How To Get An Empty Row, Should You Wait For Lost Luggage?, Amex Just Won Supreme Court Case

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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, August 9, 2018, that we think you should read.

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Should airline reimburse couple who waited for lost luggage? – A couple of lessons learned here. First, don’t check bags unless you absolutely have to. Second, when you fly with an ultra-low-cost carrier, understand what you’re giving up. Third, always book your flights with a credit card that offers lost/delayed baggage insurance.

How to Score a Row to Yourself on the Airplane. – Otherwise known as “poor man’s Business Class” seating. Totally ideal if you’re on a red-eye flight. To get your subscription to Expert Flyer, click here.

This Airfare Booking Mistake Is Costing You Hundreds on Flights. – Booking too early or too late can cause you to pay way more than necessary for your flight.

Amex just won a fascinating Supreme Court case about rewards. – I like that the judges understand the value of rewards and how American Express has caused Visa, Mastercard, and Discover to up their game and offer premium credit cards to compete. Even more, I like that the judges were not willing to punish Amex for being an innovator and disrupter.

Beware: Taking photos with costumed characters in Times Square. – You’ll find these characters in Times Square, Downtown Las Vegas, and Hollywood Blvd. They dress up like popular characters and pose for photos with tourists. Their only paycheck is your tips. So, be cool. If you take a picture, give them a buck or two. But when they get aggressive, protect yourself and don’t be afraid to contact the police to report them.

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