Delta Testing Free WiFi, AA Stealth Devaluation, $100 Mother’s Day Offer

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Delta A350 Front View
Front View of the A350
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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 Thursday, May 9, 2019, that we think you should read.

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American Airlines’ devaluation without a devaluation. – Consumers have a hard enough time booking award tickets without these types of tricks. It’s no wonder so many people give up on earning miles and focus on cashback or bank points instead. Have you had difficulty booking premium cabin space recently?

Delta moves towards free inflight wifi. – Such a great move by Delta. I hope that the other carriers follow suit if this trial proves successful. With so many travelers needing to stay connected to work, family, and friends having access to WiFi while in flight is becoming an essential service instead of one that is merely nice to have. Just make sure you use VPN to protect your data and devices from hackers. Use my referral link for a free 30-day trial of Express VPN.

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12 Simple Tricks for Saving on Summer Airfare. – To me, the best way to save money on flights (other than using miles) is to be flexible and creative. For example, try flying on a Saturday instead of Monday or by using alternative airports. My friend in SoCal saved over $250 per ticket by flying to Hawaii from San Diego instead of Los Angeles. It was a little longer drive (about 30 mins each way), but his family saved over $1,000 by thinking outside the box.

Airlines are officially ditching First Class and fast… – Although my budget doesn’t allow me to pay cash for a First Class ticket, my airline mileage accounts do. There are still so many premium cabin awards that I want to take. And, hopefully, readers are inspired to save up their miles and splurge on premium cabin experiences every year or so. What do you think of this trend? Which First Class experience would you miss out on the most if it went away tomorrow?

Kraft will pay you $100 to get a babysitter on Mother’s Day. – Mothers deserve special treatment whenever possible. It’s cool to see Kraft encouraging husbands, fathers, siblings, and friends to take Mom out for a good time without worrying about who will watch the kids. Are you taking your Mom or wife someplace special for Mother’s Day?

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