COVID Travel: Hotel or Airbnb, AA Extends Waivers, How Delta Cleans Before Every Flight

Delta Airlines 777 Main Cabin airplane seats with video
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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 Tuesday, June 2, 2020, that we think you should read.

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All the countries that will pay you to visit them after lockdown is lifted. – The only thing better than going on vacation is getting paid to go on vacation. There are five countries on this list that will help subsidize your vacation to encourage you to visit and boost their economy.

Are You Less at Risk for Coronavirus at a Hotel or Airbnb? – As people start to travel, this is a very important question to ask. Hotels, Airbnb, and other platforms are working hard to assure travelers that it is safe to visit their locations. Each has pros and cons. Which would you choose if you were traveling right now? Use my referral link to save up to $55 on your next Airbnb vacation.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach view from room
View from a room at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach. Photo courtesy of Kimpton Hotels.

American Airlines Extends Change Fee Waivers for Summer Travel. – Waivers were set to expire on May 31, 2020. Now, waivers will be in place when you buy tickets by June 30th for travel through September 30th. Hopefully, more airlines will step up and follow suit.

We got an inside look at how Delta is cleaning planes between every flight. – This is an incredible undertaking to keep travelers safe and improve confidence with travelers. Even with these steps, I firmly believe that most travelers will opt for a road trip instead of flying when booking vacations for the remainder of this year.

Bain, Cyrus in line to buy Virgin Australia for up to $4 billion. – The finalists are in for Virgin Australia. Private equity firms are known for stripping down a business to boost profits and then selling it when the timing is right (typically 3 to 5 years later). We can hope that service and amenities will not be affected too much.

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