How to Search for Hidden Cameras, COVID Quarantine in Mexico, Upgrade with Avios

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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 Monday, February 22, 2021, that we think you should read.

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Airlines Plan to Ask Passengers for Contact-Tracing Details. – Many travelers will resist any testing or questioning as an invasion of privacy. But I think the airlines are trying to find a happy medium to reduce risk and reduce government intervention into the process.

How to Check for Hidden Cameras in Your Hotel Room or Vacation Rental. – It’s a shame to even have to think about this, but it is a real risk.

What it’s like to test positive for COVID-19 and quarantine in Mexico. – Any time you travel right now, you’re taking a big risk in case you do get sick. While some people have the cash or miles & points to afford to stick around for an extra 14 days, many people do not. Factor that into your decision when planning travel. Hopefully, we’ll all get the vaccine soon so we can start getting back to “normal.”

How To Upgrade British Airways Bookings Using Avios. – Avios can be a powerful tool in your miles and points arsenal. They’re awesome for short-haul flights within the U.S. and other parts of the world. And this article shows how you can use your Avios to upgrade your flight.

Have I Gone Crazy? Why I Just Cashed Out All My Points. – With fewer people traveling right now and miles & points under a constant threat of devaluation, this strategy can make a lot of sense for some people. Personally, I’m still building my balances because I like flying in Business & First Class and there are four of us in my family, so I need a lot of rewards to get us there in style. But, if you’re struggling to pay your bills and you can use programs like Chase Pay Yourself Back to help cover your expenses, you should definitely do that.

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