CA Proposes Eliminating Hotel Water Bottles, Delta Fliers Like Non-Recline Seats, Airline Cards vs Loyalty Status

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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 Monday, May 6, 2019, that we think you should read.

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Woman Avoids Luggage Fee by Wearing 9 Pounds of Her Own Clothing on Flight. – Ahh, the “joy” of flying an airline with strict baggage weight rules. It is ludicrous that she was able to wear the clothes as she boarded, then took them off and put them back into her bag as soon as she was seated. What a stupid rule! But airlines have to make money somehow, so they’ll keep charging when and how they can. Instead of doing this, consider travel clothing designed for this scenario. The Scottevest lineup can actually eliminate the need for a suitcase for many travelers because of all of their pockets. I really like their hoodie!

California Assembly Members Propose Elimination of Single-Use Plastic Amenity Bottles. – California is very focused on the environment. Sometimes they go too far. I don’t trust the glasses inside hotel rooms based on videos I’ve seen on the internet. That’s why I travel with a reusable water bottle like this one. Complimentary water bottles are one of the benefits of many loyalty programs. What would you do if they weren’t available any longer?

Delta Frequent Flyers Are Fans of Less Seat Recline, More Laptop Room. – To decline or not to decline? It seems that is no longer a question for many Delta flights. I find it interesting that so many passengers are in favor of eliminating the ability to recline. Personally, I don’t recline often because I’m usually working or reading while in flight. But, when I want to take a little snooze, I appreciate the ability to recline and be a little more comfortable. Does this make you want to fly Delta more or less?

8 of the World’s Most Awe-Inspiring Ancient Ruins. – The history and mystery of these ruins are intriguing. I love that miles and points makes it possible for anyone to travel the world and explore these historical attractions in person. Have you been to any of these ruins?

An easier way to get travel perks. – Getting airline status used to be a good strategy for excellent perks on the airlines. Now, however, most travelers are better off applying for the airline’s credit card and being an airline loyalty free agent. This article compares the airline co-branded credit cards vs. loyalty status benefits.

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