Hyatt Guest of Honor Booking Change, How to Find Best Options Between Cities, Swoop Expanding in U.S.

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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, February 15, 2022, that we think you should read.

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How to Find the Cheapest, Fastest, and Easiest Transportation Options Between Destinations. – Most of us plan on flying whenever possible because planes are so fast and cover such large distances. But, when you’re traveling between certain cities, a plane may not be the fastest (or cheapest) option. Between security, waiting to board, and time at baggage claim, trains or other options may be much better. Here’s how to compare your options.

Hyatt Globalists can’t use social media or chat to book Guest of Honor awards anymore. – I’m sure that this has to do with people spoofing or hacking your accounts, but I hate to see instances where it is harder to use your benefits. Even with these options gone, Hyatt arguably still has some of the friendliest elite status policies in the industry.

Hyatt Miraval Resort Desert Sky Suite living room
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Looking to Travel Domestically During COVID-19? These Are the 10 Most Vaccinated States in the U.S. – If you’re looking for safer destinations based on the vaccination status of the locals, these 10 states might be a wise choice. Of course, you could still catch COVID on the way there or even in these states. But when more people are vaccinated, science tells us that it is less likely to spread and fewer people have bad outcomes.

Why you don’t earn hotel points when booking through an OTA. – It all boils down to money. The OTAs earn very little from airlines, so airlines can keep giving rewards to travelers, even when booking through OTAs. However, hotels pay up to 25% commission to OTAs, so there’s not enough profit to also cover loyalty program perks.

Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop announces big US expansion. – Even if you don’t fly ULCCs like Spirit, Frontier, or Swoop, they help to keep prices down for all of us. With the recent merger news of Spirit and Frontier, the expansion of Swoop into the U.S. is excellent news.

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