First Class Recap: Travel Alert Issued, Royals, and Baggage Fees
Welcome to the First Class Recap. We’ve scoured some of the highlights from the travel world for you and compiled them here. These are some of the more interesting things going on in the world of travel, miles, points, luxury travel, and news! Here’s articles from Thursday and Friday May 4 and 5 that you might have missed, but are worth a read!
Travel Alert Issued
According to TheHuffingtonPost, although there has not been a threat yet, the State Department issued a travel alert for Europe. This alert expires on September 1st. The State Department is simply taking precautionary measures due to recent events in France, Russia, Sweden, and the UK.
Incognito, but I got WiFi
Going off the grid without going completely off the grid – a 21st century, first world dilemma. So you want to get away, but you want to brag to all your friends about swimming with the Dolphins in Mexico or your Safari trip. TheHuffingtonPost writes about how to get your phone ready for some international social media updating, I mean traveling.
“And we’ll never be Royals”
…”It don’t run in our blood…” Oh you know how Lorde’s song goes. So you weren’t born into the Royal Family. And you also have champagne taste with a beer budget. It’s okay, so do I. With a recent post from TheHuffingtonPost, you can learn about 5 hotels where Royalty has stayed, and now, you can too.
Climate Change and Flights
For those who don’t necessarily believe in global warming, or don’t care to believe in it since “it doesn’t affect them,” in a recent report from CNN, it was recently discovered that due to the climate change – your flights might even be affected with turbulence more constantly and stronger than before. If the turbulence in Bangkok was a glimpse at what unforeseen turbulence on a flight can do, you may want to start recycling, like today.
Travel light or else
Traveling with your entire closet can cost you – literally. In ThePointsGuy recent post, he reveals that in 2016, US based airlines were able to collect around $4.1 billion in checked bag fees. If that number alone isn’t enough to scare you into traveling lighter, you should read the post to find out which airlines had the highest revenue from checked bag fees.