Tagged: train travel

Amtrak puts Covid relief funds to good use

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 14th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Amtrak is putting Covid relief funds to good use, restoring daily services on many long distance trains, including the California Zephyr. American Airlines tells 15,000 employees to forget the furlough notices, and air travel has had a significant bump in the past 7-10 days. But, hotels are still in big trouble. Now it’s the Fairmont San Jose, the centerpiece...

President Biden makes masks mandatory on trains and planes

Listen Now On the Sunday, January 31st edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, President Biden has made masks officially mandatory on trains and planes (or in/on federal land/property); Tauck Tours has launched its first trip in 10 months, and American Airlines is watching for cheaters – skiplaggers, you know who you are. The idea was floated last week to require passengers on domestic airline flights to be COVID tested before flying. The...

Rick Steves’ “No-Travel Tips” and an Airline Bailout Update

On the Sunday, August 23rd edition of The Travel Guys…   In the Travel News, Delta says they will block the middle seats on their aircraft until the 1st of the year.  In addition, they will keep smaller, regional aircraft (which do not have middle seats) to 2/3 capacity.  Expect some others to follow.  Some resort destinations are considering “bubbles,” where you do not leave the resort during your entire stay.  Hawaii is on the list. Our Smarter...

Basic Economy Airfare and Upcoming Performances in Sacramento

On the Sunday, April 21st edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, Expedia has struck new deals with suppliers, keeping hotels and air available on their platform.   A lack of customs officers is causing problems at airports around the country.  The problem: Many of the agents have been sent to the southern boarder by the president and there aren’t replacements available.  Lines at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport have reached 2-3 hours on several...