Shrinking Airline Seats, Airline Delay/Cancel Compensation Rules, Travel Portal Problems

Delta Airlines 777 Main Cabin airplane seats with video
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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 22, 2022, that we think you should read.

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This Airline Is Allowing Passengers to Disembark From 3 Points for Easy Exiting. – Airlines should allow passengers to board and disembark from as many doors as possible to speed up the process. On almost every flight, I’m stuck in the aisle waiting for someone to put their bag up, get situated, or do whatever else they’re doing. Now, multiple that by 100+ passengers and you have a boarding process that’s like molasses.

How to track your luggage with Apple AirTags. – Here comes technology to make our lives a little bit easier when things go awry. I’m normally #TeamCarryon with my luggage, but every once in a while I need to check a bag. And, AirTags come in handy even when you’re not flying. For example, going on a tour, checking into a hotel, or when someone steals your stuff.

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Reader’s Horribly Frustrating Experience With The Capital One Travel Portal. – Capital One, Amex, Chase, and Citi all entice cardholders to book travel through their travel portals with huge rewards and other benefits. While this may seem like a good idea when things go well, it can create a nightmare when something goes wrong. Who do you call, who’s responsible for fixing the problem, etc.?

Airline seats have been getting smaller for years. Is the shrinking coming to an end? – Current, the U.S. Department of Transportation doesn’t regulate an airplane’s seat size or legroom. However, that may be changing. While the extra room may be a welcome relief for in-flight comfort, understand that airlines may start raising rates to compensate for the lost revenue of fewer passengers on each flight.

The DOT is doing an airline customer service dashboard. – It seems that the Department of Transportation is busy right now. Not only are they working on minimum seat sizes, but they’re also creating a dashboard that clarifies passenger rights to compensation when a flight is canceled or delayed.

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