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, March 6, 2019, that we think you should read.
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New American-Hyatt Partnership: Double Dip When You Fly or Stay and Fast Track Elite Status. – So far the news is all good with this relationship. AA members will get extra miles when booking hotel rooms with Hyatt. And Hyatt members will get extra points when booking flights on American. There’s usually a catch, but I haven’t seen any negatives yet. What do you think about this news?
10% Mileage Rebate Ending On American Airlines Credit Cards. – The 10% rebate was a great perk that encouraged cardholders to redeem miles. To me, the maximum 10,000-mile rebate justified paying the annual fee for the Barclays Aviator Red each year. Now, I’m not so sure. I’ll have to do some research and evaluate whether this card will remain in my wallet going forward. Will you renew your AA cards after this benefit is eliminated?
A Question of Travel Safety in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. – When I first saw this headline, I thought “oh no, here comes another article freaking out about Mexico.” But as I dug deeper, I was pleasantly surprised about how positive the article was. I recently interviewed fellow BoardingArea blogger Mike LaRosa of CoWorkaholic about Puerta Vallarta for my We Travel There podcast (it will release on Monday, March 11th). Mike lives in PV a majority of the year, and after hearing his story, I’m looking forward to visiting with the family.
Passenger charges obese seatmate $150 to sit next to him. – What a crazy situation! I’m surprised that the passenger was so bold as to offer this. I feel for both of the men in this situation, and I’m not sure what the right answer is. I’m a small dude, but I value my personal space. I’ve had larger passengers invade my personal space many times while flying, but I just dealt with it since the flights weren’t that long. Airlines continue to make seats smaller to squeeze more passengers on and keep prices low. What would you have done? Have you ever been in a situation like this?
8 tips for getting work done while traveling. – In today’s world, when you go on vacation, work never stops. Employers expect you to check email, complete assignments, etc. even when you’re off the clock. Follow these great tips to maintain your balance between work, family, and personal responsibilities.
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