Category: From the Show

An app for the best and worst seat on an airplane

On the Sunday, August 12th edition of The Travel Guys: In the Travel News, Mark has a story about two elderly German guys who went missing…only to turn up at a big heavy metal festival 25 miles away!  Alaska Airlines is changing a number of their consumer/traveler friendly policies to bring them in line with their competition.  Too bad. In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark talks about seatguru.com, an app that can help you find the best (and worst) seats on...

Is there ever a good reason to purchase miles?

On the Sunday, August 5th edition of The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, Volaris Airlines is the latest to announce a new service at Sacramento International.  The twice weekly red eye flights will take travelers to Leon, the largest city in the state Guanajuato.  They will begin November 21st.  American Airlines has a dud on its hands.  Their *new* buy-on-board BBQ Chicken Sandwich didn’t turn turn quite like they had hoped.  It has been discontinued and will be served...

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...