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 Friday, April 8, 2022, that we think you should read.
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Influencer App Launches “World’s First Creator Airline.” – This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “doing it for the ‘Gram.” Apparently, the company behind this promotion wants influencers to bill their clients through their app. I’m not sure if they take a cut of the revenue or they just want to be able to track how much influencers charge. Either way, it’s an interesting way to get some real numbers on this opaque part of the social media world.
Alaska Airlines launches flat $8 WiFi fee. – Faster WiFi at an affordable rate is a winning combination in my book. Plus, you don’t have to wait until you’re in-flight to access the internet. Service will be available as soon as you get on the plane.
How to Pop Your Ears on a Plane—And Why They Pop, Anyway. – The ear pressure is one of the things about flying that I hate the most. When I have a bad head cold, it feels like knives are jamming into my ears. My boy also deals with this pressure sometimes too. I’m printing out a copy of these tips and keeping them in my bag so we can use them the next time we fly.
Spirit Airlines Says It Will Now “Engage” JetBlue in Talks After $3.6 Billion Offer. – It seems like talks are getting serious between these two potential partners. That extra $700 million from JetBlue could spell trouble for Frontier’s effort to acquire Spirit. Personally, I would prefer that JetBlue win out so that they can expand their network more easily.
Frontier Airlines wants to ditch jet bridges in Denver and board by stairs. – Case in point… when Frontier is considering ditching jet bridges at an airport that has severe weather, who would you rather fly – JetBlue or Frontier? Yes, using both doors will make boarding and deplaning much faster. However, this doesn’t take into account the elderly, handicapped, or people traveling with young children. It will be interesting to see what happens in 2024 when this policy gets implemented.
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