Extra Room For Middle Seats, Why You Need To Stow Your Own Luggage, Airbnb Free Housing For Nashville

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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 Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that we think you should read.

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Imagine a Middle Seat You’d Actually Pay For. – Great concept to encourage more people to book the middle seat. The author even thinks some airlines would start charging more for middle seats due to the extra room. Would you pay extra for an extra inch of seat width?

The Real Reason Flight Attendants Don’t Want to Help You Stow Your Luggage. – This is one of the oddest situations in labor law. But, unions can negotiate rules that are in complete contrast to other laws. Imagine being at your job and doing part of your job, but not getting paid for it.

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Main Cabin Extra Overhead Bin. Photo courtesy of American Airlines.

Airbnb Is Offering Free Temporary Housing to Those Impacted by the Nashville Tornadoes. – Some people love Airbnb, while there are plenty of people that complain about them. I have yet to stay in one, but the idea is very intriguing. Regardless of where you stand, I love that Airbnb is offering temporary free housing to the people of Nashville who were affected by the tornado. I wrote about my tornado experience and here’s how to help rebuild Nashville with your donations.

How much does it cost to change your flight? Comparison of award flights vs. paid flights. – Free upgrades are nice, but free flight changes and cancellations are the real perks of elite status. Luckily, more airlines are starting to provide more lenient change and cancellation policies, but more needs to happen for them to really be customer-friendly with their approach.

Should Airlines & Hotels Extend Elite Status in Times of Crisis? – If they want those customers to remain loyal once they start traveling again, they absolutely should. Otherwise, if they’re starting from scratch, this could be an opportunity for the competition to scoop them up. If you think you’re about to lose status, doing a status match into the next year is a wise move.

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