How To Get Bags First at Baggage Claim, Flight Upgrade Tips That Work, Amex Offers 4% On Dining

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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 Tuesday, October 2, 2018, that we think you should read.

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How Do Rising Interest Rates Affect Your Path To Financial Independence? – With the Federal Reserve raising interest rates a 3rd time this year, understanding the impact of higher interest rates in today’s living standards and on your retirement is crucial. If you’re carrying credit card debt, now is the time to make a plan to get out of debt. Here’s a list of the best 0% interest rate balance transfer credit cards.

These Tricks Could Help You Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim. – I absolutely hate waiting for bags at baggage claim. First world problems, I know. But, we mostly take weekend trips to extend the life of my wife’s vacation days, so it is important to squeeze in as much fun as possible. By the way… waiting for a bag doesn’t qualify as fun. There are some good tips in this article, but my preferred method remains not checking a bag at all.

Flight upgrade tips that actually work in 2018. – It’s been a long time since I’ve been upgraded like this. Probably because I fly Southwest Airlines so much. But, these tips are worth a shot during your next flight. Let me know if they work for you!

Wow: Amex knocks it out of the park with new 4x dining / $120 credit benefits. – Amex must be feeling the pressure from the refreshed Capital One Savor Card, which earns 4% cash back on dining and entertainment and 2% cash back on groceries. We’ll see what happens on October 4th if this card update does get revealed.

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Economy Flight Feel Like First Class. – If you can’t get an upgrade using Gilbert’s tips above, you might as well make Economy feel like First Class using these tips.

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