Hackers Targeting Hotel Master Keys, American Fares Going Up On Higher Fuel Costs,

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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, April 28, 2018, that we think you should read.

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American CEO expects rising fares due to higher fuel costs. – Here we go again. Funny thing is that airlines didn’t remove fuel surcharges or lower fares when oil dropped from above $100 a barrel to below $50. Now, they’re using rising prices as justification to increase prices again.

A One-Minute Attach Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys. – Travelers, we are under attack and the criminals are getting smarter, while the hotel industry isn’t doing enough to safeguard our possessions. These hackers can disappear with your valuables without a trace. Truly scary stuff!

Hotel keys
Remember when hotel keys actually looked like keys?

Marriott Travel Package Arbitrage. – These travel packages that offer a week hotel stay and airline miles for a very affordable amount of Marriott points. Greg offers some pros and cons for buying a new package or upgrading an existing package.

Your Portable Electronic Device Becomes a Remote Control at Hilton Hotel Properties. – Yay, one less reason to touch devices that are shown to have some of the most germs of anywhere inside a hotel room.

Airlines that let you hold award flights using points & miles. – Sometimes you need to hold an award while checking on hotel or timeshare availability. Or you may need to verify with work that you can get those days off. Either way, being able to hold an award flight while you book the rest of your vacation is a great benefit.

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