Tagged: TSA

Traveling Advice from a TSA Federal Security Director

On the Sunday, June 24th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, Alaska Airlines announces the first ever service from Sacramento to the Big Island of Hawaii, 3x a week, starting in time for the holidays. * If you rent an Airbnb in El Dorado County, you will pay more. The popular service is now collecting bed taxes in the county (which includes Lake Tahoe), leveling the playing field for area hotels. * A...

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...

Airplane Seat Etiquette and Security Tips from TSA Officials

This Sunday, December 24th, on the Christmas Eve edition of The Travel Guys: * In The Travel News, Hyatt changes its cancellation policy and the Department of Transportation has decided not to bring a halt to resort fees, and it’s not good news for consumers. * In our Smarter Traveler segment, Mark has a two-fer for you, addressing lining your suitcase during the winter season, and some discussion on putting your seat back on the plane....

Avoiding Travel Scams and Airport Screening Questions Answered Live

This Sunday, November 26th, on The Travel Guys: * In the Travel News, Mark has details on an airline and a cruise line that have financial issues.  One is out of business, the other probably worthy of a closer look before selecting a cruise.  Mark has all the details. * Gwen Duncan has a feature on Travel Scams, the kind of scams that happen to you live, on the street.  Things you need to be aware of, especially when...