Alaska Shrinks Carry-On Bag Size, What To Do When Airlines Lose Luggage, Giraffe’s Head Stuck Inside Car

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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 Wednesday, April 11, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Wyndham-owned chains getting brand names tweaked. – Although the name change will help with branding, until Wyndham does something to make these hotels more attractive to travelers, changing the name isn’t going to make people want to stay there more often.

This Airline Is About to Shrink the Size of Carry-on Bags Allowed on Board. – Alaska keeps making more and more moves that are anti-traveler since they acquired Virgin America. The rationale of having the same dimensions as other carriers to ensure that overhead bags would fit on connecting flights makes sense. But I’m always cautious when something negative “is done for your own good.” Reminds me of what parents would say to you as a child.

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What to do when your airline loses your luggage. – Speaking of luggage not fitting in the overhead, this article walks through the steps you should take when (not if) an airline loses your luggage. If you fly enough, this will eventually happen to you.

Glass Shatters on Giraffe After Safari-goer Closes Car Window on Its Head. – First of all, pay attention whenever there are wild animals around. Second, closing the window when the animals head inside your car is probably not the best move. Idiots. The animal is now probably hurt because of a human’s inability to put down their phone and enjoy the experience.

The One Thing You’re Forgetting in Your Carry-On. – This is a great trick to make it through TSA and still have fresh water available when you board the airplane.

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