Airport Minimum Connection Times, Marriott Raises Prices to Lower Them, AA Eliminates Plastic Straws

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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, July 12, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Fuzzy Math: Marriott Raises Redemption Prices in Order to Say They’re Lowering Prices. – Seems like Marriott is taking pointers from retailers who jack up the prices of their products, then put them on “sale” so people think they’re getting a good deal.

Airport Minimum Connection Times: What They Are And Why They Matter. – When you’re looking to book award flights or flights that mix carriers, you need to understand how much time is required between when you land and when the next plane departs so you can make your connection. If there’s not enough time, the ticket won’t book properly.

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Motel 6 to settle lawsuit claiming it gave Latino guests’ information to ICE. – Apparently, when Tom Bodet “will leave the light on for you” it’s actually a signal to ICE that Latinos are in their room.

Great News: British Airways Website Showing American Award Space Again. – So glad this is working again. I love using British Airways points for short-haul direct flights within the US. They’re excellent to get to Hawaii from the West Coast at just 12.5K per person each way.

American Airlines eliminating plastic straws. – It’s about time we start eliminating so many single-use plastics that end up overflowing our landfills and ending up as litter in nature and our city streets.

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