Best Trick For Cheap Airfare, Do You Really Need an 850 FICO?, Should Tall Passengers Pay Extra?

Delta Airlines 777 Main Cabin airplane seats with video
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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, October 1, 2018, that we think you should read.

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The Morning Shave

850 FICO: Do you really need the highest credit score? – An 850 FICO may sound great, but it is really overkill. Anything over 760 won’t improve the interest rates you receive, the terms you get, or the benefits from your credit cards. It’s a good article to understand how to improve your credit and how your actions affect your credit score.

The Real Trick to Scoring Super Cheap Airfare. – The biggest takeaway is that you can save a ton of money by being flexible with your days of week, time of day, and time of year that you travel. I keep a top 10 list of places we want to visit and evaluate them each year to figure out which one is most cost-effective to visit based on our preferred travel dates.

Why I Did Not Go Into the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. – Plain and simple, it is a unique tourist trap. I like to enjoy experiences when I travel that I just can’t find elsewhere. But the author has a point that it is quite expensive and can get crowded. He hinted at sharing another spot that he liked better, so I’ll be sure to look for that one.

Should Very Tall Passengers Be Forced To Pay For Seats With More Legroom? – If large people should purchase two seats to sit comfortably due to their width, I don’t see why tall people shouldn’t also buy seats that can accommodate their height. But, I can agree that airline seats are too close even for average-height people like me.

Dallas Love Field the fastest-growing U.S. airport. – Hopefully, this means that some airport lounges will be added in the future. I recently flew through Love Field and had a 3-hour layover. Normally, that would equate to awesome times at an airport lounge with my Priority Pass or Amex Platinum, but Love Field doesn’t have any lounges, so I was stuck in the terminal. <<womp, womp>>

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  1. Your opinion on tall people is quite misguided. Fat is usually a choice. Height is not. Discrimination based on a birth characteristic is just plain wrong. I guess you must also be okay with different skin colors paying different rates as well?!

    • No. Not at all. And I don’t think that all large people have a choice in the matter. In both situations, I don’t believe that the rest of us should subsidize their reality. Everyone has some reason that they can claim why they need personalized treatment or an exclusion to a rule that the rest of us must follow.

      Businesses cannot personalize their offerings to every individual’s situation. It sucks, but that’s the way it is. Otherwise, prices would be tremendously higher. There’s a reason why airline seats are so small & tight and amenities have been unbundled. Consumers refuse to pay higher prices and don’t want to be charged for things that they don’t use.

      So, airlines have crammed more people onto an airplane to spread their costs around and keep prices affordable. And they have unbundled things that we used to get for “free” so that only the people who want that item are actually paying for it.

      Getting back to the main point. All of us are crammed into an airplane. Tall and large people have a harder time fitting into the seats. For that, they have to pay extra for another seat or upgrade to a premium seat to have the room that they need. Otherwise, each one of us is paying extra for space we don’t need so that someone else can be comfortable. I just don’t agree with that concept.


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