Category: From the Show

How to protect your electronics while traveling

On the Sunday, July 29th edition of The Travel Guys… * In The Travel News, Marriott says the combining of its frequent guest program with that of Starwood, scheduled to happen in the next two weeks, won’t be automatic.  You have to do it yourself.  Click here for help.  Boeing says they are interested in bringing back Supersonic flights; China says refer to Taiwan the way China wants it referred to, or take your business elsewhere. * In our...

Tips on Hotel Fire Safety, Rental Cars, and More

On the Sunday, July 22nd edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, TSA has a new rule about what you can put in your carry on. We tell you how to avoid extra screening. Hint: It involves powdered substances. * In our Smarter Traveler segment, Clayton Whitehead, sitting in for Tom, asks if you know how to get out of your historic hotel if there’s a fire; and Mark tells you what to do if you show up at the car rental...

Tips on how to get the best airfare

On the July 15th edition of The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, airlines are unbelievably making airplane restrooms SMALLER, and an era ends at Southwest Airlines… In our Smarter Traveler segment, Gwen Duncan shares a couple of hacks to help you get the very best airfare, and maybe even take advantage of a fare mistake by the airlines. Mark digs into the mailbag and answers as many of your questions as time allows, including topics like...

Does your credit card have trip delay protection?

On the Sunday, July 8th edition of The Travel Guys… *    In the Travel News, the FAA says the decreasing size of seats isn’t a safety issue, and Mark reports Christmas season airfares are already high. *    In our Smarter Traveler segment, we remind you an important point about Southwest “travel funds,” give you a heads up on booking hotels on “blind” sites and give you a tip about where to find Trip Interruption coverage in your...