Southwest to Lose Money in Q3, Best Place to Camp in Every State, Hotel CEOs Avoid Facing Reality

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Takes Off
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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, August 12, 2021, that we think you should read.

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The Best Place to Camp in Every State. – Although school is starting for many families, there’s still time to book a camping trip before the year is over. These destinations have an abundance of natural beauty and camping is usually far more affordable than booking a hotel. We have some incredible destinations here in Tennessee for day trips or overnight stays.

Delta Variant Spreads, Southwest No Longer Sees Profit for Quarter. – With coronavirus spreading again, Southwest’s bookings are taking a hit and it no longer expects to be profitable this quarter ending September 30th. This is a huge turnaround from the 2nd quarter ending June 30th where they were profitable without government assistance.

Southwest Airlines 737MAX
Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines.

A New Vertical for Airlines. – Airlines are getting into the short-trip travel service with electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically. They’re fast, quiet, and (hopefully) affordable options to avoid big city traffic. Blade currently offers something similar with helicopters in New York City. (Save $50 on your first flight with my Blade referral link.)

Hotel CEOs Avoid Facing Reality About the Delta Variant. – The reduction in travel plans for the fall and the delayed return to travel by businesses is impacting the bottom line of airlines and hotels. Many conventions, festivals, and concerts that were scheduled for the fall have now been delayed into 2022 and that’s affecting everyone. Stock analysts are starting to take notice and revising their estimates as we head into the fall/winter.

Air Canada to start long-delayed Vancouver-Orange County route. – Exciting news for my friends still living in Southern California. With Canada re-opening their borders to vaccinated travelers, I expect that many of the people living in OC will gladly book this flight rather than dealing with LAX.

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