Tagged: consumer advocacy

Airbnb is about to go public

Listen Now On the Sunday, December 6th edition of The Travel Guys… In The Travel News, we shared an update on emotional support animals on airplanes. Perhaps the tiniest bit of sanity is returning to the issue. Airbnb is about to go public, perhaps at a higher price than recently anticipated. Mark shared his thoughts on the stock. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau doesn’t see the northern boarder open anytime in the next 2-3 months...

Accuracy of complaints given to consumer advocates and “The Last Ship” is coming to SF

On the Sunday, January 19th edition of The Travel Guys… *In The Travel News, Harrah’s Reno, the original downtown club (started as a bingo parlor in 1937) was sold by Caesar’s for $50 million dollars.  Jet Blue has raised the price of baggage fees by $5 to $35 bucks for your first bag.  Now it’s probably just a matter of a few days until the other carriers join them at that level. https://media.blubrry.com/travelguys/p/ia601502.us.archive.org/24/items/travelsguys011920full/travels%20guys%20011920%20full.mp3Podcast: Play in...

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...

We Chat with Travel Experts about Japan and Iceland

This Sunday, January 14th, on The Travel Guys… In the Travel News, Mark reports on Marriott’s screw up in China, which has cost them their website for a week; and which airlines are listening when you tweet them.  It’s become a legitimate way to get the attention of at least two carriers. We focus on international destinations this week, taking you to both Japan and Iceland, with reports from our Road Reporters Chris Galloway and Scott Angeletti.  Not...