AA CEO Flies Southwest, Cancun Pays Half Your Hotel Bill, How Pilots Decide How High to Fly

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American Airlines 737 Livery
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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, June 1, 2020, that we think you should read.

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Cancun is offering to pay half of your hotel costs and give you other steep discounts if you visit this year. – Pretty incredible deals if you’re looking to travel to Cancun this year. However, some friends shared scary news of 70 deaths from tainted alcohol in April. Not all of these deaths are in the Cancun area, but it illustrates the unintended consequences of shutting down alcohol production in Mexico.

How do pilots decide how high they fly? – I always wondered how our “cruising altitude” was determined. With the number of planes crisscrossing the skies at blazing speeds, it is a delicate dance in the air. The article gets a bit nerdy, but I love learning about the little things that we often take for granted.

Miami to Grand Cayman American Airlines pilot Timmy
Flying to Grand Cayman

PIT First U.S. Airport to Deploy Ultraviolet Cleaning – By Robots. – It is sad that some people are losing their jobs to robots, but you have to also be happy that newer technology is ensuring a deeper clean of common areas.

9 Products for Germaphobes to Bring on Every Trip. – Never has there been a better time to be a germaphobe. Having extra hand sanitizer and an aversion to touching common surfaces comes in pretty handy right now.

Doug Parker Flies Southwest Airlines And Gets Into A Conversation About Race. – There are plenty of people in the travel community that get upset with Doug and AA from time to time, but hearing this story definitely leaves me with a better impression of AA’s CEO.

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