Huge news from Marriott & SPG, Mistakes while travel hacking, Southwest engine blows up

Amex SPG vs. Chase Marriott

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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 18, 2018, that we think you should read.

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5 Mistakes the Miles to Memories Crew Still Makes While Travel Hacking. – When you make a mistake (not if), take heart and recognize that even the experts like these guys and me make them too. All you can do is minimize the damage, learn from the mistakes, and try not to repeat them.

Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest are Merging – What this means for your points. – Everyone was writing about this huge news from Marriott and SPG the past 48 hours. I’m linking here because this post was published right when the video feed started.

Amex SPG vs. Chase Marriott

One person is dead after a major engine failure led a Southwest plane to make a terrifying emergency landing in Philadelphia. – An incredibly scary incident on the Southwest flight from La Guardia to Dallas Love Field. Unfortunately, someone passed away, and I’m sure many others were hurt when the cabin de-pressurized.

The New Skyrider Airline Seats Will Have You Standing, Not Sitting, on Your Next Flight. – These seats remind me of some of the more fun rides at Six Flags Magic Mountain. But they would absolutely suck for any flight longer than 30 minutes. Now imagine being stuck on the tarmac for several hours due to flight delays. No way!!!

What it’s like to fly on the new ‘millennial’ airline that serves craft beer, signature cocktails, and organic coffee — and has flights from $60. – This sounds like my kind of airline… craft beers and signature cocktails at a discount price. I’m looking forward to flying them the next time I’m in Europe. And, hopefully, they’ll make their way to the US!

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