Picking This Seats Means You’re Selfish, Ways To Use Travel Photos, TSA Restricts Powders

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Which seat will you pick?

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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 Thursday, June 21, 2018, that we think you should read.

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31 Brilliant Ways to Actually Use Your Travel Photos. – I think we’re all guilty of snapping bunches of photos, then doing nothing with them. There are some really great ideas in this post. I’m going to do the US map with pictures of our adventures.

Picking This Seat on a Flight Means You’re Selfish, Psychologists Say. – Guilty as charged. HAHA

Citing challenges, some tour operators drop Eiffel climbs. – If you haven’t climbed to the top of the Eiffel Tower and taken in the views, you are missing out. I climbed up the stairs with Timmy on my shoulders when he was 2 years old. That’s a lot of steps with a toddler weighing you down. The elevator is also a fantastic experience, but beware the pickpockets!

It’s Official… RIP: The Plastic Merchant. – Gift card reselling has become a popular way to meet credit card minimum spend requirements and earn a lot of extra miles and points. But, this path is not without its risks, as many people recently found out when this reseller portal started bouncing checks.

TSA Restricts Powders on International Flights (But not Baby Formula, Medical Prescriptions or Human Remains). – I can only imagine the reasons behind the TSA’s ban on these types of powders. They must have some details about a potential terrorist threat that they aren’t sharing with us. It may be a pain, but I’m glad they are working hard to keep us safe.

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  1. I’m one of those who absolutely prefer the window, especially for daytime flights, but for a very different reason – to close it. When most of the cabin is relatively dim and there’s one nearby open window, that stark differential of glare makes it really painful on my eyes. Since I can’t control other windows, the best I can do is control my window.

    “Preference for the window also decreased as household income increased.”

    I’m an outlier I guess. I liked windows in childhood, in college, having my base gone up to 250% of the first base salary after college, my preference for the window has stayed constant. And once a year I reward myself with seats that control 4 windows =)

    • I’m strictly window, unless it’s Business or First Class. I like the extra space, easier ability to sleep, and to control the shade to sleep or natural light to read. Also, my wife gets up to pee several times a flight, so I don’t want to be disturbed every time she has to use the restroom.

  2. I thought about clicking over to the article about which seat you choose makes you selfish and then I thought, “What do I care?” It’s not like other people are real.


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