Alaska Raises Bag Fees, Terrible Travel Trends, World’s Deepest Pool

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Alaska Airlines plane with Captain Marvel livery. Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.
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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, January 1, 2024, that we think you should read.

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Airport falls silent as priest blesses planes.

Even if you’re not religious, this is a cool local tradition that makes Dublin unique. This is one of the reasons why I love to travel to new places: you get to learn about local customs that set them apart from other cities. Dublin itself is a magical destination that I highly recommend.

Alaska Becomes First Airline to Raise Checked Luggage Rates.

Airlines are constantly looking to do two things 1) find ways to make more money and 2) get travelers to sign up for their credit cards [which feeds into objective #1]. Alaska Airlines is increasing baggage fees by more than 16% for travelers who don’t have elite status or the airline’s credit card. You’ll now pay $35 for the privilege of checking a bag (and $45 if you have a second bag). Yet another reason to be #TeamCarryon.

Planning a weekend getaway? Alaska checked bag fees just went up!

10 Terrible Travel Trends That We Do NOT Want to See in 2024.

When you’re planning out this year’s vacations, consider these travel trends. To me, this list is quite controversial. While I agree with many on the list, others I wholeheartedly disagree with. I definitely agree that we need fewer “Butt-stagram” photos and travel-style shaming. However, I believe that traveling like a local gives visitors a better feel for a city vs. only visiting the touristy spots. Which of these trends do you like/dislike the most?

Everything You Can Do at Disney World Without Park Tickets.

Planning a Disney vacation but worried about the daily cost of park tickets? This guide provides free and low-cost activities you can enjoy in Orlando without buy tickets to Disney World each day. One of my favorite ideas is just staying at the resort for the day. Most hotels, timeshare and resorts have excellent facilities that rival water parks. You’re already paying to stay there, it would be a shame to not enjoy the pool and other activities that are included in the price. Check out our Orlando podcast episodes for even more ideas.

The World’s Deepest Pool Has a ‘Sunken City’ to Explore.

I’ve been swimming since I was 4 years old, and I love to swim on vacation. While many hotels have incredible pools, only one has the designation as the world’s deepest pool. Deep Dive Dubai holds the Guinness World Record with a depth of 60 meters (almost 200 feet). The pool is roughly 3.7 million gallons and contains a sunken city to explore. You can snorkel, free dive, and scuba throughout the pool to explore all the hidden features.

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