Airport Strikes Affect European Travel, Airbnb Removes Experiences, Budget Airlines Worth Flying

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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 Monday, April 17, 2023, that we think you should read.

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Here’s What You Should Do If an Airline Damages Your Luggage.

I avoid checking bags as much as possible because it limits the opportunity for the airlines to damage my bags. If you’re someone that checks bags regularly, there’s a good chance you’ll need the tips in this article because it’s not a matter of if but when your suitcase gets damaged.

Airbnb’s Rethink On Experiences Again: A Strategic Decision or a Step Back?

“Experiences” are a way to meet locals while traveling and have them share their favorite things to do. This is an excellent option for solo travelers to meet new friends, while providing groups or couples a way to get to know cities better. My podcast (We Travel There) does the same thing by interviewing local experts about the best things to do in cities around the world. Airbnb seems to be going through a number of challenges as the economy and travel habits evolve.

Beer stein by Fábio Alves on Unsplash
Woman drinking from a beer stein. Photo by Fábio Alves on Unsplash.

The Budget Airlines ‘Traveler’ Editors Actually Like Flying.

Most of us avoid budget airlines because of the lower service standards, ticky-tack fees, and other issues. But there are some budget airlines that seem to be good in a pinch or when you don’t care about the extras. Which of these budget airlines have you flown… and would you do it again?

Celeb parties, ex-presidents, and safe-deposit boxes full of jewelry: What it’s like to manage a luxury hotel in Beverly Hills.

I find it interesting to learn about the “other side” of our vacations. The hotel and airline staff have wild stories about guest requests, unruly behavior, crazy parties, and more. And then there’s also the mundane aspects of just running the business, especially when it’s a high-end hotel with demanding guests.

How Europe’s Latest Airport Strikes Are Impacting Travelers.

Traveling to Europe is appealing right now because of how strong the U.S. dollar is against the Euro. However, labor strikes are affecting everything from trash collection to airport strikes. Do some research on the cities that you’re planning to visit to see how local situations may affect your travel or experience during your visit.

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