Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
- I’ve written about if it’s necessary to get vaccinated against measles when traveling internationally. Turns out, you may need to be vaccinated even if traveling in the U.S., as CNN is reporting that passengers who traveled through Philadelphia Airport on two days in October are at risk of contracting measles.
- There are many things you can learn from a boarding pass. We’ve explained what many of the numbers mean and why you shouldn’t throw away your boarding pass after your trip. Point Me To The Plane wrote about how Qantas is helping you keep your personal information safe by not printing your frequent flyer number on your boarding pass.
- Have you ever seen a person wearing a shirt with questionable content in public? While in the United States, freedom of speech is protected in public, including what’s on your clothing. Matthew on Live and Let’s Fly writes about how that’s not the case when traveling on airplanes, as a passenger on a United flight found out when he was forced to leave the plane because of the message on his t-shirt. Regardless of if you agree with the person (and his shirt), it’s best to leave the controversial (or outright offensive) items at home.
- I’m not one to book a “skiplagged” ticket as I’ve previously mentioned. However, I don’t find anything wrong with the practice. I was glad to see a post on God Save The Points about a German court’s ruling in favor of a passenger in a case brought against him by Lufthansa for the cost of the differences in ticket price between his booked hidden-city fare and what he “should” have paid for the ticket in their opinion.
- I’ve been following the travels of the Frequent Miler crew on their 40KtoFarAway challenge. Nick has reached his final destination of Niue and I’m thrilled to see that someone actually traveled to one of the locations I wrote about in this post of how to get to the islands who lent their names to buildings at the Polynesian Resort at WDW.
- When Cedar Fair bought our favorite waterpark, Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX, I was worried that they’d ruin it. Many people wrote about how Cedar Fair is OK and understands what makes local parks special and I shouldn’t worry about it. Imagine my fear when I saw that Six Flags made a 4 billion dollar offer to buy Cedar Fair. For now, they’ve rejected the offer and I hope they stay on their own.
- Ed from Pizza in Motion is stuck as a loyalist with United because he’s hub captive at IAD, one of the only reasons to stay loyal to an airline nowadays. I feel for him when it writes stories like this one about his airline of necessity and has to tell them having things on the airplanes that work “Shouldn’t be this hard.”
- Individual toiletries days appear to be numbered. IHG has already stated they’re removing them from all hotel rooms worldwide and New York is trying to pass a law getting them out of hotels in the state. This post on One Mile at a Time tells of a bill just signed in California that is removing individual toiletries from large hotels by 2023 and all hotels by 2024.
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This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary