Category: From the Show

One reason why the cost of travel is increasing…

On the Sunday, September 3 edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News,  Disney Cruise Line has tightened/lengthened the time before your final payment is due and cancellation penalties take effect.  United’s president says it’s ok to charge families to sit together, “Because that’s what we do,” and Mark has an update on Alaska Airlines animals on board policy. * In our Smarter Traveler segment, the topic is the cost of travel.  Mark...

Interview with 20 Year Burning Man Veteran

On the Sunday, August 26th edition of The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, ASTA has changed its name from the American Society of Travel Agents; to the American Society of Travel Advisors.  The name change doesn’t require a change in monikers, it still remains “ASTA.” * Ryan Air, one of Europe’s low fare carriers, has endured several strikes by its cabin crews.  As Mark relates, one of the crew’s issues is having to buy their...

Purchasing a Ghost Town

On the Sunday, August 19th edition of The Travel Guys: In the Travel News, Southwest Airlines joins the crowd by limiting which animals can join us in the cabin, and United Airlines announces a new way to push the average traveler further to the back of the plane… In our Smarter Traveler segment, we remind you that screenshots with your phone can be your friends. Whenever you are delayed by anything other than weather or...

An app for the best and worst seat on an airplane

On the Sunday, August 12th edition of The Travel Guys: In the Travel News, Mark has a story about two elderly German guys who went missing…only to turn up at a big heavy metal festival 25 miles away!  Alaska Airlines is changing a number of their consumer/traveler friendly policies to bring them in line with their competition.  Too bad. In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark talks about seatguru.com, an app that can help you find the best (and worst) seats on...