Tagged: air travel

Airlines expanding summer flights to meet growing demand

Listen Now On the Sunday, April 25th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, airlines are expanding summer flight schedules to meet growing travel demand and Hawaii reports hotel numbers are going up each month. Sadly, the Hotel Pennsylvania, the New York Hotel whose phone number, Pennsylvania 6-5,000, became a hit for Glenn Miller, is likely to stay closed. It shut down during the pandemic and its owner wants to demolish the hotel...

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...

Marriott to pay employees to get vaccinated

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 7th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Marriott is paying its employees to take the COVID vaccine, California theme parks are reopening – sort of, and you can now fly to Cancun non-stop from Sacramento. The man who is The King of Walking Tours of Times Square has a new virtual tour, a Broadway Pub Crawl. The next one is on St. Patrick’s Day (fee for...

California destinations hoping for spring openings

Listen Now On the Sunday, February 28th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, formal complaints to airlines jumped by over 500% last year. Not surprising, considering all the fuss over refunds and vouchers. California tourism destinations are hoping for spring openings, at least on a limited basis. In our Smarter Traveler segment, we talk about how both Americans and Canadians are trying to make sure the closing of Canadian ports to cruise...