TSA extends mask mandate until September 11
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On the Sunday, May 2nd edition of The Travel Guys…
- In the Travel News, TSA has announced the mask mandate, scheduled to expire in the next two weeks, has officially been extended until September 11th. This means you will have to remain masked on trains, planes, buses and other public transport through the summer. Real ID, the universal ID card, has a new deadline and the cruise industry is encouraged about the opportunity the CDC is allowing them to return to the oceans of our planet.
- Charlie Leocha from Travelers United is on hand to discuss why we should post basic rights for flyers in airports around the country. And why doesn’t our system allow passengers to collect fines for delays within the airlines’ control? An update from the people who fight for consumers in Washington, DC.
- Reporter Clayton Whitehead has a report on Dark Tourism. What makes places from Alcatraz to Auschwitz so popular with visitors?
- Finally, Mark shares the story of Alaska state legislator Lora Reinbold, who had such an issue with wearing a mask and the Alaska Airlines employees who enforced the rule, she has been banned from flying the airline. With her home near Anchorage and the legislature meeting in Juneau, that has created a bit of a problem. And from Broadway comes word that the pandemic may have changed the way Broadway shows are presented going forward. Mark has the story.
- Travelers United – Travelers Rights
- Dark Tourism Attractions to Explore:
- Alaska lawmaker who blasted airline for ‘mask tyranny’ now banned from flights
- Actually, Disney World IS Living up To Walt’s Values and Vision
- Clear – a pre-check program
- Registration for Clear
- Travelers put vaccination high on their list