Tagged: amtrak

Amtrak is having a sale on many of their long distance trains

Listen Now On the Saturday, May 11th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Amtrak is having a sale on many of their long distance trains through May 16th. Save at least 30% on certain classes of service. Business travel is showing a significant rebound, and a study pretends to tell us which day of the week to buy your airline tickets. We have our doubts about the findings. Consumer households are paying,...

Amtrak is looking to expand service

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 12th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Amtrak is expanding and looking to expand service, plus Frontier Airlines is in the news regarding gate-checked bags. Frontier charges a hefty fee to check bags at the gate and a recent customer dispute went viral. The airline says the customer was in the wrong, but there are a variety of interesting sidebars to this story, such as Frontier...

Amtrak restarts service on the Surfliner

Listen Now On the Sunday, January 29th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Amtrak restarts service on the Surfliner, between San Diego and Los Angeles, after it had been suspended since September due to track issues. The residents of Machu Pichu have called a strike against tourism. The historic site is a huge cash cow for the government of Peru and the people are against the people in power. If you are...

Airline computers melted down again last week

Listen Now On the Sunday, January 15th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, airline computers melted down again last week, briefly impacting the entire system. How can things like this be avoided? The answer, just like the Southwest situation a couple of weeks ago, isn’t simple. Fixing it will take time, as in years. In other news, Amtrak is having a sale on mid-week travel and airfares dropped in December, reversing a...