– Profit margins are another issue. When an airline is flying you to Thailand, in economy, they can’t really give you haute cuisine. That’s why first and business class passengers get better food.
– Plus, food tastes different at high altitudes.
Millions of bars of soap and half-used bottles of shampoo are discarded in hotel shower trays around the world; left there by guests who didn’t stay long enough to use them up.
Many of these toiletries are collected by housekeeping staff, thrown into garbage bags and sent to landfill sites: a major disaster for the environment and a social parody since many people around the world don’t have proper sanitation. It’s better for you to take the toiletries home with you.
Higher class cabins get filled first: It’s better for cruise lines to publicly sell their lower-priced cabins (insides and ocean views) at discounted rates than to offer deep reductions on balcony-level rooms or suites. In order to fill the higher-class inventory first, cruise lines will try to upsell already-booked passengers. This fills up the suites, and empties out the balcony cabins – which are then offered to those who booked ocean-view cabins, for a small upgrade fee.