Tagged: COVID travel

State Department temporarily reopening online passport renewal program

Listen Now On the Sunday, October 16th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, the State Department temporarily has reopened its online passport renewal program (link below) under certain conditions, and in Hawaii, visitor counts have hit a bump and some are concerned. Our Smarter Traveler segment features a discussion on the impact on your airfare, based on the day you fly. Monday, Friday and Sunday are generally higher. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday lower;...

Canada has dropped the vaccination requirement to cross the border

Listen Now On the Sunday, September 25th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Canada has dropped the vaccination requirement to cross the border, and the Phantom of the Opera will take it’s final curtain on Broadway in January, 35 years after it premiered. Our Smarter Traveler segment reminds you of the “24 hour rule,” and there’s a new ride share scam. It’s all about…..vomit. We’ll tell you how to protect yourself. We...

Cruise lines are having to cancel due to staff shortages

Listen Now On the Sunday, August 14th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, some cruise lines are having to cancel cruises because of a shortage of staff, the DOT’s plan to make airlines give you refunds turns out to be full of holes and Burning Man is back in the Nevada desert later this month. In our Smarter Traveler segment, Real ID is coming to an airport near you next May. Now...

Delta Airlines offered passengers almost $10,000 to give up their seats

Listen Now On the Sunday, July 3rd edition of The Travel Guys…  Highlights from The Travel News – It appears Delta Airlines DID offer passengers almost $10,000 to give up their seats on a flight from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis Friday evening; and Holland America is eliminating the proof of vaccination requirement for a limited number of upcoming cruises. In our Smarter Traveler segment, Mark again reminds those traveling this summer to choose non-stop flights...