Shutdown Effects On Air Travel, Southwest Flights To Hawaii, When It’s OK To Pay More Miles

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Takes Off
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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 15, 2019, that we think you should read.

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U.S. Aviation System Is Starting to Show Strains From Shutdown. – With travel being such a big part of our lives, it is concerning how the government shutdown is affecting air safety. TSA agents calling in sick, air traffic controllers not getting paid, and planes not getting inspected. Who is going to take the blame when something serious happens?

No Pay: TSA Agents Fight Back at JFK Airport By Blasting Kanye and Travis Scott. – At least they’re having a little fun with the situation.

Lines at Orlando Airport
Have fun waiting in line…

Govt Shutdown Delays Southwest ETOPS + More. – How much is the government shutdown affecting Southwest’s ability to start flying to Hawaii. With government workers on furlough, it doesn’t seem like Southwest will begin offering their routes to Hawaii any time soon.

3 Times When Paying MORE Miles For Your Flight Makes Sense. – Ok, finally an article that has nothing to go with TSA or the shutdown. I like these reasons, but there are a couple more that should be added. 1) Most important, when the flight works better for your schedule. Yes, it may suck to pay more, but if it means taking one fewer vacation day or not missing your kid’s game or recital, it is totally worth it. 2) When there are better benefits, such as upgrades, lounge availability, free checked bags, etc.

How To Save Money On Travel With The Right Credit Card. – Don’t just get ANY travel credit card because some blogger told you it was cool. Get the right credit card that will help you save money and earn perks that you’ll actually use.

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