Remove Food From Bags At TSA?, Marriott/SPG Deadlines Pending, Delta Says No To Pit Bulls

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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 Monday, June 25, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Four Upcoming Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest Deadlines. – As the Marriott/SPG programs merge on August 1st, there are a lot of deadlines to consider as you move points back and forth between these valuable programs.

You Might Have to Remove All Food From Your Carry-on Next Time You Fly. – When I travel with my kids, it feels like the only things in my carry-on bags are snacks for the kids. What a total pain in the @$$. And, have you seen how dirty those bins can be? The thought of placing my food into those grungy boxes makes me shiver.

Priority Pass shenanigans in Denver. – When you’re running around in a hurry, don’t forget to check your receipts to ensure that you aren’t overcharged. It may be an accident. It may be a person or company taking advantage of the fact that you may not be paying attention.

Delta: No pit bulls on the plane. – Yes, pit bulls can hurt you more than a chihuahua if they bite you. But studies continue to show that other dogs bite much more frequently than a pit bull. I’ve had several pit bulls in my life, and they’ll all been gentle and loving dogs. It is the owner that shouldn’t be allowed on the plane, not the dog.

Orlando International Becomes First Airport to Use Facial Recognition on All Passengers. – This is a trend that will continue. If you don’t think Big Brother isn’t watching, you’re not paying attention. This will make airports safer, but at what cost to personal liberties?

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