Category: From the Show

Are travelers still seeking out help from consumer advocates?

On this Sunday, April 15th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, the National Park Service has rolled back its plans for a massive price increase in 2020 to something more reasonable after receiving 110,000 public comments on the issue.  Alaska Airlines says the price of last minute upgrades are going up while the amount of carry on luggage you can bring on board is getting smaller.  There’s a new idea in hotels...

What are the pros and cons to purchasing travel insurance?

On the April 8th edition of The Travel Guys… *    In the Travel News, Mark tells us about a great new Southwest promotion and has two stories about travelers where something went really wrong.  One on an airplane and one in a hotel.  A Canadian man is being asked to pay $13,500 after his plane was diverted, and another man was banned from a hotel for 17 years after birds ransacked his hotel room. *    Clayton Whitehead...

Why to NOT put your room at Marriott on your Marriott credit card

On the April 1st edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, American Airlines CEO says lousy routes get lousy planes.  We sorta knew that, but did you really want to publicly SAY that…and the cell phone service is FINALLY getting better at LAX. * In our Smarter Traveler segment we tell you why your Marriott credit card isn’t the best way to pay the bill for your Marriott stay.  Yup, your Starwood AMEX actually...

How to Taste the World with Locals

Travel Guy Mark Hoffmann was at the March For Our Lives in Washington, DC yesterday and will share his thoughts on the show On the March 25th edition of The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, Giants fans may have to pay more to park at A’s games this year……and a bumped United passenger hits the $10,000 compensation jackpot… In our Smarter Traveler segment, Mark explains why accepting a voucher from an airline might not...