good way to redeem them, is quite frustrating.  Many brands now allow you to redeem with their partners for amounts less than a flight or hotel room, so don’t give up hope.  Also consider transferring in just enough points from Amex, Citi, or the others so you can redeem for travel.

WestJet’s budget carrier, Swoop, plans to fly U.S. routes. – More competition is a good thing!  Although I tend to dislike budget carriers that charge you for every little thing, they can be a great option and help push down prices among the other carriers, benefitting us all.

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