Tagged: ed perkins

Frequent Traveler and Cancellation Updates During the COVID-19 Outbreak

On the Easter Sunday, March 12th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Covid-19 updates of all kinds, as airlines continue to cut schedules down to a bare minimum and cruise lines are grounded for an extended period.  When times are tough, Doubletree Hotels steps up its game.  That means releasing the recipe to those signature chocolate chip cookies they give out at check in at their hotels. You can find the recipe here....

What is Dynamic Airfare and is it Legal?

On the March 11th edition of The Travel Guys…. In the Travel News, upscale Ubers and Lyfts in NYC will soon be getting those obnoxious TV screens in the back of the car; and we have a strong warning for those of you who rent cars without knowing the company you are renting from. Ed Perkins, longtime consumer reporter and advocate, joins us to talk about the ever looming subject of “customized” airfares.  You know, when you log...

New Airplane With Decreased Legroom and Answering Some Listener Questions

This Sunday, May 7, on The Travel Guys, live from Sacramento and Cincinnati… In the Travel News, American Airlines has announced that their new 737s will have even less leg room than their existing planes, cutting 1-2 inches off every seat.  Mark is a bit outraged, and can’t believe the timing of the announcement, coming on the heels of the United and American “on board” incidents of recent weeks and Congress’ promise to crack down...

Credit Card Disputes, #Travel Report, and Great Britain by Train

This Sunday (January 22nd) on The Travel Guys: Chris Elliott explains how you can use credit card chargebacks as a tool to get a merchant’s attention when you have a dispute.  There’s a right and a wrong way to do it and Chris helps our listeners understand when to consider this not-so-drastic step and what the downside might be. Nick Valenzuela debuts the #Hashtag Travel Report, designed for younger travelers with big dreams.  Nick talks...