Icelandic Airline Launching Service, Airport Security Reservations, Apps for COVID Travel

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Denver airport security lines
The Denver airport security lines are always a mess
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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 Thursday, December 16, 2021, that we think you should read.

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Icelandic airline Play launching Baltimore and Boston service in spring. – A new airline will start offering flights from the Northeast to Iceland in April 2022. The airline is the latest version of the now-defunct WOW Airlines that offered reasonably-priced flights to Europe from the U.S. with a stopover in Iceland to encourage tourism. They’ll offer 10 distinct European destinations, so this will be a great option for many travelers.

There’s a new way to get through TSA screening faster. But do you need it? – It’s an interesting concept for people that don’t have Global Entry or TSA PreCheck. However, if you’re a member of those programs, you can’t use your TSA PreCheck benefits, which means that you’ll have to remove your laptop, take off your shoes, and pull out your 3-1-1 liquids bag for security screening. A better choice is to sign up for CLEAR (free 2-month trial using my referral link) or grab one of the credit cards that reimburses you for GE or TSA Pre sign up fees.

CLEAR Miami Airport June 2019 Julissa Sanchez signing up
Julissa signing up for CLEAR at Miami Airport on our way to St Kitts

5 Apps You Need for COVID-19 Travel. – If you’re going to travel during COVID, it pays to be smart about it to avoid hassles and disappointment. These apps will help you navigate the ever-changing rules and regulations of your destination city. That way, you can be prepared and make informed decisions about your travel.

This New Semi-Private Lounge at LAX Will Make You Forget You’re at the Airport. – An incredible airport lounge experience with an equally incredible entry fee. This might be a great one-time experience to spoil yourself during a long layover or for a special occasion, but the $695 entry fee is too high for the average traveler.

How to Tell If Your Flight Delay Is Actually Due to Weather. – Airlines regularly state weather as the reason for their delays to avoid compensating passengers. But, is it really weather that’s causing your delayed or canceled flight? Here’s how to tell for sure. And, just to be safe, make sure that you book your flight with a travel or airline credit card that offers trip delay or trip cancellation/interruption benefits.

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