Tagged: rick steves

TSA is planning to try out self-serve security lanes in Las Vegas

Listen Now On the Saturday, December 9th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, the TSA is planning to try out self-serve security lanes in Las Vegas early next year, and American and United are balking at a re-do of their Chicago O’Hare Terminals, as the cost has skyrocketed. Our Smarter Traveler segment features a rant by Mark about carry-on bags. Why do they make us gate check so many when often times...

Stats show 1/3 of European travelers have canceled their plans

Listen Now On the Sunday, March 13th edition of The Travel Guys…  In the Travel News, Rick Steves, who escorts trips around the planet, has canceled his tours which include stops in Russia for 2022. In fact new statistics show 1/3 of people who were planning to travel to Europe have canceled those plans for now and another 1/3 are reconsidering travel to the continent, all because of the war in Ukraine. Also, the Queen...

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...

Discover Important Safety Information about Your Upcoming Destination

This Sunday, Dec. 3rd, on The Travel Guys… * In the Travel News, American Airlines seems to have found enough of their pilots to fly over the holidays…at double holiday pay.  American Airlines stockholders should be thrilled.  Plus, Mark has the schedules for the new Vancouver – Sacramento service on Air Canada.  Our international airport is becoming more international! * Rick Steves was in Sacramento last Sunday night, to deliver his “Travel as a Political Act“ presentation.  Despite what...