Lost Phone Tips, United Targets Hidden City Travelers, Things Pilots Notice

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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 Friday, August 9, 2019, that we think you should read.

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United instructs agents to covertly report Hidden City travelers. – If you’re not familiar with this strategy, you book a flight for one city that stops in the city that you actually want to fly to. This trick is used when the direct flight is more expensive, so it can save you some money. However, airlines are now cracking down on this practice and are (in some cases) suing passengers for the difference in fare.

What to Do If Your Phone Is Lost or Stolen While Traveling. – With so much of our personal and work lives stored within our phones, this is terrifying. Always back up your phone and take other precautions to protect your information (like using VPN) when you travel.

Take awesome pictures while traveling, but always back-up and track your phone.

The world’s biggest cruise ship has robot bartenders, rock-climbing walls, and a nine-story zip-line — here’s what it looks like inside. – Wow! Cruise ships have really upped their game since the last time I went on one. It’s been 12 years since Anna and I went on a cruise and, with so many amenities, it might be time to book one for 2020.

I Traveled Through Nine Countries With Just a Carry-on — and I’m Never Checking a Bag Again. – I avoid checking bags as much as possible. Bags can be delayed or lost, items can be stolen (even when it’s locked), and it’s a hassle to recover your bag in case your flight is canceled. And my biggest reason is time. You have to show up earlier to check in your bag, plus you’ll have to for your bags at the carousel once you land. If you do a lot of weekend trips, your time in the city is short, so why waste time!

6 tiny details pilots notice when they fly as passengers that you probably miss. – Their experience in the air makes them notice things much sooner than the rest of us. Read this article, memorize a couple, then impress your friends when you time the “ding” perfectly.

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