Passport Prices Increasing In April, United Airlines Cookbook, How Shutdown Is Impacting Travel

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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, January 8, 2019, that we think you should read.

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What Happens When You Skip A Flight On An Itinerary? – Do you ever wonder what would happen if you skipped a flight on your itinerary? This guide walks you through various scenarios. For example, did you know that if you skip a flight on the front end, the remaining flights on your itinerary could be canceled?

U.S. Passports Will Cost More Starting This April.[Edit: My bad, passport fees increased in April 2018. They aren’t changing this year. You still need a passport, so apply today.] Even if you don’t have plans for an international trip, I believe that everyone should have one. You never know when an amazing mistake fare or incredible award redemption will become available. With prices going up in April, now is the time to get a passport before it becomes more expensive.

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Hilton employees fired after being accused of racial profiling at Oregon hotel. – We shared the first part of this story the other day. It’s sad to see someone lose their job, but it is just as horrible that they treated this man so badly. Hopefully, the company will reinforce policies to treat people with respect to avoid these situations in the future.

United Airlines Put Out a Cookbook so You Can Eat Airplane Food at Home. – I don’t even want to eat airplane food when I’m flying. There’s no way I want to eat this “food” at home. It was funny though, watching Lucky from OMAAT cook many of the dishes on his Instagram stories.

How the Government Shutdown is Impacting Travel. – Planning a trip? You should check to ensure the attractions you want to visit are not impacted by the government shutdown. For example, some National Parks are closed while others only offer limited services.

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  1. The passport article to which you linked is from February of 2018, Lee.

    The increase in the execution fee for United States passports became effective as of April of 2018, not 2019.

    Of course, your advice about always having a valid passport readily available is still pertinent.

    • Thanks for calling me out on that. I read the article but had a brain freeze on the year. This always happens when the calendar switches over. Still getting used to 2019. Have a good one and thanks for reading.


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