Airlines Refund $600M, Most Underrated European Cities, REAL ID Deadline

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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our research to share the best travel tips, tricks, and news with you. Here are the articles for Saturday, November 19, 2022, that we think you should read.

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The 56 Prettiest College Campuses in America.

In the fall, families around the country start touring college campuses to narrow down choices for their graduating students. While you’re out visiting potential colleges, consider adding these campuses to your list. Not only do they offer quality education, but their gorgeous settings could inspire your child to greatness.

Frontier, 5 Other Airlines to Refund More Than $600M.

When the pandemic first started, airlines were short on cash, so they offered credits instead of refunds for canceled or significantly delayed flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered them to refund more than $600 million to travelers and pay fines totaling greater than $7 million. If your flight is canceled or delayed, know your rights to ensure that you receive proper compensation.

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The Most Underrated European Cities, According to Seasoned Travelers.

The American dollar is very strong against the Euro right now, so it’s a perfect time to book a European vacation. While larger cities like Paris and Rome get most of the attention, smaller cities generally offer more bang for your buck. Get inspiration for your next trip from this list of underrated European cities. And one of these cities, Gdańsk, Poland, was included in our Krakow podcast episode with Brandon Neth.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport introduces autonomous airport pickup service.

The robots are coming. In this case, they’re coming to drive you from the airport to downtown Phoenix through a partnership with Waymo. This convenient transportation option is available 24/7 and is a test of Waymo’s service in a real-world environment. Would you book a trip with a driverless car?

REAL ID Is Coming In Six Months. Will You Be Able to Fly?

It’s hard to believe that REAL ID has been in the works for more than 20 years. The delays are finally over and Americans must switch over by May 2023 if they want to use their driver’s license or ID card to fly. If you don’t get your REAL ID in time, you can also use your passport, Global Entry card, or other eligible proof of identity.

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