JetBlue Plans to Merge Spirit, Airbnb Fights Host Cancellations, World’s Best Infinity Pools

Marina Sands Bay Infinity Pool
Charlie relaxing overlooking downtown Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands infinity pool.
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Welcome to The Morning Shave. We read a ton of travel articles each day for our research to share the best travel tips, tricks, and news with you. Here are the articles for Monday, August 8, 2022, that we think you should read.

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Airbnb’s 10-Fold Increase in Host Cancellation Fees Could Benefit Guests. – I’ve heard a lot of complaints from readers about last-minute cancellations from Airbnb hosts. Those cancellations put them in a bind because they’re scrambling to find new accommodations just before their flight or once they’ve landed… sometimes in a foreign country. Follow these tips to learn the pros and cons of booking with Airbnb.

JetBlue triumphs in Spirit deal. Now, its real challenges begin. – Winning the bidding war and proxy fight was just the start. JetBlue now has to figure out how to refurbish the planes, combine the employee unions, merge the frequent flyer programs, and more. The JetBlue team has their work cut out for them.

JetBlue Airbus A320 on ground blue-sapphire
Photo courtesy of JetBlue

Never Lose Your Luggage Again With This Easy Hack. – The easiest and cheapest option is to be #TeamCarryOn. You don’t have to pay checked bag fees, arrive early to check your bag, or worry about it being lost.

‘Unsustainable and shambolic’: Flight attendants speak out on summer travel chaos. – While we have to deal with the drama that is currently airline travel a few times a year, flight attendants have to deal with it constantly. There’s always a late or canceled flight to worry about or a new set of passengers upset about how the airline is affecting their vacation. Yes, the flight crew represents the airline, but remember that they aren’t the ones causing the issues. They will help out the best they can, so please be nice to them.

The 18 Best Infinity Pools in the World, From Cruise Ship Decks to Safari Lodges. – I love being able to swim on vacation, but infinity edge pools take the experience to another level. Many of these pools are set in some of the most amazing, Instagram-worthy locations in the world. So, bring your waterproof camera. You’re going to need it.

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