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 Thursday, April 21, 2022, that we think you should read.
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Expedited Airport Security Program CLEAR Reaches 12 Million Members. – I love using TSA PreCheck and Global Entry, but airport security lines can be a challenge today even with those programs. That’s why I love CLEAR since it’s so quick and brings you to the front of the line. Instead of comparing TSA PreCheck vs CLEAR, look at them as complementary programs. With the Amex Green and Amex Platinum now offering reimbursement, it’s no wonder that CLEAR is growing so quickly. Take a look at these other hidden Amex Platinum benefits that you might not know about. And here’s my referral link if you want to try CLEAR free for two months.
8 Tips for Finding the Perfect Beach House Rental for Your Summer Vacation. – Summer is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a beach house rental, these tips are for you. While many beach houses are privately owned, you can find some of them on Airbnb and other services like that. Beach houses can be expensive, so it would be nice if you can use points to book them instead of cash.
Bedbugs: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Too Disgusted to Ask. – As you start traveling again, be aware of these treacherous little bugs. This article answers every question that you need to know about how to spot them, where to look, and how to get rid of them. Just thinking about them makes my skin crawl.
Why Everyone Is Suddenly Flying Premium Economy. – Sadly, these “premium” seats are what regular Economy tickets used to offer. But, with airlines racing to the bottom with their prices, they’ve eliminated many of the previous comforts of flying. Most notably, food and legroom. Have you been upgrading to Premium Economy or have you been pocketing the extra cash to save for other things while traveling?
TSA Is Now Allowing Some Passengers to Use Their iPhone to Get Through Security. – This totally makes sense since most of us use our phones for boarding passes. Why not use it for ID as well? Currently, this trial is only available at the Phoenix (PHX) airport, but it should roll out to other airports if it is successful. In an effort to speed up the lines, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be expanded later this year.
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